Brookhaven National Laboratory News Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. en-us International Atomic Energy Agency Staff Monitor Nuclear Activities in "Freedonia" For one week in June, the Brookhaven National Lab site became a scientific facility in the mythical country of &ldquo;Freedonia.&rdquo; There, a team of inspectors, analysts and technical specialists from the International Atomic Energy Agency participated in a training class/exercise to ensure Freedonia wasn&rsquo;t conducting any undeclared nuclear activities. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:30:00 EST Moving Improvements in Electric Vehicle Fuel-Cell Catalysts from the Laboratory to the Highway Brookhaven chemists received funding for their projects in innovative hydrogen fuel cell technology from DOE&rsquo;s Technology Commercialization Fund. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:30:00 EST UofSC Awarded Grant to Explore Safer Nuclear Waste Storage Brookhaven Lab is among collaborators in a new Energy Frontier Research Center exploring new, sustainable ways to store hazardous nuclear waste.&nbsp; Wed, 3 Aug 2016 07:30:00 EST Brookhaven Scientists Contribute to Effort to Make Next-generation Electric Vehicle Batteries Brookhaven chemists contribute to PNNL-led effort to make next-generation electric vehicle batteries.<br /><br /><!&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;EndFragment&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:00:00 EST Study Shows Trees with Altered Lignin are Better for Biofuels Fundamental enzyme study leads to increased access to bioenergy feedstocks and improves ethanol yield by modifying plant cell wall structures Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 EST DOE Announces $16 Million for 54 Projects to Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $16 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from DOE&#39;s National Laboratories, including two projects at DOE&#39;s Brookhaven National Laboratory, to the marketplace. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:30:00 EST Brookhaven Lab&#39;s Utility Energy Service Contract Project Team Wins 2016 DOE Sustainability Award The Utility Energy Service Contract Team at Brookhaven National Laboratory has been awarded the 2016 Department of Energy Sustainability Award in the team category.&nbsp; Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:30:00 EST A Broader Perspective: Brookhaven Lab&#39;s Smart Grid Collaborations Go International Twice a year since 2011, the Lab has hosted two-day workshops to better acquaint participants with some of the challenges and best practices in smart grid technology. Over the years, the focus has widened from New York State to regional and now international perspectives. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:30:00 EST Visualizing the Lithiation of a Nanosized Iron-Oxide Material in Real Time An electron microscopy technique for visualizing how lithium ions migrate at the nanoscale could help improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries. Mon, 9 May 2016 07:30:00 EST The Pellet Stove Design Challenge: We Have a Winner! Brookhaven Lab recently hosted the three-day Pellet Stove Design Challenge, organized by the Alliance for Green Heat, which featured stove demonstrations and testing as well as presentations and round-table discussions on a variety of issues. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:30:00 EST