PNNL receives more than $1M in DOE grants

Tri-City HeraldSeptember 6, 2013 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has received more than $1 million in grants through a Department of Energy program to reduce greenhouse gases from vehicles.

The DOE national lab in Richland will spend $519,375 to develop and test novel molecules in oils that may substantially improve fuel efficiency without increasing wear.

It also will spend $500,000 to examine the structural evolution on the microscopic level of automotive cast magnesium alloys during solidification and heat treatment.

The grants are part of $45 million awarded for 38 new projects planned to accelerate the research and development of vehicle technologies to improve fuel efficiency, lower transportation costs and protect the environments.

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