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Future of Hydrogen Fuel Flows Through New NIST Test Facility
Release Date: 02/16/2010

If hydrogen is ever to play a significant role as a clean, everyday energy source, it will need a safe and reliable distribution system. To pave … more

New NIST Method Accelerates Stability Testing of Soy-Based Biofuel
Release Date: 01/13/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a method to accelerate stability testing of biodiesel fuel made from … more

NIST/CSM Sensor Could Help Avert Pipeline Failures
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Colorado School of Mines (CSM) have developed a prototype sensor that … more

Improved Reaction Data Heat Up the Biofuels Harvest
Release Date: 08/06/2008

High food prices, concern over dwindling supplies of fossil fuels and the desire for clean, renewable energy have led many to seek ways to make … more

Oxygen Ions for Fuel Cells Get Loose at Low(er) Temperatures
Release Date: 06/24/2008

Seeking to understand a new fuel cell material, a research team working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in … more

NIST Chemists Get Scoop on Crude 'Oil' from Pig Manure
Release Date: 06/10/2008

After a close examination of crude oil made from pig manure, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are certain … more

Improved Ion Mobility Is Key to New Hydrogen Storage Compound
Release Date: 05/13/2008

A materials scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has deciphered the structure of a new class of materials that … more

More Solid than Solid: A Potential Hydrogen-Storage Compound
Release Date: 04/01/2008

One of the key engineering challenges to building a clean, efficient, hydrogen-powered car is how to design the fuel tank. Storing enough raw … more

NIST Building Facility for Hydrogen Pipeline Testing
Release Date: 01/23/2008

Efforts to create a “hydrogen economy” to reduce U.S. oil imports will get a boost from a new laboratory at the National Institute of Standards … more

NIST’s New Advanced Imaging Facility Peers Inside Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Release Date: 08/15/2006

GAITHERSBURG, MD –Thanks to a new and improved imaging instrument at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Rooftop PV Data for Better Energy Prediction Models
Release Date: 06/22/2006

  NIST’s new Roof Photovoltaic Test Facility duplicates real-life conditions to monitor photovoltaic (PV) systems blended into concrete tile, … more

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