A smart grid for the future.

Building the next generation of solar energy in Washington State may seem like a bit of a contradiction at first – given the state’s reputation for rain – but that’s exactly what is happening at the Horn Rapids Solar, Storage and Training...

New batteries offer clean energy storage.

Clean energy sources such as wind and solar have long offered a clear path to less pollution and greener energy. However, storing it has been next to impossible, until now. UniEnergy Technologies, based in Mukilteo, Washington, thinks it has found the answer:...

Human waste to biocrude oil in 45 minutes.

Society produces a lot of waste and finding ways to manage and reuse it has been a robust industry for decades. Now Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA has developed a new process called hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) that breaks down the...

Sea-Tac Airport moves toward using biofuels.

Washington State’s international commercial airport is ahead of the curve on curbing carbon emissions. Research has been ongoing to develop jet biofuels that reduce the amount of carbon emissions and yet maintain the fuel efficiency that airlines want....

Cloud computing meets clean energy.

Cloud computing is made possible by installations of huge servers processing the big data that allows us all to stay connected. These server farms demand enormous amounts of energy. Two Washington State companies,  Microsoft and Amazon,  are world leaders in cloud...