LLNL's Dave Dearborn LLNL's Dearborn tackles the asteriod threat

Dave Dearborn’s mission is to keep us safe from incoming asteroids.

Dearborn, a physicist in DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, serves on a research panel, spearheaded by the National Academy of Sciences, tasked with evaluating methods to divert potentially hazardous objects—those that could hit Earth in the next 100 years.

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SkyFuels’ Randy Gee, left and NREL’s Gary Jorgensen with the award-winning solar trough. NREL breaks down walls for biofuels

Researchers at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ethanol producers are racing to come up with ways to make ethanol from cellulosic biomass that are cheaper and easier to produce than current methods. But they are hitting a wall.

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DOE Pulse
  • Number 303  |
  • January 18, 2010