Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Helping to Ensure Energy and Infrastructure Security

LLNL is working to advance our nation's security by innovating science and technology solutions to improve national energy security infrastructure resiliency, while reducing environmental impact. Laboratory scientists and engineers are working to develop technologies that:

  • Enable expanded use of renewable energy
  • Improve efficiency, new resources, and systems integration
  • Reduce costs

The Laboratory's energy program includes the following:

Carbon Capture and Storage

Livermore Laboratory is working to find solutions to a number of challenges facing the development and safe operation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities.
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Combustion and Fuels

Combustion research at Livermore helps reduce the development time of cleaner-burning engines.
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Conflict Simulation Laboratory

The CSL supports Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS), the most widely used conflict simulation in the Defense Department.
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Energy Flow Charts

Livermore is charting the complex relationships among energy, water, and carbon.
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Through its expertise in geoscience, materials science, life science, and high-performance computing, Livermore is easing the way toward widespread use of geothermal energy.
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High-Performance Computing for Manufacturing(HPC4Mfg)

The Laboratory is advancing clean energy technologies and increasing energy efficiency while reducing risk of HPC adoption for U.S. manufacturers.
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Offshore Cargo Inspection

Increasing the security of ports and improving the economics of maritime shipping.
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Wind Power

The Laboratory is improving the ability to predict winds across multiple scales by developing enhanced simulation tools, conducting field experiments, applying statistical techniques, and assessing resources and turbine and wind plant operations.
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Great People

Roger Aines
Global Security

To Roger Aines, it’s all about how we ensure energy security while minimizing environmental impacts.

“How do we manage abundance? The U.S. is producing as much oil and gas as ever, which is great, but it brings with it the challenge of how to use it in an environmentally and climate-responsible way."

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See the Energy Security Mission page for more information about how Lawrence Livermore applies high-performance computing to solve challenges and for links to related articles.