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A Bene-fish-al Solution for Salmon and Steelhead Passage
PNNL team evaluates system combining technologies in a new way for safer, more efficient fish passage
March 2019
PNNL Scientists Keep Biofouling at Bay
National lab team works to improve the performance of composite materials for use with marine renewable energy systems
February 2019
Climate Events Create Compound Challenges for Electricity Planning
PNNL research shows importance of linking changes in environment and energy demand to keep electricity flowing in the Pacific Northwest
January 2019


Researchers Set Out to Fill Scientific Gaps of Understanding Regarding Reservoir Emissions
New paper studies two Eastern Washington hydropower reservoirs
July 2017


Sturgeon, Lamprey, and Eel: Special Tags for Special Fish
Long-living lamprey, adult eels, and sturgeon have a promising new ally
December 2016
Self-Powered Fish Tags Make for Long-Lasting Research
Long-lasting transmitter uses fish swimming motion for power
September 2016
Dam Operators Keep their Cool with Cold Spray Repairs
A better way to repair hydropower dam turbines
July 2016


Zhiqun (Daniel) Deng Recognized for Exceptional Engineering
Individual contributions in aquatic acoustic technologies acknowledged with PNNL's Exceptional Engineering Achievement Award
September 2015

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