Double Canyon to build winemaking facility near Red Mountain

By Wine News Service for Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business A winery focused on producing Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills will build a 47,000-square-foot winemaking facility near Red Mountain. Double Canyon, a winery that began in 2007 and is owned by Crimson Wine Group of California, will break ground on its new building […]

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PNNL to lead regional smart manufacturing center

By Susan Bauer Advances in smart sensors, digital process controls and information technology could radically reduce energy use in manufacturing and improve manufacturing productivity in the Northwest. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will lead the Northwest Regional Manufacturing Center, a public-private partnership that is part of a national Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The regional […]

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Going Green

Agencies launch Tri-City ozone study after high readings in area

By Ranil Dhammapala Ground-level ozone, not to be confused with “good” ozone in the earth’s upper atmosphere that shields us from harmful ultraviolet radiation, is toxic to human health. Exposure to ozone irritates the eyes, nose, throat and the respiratory system. It is especially bad for people with chronic heart and lung disease, pregnant women […]

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PNNL-led effort seeks to improve energy stored in electric car batteries

By Frances White Electric cars with significantly smaller, lighter and less expensive batteries could be on the horizon if a new national research effort achieves its ambitious goal of significantly improving upon the batteries that power today’s electric vehicles. Led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, the Battery500 consortium will receive up to $10 million […]

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The clean dozen: 12 techs near commercial use

By Frances White A dozen clean energy technologies that enable everything from lightweight, fuel-sipping cars to the expansion of renewable energy and cleaner fossil fuel use are getting a boost at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. DOE is awarding PNNL about $4.4 million to bring the 12 technologies closer to commercial use, […]

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