PNNL had two technologies recognized by R&D Magazine as the year’s most innovative scientific and technological breakthroughs. PNNL’s winning technologies make metal manufacturing more cost-effective and improve research sample analysis. PNNL’s 2011 award-winning technologies are for stronger, longer-lasting dies for metal manufacturing and adding automated toll booths to the mass spectrometry speedway. Additionally, a new model of blue-green algae can predict genes central to capturing energy from sunlight and other critical processes. Described in a paper published in Molecular BioSystems, the model could advance efforts to produce biofuel and other energy sources. Researchers from the PNNL, Washington University in St. Louis and Purdue developed the model.