Category: 8-Slide Guide

High Performance Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Co-Optima Project and HP fuels

High Performance Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Co-Optima Project and HP fuels

February 20, 2018 |

The US Department of Energy has a key project called Co-Optima, which aims to determine key fuel properties that enable improved engine efficiency, provide key science to enable high efficiency combustion modes, and capitalize on unique properties available from bio-blendstocks. Within that project is an emphasis on high-performance fuels, that has a goal to develop […]

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Second Front in the Yeast Wars: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to engineering cellulosic tolerance in yeast

Second Front in the Yeast Wars: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to engineering cellulosic tolerance in yeast

February 19, 2018 |

We’ve been covering some important movements in the design and performance of yeast in recent weeks, including the arrival of Novozymes’ Innova drive strains. Most of the activity has been focused on 1G ethanol fermentation. But it’s been known for a long time that engineering a high tolerance to combined feedstock + product toxicity removes […]

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Hotties: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to engineering thermophiles for syngas-to-fuels

Hotties: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to engineering thermophiles for syngas-to-fuels

February 17, 2018 |

The US Department of Energy is supporting a Kiverdi-led project to develop microbial biocatalysts to convert syngas into monoterpenes. Syngas feedstocks are relatively inexpensive and diverse, and thermophiles have several unique advantages; Meanwhile, end products have value as fuel and solvent applications among others. The diversity of feedstocks available to syngas processes (including waste) together […]

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Big Algae: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Veramaris

Big Algae: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Veramaris

February 15, 2018 |

DSM and Evonik have given a name to their joint venture to produce omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from natural marine algae for animal nutrition — something that’s been traditionally been made from wild-caught fish oil. They’re calling it Veramaris — and they’re cutting out the middlefish, more or less, as Cellana CEO Martin […]

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Making it Count: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry

Making it Count: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry

February 14, 2018 |

The Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry (CCPC) is a joint core research and development activity among five national laboratories that has been created to utilize unique DOE computational modeling facilities and experience in order to accelerate the discovery and deployment of novel materials in support of the Energy Materials Network and the Materials Genome […]

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Better, faster, cheaper bio-oil: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to fractionation and catalytic upgrading of bio-oil

Better, faster, cheaper bio-oil: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to fractionation and catalytic upgrading of bio-oil

February 13, 2018 |

In the world of bio-oil production, current technologies have low carbon retention in fuel range and high hydrogen consumption. The DOE is supporting a project led by Daniel Resasco at the University of Oklahoma to develop a more effective fractionation, combined with catalytic upgrading for carbon-carbon bond formation. The ultimate objective? Maximizing carbon efficiency at […]

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Lignin Unchained, 3D printable: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineered Lignin Bioplastics

Lignin Unchained, 3D printable: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineered Lignin Bioplastics

February 12, 2018 |

The project goal? To produce and commercialize lignin-derived, industrial-grade composites with properties including 3D printability, rivaling current petroleum-derived alternatives. That’s the project undertaken by a team led by Amit K. Naskar, of the Carbon & Composites Group Materials Science & Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The hoped-for project outcome? A novel family […]

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Biofuels at sea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Good Fuels Marine

Biofuels at sea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Good Fuels Marine

February 11, 2018 |

Netherlands-based GoodFuels Marine is on the move. We reported last month that VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine will work together to make European inland shipping more sustainable. As a result, the sustainable advanced biofuels from GoodFuels Marine are now also available at the port of Rotterdam, and will be available along […]

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Hydrocarbon Cost Curve: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

Voyage to the Bottom of the Hydrocarbon Cost Curve: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

February 8, 2018 |

Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct and cost-efficient transformation of renewable resources into light olefin hydrocarbons, the key building blocks of the petrochemical industry. Since inception, the company focused its efforts on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can […]

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Power-to-liquids: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology

Power-to-liquids: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology

February 7, 2018 |

Sunfire’s key technology is the Solid Oxide Power Core – a stack of high-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). SOFCs convert chemical energy from a gaseous fuel into electricity and heat. Unlike conventional fuel cells, Sunfire fuel cells can also be operated with different hydrocarbons, such as natural gas, bio gas, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) […]

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