Category: 8-Slide Guide

New fuels, vehicles, both, together: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Co-Optima Market Transformation project

New fuels, vehicles, both, together: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Co-Optima Market Transformation project

August 17, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy initiated a project to identify and mitigate the challenges of moving new fuels and vehicles into markets. Specifically, engaging with all critical stakeholders (OEM’s, fuel producers, distribution networks, gas station owners, UL, regulators, consumers, etc.), to understand and address impacts, concerns, opportunities, and barriers. The goal is to facilitate new […]

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3D printable resin: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to melt-stable engineered lignin thermoplastic

3D printable resin: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to melt-stable engineered lignin thermoplastic

August 16, 2017 |

The DOE is supporting an Oak Ridge-led project to produce and commercialize lignin-derived, industrial-grade composites with properties including 3D printability, rivaling current petroleum-derived alternatives. The project outcomes? A novel family of commercial-ready, lignin-based 3D-printable composites. Also, suitable for high-volume applications. With recyclable compositions retain their unprecedented mechanical properties. Also, utilizing unmodified lignin at ≥50 (%) […]

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Partner Power in Process Piloting: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit

Partner Power in Process Piloting: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit

August 15, 2017 |

What is the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit, where is it, who does it serve and how? Located at Berkeley Lab, the ABPDU aims to “support the commercialization of industry-, academic-and DOE-driven biofuels and bio-products by providing a key technical resource and an agile, flexible team for process development and demonstration. The project aims to have […]

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You Just Can’t Have Enough Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to renewable hydrogen via biomass pyrolysis aqueous phase

You Just Can’t Have Enough Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to renewable hydrogen via biomass pyrolysis aqueous phase

August 14, 2017 |

Hydrogen, hydrogen, hydrogen — the most abundant element in the universe, but the advanced bioeconomy can never seem to get enough of it, and finding ways to produce renewable, affordable hydrogen — well, that’s real gold. A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Abhijeet Borole and including a number of ORNL colleagues and also […]

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Hot path for waste to fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrothermal Liquefaction

Hot path for waste to fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrothermal Liquefaction

August 13, 2017 |

Hydrothermal liquefaction has a huge fan base in the biorefinery R&D sector. There’s lots to like. It’s robust tech and can be applied to attractive, low-cost wet feedstocks (ag resid, sludge, manure) that exploit HTL attributes and minimize deployment challenges associated with pumping. It’s conceptually simple (feed preparation, pump, heated pipe, gravity separate biocrude). HTL […]

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The electrochemical approach: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading Biorefinery Waste to Industrial Chemicals and Hydrogen

The electrochemical approach: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading Biorefinery Waste to Industrial Chemicals and Hydrogen

August 10, 2017 |

The DOE is funding a fascinating project to develop a continuous electrochemical process to convert biorefinery waste lignin to substituted aromatic compounds for resins and resin binders. The goal? Integration into biorefinery with revenue generated, to reduce cost of biofuel by 25% The problem? Lignocellulosic biofuels are not yet cost-competitive without the protection of schemes […]

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What Price Biomass? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock supply forecasting

What Price Biomass? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock supply forecasting

August 9, 2017 |

How much biomass is there? What types, prices, when will they be available, and produced by whom, and how? These are questions that the US Department of Energy undertook to answer, to address a program-wide need for information on feedstock supplies (quantity, cost, quality). At the DOE’s Project Peer Review 2017, science team leader Matt Langholtz […]

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Industrially-relevant strains: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Biological Upgrading of Sugars

Industrially-relevant strains: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Biological Upgrading of Sugars

August 8, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy has a goal of developing industrially-relevant strains to meet titer, rate, and yield targets for fuel precursors for the 2022 BC Platform cost target goals of $3/GGE. A project led by PI Gregg Beckham at the National renewable Energy Laboratory focuses on aerobic fatty acids and anaerobic, secreted C2-C6 carboxylic […]

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Deep Stabilization: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to fast pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading

Deep Stabilization: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to fast pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading

August 7, 2017 |

Within the ChemCatBio set of core catalysis projects lies Fast Pyrolysis and Upgrading, which has as its goal “to develop cost competitive biofuels through catalytic stabilization and deoxygenation of Fast Pyrolysis Bio-oil. The near-term DOE goal is advancement of the State of Technology for upgrading FPBO by demonstration of gasoline and diesel blend stocks at […]

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From sugars to affordable hydrocarbon fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalytic Upgrading R&D

From sugars to affordable hydrocarbon fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalytic Upgrading R&D

August 6, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy has set a goal to “Select and develop at least one route for catalytic upgrading of sugars/related intermediates and/or biologically derived intermediates into fuel blendstockswith conversion performance than can achieve a MFSP of $3/GGE by 2022 with >25% (GGE basis) of the fuel in the jet or diesel ranges”. In […]

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