Tag: Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory models best counties benefit most from bioenergy crops

Argonne National Laboratory models best counties benefit most from bioenergy crops

July 14, 2016 |

In Illinois, to help stakeholders in government and business make smart decisions about the best types of land and local climates for planting bioenergy crops, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory are using computational modeling to predict which counties could see increases in soil organic carbon from cultivation of crops […]

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Argonne and marine partners say 15 percent renewable butanol blends are safe for watercraft

Argonne and marine partners say 15 percent renewable butanol blends are safe for watercraft

July 30, 2015 |

In Illinois, Argonne National Laboratory, Bombardier Recreational Products, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and the American Boat and Yacht Council, have  demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of a blend of fuel that includes 16 percent butanol for use in watercraft. This demonstration has culminated in the approval of the fuel by the NMMA, as an […]

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Argonne National Laboratory finds low water footprint in wood-based ethanol

Argonne National Laboratory finds low water footprint in wood-based ethanol

October 1, 2013 |

In Illinois, researchers at Argonne National Laboratory found that only 2.4 liters of blue water—water for processing or irrigation—is consumed per liter of wood waste-based ethanol. Its gray water usage is also low, at only 25 liters, but its green water (rainfall, fresh water) usage is high at up to 443 liters. Water footprints for […]

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