Tag: Argonne

Argonne national lab calls for Chain Reaction Innovations applications

Argonne national lab calls for Chain Reaction Innovations applications

September 6, 2017 |

In Illinois, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory announced the opening of applications for innovators to join the second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), a novel entrepreneurial training program that goes beyond a traditional incubator or accelerator. The program provides promising post-doctoral innovators access to the technical tools only found at […]

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Argonne lab finds changes in reflectivity on land used for biofuel crops

Argonne lab finds changes in reflectivity on land used for biofuel crops

November 21, 2016 |

In Illinois, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops. Their study is part of an overall analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from land use change: instances where land that was previously forests, grasslands or pastureland […]

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“High octane fuels could offer significant benefits for the US”: New report

“High octane fuels could offer significant benefits for the US”: New report

August 7, 2016 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge, Argonne, and National Renewable Energy Laboratories released their “Summary of High Octane, Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Study.” This scientific analysis showed the numerous benefits of using high octane mid-level ethanol blends in future optimized engines.  Some of these benefits include: increased vehicle efficiency, increased acceleration, and significant reductions […]

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ORNL, NREL and Argonne give mid-level ethanol blends a big thumbs up

ORNL, NREL and Argonne give mid-level ethanol blends a big thumbs up

August 4, 2016 |

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory have published a joint report looking at mid-level ethanol blends says that high octane fuels such as E25-E40 could offer significant benefits for the US. Growth Energy agrees with the results of the report, saying, “As the Environmental Protection Agency, […]

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Argonne study looks at water sustainability in light of cellulosic biofuel production

Argonne study looks at water sustainability in light of cellulosic biofuel production

January 28, 2016 |

In Illinois, Argonne National Laboratory released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) that examines the potential effects of future biofuel production on freshwater resources in the Missouri River Basin—a region that could play a central role in the production of cellulosic biomass like switchgrass, a perennial energy crop. […]

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Argonne lab finds growing bioenergy crops with corn can boost production

Argonne lab finds growing bioenergy crops with corn can boost production

July 22, 2015 |

In Illinois, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are designing ways to improve—and hopefully optimize—land use. In collaboration with the farming community of the Indian Creek Watershed in central Illinois, these researchers are finding ways to simultaneously meet three objectives: maximize a farmer’s production, grow feedstock for bioenergy and protect the […]

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Argonne lab demos predicative modeling to boost materials discovery for fuels

Argonne lab demos predicative modeling to boost materials discovery for fuels

April 28, 2015 |

In Illinois, with access to supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, a research team from the University of Minnesota and Rice University has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel and […]

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Argonne releases new version of water consumption tool for biofuel developers

Argonne releases new version of water consumption tool for biofuel developers

January 15, 2015 |

In Illinois, a new version of an online tool created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory will help biofuels developers gain a detailed understanding of water consumption of various types of feedstocks, aiding development of sustainable fuels that will reduce impact on limited water resources. The newest version of the Water Assessment […]

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4 Minutes With…Seth Snyder, Water Initiative Leader, Argonne National Laboratory

4 Minutes With…Seth Snyder, Water Initiative Leader, Argonne National Laboratory

October 22, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. As a DOE National Laboratory, Argonne plays a core role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. It is the home for GREET, the national life cycle analysis tool. Argonne has core programs in waste-to-energy (WTE), separations, catalysis, and feedstock stability. Argonne is a core lab […]

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Argonne slams EWG report on corn ethanol LCA

Argonne slams EWG report on corn ethanol LCA

June 12, 2014 |

In Illinois, researchers led by Argonne National Laboratory and three universities have issued a 13-page response slamming the recent Environmental Work Group lifecycle analysis of corn ethanol, called “Ethanol’s Broken Promise.” The response picks through detail by detail how the EWG report misrepresents, miscalculates or is otherwise completely off the mark. To quote from the […]

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