Tag: DOE

Wassup, DOE? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

Wassup, DOE? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

May 4, 2016 |

What’s up at the DOE? Bioenergy Technologies Office Director Jonathan Male answered the question in this update, given at the Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee meeting. In this deck, he looks at milestones ahead, programs, goals and challenges.

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UK’s biofuel use fell in 2015 with biodiesel taking bigger hit

UK’s biofuel use fell in 2015 with biodiesel taking bigger hit

April 13, 2016 |

In the UK, the Department of Energy and Climate Change says liquid biofuel use in transport fell more than 17% in 2015 to 1.46 billion liters with biodiesel consumption taking the biggest hit of 30% to 669 million liters. Ethanol consumption, representing 54% of biofuel consumption, fell only 2% last year to 795 million liters. […]

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US government releases Biofuels Data Sources matrix to streamline data access

US government releases Biofuels Data Sources matrix to streamline data access

April 11, 2016 |

In Washington, the new Biofuels Data Sources matrix provides access to selected sources of economic data on biofuels from the U.S. Government. Data come from the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Energy (DOE), Census Bureau, International Trade Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The matrix contains a compendium of market data on supply, use, […]

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DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office releases five-year plan of work

DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office releases five-year plan of work

April 6, 2016 |

In Washington, the DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has released its multi-year plan of work for the next five years with a focus on terrestrial feedstocks, algal feedstocks, conversion technologies, and demonstration while looking at crosscutting issues such as sustainability, strategic analysis and strategic communications. Detailed life-cycle analysis of environmental, economic, and social impacts will continue […]

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DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA projects seek to accelerate sustainable energy crop development

DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA projects seek to accelerate sustainable energy crop development

March 16, 2016 |

In Washington, the DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass. To accomplish this, the projects uniquely integrate agriculture, information technology, and engineering communities to design and apply new tools for the development of improved varieties of energy sorghum. The TERRA […]

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Visolis, Lygos pick up support via DOE’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program, as DOE opens funding Round 2

Visolis, Lygos pick up support via DOE’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program, as DOE opens funding Round 2

March 13, 2016 |

In Washington, the Bioenergy Technologies Office has allocated $1.9 million for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot. Meanwhile, DOE has opened Round 2 of the Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program. Request for Assistance will be accepted at the SBV website until Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time. […]

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What’s Hot, What’s Not: The Digest’s 2016 Visual Guide to the DOE Quadrennial Technology Review

What’s Hot, What’s Not: The Digest’s 2016 Visual Guide to the DOE Quadrennial Technology Review

March 2, 2016 |

The DOE’s second Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR) explores the current state of technologies in key energy sectors and the R&D opportunities present in the mid-term. It is intended to frame a blueprint for DOE energy technology development and for the enabling science for future technology breakthroughs. Here’s we excerpt the visuals from the sections relating […]

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DOE calls open meeting of biomass R&D technical advisory committee

DOE calls open meeting of biomass R&D technical advisory committee

March 1, 2016 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on March 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., March 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products. Members of […]

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses supercomputer to simulate breaking down cellulose with enzymes

Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses supercomputer to simulate breaking down cellulose with enzymes

February 17, 2016 |

In Tennessee, researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) created one of the largest biomolecular simulations to date—a 23.7-million atom system representing pretreated biomass (cellulose and lignin) in the presence of enzymes. The size of the simulation required Titan, the flagship supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility […]

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DOE opens RFI about biofuels and bioproducts

DOE opens RFI about biofuels and bioproducts

February 15, 2016 |

In Washington, U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories, and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing pilot– or process development-scale facilities with the capability to perform process verifications for biomass conversion pathways to biofuels, bioproducts, or intermediates that integrate multiple unit operations on a scale of approximately 0.5 […]

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