Tag: DOE

Supplying the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE feedstocks R&D programs

Supplying the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE feedstocks R&D programs

May 23, 2017 |

More than 1 billion tons of biomass could be domestically converted into biofuels and products, say DOE. Biomass could displace 25% of U.S. petroleum use annually by 2030, keeping $260 billion in the United States, adding 1.1 million direct jobs, and reducing annual CO2 emissions by 450 million tons or 7% of U.S. energy emissions. All of that depends on feedstocks, and […]

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Renewables nuked; nukes renewed: Bioenergy slashed 69% as US DOE budget gets detail; The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide to the DOE Budget

Renewables nuked; nukes renewed: Bioenergy slashed 69% as US DOE budget gets detail; The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide to the DOE Budget

May 23, 2017 |

Want to understand what DOE is targeting, cutting, growing or eliminating — but don’t have the time to wade through all 2300+ pages of the budget request? Try our 7-Minute Guide. In Washington, the US Department of Energy submitted a request for a $1.433B cut, or 69.3 percent to the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy annual […]

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Department of Energy website changing emphasis towards bioproducts away from biofuels

Department of Energy website changing emphasis towards bioproducts away from biofuels

April 24, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative that monitors federal websites says the Department of Energy website has changed its focus to job creation from while reducing climate change rhetoric. For the website of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, the focus is no longer on replacing the whole barrel of oil but instead supporting the […]

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DOE study shows ethanol industry employs much larger share of military veterans

DOE study shows ethanol industry employs much larger share of military veterans

April 6, 2017 |

In Washington, a new Department of Energy (DOE) study on employment in the U.S. energy sector shows that America’s ethanol industry employs a significantly larger share of military veterans than any other segment of the energy industry. Nearly one in five ethanol industry employees is a veteran (18.9%), compared to a national average of 7% […]

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Wassup, DOE? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

Wassup, DOE? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

March 16, 2017 |

What’s up at the DOE? Bioenergy Technologies Office Director Jonathan Male answered the question in this update, given at ABLC 2017 in Washington. In this deck, he looks at milestones ahead, programs, goals and challenges.

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Big Bird, You’re Fired! And all of you enviros, too! Trump thumps, dumps in new budget

Big Bird, You’re Fired! And all of you enviros, too! Trump thumps, dumps in new budget

March 16, 2017 |

Good-bye ARPA-E, DOE, Loan Guarantee program, Energy Star, OPIC, USTDA, NEA, and the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program. Even Big Bird gets the guillotine. In Washington, the White House released its budget requests for 2018, a high-level, 62-page overview of President Trump’s strategy for “Making America Great Again”. Departmental impact In order of percentage impact, […]

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Penn State researcher scores $1.2 million DOE award to work on fuels for next gen engines

Penn State researcher scores $1.2 million DOE award to work on fuels for next gen engines

March 14, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, Penn State Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Yuan Xuan and researchers at Yale University will work together to identify clean-burning biofuels for next-generation internal combustion engines thanks to a $1.2 million award from the Energy Department’s Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines Initiative (Co-Optima). The project is part of Co-Optima’s ground-breaking research in powertrain technology […]

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DOE researchers find brown rot fungi can help with wood biofuel production

DOE researchers find brown rot fungi can help with wood biofuel production

February 27, 2017 |

In Minnesota, a team of scientists from the University of Minnesota; the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory; the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Gyeongsangnam-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services, Republic of Korea; and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found evidence that brown rot fungi separate the oxidants and enzymes in time rather than in space. The team discovered […]

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BETO launches Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium

BETO launches Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium

February 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the launch of its Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio), a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Made up of seven DOE national laboratories, ChemCatBio will bring new catalytic materials to commercial bioenergy […]

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Montana State University researcher gets $1.2 million DOE grant to improve camelina

Montana State University researcher gets $1.2 million DOE grant to improve camelina

January 25, 2017 |

In Montana, a Montana State University scientist has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. DOE’s Office of Science to research ways to improve the usefulness of camelina, an ancient crop that the modern world has come to value as a potential source of alternative fuel. The project was one of seven totaling $7.8 […]

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