Tag: DOE

DOE announces funding opportunity for next generation energy manufacturing materials

DOE announces funding opportunity for next generation energy manufacturing materials

May 9, 2019 |

In Washington, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports federal investment in innovative, early-stage advanced manufacturing applied research and development (R&D) projects that focus on specific high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges. The topics are aimed at foundational energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies that impact areas relevant to manufacturing processes (where energy costs are a determinant […]

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EPA receives waiver application input from DOE but no date on decisions

EPA receives waiver application input from DOE but no date on decisions

May 2, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has at last received input from the Department of Energy on its recommendations regarding the 2018 hardship waiver applications submitted by smaller refineries. There are currently 40 outstanding applications awaiting decision from the 2018 compliance year. The long-awaited decision could come around the end of May […]

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Spero Renewables signs $1.6 million deal with DOE to scale up SPERLU™ technology

Spero Renewables signs $1.6 million deal with DOE to scale up SPERLU™ technology

April 15, 2019 |

In California, Spero Renewables, announced a $1.6 million cooperative agreement with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable energy division of the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and scale-up production of the company’s SPERLU™ technology. Spero’s proprietary SPERLU™ technology produces polymers from plant-based sources, like wood pulp. The resulting polymers are renewable, much more […]

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DOE researchers look at circadian clock of fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria

DOE researchers look at circadian clock of fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria

April 2, 2019 |

In Washington state, fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria might not complain about jet lag. But like humans, their physiologies adhere to a roughly 24-hour cycle of behavioral patterns in the absence of external cues. Organisms that experience recurring day and night cycles have evolved a biochemical oscillator or circadian clock. This clock determines which activities, from […]

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EPA says 2018 hardship waiver approval process held up by DOE delays

EPA says 2018 hardship waiver approval process held up by DOE delays

April 2, 2019 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator has thrown the spotlight on the Department of Energy, blaming them for delays in approving hardship waiver applications from 2018. The approvals were meant to be announced by the end of March but the DOE is yet to send the EPA its input. The administrator expects the delays […]

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Lygos awarded 3 innovation research grants to advance biochemicals

Lygos awarded 3 innovation research grants to advance biochemicals

March 17, 2019 |

In California, Lygos Inc., producer of specialty chemicals, announced three innovation research grants totaling $750,000 of non-equity funding to support advanced research and development. These funds have been awarded through separate grants from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). “These three grants […]

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Montana State University looking to improve algae-biodiesel production with DOE study

Montana State University looking to improve algae-biodiesel production with DOE study

February 18, 2019 |

In Montana, an effort to improve the feasibility of a renewable energy source, Montana State University researchers are exploring a potential breakthrough in producing biofuel from algae. Backed by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the research team — which includes scientists from University of Toledo and University of North Carolina […]

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DOE researchers win 32 of the R&D 100 awards

DOE researchers win 32 of the R&D 100 awards

February 3, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 32 of the R&D 100 awards given out this past year by R&D Magazine, including a Bioenergy Technologies-funded project focused on a green nitrilation process to produce acrylonitrile. The annual awards are given in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and […]

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X-rays reveal catalyst growth details for more efficient hydrogen fuel cells

X-rays reveal catalyst growth details for more efficient hydrogen fuel cells

December 29, 2018 |

In New York, scientists at the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Akron are searching for more affordable catalysts that provide the same efficiency in hydrogen fuel cells as pure platinum. “Like a battery, hydrogen fuel cells convert stored chemical energy into electricity. The difference is that you’re using a replenishable fuel so, […]

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Bioenergy to get a piece of DOE’s new $20 million funding call

Bioenergy to get a piece of DOE’s new $20 million funding call

December 20, 2018 |

In Washington, as part of this week’s funding opportunity (FOA) announcement from the Energy Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Office for approximately $37 million, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) expects to fund more than 100 new projects, totaling approximately $20 million. Nine EERE technology […]

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