Tag: DOE

DOE announces up to $10 million in funding for seven biofuel projects

DOE announces up to $10 million in funding for seven biofuel projects

February 24, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office announced the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. These projects will support BETO’s work to develop renewable and cost-competitive biofuels from nonfood biomass feedstocks by reducing the risk associated […]

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DOE says 2013 biodiesel consumption up 360 times from 2001

DOE says 2013 biodiesel consumption up 360 times from 2001

February 24, 2015 |

In Washington, the DOE has released its 2013 renewable energy data book that shows biodiesel was the fastest growing biofuel type, with production increasing by 64% in the United States—360 times what it was in 2001—and 17% globally, from a relatively small base.

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$500/BOE Profit from Algae? Yes We Can!

$500/BOE Profit from Algae? Yes We Can!

February 9, 2015 |

By Stafford “Doc” Williamson   The Biofuels Digest is a little treasure trove of goodies. I just found one that helps make the case that algae derived biofuels are closer than you think. I mean, economically viable algae-based biofuels. In an article published recently (Jan 12, 2015) in the Biofuels Digest  with the unlikely title […]

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Small Business Booster Rocket from DOE offers small business assistance

Small Business Booster Rocket from DOE offers small business assistance

December 29, 2014 |

Small business owners either imagine or have actually experienced rushing headlong for an open door marked “federal funds” only to have it slammed in their face for one reason or another. This is especially true of certain kinds of small businesses, and that landscape is about to change. The current round of DOE funding opportunities […]

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The DOE’s shifting worldview for biofuels deployment, now through 2030

The DOE’s shifting worldview for biofuels deployment, now through 2030

December 28, 2014 |

Feedstock costs and challenges come under the microscope as the DOE reports new data on algae-based feedstocks and terrestrial crops too. Can algae-based biofuels reach full commercial scale by 2030? The Digest investigates. Twice this year, the US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has issued a revision of its ongoing Multi-Year Program Plan, once this summer […]

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DOE awards SUNY with up to $3 million for woody feedstock logistics

DOE awards SUNY with up to $3 million for woody feedstock logistics

December 22, 2014 |

In New York state, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded up to $3 million to the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to develop and demonstrate ways to reduce the cost of delivering woody bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. Specifically, the grant will be used to lower the delivered cost of short-rotation woody crops; […]

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Philippines expects to introduce B5 by late 2015

Philippines expects to introduce B5 by late 2015

December 15, 2014 |

In the Philippines, the Dept. of Energy still expects the B5 policy to be implemented by the end 2015 as planned, up from B2 currently, as part of the country’s energy policy through 2020. The economic impact and technical aspects of the policy change are still under investigation, with the results of a study from […]

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DOE announces $7 million for biorefinery feedstock logistics projects

DOE announces $7 million for biorefinery feedstock logistics projects

December 4, 2014 |

In Washington, the Energy Department announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. Examples of bioenergy feedstocks include corn stover, switchgrass, and woody biomass. By investing in this type of research, development, and demonstration, the Energy Department is supporting […]

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Algae Biomass Organization lauds DOE’s Loan Guarantee program track record

Algae Biomass Organization lauds DOE’s Loan Guarantee program track record

November 24, 2014 |

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Organization is reporting favorably on the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office’s report that the agency’s program to finance new energy technologies is expected to take in some $5 billion in interest payments-far exceeding many expectations and throwing cold water on claims that the program was a failure. The financial […]

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory improving technology transfer rate, brings in $3m

Oak Ridge National Laboratory improving technology transfer rate, brings in $3m

November 3, 2014 |

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has seen an improving connection between private business and the use of technology, with 101 licenses and options executed during the last three years, totaling $3m for the year. Mike Paulus, director of Technology Transfer, attributes the growth in large part to the Technology Innovation Program, Bridging the Gap […]

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