Tag: DOE

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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DOE jobs report says biofuels provides about 9% of energy jobs nationally

DOE jobs report says biofuels provides about 9% of energy jobs nationally

January 17, 2017 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy released its annual energy jobs report, showing corn ethanol employment represents about three percent of the nation’s Fuels workforce, accounting for 28,613 jobs while other ethanol and non-woody biomass including biodiesel equates to 23,088 jobs, another 2 percent of the Fuels workforce. Then woody biomass fuel for energy and […]

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Joint funding opportunity announced for biorefineries

Joint funding opportunity announced for biorefineries

January 12, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a joint funding opportunity to support Integrated Biorefinery Optimization. DOE has funded biorefinery technology development projects since 2002 to meet […]

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UCF gets DOE grants for biofuel research

UCF gets DOE grants for biofuel research

January 11, 2017 |

In Florida, the University of Central Florida landed two grants worth more than $1.25 million, which will help the Department of Energy accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable and sustainable high-performance alternative fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission vehicle engines. UCF and seven other teams won a total of eight grants. UCF’s project will not […]

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Lanzatech amongst six projects chosen by DOE for pilot scale biofuel projects

Lanzatech amongst six projects chosen by DOE for pilot scale biofuel projects

December 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the DOE announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million in federal funding, entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower.” These projects, required to share the cost at a minimum of 50%, will develop and execute plans for the manufacturing of advanced or cellulosic […]

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