In Arizona, two Arizona State University biofuel projects are among six nationwide receiving $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore innovative solutions in bioenergy. ASU’s research projects approach the question from two different angles: • Algae: This project will develop mixotrophic algae that can consume both CO2 and cellulosic sugars and significantly improve […]
In California, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in collaboration with researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a workflow that integrates various omics data and genome-scale models to study the effects of biofuel production in a microbial host. The development of omics technologies, such as […]
In Washington, recognizing the importance of biofuels to energy and climate security, the Energy Department announced up to $90 million in project funding focused on designing, constructing and operating integrated biorefinery facilities. The production of biofuels from sustainable, non-food, domestic biomass resources is an important strategy to meet the Administration’s goals to reduce carbon emissions […]
What’s up at the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewables unit ? Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Reuben Sarkar 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.
In Washington, the US Energy Department is making $90 million in project funding available, focused on designing, constructing and operating integrated biorefinery facilities. Project Development for Pilot and Demonstration Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower is a funding opportunity meant to assist in the construction of bioenergy infrastructure to integrate cutting-edge pretreatment, process, and […]
System of Systems : The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Nexus of Food, Water & Energy systems
What’s up at the nexus of food, water and energy systems — what technology is critical, what’s being modeled and why? CBET Division Director JoAnn Slama Lighty answered the question in this update, given at the Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee meeting. In this deck, she looks at technologies ahead, programs, goals and challenges.
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.
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]