Tag: DOE

DOE to host webinar on biofuel sustainability

DOE to host webinar on biofuel sustainability

April 20, 2015 |

In Washington, the DOE will present a live webinar titled “Biofuels for the Environment and Communities” on Wednesday, April 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During this webinar, Drs. Virginia Dale from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Christina Negri from Argonne National Laboratory will discuss their EERE-sponsored research on how to […]

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Earth Day: 3 Big Reads for a Sustainable BioFuture

Earth Day: 3 Big Reads for a Sustainable BioFuture

April 20, 2015 |

Want to help Mother Earth? Get on your backside and master these key reports.  If you’ve not put it in your calendar, Earth Day is this week, April 22nd to be exact. On the original Earth Day, in 1970, hundreds of thousands of people gathered around the world, to demonstrate support for greener policies with respect […]

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DOE researchers develop method to quickly map out plant genomes

DOE researchers develop method to quickly map out plant genomes

April 16, 2015 |

In California, through a combination of high-throughput sequencing, high performance computing, and genetic mapping, DOE JGI researchers have derived a sequence assembly for the highly repetitive plant genome of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum). The researchers pointed out that the strategy they developed and applied to the polyploidy species bread wheat is also applicable to any species, […]

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DOE’s Molecular Foundry develops method for ethanol production from ethane

DOE’s Molecular Foundry develops method for ethanol production from ethane

April 9, 2015 |

In California, a new material, designed and patented by researchers working at the DOE’s Molecular Foundry nanoscience research center, is making this process a little easier. Their findings could pave the way for the adoption of cheaper, cleaner-burning fuels. Natural gasses, like ethane and methane, are hard to store and transport. However, by converting them […]

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DOE announces Bioenergy 2015 conference for June 23-24

DOE announces Bioenergy 2015 conference for June 23-24

March 30, 2015 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office issued a “save the date” announce for Bioenergy 2015, in Washington DC June 23-24. “Hear directly from White House leadership, top government agency officials, members of Congress, industry movers and shakers, and national laboratory and academic researchers operating at the cutting edge of the bioeconomy,” the […]

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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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