Tag: DOE

DOE and USDA award $12.6 million in research grants for feedstock genomics

In Washington, the DOE and USDA announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower and biobased products. The $12.6 million in research grants are awarded under a joint DOE-USDA program that began in 2006 focused on fundamental […]

July 17, 2014 More

Cellana lands milestone $3.5M DOE algae grant

  In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced today $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports the Department’s goal of producing 2,500 gallons of algal biofuel feedstock per acre per year by 2018, an important milestone toward reducing the cost of […]

July 17, 2014 More

DOE awards $6M to advance towards $3 drop-in fuels by 2017

In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced $6 million for two projects to develop next generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. The research and development projects, located in California and North Carolina, will focus on lowering production costs by maximizing the renewable […]

July 16, 2014 More

Gettin’ yer Benjamins: DOE finalizes $4B loan guarantee program for renewables

By Mark Riedy and Jim Lane This week in Washington, the Department of Energy’s Loan Program Office announced the Final RenewableEnergy and Energy Efficiency Projects Solicitation for its up to $4 billion loan guarantee program under Section 1703 of Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Solicitation may be accessed by clicking […]

July 10, 2014 More

DOE announces $4 billion in loan guarantees

In Washington, the Dept. of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) has issued a Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation, which would make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available to support innovative, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the U.S. that reduce, avoid, or sequester greenhouse gases. The solicitation is intended […]

July 10, 2014 More

Oak Ridge Laboratory to house two new ERFC projects

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge Laboratory will house two Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) announced this week by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The projects are among 32 ERFC projects awarded $100 million by the Department of Energy to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy. The two Oak Ridge EFRCs are […]

June 23, 2014 More

Purdue Research Park-based company gets DOE funding

In Indiana, a Purdue Research Park-based company whose one-step, patent-pending technology could improve the efficiency of alternative fuel production has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. Spero Energy Inc. has received a nine-month SBIR Phase I grant from the Department of Energy worth $149,882. Its technology is based on Purdue University intellectual property […]

June 19, 2014 More

Federal appeals court backs up DOE on Frontier but ruling comes too late

In Michigan, a federal appeals court has ruled that the DOE did indeed sufficiently investigate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Frontier Renewable Resources wood waste-to-ethanol plant, but the point is moot because Valero has pulled out as lead investor and the project is basically dead.  

June 5, 2014 More

ACORE submits comments to DOE on biofuel pathways

In Washington, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced that it has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) which sought stakeholder input regarding the biofuel pathways that the DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has selected to guide its research and development (R &D) strategy in the near-term. The comments were compiled […]

June 2, 2014 More

U.S. Court of Appeals backs DOE biofuel decision but opens door to challenges

In Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that the DOE complied with the EPA’s environmental assessment requirements when it awarded a grant of $100 million to Frontier Renewable Resources to build a 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant. Sierra Club and a private person living near the plant site […]

May 26, 2014 More