Tag: DOE

DOE wants to centralize information on cellulosic production technologies to aid researchers

DOE wants to centralize information on cellulosic production technologies to aid researchers

July 26, 2016 |

In Washington, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeks input from industry, academia, national laboratories and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing capabilities to produce lignocellulosic sugars and lignin for use by the research community. It is DOE’s intent to make all information submitted in response to this RFI publicly available to other […]

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This won’t hurt a bit, tell us all about cellulosic sugars, lignin: DOE’s new RFI

This won’t hurt a bit, tell us all about cellulosic sugars, lignin: DOE’s new RFI

July 26, 2016 |

In Washington, U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing capabilities to produce lignocellulosic sugars and lignin for use by the research community. Many conversion technologies that produce biofuels or bioproducts utilize cellulosic sugars or lignin in their process. As a result, […]

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Applications open for NatLabs’ innovators for Chain Reaction Innovations: 2 year support deals

Applications open for NatLabs’ innovators for Chain Reaction Innovations: 2 year support deals

July 24, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, opened the application process to select the first national cohort of innovators for Chain Reaction Innovations. CRI is the second energy and science technology accelerator to open at a national laboratory and the first one located in the Midwest, […]

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DOE grants $2.5 million to Texas A&M to study biorefinery waste

DOE grants $2.5 million to Texas A&M to study biorefinery waste

July 20, 2016 |

In Texas, the U.S. Department of Energy has granted $2.5 million for a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study to find ways to use biorefinery waste to make new, marketable products. Researchers will focus much of the three-year study on ways to make plastic materials from the lignin waste. His lab has other energy department grants […]

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The Front End: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Feedstock R&D programs

The Front End: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Feedstock R&D programs

July 20, 2016 |

What’s the Department of Energy working on with respect to feedstocks? The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Alison Goss-Eng answered the question in this update, given atABLC Feedstocks. In this deck, she looks at milestones ahead, programs, goals and challenges.

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DOE announces $15 million to reduce costs of algae biofuel production

DOE announces $15 million to reduce costs of algae biofuel production

July 18, 2016 |

In Washington, DOE announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. These projects will develop highly productive algal cultivation systems and couple those systems with effective, energy-efficient, and low-cost harvest and processing technologies. This funding will advance the […]

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“Tough couple of years, but survivors scaling”: DOE’s Bioenergy 2016 looks optimistically at biofuels future

“Tough couple of years, but survivors scaling”: DOE’s Bioenergy 2016 looks optimistically at biofuels future

July 17, 2016 |

By Ed Dodge Special to The Digest In Washington, a commercialization panel said that “the biofuels industry has been through a tough couple of years, but the survivors are scaling up and bringing product to market. The panel featured some leading players in the biofuels industry including Brooke Coleman from the Advanced Biofuels Business Council, […]

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Argonne National Laboratory models best counties benefit most from bioenergy crops

Argonne National Laboratory models best counties benefit most from bioenergy crops

July 14, 2016 |

In Illinois, to help stakeholders in government and business make smart decisions about the best types of land and local climates for planting bioenergy crops, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory are using computational modeling to predict which counties could see increases in soil organic carbon from cultivation of crops […]

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2016 Billion-Ton Report shows sustainable biomass potential through 2040

2016 Billion-Ton Report shows sustainable biomass potential through 2040

July 12, 2016 |

In Washington, the 2016 Billion-Ton Report, jointly released by the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, concludes that the United States has the potential to sustainably produce at least 1 billion dry tons of nonfood biomass resources annually by 2040. These renewable resources include agricultural, forestry and algal biomass, as well as […]

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DOE Issues Update to Its Loan Guarantee Programs

DOE Issues Update to Its Loan Guarantee Programs

July 10, 2016 |

The Loan Program Office of the U.S. Department of Energy recently introduced a number of important updates to the Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects as well as to the Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Applications for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects. The Solicitations were issued pursuant to Title XVII of […]

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