Tag: DOE

Philippines cracking down on methanol blending

Philippines cracking down on methanol blending

December 5, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the Department of Energy has been monitoring gas stations to make sure they comply with the ethanol-blending mandate and found several locations where methanol is blended into gasoline contrary to the biofuel law. Most of those found to be blending methanol are independent retailers with just a single station. The Independent Philippine […]

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Beyond petroleum: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

Beyond petroleum: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

December 4, 2016 |

BETO. I think it’s Latin for “I forbid petroleum.” So while presidents have the Veto, technologists have the Beto. It’s most widely known in its modern variant, as the acronym for the DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, the hearth and home of the US government’s efforts to change the energy mix. At ABLC Next 2016, the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s […]

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US government opposing Abengoa’s bankruptcy plan

US government opposing Abengoa’s bankruptcy plan

December 1, 2016 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy, Department of Justice and other federal agencies are opposing Abengoa’s bankruptcy plan, saying at least part of the $130 million in subsidies the US government has plowed into the company over the years be recuperated. The case is set to be heard in a Delaware bankruptcy court on Tuesday. […]

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National Biodiesel Board welcomes DOE’s biodiesel guide

National Biodiesel Board welcomes DOE’s biodiesel guide

December 1, 2016 |

In Missouri, the biodiesel industry welcomed the publication of the U.S. DOE’s fifth edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide, developed in conjunction with the DOE Clean Cities program. The guide is a comprehensive document designed to educate those who blend, distribute and use biodiesel and biodiesel blends. It provides basic information on the proper […]

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Argonne lab finds changes in reflectivity on land used for biofuel crops

Argonne lab finds changes in reflectivity on land used for biofuel crops

November 21, 2016 |

In Illinois, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops. Their study is part of an overall analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from land use change: instances where land that was previously forests, grasslands or pastureland […]

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BioAmber seeing if Canada can match DOE’s loan guarantee to build next plant in Sarnia

BioAmber seeing if Canada can match DOE’s loan guarantee to build next plant in Sarnia

November 14, 2016 |

In Canada, BioAmber is deciding whether to set up a facility in Sarnia six-times bigger than its first installation in the city or to build the $500 million facility in Louisiana. The company has sought a $360 million loan guarantee from the US’s Department of Energy for the facility in Louisiana, but in light of […]

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DOE awards Microvi grant for innovative biogas conversion technology

DOE awards Microvi grant for innovative biogas conversion technology

October 16, 2016 |

In California, Microvi has been awarded a grant from the US Department of Energy for a new groundbreaking biocatalytic technology that converts methane and carbon dioxide in biogas into valuable liquid chemicals, the company announced today. The new technology, based on Microvi’s MicroNiche Engineering Platform Technology, can convert biogas that is created at facilities like […]

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DOE announces funding for DuPont to optimize bioconversion technology

DOE announces funding for DuPont to optimize bioconversion technology

September 28, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the initial selections for the second cohort of the Technologist in Residence (TIR) Program. Three national laboratories will receive nearly $1.2 million to advance collaborative research and development focused on improving the manufacturing processes of industry partners. The TIR Program is designed to streamline engagement and increase […]

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Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program awards vouches to five bioenergy companies

Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program awards vouches to five bioenergy companies

August 23, 2016 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program awarded $8 million worth of research vouchers to 43 small businesses, of which five were related to bioenergy: Avatar Sustainable Technologies, Syracuse, New York Avatar Sustainable Technologies will work with the with National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop a method to economically use waste from […]

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DOE Joint Genome Institute aims to boost use of more yeasts

DOE Joint Genome Institute aims to boost use of more yeasts

August 16, 2016 |

In California, so far industry has only harnessed a fraction of the diversity available for biotechnological applications, including biofuel production. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team led by DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers aims to help boost the use of a wider range of yeasts. To help boost the use […]

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