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DOE announces $4 billion loan guarantee solicitation for renewables: drop-in biofuels targeted

In Washington, the Department of Energy issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. When finalized, the solicitation is expected to make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available to help commercialize technologies that may be […]

April 17, 2014 More

DOE announces $10M in new funding for $3/gal advanced biofuels

In Washington, the US Department of Energy  announced up to $10 million in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks, and bioproducts made from renewable, non-food-based biomass, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. This supports the Department’s efforts to make drop-in biofuels more accessible and affordable, as well as […]

April 15, 2014 More

JBEI discovers microbial resistance to ionic liquids

In California, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Berkeley Lab, have identified the genetic origins of a microbial resistance to ionic liquids and successfully introduced this resistance into a strain of E. coli bacteria for the production of advanced biofuels. The ionic liquid resistance […]

March 31, 2014 More

BETO debuts interactive integrated biorefineries map

In Washington, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has debuted an updated Integrated Biorefineries (IBR) Map, which displays the locations of BETO-supported IBRs and illustrates U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) investments in states across the country. The map’s new interactive features reveal additional information about each state’s IBR projects by identifying the types of technology used […]

March 31, 2014 More

FuelCell Energy receives $2.8M continuation of DOE award

In Connecticut, FuelCell Energy announced a $2.8 million continuation of an award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office to showcase the tri-generation capabilities of a Direct FuelCell (DFC) power plant for industrial applications. Versatile DFC power plants can provide hydrogen at the point of use in addition to ultra-clean electricity and usable […]

March 9, 2014 More

BETO to host workshop on bio-oil co-processing

In Louisiana, the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting a workshop on bio-oil co-processing on April 3, 2014. The Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop will explore the potential to partner renewable technologies with conventional petroleum refining by considering biomass-derived oils as an additional feedstock. Patricipants will be engaged in […]

March 9, 2014 More

Benjamins for Biofuels in the 2015 Obama Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide

Vitally interested in President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget and the 411 on grants, incentives, tax credits, loan guarantees and R&D support — but haven’t got the time to read all 1653 glorious pages? Try the Digest’s 7-Minute Guide. In Washington, President Obama outlined his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for 2015, with a focus on tax […]

March 5, 2014 More

BETo released $10m Renewable Carbon Fiber Funding Opportunity Announcement

In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) made a $10 million Renewable Carbon Fiber Funding Opportunity Announcement. The funding will go to support innovative technologies and solutions at Technology Readiness Levels 2-4 that could help meet bioenergy development goals. BETO intends to issue 5-10 awards to reduce the risk associated with potential […]

March 3, 2014 More

DOE reports US ethanol exports surge

In Washington, the US Department of Energy reports that U.S. ethanol exports surged to 82.4 million gallons (mg) in November, with large volumes finding their way into new or emerging markets such as China and India, as well as the Philippines, Tunisia, Panama, and Mexico. Total exports were up 54 percent from October, reaching the […]

January 13, 2014 More

US Secretaries of Defense, Agriculture and Energy push for cost-competitive, drop-in advanced military biofuels program

The Three Secreteers are ‘all for one, and one for all!” in combined push to secure funding for Navy’s Great Green Fleet program — as they drive the US towards $4 per gallon drop-in biofuels. In Washington, the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Agriculture, and Secretary of Energy delivered four co-signed letters to the heads […]

January 5, 2014 More