Tag: DOE

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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What’s DOE doing about feedstock costs? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Feedstock programs

What’s DOE doing about feedstock costs? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Feedstock programs

August 11, 2016 |

Is it just cost that bedevils industrial biotechnology in bringing fuels technologies to sacel. Not just, says BETO program director Jonathan Male, who adds that a DOE “Tiger Team” indetified many other factors: What about these? Use of equipment that was originally designed for different feedstock types. Insufficient piloting of feedstock handling or pretreatment equipment using the […]

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Feedstocks for the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Behind the Scenes look at the Billion Ton report

Feedstocks for the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Behind the Scenes look at the Billion Ton report

August 8, 2016 |

Last month, the DOE released the first volume of its monumental two-volume update of the Billion Ton report, looking not only at the economics of biomass but also the environmental trade-offs associated with various approaches to utilizing excess biomass capacity. At ABLC Feedstocks, Matthew Langholtz of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, gave this behind the scenes look […]

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MEGA-BIO and the Three Amigos: DOE hands out $11.3M — who for, and whyfor?

MEGA-BIO and the Three Amigos: DOE hands out $11.3M — who for, and whyfor?

August 7, 2016 |

In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced up to $11.3 million for three projects that support the development of biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that, as the DOE remarked, “can produce variable amounts of fuels and/or products based on external factors, such as market demand.” That’s DOE code for — “it’s OK to produce chemicals […]

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Alliance BioEnergy Plus moves forward with seeking DOE funding for cellulosic JP-8

Alliance BioEnergy Plus moves forward with seeking DOE funding for cellulosic JP-8

August 3, 2016 |

In California, Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. announced that following discussions with the Department of Energy (DOE), it has submitted a full Application responsive to the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the design and construction of a Demonstration Scale Manufacturing Plant for the production of Aviation Biofuels […]

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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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