Tag: DOE

DOE awards $8 million to three projects aimed at reducing costs for algae biomaterials

DOE awards $8 million to three projects aimed at reducing costs for algae biomaterials

July 12, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the selection of three projects to receive up to $8 million, aimed at reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts. These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques for increasing the productivity of algae organisms and cultures. They will also deliver biology-focused breakthroughs while enabling […]

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Advanced fuel designed for advanced engines: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Co-Optima Initiative

Advanced fuel designed for advanced engines: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Co-Optima Initiative

July 9, 2017 |

What’s the CoOptima initiative? Out of the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, the initiative aims to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable biofuels and high-efficiency, low-emission vehicle engines. This project’s ambitious, first-of-its-kind approach simultaneously tackles fuel and engine innovation to co-optimize performance of both elements and provide dramatic and rapid cuts in […]

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DOE-funded researchers say cellulosic biofuels could be environmental sustainable

DOE-funded researchers say cellulosic biofuels could be environmental sustainable

July 4, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) say cellulosic biofuels could provide an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy needs, but with a few important caveats. Drawing from ten years of empirical research, GLBRC colleagues from MSU, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and the University of Maryland identify several […]

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6 Degrees of Innovation: From the Playboy Mansion to a hot renewables tech in 6 steps

6 Degrees of Innovation: From the Playboy Mansion to a hot renewables tech in 6 steps

July 3, 2017 |

The sixth season of the reality show Kendra on Top commenced on the WE Network this past week, a spin-off from the Playboy Playmate reality show Girls Next Door, which ran from 2005 to 2010. With Girls Next Door, I never quite figured out if the show’s title referred to the guest house at the Playboy […]

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From sun to pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel

From sun to pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel

June 20, 2017 |

Arizona State’s Wim Vermaas gave this illuminating overview of Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Decoupled Cyanobacteria at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.

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Algae’s PACE: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to algae for co-products and energy

Algae’s PACE: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to algae for co-products and energy

June 20, 2017 |

Los Alamos National Lab’s Dick Sayre gave this illuminating overview of the PACE project for Producing Algae for Co-Products and Energy at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.

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Algaemagic: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the MAGIC Marine Algae consortium project

Algaemagic: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the MAGIC Marine Algae consortium project

June 20, 2017 |

Mark Huntley and Zackary Johnson gave this illuminating overview of the MAGIC Marine Algae consortium project at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.

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Wazzup with algae? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Algae systems program

Wazzup with algae? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Algae systems program

June 19, 2017 |

What’s the Department of Energy working on with respect to algae? The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Alison Goss-Eng answered the question in this update, given at DOE Project Peer Review 2017. In this deck, she looks at milestones ahead, programs, goals and challenges.

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USDA and DOE announce $9 million in BRDI funding

USDA and DOE announce $9 million in BRDI funding

June 5, 2017 |

In Washington, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced that up to $9 million in funding will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to increase the nation’s energy independence by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and biobased products. The […]

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DOE seeking candidates for Biomass research advisory committee

DOE seeking candidates for Biomass research advisory committee

May 29, 2017 |

In Washington, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting nomination for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (Committee). Deadline for Technical Advisory Committee member nominations is June 30, 2017. Appointments will be made for three-year terms as dictated by the […]

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