Tag: DOE

UC Santa Barbara researchers get $2.25 million DOE grant to research cellulosomes

UC Santa Barbara researchers get $2.25 million DOE grant to research cellulosomes

September 11, 2019 |

In California, with a $2.25 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy, a research group at the University of California Santa Barbara, along with collaborators at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), are poised to advance the knowledge of and technology for advanced biofuels. “Cellulosomes are multi-protein complexes of enzymes that work together to […]

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers receive $2.7 million DOE grant to study sorghum genetics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers receive $2.7 million DOE grant to study sorghum genetics

August 29, 2019 |

In Nebraska, researchers from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln recently earned a $2.7 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a rapid, efficient method for characterizing the functions of genes in sorghum. The Nebraska scientists are leading a team of institutions from across the Corn Belt – including Iowa State […]

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DOE announces $64 million for 25 university-led genomics research projects to boost bioenergy

DOE announces $64 million for 25 university-led genomics research projects to boost bioenergy

August 28, 2019 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on plants and microbes for bioenergy and bioproducts. The plant research—12 projects totaling $29 million over three years—focuses on expanding knowledge of gene function in plants to be grown for bioenergy and bioproducts.  The aim is […]

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DOE launches revamped Co-Optima website on fuel economy and performance

DOE launches revamped Co-Optima website on fuel economy and performance

August 25, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the relaunch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) website features revamped and expanded content on research designed to boost vehicle fuel economy and performance. The website has details on scientific discoveries that will lead to efficient, clean, affordable, and scalable high-performance fuels and engines, as well […]

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DOE looking for information on four biofuel research areas

DOE looking for information on four biofuel research areas

August 14, 2019 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is requesting information on the following research opportunities to help inform its priorities and funding strategies: advanced processes and retrofits to co-produce cellulosic biofuels and other products at existing corn-starch ethanol production facilities; the utilization […]

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DOE funds $50M for commercial truck, off-road vehicle and gaseous fuels research

DOE funds $50M for commercial truck, off-road vehicle and gaseous fuels research

August 10, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy announced $50 million for new and innovative research of technologies for trucks, off-road vehicles, and the fuels that power them. Funded through the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), these selections highlight the DOE’s priorities in gaseous fuels research, including natural gas, biopower, and […]

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Senator Grassley says DOE found small refineries facing little or no “hardship”

Senator Grassley says DOE found small refineries facing little or no “hardship”

July 24, 2019 |

In Washington, contrary to assertions by the EPA, the Energy Department confirmed in a letter to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that the EPA has issued so-called “economic hardship” exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to small refineries, often owned by billion-dollar oil companies, even when the Energy Department found that the refineries faced little […]

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Yum, yum, CO2 in my tum – NovoNutrients moves forward with CO2 to fish feed plans

Yum, yum, CO2 in my tum – NovoNutrients moves forward with CO2 to fish feed plans

July 14, 2019 |

Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but show him how to make fish food from CO2 and he’s got fish for a lifetime. That’s what NovoNutrients is working on to solve the huge global fishmeal supply/demand issue in the aquaculture industry. You may have seen in the Digest’s “Breaking News” […]

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NovoNutrients gets $300K from DOE program for CO2 to feed technology

NovoNutrients gets $300K from DOE program for CO2 to feed technology

July 11, 2019 |

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $600,000 in federal funding for two projects that fall under the High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls) program.  One of the projects caught The Digest’s eye in particular – California-based NovoNutrients‘ fermentation technology which utilizes energy from hydrogen to transform industrial carbon dioxide emissions into premium animal feed ingredients and […]

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DOE looking for nominations for Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

DOE looking for nominations for Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

June 25, 2019 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy has called for nominations to its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, applications for which are due on June 30. Nominations this year are needed for the following categories in order to address the Committee’s needs: (D) 2 prominent engineers or scientists from government (non-federal) or academia that […]

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