Tag: DOE

X-rays reveal catalyst growth details for more efficient hydrogen fuel cells

X-rays reveal catalyst growth details for more efficient hydrogen fuel cells

December 29, 2018 |

In New York, scientists at the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Akron are searching for more affordable catalysts that provide the same efficiency in hydrogen fuel cells as pure platinum. “Like a battery, hydrogen fuel cells convert stored chemical energy into electricity. The difference is that you’re using a replenishable fuel so, […]

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Bioenergy to get a piece of DOE’s new $20 million funding call

Bioenergy to get a piece of DOE’s new $20 million funding call

December 20, 2018 |

In Washington, as part of this week’s funding opportunity (FOA) announcement from the Energy Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Office for approximately $37 million, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) expects to fund more than 100 new projects, totaling approximately $20 million. Nine EERE technology […]

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DOE awards $6.5 million in ARPA-E funding to bioenergy projects

DOE awards $6.5 million in ARPA-E funding to bioenergy projects

November 22, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $98 million in funding for 40 new projects as part of OPEN 2018, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA‑E) latest open funding opportunity. These funds will support some of America’s top energy innovators’ R&D projects as they seek to develop technologies to transform the nation’s energy system. […]

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Arizona State University researchers get $4.5 million from DOE for bioenergy projects

Arizona State University researchers get $4.5 million from DOE for bioenergy projects

November 13, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced 36 projects that together have been awarded $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development. Two ASU research teams are among the grantees, with the grants to ASU totaling about $4.5 million. The two teams are headed by Wim Vermaas, Foundation Professor in the School […]

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Auburn University researchers lead $2 million DOE butyl acetate project

Auburn University researchers lead $2 million DOE butyl acetate project

October 31, 2018 |

In Alabama, Auburn University researchers are leading a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy project that promises to improve fuel efficiency and economy. The project will create a bio-based fuel additive that can be blended with diesel fuel to reduce soot and greenhouse gas emissions and yield cleaner engine operation in cold-weather conditions. Joining as […]

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Colorado State leads $2.1 million DOE project to improve CO2 utilization of algae

Colorado State leads $2.1 million DOE project to improve CO2 utilization of algae

October 29, 2018 |

In Colorado, though algal biofuels are a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, there remains room to improve the production of the algae used to create them. Researchers at Colorado State University are leading a $2.1 million project that aims to increase algae yield by improving carbon dioxide utilization. The three-year project is part of […]

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Importing bioethanol by oil companies against the law according to Philippines DOE

Importing bioethanol by oil companies against the law according to Philippines DOE

September 25, 2018 |

In the Philippines, government official and Energy Undersecretary, Wimpy Fuentebella from the Department of Energy told ABS CBN News that it is against the law to bring down gasoline prices by allowing oil firms to import cheaper bioethanol. Instead, oil companies need to use locally produced bioethanol. The suggestion to import cheaper bioethanol from abroad […]

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University of Delaware researcher scores $1.15 million DOE grant for microbe research

University of Delaware researcher scores $1.15 million DOE grant for microbe research

September 5, 2018 |

In Delaware, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis a three-year, $1.5 million grant to study the production of clostridium bacteria as platforms for biofuels. Papoutsakis, the Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, will uncover fundamental insights about metabolism and environmental signaling in […]

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DOE announces $80 million in R&D funding for early stage bioenergy research

DOE announces $80 million in R&D funding for early stage bioenergy research

September 4, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, bio-based products, and power from non-food biomass and waste feedstocks. This work supports the Department of Energy’s (DOE) goal of reducing the […]

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South Dakota Mines researcher gets $2.16 million DOE biorefinery grant

South Dakota Mines researcher gets $2.16 million DOE biorefinery grant

August 28, 2018 |

In South Dakota, an associate professor in the chemical and biological engineering department at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has received a $2.16 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to research and demonstrate cost-effective ways to turn waste from biorefineries, such as ethanol plants, into valuable products. The […]

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