Tag: DOE

DOE joins with Israeli counterpart to invest $4.8 million in clean energy

DOE joins with Israeli counterpart to invest $4.8 million in clean energy

November 6, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MoE) along with the Israel Innovation Authority announced $4.8 million for five newly selected clean energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program. Among the winner was CelDezyner Ltd. (Rehovot, Israel) and AdvanceBio LLC. (Milford, Ohio) […]

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DOE to host Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Nov. 15-16

DOE to host Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Nov. 15-16

November 2, 2017 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee to be held in Washington November 15-16. The meeting will share USDA and DOE updates on biomass R&D as well as presentations from industry, national laboratories, and federal agencies on […]

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Dynamic Metabolic Control: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to 10X Bioprocess Intensification

Dynamic Metabolic Control: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to 10X Bioprocess Intensification

October 11, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy is supporting a project from DMC Limited and Duke University to develop scalable and cost-effective next generation semi-continuous fermentation based processes for biofuels, reducing commercial scale capital costs 5-10 fold. The rationale? Rapid engineering of robust microbial hosts enables the production of a broad diversity of fuels, specialty chemicals, flavors, fragrances, […]

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AVAPCO, Byogy and Petron consortium launches DOE-funded project for cellulosic biojet and nanocellulose

AVAPCO, Byogy and Petron consortium launches DOE-funded project for cellulosic biojet and nanocellulose

October 9, 2017 |

In Georgia, negotiations with the Department of Energy (DOE) were completed and Phase 1 of the “Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts with AVAP (ABBA)” project has begun. The ABBA project will co-produce full replacement renewable jet fuel, gasoline, diesel and Bioplus® nanocellulose from woody biomass in an integrated biorefinery at AVAPCO’s site in Thomaston, Georgia. The […]

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Woods Hole gets $5.7M for seaweed mass production for biofuels and biochemicals

Woods Hole gets $5.7M for seaweed mass production for biofuels and biochemicals

October 8, 2017 |

In Massachusetts, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was awarded $5.7 million for two projects that develop tools and technology to advance the mass production of seaweed for biofuels and bio-based chemicals. The funding came from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)’s Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) Program. With $3.7 million, […]

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DOE Community Science Program selects 30 proposals to boost bioenergy

DOE Community Science Program selects 30 proposals to boost bioenergy

September 27, 2017 |

In Washington, many of the 30 proposals selected for the 2018 Community Science Program (CSP) of the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, aim to utilize multiple genomic and analytical capabilities, along with scientific expertise, to users focused on the underlying mechanisms involved in bioenergy generation […]

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Gevo stocks go up with DOE contract rumors

Gevo stocks go up with DOE contract rumors

September 24, 2017 |

In Colorado, Gevo shares climbed over 30% with rumors that the U.S. Department of Energy chose them to collaborate with as part of DOE’s integrated biorefinery optimization projects. Last week, Energy Secretary Perry announced the DOE’s selection of eight projects for up to $15 million in DOE funding to optimize integrated biorefineries. While the eight […]

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DOE announces four algae projects to receive up to $8.8 million in funding

DOE announces four algae projects to receive up to $8.8 million in funding

September 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. DOE announced the selection of four additional projects from the Productivity Enhanced Algae and ToolKits funding opportunity to receive up to $8.8 million. These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques for increasing the productivity of algae organisms in order to reduce the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts. The funding for […]

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DOE researchers find drought-hit biomass produces toxic compounds rather than fuels

DOE researchers find drought-hit biomass produces toxic compounds rather than fuels

September 12, 2017 |

In the Midwest, Department of Energy researchers examined the effect of weather on biofuel production by comparing switchgrass and corn stover harvested after a year of major drought and after 2 years of normal precipitation. They found that the plants produced more sugar, but the sugar changed during pretreatment and produced toxic compounds rather than […]

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Hi-Temp Deconstruction: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Solvent Liquefaction, and biomass-to-hydrocarbon fuels

Hi-Temp Deconstruction: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Solvent Liquefaction, and biomass-to-hydrocarbon fuels

August 29, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to demonstrate solvent liquefaction as viable path to stable intermediates for subsequent upgrading to fuel blendstocks. This is based on a technology originally developed in large part via Catchlight Energy and we profiled its revival at Iowa State right here, in “Chevron’s forgotten biofuels wonder-tech gets […]

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