Tag: DOE

DOE announces funding opportunity for MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels

DOE announces funding opportunity for MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels

December 22, 2015 |

In Washington, the DOE announced its intent to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels.” This FOA supports BETO’s goal of meeting its 2022 cost target of $3/gallon gasoline equivalent for the production of hydrocarbon fuels from lignocellulosic biomass. One approach BETO […]

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DOE awards $13.5 million for sorghum genetics research project

DOE awards $13.5 million for sorghum genetics research project

December 21, 2015 |

In Missouri, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it will be part of a major collaborative research project to improve sorghum’s productivity under resource-limited conditions. The research should lead to strategies to increase plant biomass as well as more water use- and nutrient-efficient sorghum crop systems. The five- year $13.5M project is funded by […]

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DOE announces funding opportunity for algae biomass yield projects

DOE announces funding opportunity for algae biomass yield projects

December 15, 2015 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced its intent to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY2).” This FOA will support projects to develop technologies that are likely to succeed in […]

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GREET model updated to include new route, data and drop-ins

GREET model updated to include new route, data and drop-ins

December 2, 2015 |

In Washington, the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model allows researchers and analysts to fully evaluate the energy and emission impacts of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels. Argonne National Laboratory recently released a new version of GREET, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies […]

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The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Holland & Knight’s “Formulating Successful Grant & Loan Strategies

The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Holland & Knight’s “Formulating Successful Grant & Loan Strategies

November 4, 2015 |

5 pieces of advice, above all, Holland & Knight give in obtaining grants and research opportunities through the Federal Government: Align with agency and programmatic objectives and metrics. Build relationships with technology offices and experienced partners in advance of FOA/NOFA release. Consider team structure and research program winners. Provide adequate lab, pilot or demonstration test […]

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DOE awards $13.8 million to 10 universities to boost sorghum for biofuel production

DOE awards $13.8 million to 10 universities to boost sorghum for biofuel production

October 20, 2015 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy has awarded 10 universities $13.8 million to improve sorghum’s productivity using less water and nitrogen by using a systems approach. The aim is to develop a crop that is better suited than corn to produce the bulk of the US’s starch-based ethanol production as well as provide significant cellulosic […]

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DOE awards Duke $5.2 million for marine algae biofuel research

DOE awards Duke $5.2 million for marine algae biofuel research

October 19, 2015 |

In North Carolina, the DOE has awarded Duke University-led Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium $5.2 million to develop ways to make the algae supply chain more economically viable by developing products beyond the oil for biofuels. Nutritional products for livestock, fish and human consumption from algae proteins are among the MAGIC group’s research. Using marine algae […]

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Reinventing the Engine: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Quadrennial review of engine technology

Reinventing the Engine: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Quadrennial review of engine technology

October 12, 2015 |

Transportation in the United States produces 1.8 gigatons of carbon dioxide-equivalent GHG emissions (27% of U.S. totals) and is a significant source of criteria pollutants, particularly nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter. Emissions have fallen steadily, however, over the last four decades due to emission control requirements. Despite this progress, significant additional changes will […]

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Now on Deck: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Quadrennial review of energy R&D

Now on Deck: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Quadrennial review of energy R&D

October 11, 2015 |

QTR 2015 describes the current energy landscape, the potential for improvement in systems and technologies, and a wide-ranging set of related RDD&D opportunities. Energy technologies are assessed with respect to their potential security implications, economic and environmental impact, and engineering feasibility (costs, benefits, and theoretical limits), and technological maturity. Each of the six sectors of […]

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Algae Roadmap: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the US Algae Program

Algae Roadmap: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the US Algae Program

October 1, 2015 |

The US DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Algae Program is carrying out a long-term applied research and development strategy to increase the yields and lower the costs of algal biofuels by working with partners to develop new technologies, to integrate technologies at commercially-relevant scales, and conduct crosscutting analyses to understand the potential and challenges of an […]

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