Tag: DOE

DOE highlights algae for targeted research grants

DOE highlights algae for targeted research grants

October 30, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced nine topics and 26 new subtopics under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that will help small businesses develop and deliver market-driven clean energy technologies. DOE advises: “This year, EERE’s areas of interest range from energy-saving […]

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JBEI identifies microbial genes to boost biogasonline production

JBEI identifies microbial genes to boost biogasonline production

October 28, 2014 |

In California, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have identified microbial genes that can improve both the tolerance and the production of biogasoline in engineered strains of Escherichia coli. Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, a chemist who directs the host engineering program for JBEI’s Fuels Synthesis Division, led a study in which […]

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BETO announces $14m FOA for landscape design incorporating cellulosic feedstock production

BETO announces $14m FOA for landscape design incorporating cellulosic feedstock production

October 27, 2014 |

In Washington, $14 million is up for grabs thanks to a new funding opportunity for “Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems” from the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) division of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). DOE stated that the FOA seeks projects that apply landscape design approaches to integrate […]

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National Algae Association releases scathing critique of DOE, Washington

National Algae Association releases scathing critique of DOE, Washington

October 20, 2014 |

In the US, the National Algae Association has begun pushing US algae producers to label their products “Made in the USA” and “USDA Organic” when applicable. In a scathing critique of the Department of Energy, National Laboratories, and Washington D.C., the Association blamed the Department of Energy for “hijacking” the algae product industry and shipping […]

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DOE announces $13.4 million in awards

DOE announces $13.4 million in awards

October 13, 2014 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy announced $13.4 million for five advanced biofuels and bioproducts projects focused on integration last week. The University of Wisconsin of Madison, Wisconsin will receive up to $3.3 million to develop a process to produce high value chemicals from biomass, which can be used as plasticizers (an additive in certain […]

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DOE launches $25M funding opp to overcome two key barriers for algae biofuels

DOE launches $25M funding opp to overcome two key barriers for algae biofuels

September 30, 2014 |

In California, US Assistant Secretary of Energy David Danielson, addressing the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego, announced a $25 million funding opportunity announcement, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts”. The TABB FOA seeks alternative pathways to overcome two of the key barriers to commercializing algal biofuels: the high cost of producing algal biomass and […]

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4 Minutes With..Valerie Reed, Deputy Directory, Bioenergy Technology Office, Department of Energy

4 Minutes With..Valerie Reed, Deputy Directory, Bioenergy Technology Office, Department of Energy

September 25, 2014 |

She’s officially listed as Deputy Director of the Bioenergy Technology Office at DOE — but I count at least two terms as interim director, and totaling I believe over a year in that post. Sometimes in that job, you get the joy of seeing a technology break through at scale. Some days, you probably feel […]

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DOE aims new program to cut cost of algal biofuels and bioproducts by up to 50% by 2019

DOE aims new program to cut cost of algal biofuels and bioproducts by up to 50% by 2019

August 20, 2014 |

In Washington, the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office said that DOE intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA), “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts.” DOE said: “BETO’s 2019 projected state of technology for the cost of algal biofuels is modeled at about $7 per gallon gasoline gallon equivalent, without valuable co-products such as animal feed or […]

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DOE database underepresenting E85 stations, according to RFA

DOE database underepresenting E85 stations, according to RFA

July 28, 2014 |

In Washington, E85 stations in the Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center database are vastly underrepresented, according to a release published by the Renewable Fuels Association. RFA implored DOE to accurately account for all stations selling E85 in a letter to the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. RFA uncovered nearly 1,000 […]

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DOE and USDA award $12.6 million in research grants for feedstock genomics

DOE and USDA award $12.6 million in research grants for feedstock genomics

July 17, 2014 |

In Washington, the DOE and USDA announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower and biobased products. The $12.6 million in research grants are awarded under a joint DOE-USDA program that began in 2006 focused on fundamental […]

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