Tag: DOE

Montana State University researcher gets $1.2 million DOE grant to improve camelina

Montana State University researcher gets $1.2 million DOE grant to improve camelina

January 25, 2017 |

In Montana, a Montana State University scientist has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. DOE’s Office of Science to research ways to improve the usefulness of camelina, an ancient crop that the modern world has come to value as a potential source of alternative fuel. The project was one of seven totaling $7.8 […]

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DOE jobs report says biofuels provides about 9% of energy jobs nationally

DOE jobs report says biofuels provides about 9% of energy jobs nationally

January 17, 2017 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy released its annual energy jobs report, showing corn ethanol employment represents about three percent of the nation’s Fuels workforce, accounting for 28,613 jobs while other ethanol and non-woody biomass including biodiesel equates to 23,088 jobs, another 2 percent of the Fuels workforce. Then woody biomass fuel for energy and […]

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Joint funding opportunity announced for biorefineries

Joint funding opportunity announced for biorefineries

January 12, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a joint funding opportunity to support Integrated Biorefinery Optimization. DOE has funded biorefinery technology development projects since 2002 to meet […]

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UCF gets DOE grants for biofuel research

UCF gets DOE grants for biofuel research

January 11, 2017 |

In Florida, the University of Central Florida landed two grants worth more than $1.25 million, which will help the Department of Energy accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable and sustainable high-performance alternative fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission vehicle engines. UCF and seven other teams won a total of eight grants. UCF’s project will not […]

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Lanzatech amongst six projects chosen by DOE for pilot scale biofuel projects

Lanzatech amongst six projects chosen by DOE for pilot scale biofuel projects

December 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the DOE announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million in federal funding, entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower.” These projects, required to share the cost at a minimum of 50%, will develop and execute plans for the manufacturing of advanced or cellulosic […]

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DOE awards universities funding to boost biofuel performance in engines

DOE awards universities funding to boost biofuel performance in engines

December 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the DOE announced up to $7 million for eight universities to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines. Under the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative, DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Vehicle Technologies Office are collaborating to maximize energy savings and on-road vehicle performance, while dramatically reducing […]

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DOE announces $15 million to accelerate alternative fuel vehicles

DOE announces $15 million to accelerate alternative fuel vehicles

December 22, 2016 |

In Washington, the Energy Department announced $15 million, subject to appropriations, to support community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles and demonstrate energy efficient mobility systems including connected and autonomous vehicles as well as new transportation system models. DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy seeks highly leveraged Alternative […]

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DOE says 25 states and DC gas broke the blend wall in 2015

DOE says 25 states and DC gas broke the blend wall in 2015

December 15, 2016 |

In Washington, Recent data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that gasoline consumed in 25 states and the District of Columbia contained more than 10.0 percent ethanol on average in 2015, demonstrating that the so-called “E10 Blend Wall” continues to crumble. The national average ethanol blend rate was 9.91 percent according to the […]

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Research into antennae may help boost biofuel production yields

Research into antennae may help boost biofuel production yields

December 14, 2016 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science (SC) supports research at the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center. Researchers at PARC are studying how antenna complexes organize their components and protect themselves from damage. The photosynthetic antenna complex is a collection of pigments and proteins that capture […]

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Philippines cracking down on methanol blending

Philippines cracking down on methanol blending

December 5, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the Department of Energy has been monitoring gas stations to make sure they comply with the ethanol-blending mandate and found several locations where methanol is blended into gasoline contrary to the biofuel law. Most of those found to be blending methanol are independent retailers with just a single station. The Independent Philippine […]

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