Tag: DOE

Advanced Biofuels USA Proposes Quicker, Cheaper Way to Achieve CO2 GHG Reduction Goals

Advanced Biofuels USA Proposes Quicker, Cheaper Way to Achieve CO2 GHG Reduction Goals

February 17, 2018 |

In Washington, DC, Advanced Biofuels USA’s Bob Kozak builds on the recent U.S. Department of Energy studies on the superior fuel economy and emission reductions that can come from ethanol-based high octane fuels with optimized internal combustion engines and proposes that the Environmental Protection Agency regulate actual life cycle CO2 mobility and transportation emissions, as […]

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DOE releases two studies on co-optimization of engines and fuels

DOE releases two studies on co-optimization of engines and fuels

February 17, 2018 |

In Washington, DC, the U.S. Energy Department released two studies from the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels initiative. The study, Fuel Blendstocks with the Potential to Optimize Future Gasoline Engine Performance, identifies eight representative high-octane blendstocks across five chemical groups that could be blended into gasoline for better performance. These new blendstocks, co-optimized with advanced […]

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DOE awards IBBR $1.1 million grant to sort out rust in poplar

DOE awards IBBR $1.1 million grant to sort out rust in poplar

January 30, 2018 |

In Maryland, the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) has been awarded a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to elucidate the mechanism of rust pathogenesis in poplar in an effort to engineer durable resistance for this important, second generation biofuel crop. The aim of the three-year project is to investigate the molecular […]

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What’s the latest in bioenergy R&D, DOE? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office

What’s the latest in bioenergy R&D, DOE? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office

December 17, 2017 |

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food biomass resources, including cellulosic biomass, algae, and wet waste (e.g., biosolids). BETO works with a broad spectrum of government, industrial, academic, agricultural, and nonprofit partners across the United States […]

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ARPA-E launches $100M Open Solicitation for Transformative Energy Projects

ARPA-E launches $100M Open Solicitation for Transformative Energy Projects

December 14, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $100 million in funding for new projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA‑E) latest OPEN funding opportunity. OPEN will support America’s top innovators through dozens of early-stage research and development projects as they build technologies to transform the nation’s energy system. “The Department […]

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NREL researchers gain insights into how glycosylation affects key cellulase enzyme

NREL researchers gain insights into how glycosylation affects key cellulase enzyme

December 12, 2017 |

In Colorado, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory  have gained new insights into how glycosylation—the natural attachment of sugars to proteins—affects a key cellulase enzyme. This work could be used to improve enzyme performance to better break down biomass and convert waste plant matter to renewable fuels and products. Namely, […]

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DOE launches Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium Directed Funding Opportunity

DOE launches Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium Directed Funding Opportunity

December 12, 2017 |

In Washington, news arrived that the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) is overseeing a Directed Funding Opportunity (DFO) call. Interested industrial and academic partners wanting to collaborate with research experts and leverage unique technology capabilities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s national laboratories are encouraged to apply. Lignocellulosic biorefineries’ development and operation have suffered from […]

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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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