Tag: DOE

DOE meeting with USDA and EPA again over RFS proposals

DOE meeting with USDA and EPA again over RFS proposals

May 23, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that yet another meeting will be held by top officials from the departments of energy and agriculture—but not necessarily the Secretaries—together with the Environmental Protection Agency—but maybe not the Administrator—on Thursday to try to move forward proposed reforms to the Renewable Fuel Standard. With the White House yet to finalize its […]

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DOE announces awards up to $3 million for biomass research projects

DOE announces awards up to $3 million for biomass research projects

May 14, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $3 million in funding for advanced biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI). DOE has selected two projects from the University of Tennessee and Northwestern University that will receive between $1 million to $2 million each. Integrating science […]

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Carr warns don’t repeat history with “fuel neutral” performance standard

Carr warns don’t repeat history with “fuel neutral” performance standard

May 12, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., Mike Carr, Executive director of New Energy America and former principal deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy, said that repeating history with octane biofuel standards is a huge mistake. Carr refers to the bait and switch that happened when the oil […]

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Southern Researchers moves into phase 2 of DOE-funded development to convert biomass sugars to acrylonitrile

Southern Researchers moves into phase 2 of DOE-funded development to convert biomass sugars to acrylonitrile

March 1, 2018 |

In Alabama, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Southern Research for an award of up to $5.9 million to advance production of high-performance, low-cost carbon fibers from biomass. The DOE award will fund development of a multi-step catalytic process for conversion of sugars from non-food biomass to acrylonitrile – a key precursor in […]

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DOE awards University of Illinois $10.6 million grant for energycane

DOE awards University of Illinois $10.6 million grant for energycane

February 26, 2018 |

In Illinois, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the University of Illinois a $10.6 million, five-year grant to transform two of the most productive crops in America into sustainable sources of biodiesel and biojet fuel. The new research project Renewable Oil Generated with Ultra-productive Energycane–or ROGUE–kicks off on Feb. 25 with a team meeting held […]

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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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