Tag: DOE

Philippines expects to introduce B5 by late 2015

Philippines expects to introduce B5 by late 2015

December 15, 2014 |

In the Philippines, the Dept. of Energy still expects the B5 policy to be implemented by the end 2015 as planned, up from B2 currently, as part of the country’s energy policy through 2020. The economic impact and technical aspects of the policy change are still under investigation, with the results of a study from […]

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DOE announces $7 million for biorefinery feedstock logistics projects

DOE announces $7 million for biorefinery feedstock logistics projects

December 4, 2014 |

In Washington, the Energy Department announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. Examples of bioenergy feedstocks include corn stover, switchgrass, and woody biomass. By investing in this type of research, development, and demonstration, the Energy Department is supporting […]

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Algae Biomass Organization lauds DOE’s Loan Guarantee program track record

Algae Biomass Organization lauds DOE’s Loan Guarantee program track record

November 24, 2014 |

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Organization is reporting favorably on the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office’s report that the agency’s program to finance new energy technologies is expected to take in some $5 billion in interest payments-far exceeding many expectations and throwing cold water on claims that the program was a failure. The financial […]

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory improving technology transfer rate, brings in $3m

Oak Ridge National Laboratory improving technology transfer rate, brings in $3m

November 3, 2014 |

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has seen an improving connection between private business and the use of technology, with 101 licenses and options executed during the last three years, totaling $3m for the year. Mike Paulus, director of Technology Transfer, attributes the growth in large part to the Technology Innovation Program, Bridging the Gap […]

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University of Nebraska cellulosic GHG study sees rebuttals

University of Nebraska cellulosic GHG study sees rebuttals

November 3, 2014 |

In Nature Climate Change, a recent study performed at the University of Nebraska that cast doubt on whether biofuels produced from corn residue could meet the federal mandate for cellulosic ethanol has garnered criticism also published in the same journal. The criticism notes that the model ignored some of the carbon benefits associated with cellulosic […]

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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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