Tag: DOE

US DOE: Big Update on Loan Guarantee program for renewable energy projects

US DOE: Big Update on Loan Guarantee program for renewable energy projects

July 22, 2015 |

Douglas Schultz, Director of Loan Guarantee Origination at the US Energy Department posted a key update on project eligibility for the Loan Program. He writes: During the latest three solicitations issued by the Department’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) for approximately $24 billion in Title XVII loan guarantees for energy projects (Solicitation No. DE–SOL– 007791, 7154 and 6303), the LPO identified […]

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PNNL to receive $2.7 million under DOE Small Business Vouchers Pilot

PNNL to receive $2.7 million under DOE Small Business Vouchers Pilot

July 15, 2015 |

In Washington state, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been tapped as one of five national laboratories to lead the U.S. DOE’s new Small Business Vouchers Pilot. SBV will help small clean energy firms get technology assistance from world class scientists, engineers and facilities within the DOE national laboratory system. PNNL was selected to support small […]

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EERE seeks input regarding higher ethanol blends for small engines

EERE seeks input regarding higher ethanol blends for small engines

July 9, 2015 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) seeks stakeholder input on (1) the potential to optimize and/or modify small engines to utilize ethanol blends greater than 10% (E10) and (2) the barriers limiting the expansion of overall biofuel consumption in the small engine […]

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What’s up with Algae now? 

What’s up with Algae now? 

July 9, 2015 |

Six years after 2009’s “summer of algae”, we look at who’s doing what now, as the industry diversifies heavily into nutraceuticals in search of sustaining product revenue. 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? Algae, algae, algae —  biofuels made from and by the littleist creatures in the […]

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DOE invests $18M in 6 projects aimed at sub-$5 per gallon algae biofuels by 2019

DOE invests $18M in 6 projects aimed at sub-$5 per gallon algae biofuels by 2019

July 9, 2015 |

In Washington, the US Energy Department announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the […]

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On the Move in the Bioeconomy: DOE Loan Programs Office, POET

On the Move in the Bioeconomy: DOE Loan Programs Office, POET

June 27, 2015 |

In Washington, Peter Davison is stepping down Executive Director of the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office to return to the private sector. He said: “When I first joined LPO in May 2013, the program was at a crossroads.  We had not issued a new loan in more than two years, could not accept any […]

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Purdue gets $6.5 million from ARPA-Energy for sorghum research

Purdue gets $6.5 million from ARPA-Energy for sorghum research

June 25, 2015 |

In Indiana, Purdue University has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel. The grant is among six Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture awards nationwide from DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The projects are focused on accelerating […]

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US DOE to fund Bioenergy Technologies Incubators

US DOE to fund Bioenergy Technologies Incubators

June 23, 2015 |

At the DOE Bioenergy conference, DOE itself was a newsmaker with an innovative program to aid “novel and potentially disruptive ideas that do not necessarily satisfy the requirement of specific FOAs, yet still meet the goals and mission of BETO.” In Washington, the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy said that it intends […]

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4 Minutes with…Valerie Reed, Senior Advisor for Bioenergy and Natural Resources, USDA

4 Minutes with…Valerie Reed, Senior Advisor for Bioenergy and Natural Resources, USDA

June 21, 2015 |

Valerie has led efforts on utilization of biomass for fuels and chemicals for over 22 years, resulting in significant cost reductions in the cost of cellulosic ethanol from approximately $9/gal to current projected cost of $2.15/gal.  She has helped initiate research pathways that now include technologies that are projected to reduce the cost of diesel […]

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Marine Manufacturers OK 16 percent biobutanol blends for recreational marine engines

Marine Manufacturers OK 16 percent biobutanol blends for recreational marine engines

June 17, 2015 |

In Washington, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced support of the use of fuels blended with up to 16 percent biobutanol in recreational marine engines. This decision follows five years of evaluation performed by NMMA with the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), under the direction and guidance of the U.S. Department of Energy […]

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