Tag: DOE

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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DOE launches $25M funding opp to overcome two key barriers for algae biofuels

DOE launches $25M funding opp to overcome two key barriers for algae biofuels

September 30, 2014 |

In California, US Assistant Secretary of Energy David Danielson, addressing the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego, announced a $25 million funding opportunity announcement, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts”. The TABB FOA seeks alternative pathways to overcome two of the key barriers to commercializing algal biofuels: the high cost of producing algal biomass and […]

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4 Minutes With..Valerie Reed, Deputy Directory, Bioenergy Technology Office, Department of Energy

4 Minutes With..Valerie Reed, Deputy Directory, Bioenergy Technology Office, Department of Energy

September 25, 2014 |

She’s officially listed as Deputy Director of the Bioenergy Technology Office at DOE — but I count at least two terms as interim director, and totaling I believe over a year in that post. Sometimes in that job, you get the joy of seeing a technology break through at scale. Some days, you probably feel […]

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DOE aims new program to cut cost of algal biofuels and bioproducts by up to 50% by 2019

DOE aims new program to cut cost of algal biofuels and bioproducts by up to 50% by 2019

August 20, 2014 |

In Washington, the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office said that DOE intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA), “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts.” DOE said: “BETO’s 2019 projected state of technology for the cost of algal biofuels is modeled at about $7 per gallon gasoline gallon equivalent, without valuable co-products such as animal feed or […]

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DOE database underepresenting E85 stations, according to RFA

DOE database underepresenting E85 stations, according to RFA

July 28, 2014 |

In Washington, E85 stations in the Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center database are vastly underrepresented, according to a release published by the Renewable Fuels Association. RFA implored DOE to accurately account for all stations selling E85 in a letter to the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. RFA uncovered nearly 1,000 […]

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DOE and USDA award $12.6 million in research grants for feedstock genomics

DOE and USDA award $12.6 million in research grants for feedstock genomics

July 17, 2014 |

In Washington, the DOE and USDA announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower and biobased products. The $12.6 million in research grants are awarded under a joint DOE-USDA program that began in 2006 focused on fundamental […]

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Cellana lands milestone $3.5M DOE algae grant

Cellana lands milestone $3.5M DOE algae grant

July 17, 2014 |

  In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced today $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports the Department’s goal of producing 2,500 gallons of algal biofuel feedstock per acre per year by 2018, an important milestone toward reducing the cost of […]

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DOE awards $6M to advance towards $3 drop-in fuels by 2017

DOE awards $6M to advance towards $3 drop-in fuels by 2017

July 16, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced $6 million for two projects to develop next generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. The research and development projects, located in California and North Carolina, will focus on lowering production costs by maximizing the renewable […]

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Gettin’ yer Benjamins: DOE finalizes $4B loan guarantee program for renewables

Gettin’ yer Benjamins: DOE finalizes $4B loan guarantee program for renewables

July 10, 2014 |

By Mark Riedy and Jim Lane This week in Washington, the Department of Energy’s Loan Program Office announced the Final RenewableEnergy and Energy Efficiency Projects Solicitation for its up to $4 billion loan guarantee program under Section 1703 of Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Solicitation may be accessed by clicking […]

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