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USDA awards $3 million grant for biomass-based chemicals

USDA awards $3 million grant for biomass-based chemicals

January 15, 2018 |

In Georgia, Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. announced the award of a $3 million grant from the USDA to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies owned by Meridian’s subsidiary, Attis Innovations, Inc. Attis Innovations is the combination of recent transactions with American Science and Technology Corp. and Advanced Lignin Biocomposites […]

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Irish Bioeconomy Foundation receives EUR4.3 million grant for innovation and piloting facility

Irish Bioeconomy Foundation receives EUR4.3 million grant for innovation and piloting facility

January 1, 2018 |

In Ireland, Lisheen Task Force and the Irish Bioeconomy Foundation (IBF) welcomed the announcement by Minister Heather Humphreys of EUR4.3 million of financial support through Enterprise Irelands’ Regional Economic Development Fund for the establishment of a Bioeconomy innovation and piloting facility at Lisheen Co. Tipperary. The facility will enable industry, entrepreneurs and researchers to scale […]

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Enerkem Alberta receives C$3.5 million federal grant for Edmonton plant

Enerkem Alberta receives C$3.5 million federal grant for Edmonton plant

November 21, 2017 |

In Canada, Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, a subsidiary of Montreal-based Enerkem Inc., is receiving C$3.5 million from the Government of Canada through the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative to build the final phase of a facility that converts non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste into liquid biofuels and chemicals. The Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility is the first of […]

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Australian Renewable Energy Agency awards Microbiogen with A$4.03 million grant

Australian Renewable Energy Agency awards Microbiogen with A$4.03 million grant

November 20, 2017 |

In Australia, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced A$4.03 million in funding for Australian yeast developer Microbiogen to make production of bioethanol from plant waste cheaper and more efficient. The project, totaling A$8.06 million, will aim to optimize biocatalysts targeted to more efficiently convert sugars to bioethanol for commercial production. Microbiogen’s project is expected […]

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Justice Department charges couple with defrauding $50 million in energy grants

Justice Department charges couple with defrauding $50 million in energy grants

August 14, 2017 |

In Massachusetts, an Acton couple was arrested and charged with defrauding the U.S. Treasury Department of more than $50 million in tax free energy grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. From May 2009 to June 2013, Condron and Metivier allegedly submitted fraudulent grant applications to the Treasury Department on […]

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Turkish researcher awarded grant to study electrodeionization for biofuels

Turkish researcher awarded grant to study electrodeionization for biofuels

June 20, 2017 |

In Arkansas, a Turkish researcher has been awarded an AAUW International Doctoral Fellowship from the American Association of University Women in part to research use of electrodeionization, or EDI, which uses electricity to remove ions from water. In addition to other areas, she is studying the use of EDI in the process of growing algae […]

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Maine governor wants tighter leash on biomass grant recipients

Maine governor wants tighter leash on biomass grant recipients

March 21, 2017 |

In Maine, the governor wants a tighter leash on the two companies receiving $13.4 million in biomass subsidies over the next two years to ensure that they achieve the job creation goals and wood purchases promised in order to secure the funds. The newly created program specifically to promote these two major statewide projects that […]

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New Leaf Biofuels up for $3.8 million CEC grant to double production capacity

New Leaf Biofuels up for $3.8 million CEC grant to double production capacity

March 9, 2017 |

In California, the California Energy Commission has proposed a $3.8 million grant for New Leaf Biofuels to double its biodiesel production to 12 million gallons per year as part of the “Community-Scale and Commercial-Scale Advanced Biofuels Production Facilities” funding program. The grant requires the company to match the funds with another $4.5 million. If the […]

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Imperial College London researcher gets grant to fund lignin valorization work

Imperial College London researcher gets grant to fund lignin valorization work

January 24, 2017 |

In the UK, Roberto Rinaldi FRSC, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London has been awarded a highly prestigious EUR2 million European Research Council Consolidator Grant to fund his world-leading work on lignin valorization. These highly competitive grants are awarded to outstanding early career researchers to help them consolidate […]

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Montana State researchers lead $6 million food-energy-water nexus program for Upper Missouri River Basin

Montana State researchers lead $6 million food-energy-water nexus program for Upper Missouri River Basin

October 27, 2016 |

In Montana, a regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems while training the next generation of scientists. The four-year grant from the National Science Foundation will allow MSU, the University of Wyoming and the University of South […]

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