Tag: grant

New Zealand researcher awarded grant to study advanced biomass gasification

New Zealand researcher awarded grant to study advanced biomass gasification

September 18, 2019 |

In New Zealand, a researcher at the University of Canterbury has been awarded NZ$999,999 funded over three years by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise to study integrated chemical looping and oxygen uncoupling with advanced biomass gasification, for renewable hydrogen production and carbon dioxide capture. This research will develop a new system that combines […]

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University of Arizona researchers score grant to study how biofuels may decrease health impacts on miners

University of Arizona researchers score grant to study how biofuels may decrease health impacts on miners

August 5, 2019 |

In Arizona, with a $1.78 million grant from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health seek to determine the extent to which using alternative fuel mixtures can reduce exposure to hazardous components of diesel engine exhaust in underground mines to […]

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Loughborough University wins grant to develop sustainable transport fuels

Loughborough University wins grant to develop sustainable transport fuels

May 8, 2019 |

In the UK, Loughborough University has been awarded GBP200,000 for two projects which aim to make the transport sector more environmentally friendly. Researchers successfully bid for the grant which will come from the Department for Transport and Supergen Bioenergy Hub – a group of experts focused on developing sustainable bioenergy systems that support the UK’s […]

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Alabama governor awards Auburn University grant to study carinata viability

Alabama governor awards Auburn University grant to study carinata viability

April 15, 2019 |

In Alabama, a $39,757 grant awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey will enable Auburn University to determine if an oilseed crop can be successfully grown and marketed in Alabama as a biofuel and become another cash crop for the state’s farmers. The study will determine not only if carinata can be successfully grown in the state, […]

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Minnesota opens RFP for $150,000 bioenergy pilot project grant program

Minnesota opens RFP for $150,000 bioenergy pilot project grant program

April 1, 2019 |

In Minnesota, a Request for Proposals (RFP) has been launched by the state’s agriculture department under the AGRI Bioenergy/Biochemical Pilot Project Grant program providing funding that would advance a bioenergy or biochemical production technology beyond the bench scale/proof-of-concept scale toward commercial scale, through construction and operation of a pilot plant. A total of $150,000 will […]

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University of York awarded grant to boost bioeconomy of local SMEs

University of York awarded grant to boost bioeconomy of local SMEs

January 17, 2019 |

In the UK, University of York has been awarded GBP1.5 million to support the growth of Yorkshire businesses that deliver innovative products, processes or services related to renewable, biological resources. The funding has been awarded to the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a University of York subsidiary, from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The BDC […]

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University of Arkansas wins grant to reduce fertilizer demand and boost biofuel production

University of Arkansas wins grant to reduce fertilizer demand and boost biofuel production

December 25, 2018 |

In Arkansas, a University of Arkansas biologist working on research that could decrease the need for agricultural fertilizers and boost the production of biofuels recently received grants totaling more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. He is studying how methanogens, organisms similar to bacteria, are able to […]

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Institute of Technology Tralee gets EU grant to develop Ireland’s first small-scale biorefinery

Institute of Technology Tralee gets EU grant to develop Ireland’s first small-scale biorefinery

December 11, 2018 |

In Ireland, the Institute of Technology Tralee will receive EUR940,000 under the EU Agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI), which is co-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine and the EU, to lead the Biorefinery Glas project, Ireland’s first small-scale bioeconomy initiative. The Biorefinery Glas project aims to address key challenges in Irish agriculture […]

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UofA researcher gets $800,000 grant to study ways to protect enzymes during biofuel production

UofA researcher gets $800,000 grant to study ways to protect enzymes during biofuel production

September 3, 2018 |

In Arkansas, a University of Arkansas biologist is developing methods that could make the production of biofuel — ethanol and diesel made from sources such as plant material — more efficient and environmentally sound. He will use a protein derived from microorganisms that live in acidic geothermal pools and springs to enhance the process of […]

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South Dakota Mines researcher gets $2.16 million DOE biorefinery grant

South Dakota Mines researcher gets $2.16 million DOE biorefinery grant

August 28, 2018 |

In South Dakota, an associate professor in the chemical and biological engineering department at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has received a $2.16 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to research and demonstrate cost-effective ways to turn waste from biorefineries, such as ethanol plants, into valuable products. The […]

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