Tag: NREL

NREL seeking help with biorefinery survey

NREL seeking help with biorefinery survey

March 7, 2018 |

In Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is seeking respondents to a survey to better understand the next generation biofuel industry as a whole and its contributions to the local and national economy. The survey is being conducted by Yimin Zhang (NREL) and Marshall Goldberg (MRG & Associates), a subcontractor for NREL, and individual responses […]

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NREL helps Natural Resources develop an Electric Charging and Alternative Fuelling Stations Locator

NREL helps Natural Resources develop an Electric Charging and Alternative Fuelling Stations Locator

March 6, 2018 |

In Canada, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory teamed up with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to create the Electric Charging and Alternative Fuelling Stations Locator, a Canadian version of the lab-developed Alternative Fueling Station Locator. The tool, which is part of a significant investment by the Canadian government to expand the country’s electric and alternative fueling […]

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NREL looking for help with biorefineries survey

NREL looking for help with biorefineries survey

February 17, 2018 |

In Washington, DC, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is asking for help in gathering information to better understand the existing and next generation biofuel industry and its contributions to the local, state and national economy. If you are in the planning stage, under construction or are currently operating a biorefinery, please consider helping in […]

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New feedstocks, new targets, new processes: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

New feedstocks, new targets, new processes: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

December 17, 2017 |

The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. NREL — home to the National Bioenergy Center — advances the science and engineering of energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and renewable power technologies and provides the knowledge to integrate […]

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NREL develops novel method to produce renewable acrylonitrile

NREL develops novel method to produce renewable acrylonitrile

December 16, 2017 |

In Colorado, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) established a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile using 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which can be biologically produced from sugars. This hybrid biological-catalytic process offers an alternative to the conventional petrochemical production method and achieves unprecedented acrylonitrile yields. Researchers were able to achieve a 98% […]

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NREL researchers gain insights into how glycosylation affects key cellulase enzyme

NREL researchers gain insights into how glycosylation affects key cellulase enzyme

December 12, 2017 |

In Colorado, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory  have gained new insights into how glycosylation—the natural attachment of sugars to proteins—affects a key cellulase enzyme. This work could be used to improve enzyme performance to better break down biomass and convert waste plant matter to renewable fuels and products. Namely, […]

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DOE launches Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium Directed Funding Opportunity

DOE launches Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium Directed Funding Opportunity

December 12, 2017 |

In Washington, news arrived that the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) is overseeing a Directed Funding Opportunity (DFO) call. Interested industrial and academic partners wanting to collaborate with research experts and leverage unique technology capabilities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s national laboratories are encouraged to apply. Lignocellulosic biorefineries’ development and operation have suffered from […]

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Winning the race for new technology via public-private partnership: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL PPP programs and projects

Winning the race for new technology via public-private partnership: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL PPP programs and projects

November 6, 2017 |

This year at ABLC Next, NREL’s Rich Bolin, gave us an overview of partnership perspective, opportunities and past performance.  Signature companies are engaged, in the space — advanced manufacturing, fuels, power, chemicals, and much more. Public-private partnership has been on a lot of minds of late — on the blackboard, an ideal way to combine […]

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NREL finds CelA could be key to unlocking cellulosic biofuel viability

NREL finds CelA could be key to unlocking cellulosic biofuel viability

September 19, 2017 |

In Colorado, an enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. No other enzyme has shown that ability. The enzyme, called CelA, comes from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii, and NREL scientists reported three years […]

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NREL to hold key Industry Day meeting on April 12th

NREL to hold key Industry Day meeting on April 12th

March 26, 2017 |

In Colorado, NREL is holding an Industry Day on April 12th. Themes for the day include leveraging public/private investments to advance bioeconomy based companies, speeding up commercialization, and effectively the value of partnership in offering expertise, experience, facilities, and the chance to leverage research programs. The meeting is free and more than 300 individuals in […]

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