Tag: Argonne

Argonne researchers using capacitive deionization for battery recycling and bioenergy production

Argonne researchers using capacitive deionization for battery recycling and bioenergy production

March 17, 2022 |

In Illinois, when a car battery reaches the end of its life, it goes to an automotive shredder that chops it up. Getting out the useful chemicals from these chopped up batteries is no easy task. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have turned to a process called capacitive deionization […]

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Argonne uses GREET model to perform LCA on Gevo’s SAF

Argonne uses GREET model to perform LCA on Gevo’s SAF

September 20, 2021 |

In Illinois, Argonne’s Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies Model (GREET), using data provided by Gevo, is expected to yield results about its carbon footprint within a few months. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory recently partnered with Gevo, Inc., a Colorado-based producer of energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons such as […]

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University of Illinois and Argonne researchers dig deep into nitrogen fertilizers for more accurate corn-based ethanol LCAs

University of Illinois and Argonne researchers dig deep into nitrogen fertilizers for more accurate corn-based ethanol LCAs

June 17, 2021 |

In Illinois, for corn ethanol, most greenhouse gas emissions can be mapped to the fuel’s production, transportation, and combustion, but a large portion of the greenhouse gas calculation can be traced right back to the farm. Because of privacy concerns, however, scientists can’t access individual farm management decisions such as fertilizer type and rate. Nitrogen […]

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Argonne supercomputers help identify CO2-to-ethanol electrocatalyst

Argonne supercomputers help identify CO2-to-ethanol electrocatalyst

August 20, 2020 |

In Illinois, by supercomputing standards, Argonne National Lab’s Bebop (1.75 terflops, stood up in 2017, bumped off the Top500 list after the June 2019 ranking) and Blues (stood up in 2012, ranked only that year) are somewhat anachronistic, vestiges of an earlier age. But those veteran systems can still take a star turn, as shown […]

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Argonne team leads research on electrocatalyst to produce ethanol from CO2 and water

Argonne team leads research on electrocatalyst to produce ethanol from CO2 and water

August 10, 2020 |

In Illinois, a research team, led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with Northern Illinois University, has discovered a new electrocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency, high selectivity for the desired final product and low cost. Ethanol is a particularly […]

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Argonne researchers quantify how farmers can reduce carbon emissions

Argonne researchers quantify how farmers can reduce carbon emissions

July 23, 2020 |

In Illinois, Argonne researchers have quantified how to reduce emissions by farms changing their practices and adopting novel technologies. A recent study by researchers in the Energy Systems division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory quantified how much farms might reduce emissions by changing their practices and adopting novel technologies. The […]

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Argonne researchers find clues to how much corn stover required for healthy soil

Argonne researchers find clues to how much corn stover required for healthy soil

December 3, 2019 |

In Illinois, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are conducting pivotal research that will help keep soil healthy now and into the future. Scientists have long known that corn residue or stover — meaning the aboveground portions of the corn plant remaining after harvest — plays a critical role in […]

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Argonne researchers develop highly selective adsorbent material to boost bioproduction efficiencies

Argonne researchers develop highly selective adsorbent material to boost bioproduction efficiencies

November 13, 2019 |

In Illinois, researchers from two divisions at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory who have joined forces to develop a highly selective adsorbent material called EZ Select to tackle inefficiencies in bioproduct extraction. Combining the laboratory’s expertise in biosciences with its manufacturing know-how, the technology demonstrates the power of partnership. In bioproduct […]

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Argonne releases updated GREET 2019 model

Argonne releases updated GREET 2019 model

November 6, 2019 |

In Illinois, Argonne National Laboratory has expanded and updated the model in various sectors in GREET 2019. The GREET® (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) model has been developed by Argonne with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). GREET is a life-cycle analysis (LCA) tool, structured to systematically examine […]

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Argonne releases updated version of water analysis tool for bioenergy developers

Argonne releases updated version of water analysis tool for bioenergy developers

May 20, 2019 |

In Illinois, U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently released an updated version of an online computer model meant to help bioenergy developers preserve critical resources. The model, called Water Analysis Tool for Energy Resources or WATER, has users from more than 35 U.S. states and can be found here: https://water.es.anl.gov/. It provides an in-depth analysis of water consumption used in the […]

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