Tag: Argonne

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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Argonne national lab calls for Chain Reaction Innovations applications

Argonne national lab calls for Chain Reaction Innovations applications

September 6, 2017 |

In Illinois, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory announced the opening of applications for innovators to join the second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), a novel entrepreneurial training program that goes beyond a traditional incubator or accelerator. The program provides promising post-doctoral innovators access to the technical tools only found at […]

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Argonne lab finds changes in reflectivity on land used for biofuel crops

Argonne lab finds changes in reflectivity on land used for biofuel crops

November 21, 2016 |

In Illinois, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops. Their study is part of an overall analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from land use change: instances where land that was previously forests, grasslands or pastureland […]

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“High octane fuels could offer significant benefits for the US”: New report

“High octane fuels could offer significant benefits for the US”: New report

August 7, 2016 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge, Argonne, and National Renewable Energy Laboratories released their “Summary of High Octane, Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Study.” This scientific analysis showed the numerous benefits of using high octane mid-level ethanol blends in future optimized engines.  Some of these benefits include: increased vehicle efficiency, increased acceleration, and significant reductions […]

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ORNL, NREL and Argonne give mid-level ethanol blends a big thumbs up

ORNL, NREL and Argonne give mid-level ethanol blends a big thumbs up

August 4, 2016 |

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory have published a joint report looking at mid-level ethanol blends says that high octane fuels such as E25-E40 could offer significant benefits for the US. Growth Energy agrees with the results of the report, saying, “As the Environmental Protection Agency, […]

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