Tag: BETO

DOE launches new AlgaePrize student competition

DOE launches new AlgaePrize student competition

January 16, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., the inaugural 2022–2023 U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office AlgaePrize competition is now open. The AlgaePrize is a new competition which encourages high school through graduate level students to pursue innovative ideas for the development, design, and invention of technologies within the commercial algae value chain. The AlgaePrize, sponsored by the U.S. […]

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Barriers to Scale for Algae: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Algae Crop Protection

Barriers to Scale for Algae: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Algae Crop Protection

January 9, 2022 |

How can algae crop protection facilitate scaling of the algae industry? That’s what a BETO workshop focused on when it gathered experts in algal research and production, regulatory bodies and agriculture/aquaculture experts, to discuss where comparable issues have been solved or solutions are under development, and where areas of synergy may exist. Check out highlights […]

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BETO seeks a Physical Scientist/General Engineer for Bioenergy work

BETO seeks a Physical Scientist/General Engineer for Bioenergy work

January 9, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Data, Modeling, and Analysis team is looking for a GS-12 physical scientist/general engineer to join their team. The Data, Modeling, and Analysis subprogram supports research, analysis, and tool development to address the economic and environmental dimensions of bioenergy and bioproducts. The U.S. Department […]

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NREL’s SAF pilot program receives additional $350K funding for SAF research

NREL’s SAF pilot program receives additional $350K funding for SAF research

December 5, 2021 |

In Colorado, the Bioenergy Technologies Office has awarded an additional $350,000 in funding to scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop a pilot scale system for turning biomass into sustainable aviation fuel and is based on the NREL team’s latest research on using its fully integrated process to produce a fuel precursor, in […]

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NREL research looks at algae and garbage as ingredients for fuels of the future

NREL research looks at algae and garbage as ingredients for fuels of the future

November 28, 2021 |

In Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is helping unlock the full potential of the U.S. feedstock supply for biofuels after receiving over $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) for two projects that will study how to best grow photosynthetic algae and efficiently sort municipal solid waste, important steps […]

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Algae crop protection BETO workshop report now available

Algae crop protection BETO workshop report now available

November 20, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., a report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s “Barriers to Scale: Algae Crop Protection Workshop” is now available and covers the topic of algae crop protection to facilitate scaling of the algae industry. Developing effective strategies to maintain harvest yield over time is essential to meeting BETO’s long-term goals […]

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New DOE website for CCPC bioenergy tech launched

New DOE website for CCPC bioenergy tech launched

November 20, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the relaunch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry (CCPC) website features updated content on this breakthrough research that uses high-performance computing to accelerate development and scale-up of industrially relevant bioenergy technologies. The CCPC constructs and utilizes computational models to discover new materials for bioenergy applications […]

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Secretary of Energy launches “Carbon Negative Shot” to explore atmospheric CO2 removal

Secretary of Energy launches “Carbon Negative Shot” to explore atmospheric CO2 removal

November 14, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced the U.S. Department of Energy’s new goal to remove gigatons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and durably store it for less than $100/ton of net CO2-equivalent. The “Carbon Negative Shot,” the third target within DOE’s Energy Earthshots Initiative, is the U.S. government’s first […]

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New Berkeley Lab, BETO software tools will speed up biojet fuel development

New Berkeley Lab, BETO software tools will speed up biojet fuel development

November 14, 2021 |

In California, two new publicly-available web-based software tools aim to help researchers and companies quickly test different scenarios and explore viable bio-based fuels and products without ever stepping foot in the lab. The tools were developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office. The first […]

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New notice of intent for scale-up of biofuel and bioproduct refineries award

New notice of intent for scale-up of biofuel and bioproduct refineries award

October 31, 2021 |

In Illinois, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) published a notice of intent to issue a second Scale-Up Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), to accelerate the scale-up of biofuel and bioproduct biorefineries. This includes efforts for pre-pilot, pilot, and demonstration scale projects […]

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