Tag: bioenergy

FCIC publishes 2020 report highlighting accomplishments on bioenergy pathways

FCIC publishes 2020 report highlighting accomplishments on bioenergy pathways

January 17, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., led by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium published its Annual Review of Research Fiscal Year 2020 report which covers both the low- and high-temperature conversion pathways and all three process areas (feedstock harvest and storage, preprocessing, and conversion) and planned FY2021 work that will build […]

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U.S. Department of Energy announces $35M for bioenergy research and development

U.S. Department of Energy announces $35M for bioenergy research and development

December 13, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $35 million in funding for bioenergy feedstock technologies and algae research and development. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports the White House priority for advancing the domestic bioeconomy, as well as the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s goals of improving the performance and lowering the cost […]

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U.S. Department of Energy releases SBIR and STTR funding opportunities

U.S. Department of Energy releases SBIR and STTR funding opportunities

November 17, 2020 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced a funding opportunity under its SBIR and STTR programs. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development with the potential for commercialization. BIOENERGY The […]

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BETO seeks input on bioenergy workforce and career development opportunities

BETO seeks input on bioenergy workforce and career development opportunities

November 1, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) issued a workforce development Request for Information (RFI) to better understand existing and emerging bioenergy workforce development assets and gaps in the bioenergy industry and academia. BETO supports groundbreaking technologies to produce biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower from biomass and waste resources. RFI responses […]

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EIA says bioenergy accounted for 20% of 2019 US energy consumption

EIA says bioenergy accounted for 20% of 2019 US energy consumption

October 20, 2020 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says in its Monthly Energy Review that biofuels, including fuel ethanol, biodiesel, and other renewable fuels, accounted for about 20% of U.S. renewable energy consumption in 2019. Biofuels usually are blended with petroleum-based motor gasoline and diesel and are consumed as liquid fuels in automobiles. Industrial consumption of biofuels […]

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Biofuture Platform launches Clean Energy Ministerial workstream to accelerate bioenergy

Biofuture Platform launches Clean Energy Ministerial workstream to accelerate bioenergy

September 20, 2020 |

In Brazil, the Clean Energy Ministerial global forum officially launched the new Biofuture Platform Initiative, which will raise international ambition and advance sustainable bioenergy and biomaterials production, trade and use globally, via policies and programs to make sustainable bioenergy a key enabler in clean energy transitions. The workstream is a significant milestone for the four-year […]

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways report released from BETO

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways report released from BETO

September 13, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office published a report, “Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways,” that describes potential pathways to produce sustainable alternative fuels suitable for use by the commercial aviation sector. It also presents a vision of low-cost, clean-burning, and low-soot-producing jet fuel uniquely available from renewable and […]

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Novozymes delivers solid first half-year of 2020 considering COVID-19 challenges

Novozymes delivers solid first half-year of 2020 considering COVID-19 challenges

August 9, 2020 |

In Denmark, with 4% organic growth in first half-year of 2020, Novozymes delivered a solid first half-year performance despite headwinds in the Bioenergy business. Novozymes’ biggest business area, Household Care, performed very well with sales growth of 11%, Food & Beverages grew by 7%, and Agriculture grew by 17%, while Bioenergy and Technical & Pharma […]

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DOE selects 3 projects to get $1M for bioenergy and feedstock technologies

DOE selects 3 projects to get $1M for bioenergy and feedstock technologies

July 19, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy selected Catalyxx, Inc., Forest Concepts and Pyran as the three projects to receive approximately $1 million in funding to leverage the unique computational capabilities at DOE’s National Laboratories. The projects will address technical challenges in bioenergy feedstock handling and logistics, as well as catalyst design and development. […]

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IEA says stable policy key for bioenergy’s recovery post-pandemic

IEA says stable policy key for bioenergy’s recovery post-pandemic

May 21, 2020 |

In France, the International Energy Agency says the Covid-19 crisis has radically changed the global context for biofuels, which are a key element in the shift to more sustainable transport. The sharp fall in demand for gasoline and diesel also hurts biofuel consumption driven by policies requiring suppliers to blend a set amount of biofuels […]

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