Tag: bioenergy

BETO seeks three physical scientists/general engineers

BETO seeks three physical scientists/general engineers

March 27, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office is looking to fill multiple vacancies for physical scientists/general engineers who are interested in decarbonizing the U.S. economy to fight climate change through research, development, and demonstration of new bioenergy technologies. Current open positions include: Feedstock Technologies program is looking for a GS-13 Physical […]

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De-risking biorefinery scale-up and startup: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to FCIC

De-risking biorefinery scale-up and startup: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to FCIC

February 27, 2022 |

The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium is led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and coordinates efforts among 9 labs – big ones like NREL, ORNL, Sandia, INL and others. Check out the FCIC’s latest slide guide on their current research areas, feedstock variability, preprocessing, handling, and more.

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Bioenergy consumption in Australia falls despite 7% increase in renewables

Bioenergy consumption in Australia falls despite 7% increase in renewables

February 7, 2022 |

In Australia, since 2020, Savvy’s new report on Australian energy consumption shows people spent more time at home and many are now permanently working from there. Therefore, energy consumption has switched from commercial (which dropped -3.1%) to residential usage (increasing 2.7%). In 2019-20 Australia’s total energy consumption fell -2.9% overall, mainly due to the repercussions […]

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Two new bioenergy Requests for Information released from BETO

Two new bioenergy Requests for Information released from BETO

February 6, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office released two new Requests for Information (RFI) around biomass and energy issues, focusing on biomass conversion research, development and analysis and community-scale resource and energy recovery from waste solutions. The first, titled “Biomass Conversion Research, Development, and Analysis […]

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India’s government forms panel to prepare energy transition roadmap

India’s government forms panel to prepare energy transition roadmap

January 9, 2022 |

In India, the government is planning to draw up an energy transition roadmap for the oil and gas sector that could prove to be a key step on India’s path to net-zero emissions by 2070. The oil ministry has set up the Energy Transition Advisory Committee headed by former petroleum secretary Tarun Kapoor, who demitted […]

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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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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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NREL researchers launch three new projects to boost biorefinery and bioenergy sustainability

NREL researchers launch three new projects to boost biorefinery and bioenergy sustainability

October 20, 2021 |

In Colorado, more sustainable farming sector, lower industrial emissions, more efficient biochemical production—National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists and industry partners expect sizable benefits from three new projects to commercialize bioinsecticides, enzymatic carbon dioxide (CO2) utilization, and cell-free biocatalysis.  Pulling a combined $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) and matching […]

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Ukrainian bioenergy association calling for implementation of biomass market at last

Ukrainian bioenergy association calling for implementation of biomass market at last

September 16, 2021 |

In the Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reports the national bioenergy association is calling for the creation of a biofuel exchange for biogas plants to ensure they have a consistent supply of feedstock. It says the domestic biomass market is underdeveloped, causing challenges for the different energy producers that use biomass as feedstock to displace 4 billion cubic […]

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Miscanthus research gets over $200K in government funding to help the UK meet net zero

Miscanthus research gets over $200K in government funding to help the UK meet net zero

September 5, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, a project to facilitate more planting of the perennial bioenergy crop, Miscanthus, has been awarded over £150,000 (about $208,000) of funding through the government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, to help contribute to 2050 net zero targets. Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, has been successful in its bid to secure Phase 1 funding for […]

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