Tag: DOE

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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DOE awards Vertimass $1.4 million to optimize aviation jet fuel

DOE awards Vertimass $1.4 million to optimize aviation jet fuel

October 30, 2019 |

In California, Vertimass LLC announced that Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will receive a cost-shared award of up to $1.4 million to optimize jet fuel production. The cooperative agreement would aid Vertimass in its mission to commercialize “green” catalyst technology that converts ethanol […]

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USDA and DOE sign MOU to promote rural energy

USDA and DOE sign MOU to promote rural energy

October 28, 2019 |

In Washington, U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes and Deputy Under Secretary Donald LaVoy announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two departments to promote rural energy and the development of technologies that will support and advance rural and agricultural communities and domestic manufacturing. The newly signed MOU, which was required under section 6501 […]

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Purdue Researchers score $2.3 million DOE grant to create computer models for simpler biorefinery design

Purdue Researchers score $2.3 million DOE grant to create computer models for simpler biorefinery design

October 22, 2019 |

In Indiana, researchers at Purdue University have received $2.3 million in funding from the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office for their work to create computer models to simplify the design and construction of biorefineries to help them better perform reliably, sustainably, safely and economically. The team has created predictive analytical models that rigorously represent […]

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Philippines looking to unbundle biofuels and more from oil prices to reduce anti-competitive behavior

Philippines looking to unbundle biofuels and more from oil prices to reduce anti-competitive behavior

October 16, 2019 |

In the Philippines, the Department of Energy is seeking to crack down on anti-competitive behavior when it comes to fuel pricing nationwide, an issue it is looking at even more closely since the drone attacks on a Saudi oil facility in September. The proposed oil deregulation law would unbundle fuel prices so they are easier […]

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DOE report identifies top 10 bio-blendstocks for LD gasoline

DOE report identifies top 10 bio-blendstocks for LD gasoline

October 14, 2019 |

In Washington state, the Department of Energy has released its Top Ten Blendstocks for Turbocharged Gasoline Engines report that identifies top blendstocks that can be derived from biomass and are suitable for further development and commercialization. These blendstocks are best suited for LD gasoline, boosted spark ignition (BSI) engines. The blendstocks were identified using a fuel […]

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MSU scores $2.7 million DOE grant to study sorghum genetics and crop modeling

MSU scores $2.7 million DOE grant to study sorghum genetics and crop modeling

October 2, 2019 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University researchers are part of a multi-university team that has been awarded a $2.7 million DOE grant for a new study on sorghum that melds differing sciences — from genomics to crop modeling. The aim is to identify and better understand genes that lead to improved growth and yield in various […]

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DOE awards Cornell researchers $2 million to study inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles’ role in bioenergy production

DOE awards Cornell researchers $2 million to study inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles’ role in bioenergy production

September 24, 2019 |

In New York state, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded an interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers $2 million to study the combination of inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles and bacterial cells for more efficient bioenergy conversion. The Cornell project was one of six selected by the DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research to explore microscopic […]

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EPA memo shows it granted 100% hardship waivers when DOE recommended only 50%

EPA memo shows it granted 100% hardship waivers when DOE recommended only 50%

September 24, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports an Environmental Protection Agency memo shows the agency approved full hardship waivers for small refineries even though the Department of Energy recommended only 50% relief for some of the applicants. The corn and biofuel industry is expected to push back further against the White House who promised a month ago for […]

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UC Santa Barbara researchers get $2.25 million DOE grant to research cellulosomes

UC Santa Barbara researchers get $2.25 million DOE grant to research cellulosomes

September 11, 2019 |

In California, with a $2.25 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy, a research group at the University of California Santa Barbara, along with collaborators at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), are poised to advance the knowledge of and technology for advanced biofuels. “Cellulosomes are multi-protein complexes of enzymes that work together to […]

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