Tag: DOE

NovoNutrients gets $300K from DOE program for CO2 to feed technology

NovoNutrients gets $300K from DOE program for CO2 to feed technology

July 11, 2019 |

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $600,000 in federal funding for two projects that fall under the High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls) program.  One of the projects caught The Digest’s eye in particular – California-based NovoNutrients‘ fermentation technology which utilizes energy from hydrogen to transform industrial carbon dioxide emissions into premium animal feed ingredients and […]

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DOE looking for nominations for Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

DOE looking for nominations for Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

June 25, 2019 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy has called for nominations to its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, applications for which are due on June 30. Nominations this year are needed for the following categories in order to address the Committee’s needs: (D) 2 prominent engineers or scientists from government (non-federal) or academia that […]

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Brookhaven Lab researchers develop catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol

Brookhaven Lab researchers develop catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol

June 10, 2019 |

In New York state, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Arkansas have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be generated from renewable resources. The catalyst, described in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, steers the […]

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BETO and national labs dedicating May and June to renewable biomass feedstocks

BETO and national labs dedicating May and June to renewable biomass feedstocks

June 3, 2019 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and its National Laboratories are dedicating the months of May and June to public exploration of renewable biomass feedstocks, many of which can be found right outside your window. These feedstocks are used for production […]

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DOE announces funding opportunity for next generation energy manufacturing materials

DOE announces funding opportunity for next generation energy manufacturing materials

May 9, 2019 |

In Washington, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports federal investment in innovative, early-stage advanced manufacturing applied research and development (R&D) projects that focus on specific high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges. The topics are aimed at foundational energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies that impact areas relevant to manufacturing processes (where energy costs are a determinant […]

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EPA receives waiver application input from DOE but no date on decisions

EPA receives waiver application input from DOE but no date on decisions

May 2, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has at last received input from the Department of Energy on its recommendations regarding the 2018 hardship waiver applications submitted by smaller refineries. There are currently 40 outstanding applications awaiting decision from the 2018 compliance year. The long-awaited decision could come around the end of May […]

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Spero Renewables signs $1.6 million deal with DOE to scale up SPERLU™ technology

Spero Renewables signs $1.6 million deal with DOE to scale up SPERLU™ technology

April 15, 2019 |

In California, Spero Renewables, announced a $1.6 million cooperative agreement with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable energy division of the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and scale-up production of the company’s SPERLU™ technology. Spero’s proprietary SPERLU™ technology produces polymers from plant-based sources, like wood pulp. The resulting polymers are renewable, much more […]

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DOE researchers look at circadian clock of fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria

DOE researchers look at circadian clock of fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria

April 2, 2019 |

In Washington state, fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria might not complain about jet lag. But like humans, their physiologies adhere to a roughly 24-hour cycle of behavioral patterns in the absence of external cues. Organisms that experience recurring day and night cycles have evolved a biochemical oscillator or circadian clock. This clock determines which activities, from […]

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EPA says 2018 hardship waiver approval process held up by DOE delays

EPA says 2018 hardship waiver approval process held up by DOE delays

April 2, 2019 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator has thrown the spotlight on the Department of Energy, blaming them for delays in approving hardship waiver applications from 2018. The approvals were meant to be announced by the end of March but the DOE is yet to send the EPA its input. The administrator expects the delays […]

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Lygos awarded 3 innovation research grants to advance biochemicals

Lygos awarded 3 innovation research grants to advance biochemicals

March 17, 2019 |

In California, Lygos Inc., producer of specialty chemicals, announced three innovation research grants totaling $750,000 of non-equity funding to support advanced research and development. These funds have been awarded through separate grants from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). “These three grants […]

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