Tag: NREL

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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NREL study show most vehicles likely compatible with E10 and E15

NREL study show most vehicles likely compatible with E10 and E15

November 23, 2021 |

In Colorado, a new study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is out now that shows all vehicles in the study countries are highly likely to be compatible with E10. Motorcycles and scooters similarly analyzed in India and Indonesia have full compatibility with E10, and many are also compatible […]

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DiviGas, Neste, Toyota, Ballard, COP26 pledges, PNNL, NREL, others are hot on hydrogen

DiviGas, Neste, Toyota, Ballard, COP26 pledges, PNNL, NREL, others are hot on hydrogen

November 21, 2021 |

It’s been a hot week for hydrogen with DiviGas securing $3.6 million in seed funding for the commercialization of a new next-generation polymeric hydrogen separation membrane that is a filter at a molecular level that purifies hydrogen and helps capture the associated CO2. The disruptive membrane will help reduce emissions by >1000 Million Tons of […]

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Cool Corn Competition – A look behind NCGA’s 6 Consider Corn Challenge III winners

Cool Corn Competition – A look behind NCGA’s 6 Consider Corn Challenge III winners

November 14, 2021 |

News from the Windy City came in that Låkril Technologies, a newly launched start-up company has already licensed catalyst technology from the University of Minnesota to convert corn-derived lactic acid to bio-based acrylics that provide at least 35% CO2 reduction from today’s petroleum-derived acrylics. Does Låkril sound familiar? How about BioAstra Technologies? Catalyxx? Sylvatex? Danimer […]

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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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NREL researchers develop process for diesel and jet fuel intermediate from biomass

NREL researchers develop process for diesel and jet fuel intermediate from biomass

October 11, 2021 |

In Colorado, scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a fully integrated process to produce a promising precursor for diesel and jet fuel from lignocellulosic biomass, and for less expense than the selling price of the same material from petroleum.  The process established by NREL researchers is energy-efficient and results in a 50% […]

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Billion dollar breakthrough: Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator reaches new milestone

Billion dollar breakthrough: Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator reaches new milestone

September 12, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), managed by NREL, has reached a milestone: Its portfolio of startup companies has raised more than $1.1 billion in external funding since joining IN2. Partnering with companies such as Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the world’s largest independent plant science research institute, allows NREL to continue […]

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New methods help integrate renewable hydrogen with waste CO2 to produce clean fuels

New methods help integrate renewable hydrogen with waste CO2 to produce clean fuels

September 5, 2021 |

In Colorado, a National Renewable Energy Laboratory duo known for pushing the limits of power-to-gas is innovating another direction for renewable hydrogen, focused on upcycling carbon waste streams into key energy products. The NREL team is focused on tightly integrating two processes—renewable hydrogen production and downstream chemical reactions—to cut the capital costs and improve the […]

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Researchers examine anaerobic digestion, hydrothermal liquefaction as landfills fill up

Researchers examine anaerobic digestion, hydrothermal liquefaction as landfills fill up

August 29, 2021 |

In Colorado, the expected decline in the number of landfills across the United States coupled with bans on disposing large amounts of organic waste in landfills that have been enacted in multiple states has prompted researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to examine other ways to grapple with […]

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Power to Predict: NREL model benefits biomass-to-fuel reactor design

Power to Predict: NREL model benefits biomass-to-fuel reactor design

August 15, 2021 |

In California, National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers can accurately predict reaction rates and optimal conditions for making biofuels. Their secret? Complex math to sketch the intricate chemistry and physics that drive catalytic fast pyrolysis. Small changes to the design of catalytic fast pyrolysis (CFP) reactors can lead to big fluctuations in the quality and quantity […]

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