Tag: NREL

NREL scientists advance renewable hydrogen production method

NREL scientists advance renewable hydrogen production method

May 8, 2022 |

In Colorado, perovskite materials may hold the potential to play an important role in a process to produce hydrogen in a renewable manner, according to an analysis from scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The NREL scientists analyzed an emerging water-splitting technology called solar thermochemical hydrogen (STCH) production, which can be potentially more energy […]

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The “green crude” SAF alternative: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Alder Fuels

The “green crude” SAF alternative: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Alder Fuels

May 1, 2022 |

Alder Fuels’ Chief Technology Officer, Derek Vardon, shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC highlighting how they are seeing a future of gathering energy instead of drilling for it and how the solution for sustainable fuel is a load of rubbish – literally forest and agricultural residents and waste. Find out what the economies-of-scale savings […]

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NREL bioengineering process makes biobased flocculants for commercial use possible

NREL bioengineering process makes biobased flocculants for commercial use possible

March 27, 2022 |

In Colorado, new patented technology from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory makes it possible to produce flocculants from biomass, providing an environmentally sustainable and cost-competitive alternative to chemicals currently made from petroleum. Mars Materials was granted an option for an exclusive license to use NREL’s renewable acrylonitrile technology in producing bio-based […]

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On the Move – NREL, Aemetis, BASF, Store Enso, Finnair, BrightNight

On the Move – NREL, Aemetis, BASF, Store Enso, Finnair, BrightNight

March 7, 2022 |

We are now a few months into 2022 but there are still some changes going on with personnel moves in the bioeconomy. From Aemetis President Andy Foster elected to the Board of Opportunity Stanislaus to several BASF and Store Enso leadership changes, a new Finnair CIO and BrightNight CFO, it’s an exciting time to work […]

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Green electricity opens doors to low-emission alternatives for making fuels and chemicals

Green electricity opens doors to low-emission alternatives for making fuels and chemicals

February 27, 2022 |

In Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists and collaborators stake the boundaries of producing chemicals and fuels from carbon dioxide, biomass, and renewable electricity with extensive data, broad analyses, and detailed models. “Essentially, we are talking about an intersection of electrification and utilization of low-carbon feedstocks like carbon dioxide and biomass,” said Joshua Schaidle, National […]

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Plant-based epoxy enables recyclable carbon fiber

Plant-based epoxy enables recyclable carbon fiber

January 30, 2022 |

In Colorado, 10 times stronger than steel, nearly half the weight of aluminum, far stiffer than fiberglass—carbon fiber carries a package of advantages, yet is expensive and still needs perfecting to become economical for mass market vehicles. But thanks to NREL researchers and advances in biobased material design, recycling carbon fiber at an industrial scale […]

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NREL’s Catalyst Property Database can accelerate biofuels research

NREL’s Catalyst Property Database can accelerate biofuels research

January 16, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers developed a public, online library of catalyst data, the Catalyst Property Database, which could be fertile ground for breakthroughs in catalytic technologies needed to turn renewable biomass or waste materials into sustainable transportation fuels and here are 3 ways the CPD can accelerate biofuels research. The tool […]

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NREL Seeks Applications for 2022 Executive Energy Leadership Program

NREL Seeks Applications for 2022 Executive Energy Leadership Program

December 26, 2021 |

In Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking applicants for its 2022 Executive Energy Leadership Program—otherwise known as Energy Execs. Energy Execs provides industry and community leaders an opportunity to learn about the latest advanced energy technologies, which will help guide their organizations in future energy-related decisions and planning. […]

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Forget Sci-Fi—This NREL biotech could actually help colonize Mars

Forget Sci-Fi—This NREL biotech could actually help colonize Mars

December 12, 2021 |

In Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists and partner Nzyme2HC are actively exploring if astronauts can use NREL’s patented ethylene-emitting cyanobacteria in closed systems to manufacture building materials on Mars. Leveraging technology previously supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, NREL scientists are pivoting the technology to the potential for Mars exploration. […]

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NREL’s SAF pilot program receives additional $350K funding for SAF research

NREL’s SAF pilot program receives additional $350K funding for SAF research

December 5, 2021 |

In Colorado, the Bioenergy Technologies Office has awarded an additional $350,000 in funding to scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop a pilot scale system for turning biomass into sustainable aviation fuel and is based on the NREL team’s latest research on using its fully integrated process to produce a fuel precursor, in […]

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