Tag: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Co-Optima determines predictor of fuel performance, develops roadmap for biofuels design

Co-Optima determines predictor of fuel performance, develops roadmap for biofuels design

December 6, 2020 |

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers working alongside Co-Optima collaborators from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, determined it’s not so much the chemistry of a fuel that predicts performance, but rather its properties that hold the key to identifying a candidate with the potential for success, which […]

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Multifunctional microbe simplifies processing of plant-derived fuels, chemicals

Multifunctional microbe simplifies processing of plant-derived fuels, chemicals

September 20, 2020 |

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have modified a single microbe to simultaneously digest five of the most abundant components of lignocellulosic biomass. This is a big step forward in the development of a cost-effective biochemical conversion process to turn plants into renewable fuels and chemicals. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy […]

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ORNL scientists invent plant-based materials to grow nation’s bioeconomy

ORNL scientists invent plant-based materials to grow nation’s bioeconomy

June 7, 2020 |

In Tennessee, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing new and valuable uses for lignin, a byproduct of biorefineries and the pulp and paper industry. These new product streams can take advantage of the natural properties of lignin in biomass to create materials with unique performance advantages. ORNL’s lignin-based inventions include: Renewable composites for […]

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Two ORNL researchers receive DOE early career funding awards

Two ORNL researchers receive DOE early career funding awards

June 24, 2018 |

In Tennessee, two Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers specializing in neutron and chemical science are among 84 recipients of Department of Energy’s Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards. The program supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by […]

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Renewable fuel from vehicle exhaust: Oak Ridge’s catalytic breakthrough

Renewable fuel from vehicle exhaust: Oak Ridge’s catalytic breakthrough

October 27, 2016 |

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory have come up with a highly-efficient process to make liquid fuels directly from carbon dioxide and water. Because burning fuels in an internal combustion engine produces CO2 and water as its byproducts, the new discovery is, essentially, a form of reverse combustion. It’s a simple concept, but over the […]

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