Tag: U.S. Department of Energy

DOE announces $162M to decarbonize cars and trucks, includes electric, renewable fuels, hydrogen

DOE announces $162M to decarbonize cars and trucks, includes electric, renewable fuels, hydrogen

April 25, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy unveiled two funding opportunities totaling more than $162 million to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions among cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles and will focus on electrifying freight trucking, as well as plug-in hybrid systems using renewable biofuels, and hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. EERE’s Vehicle Technologies […]

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DOE launches design, construction of $75M grid energy storage research facility

DOE launches design, construction of $75M grid energy storage research facility

March 14, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy is beginning design and construction of the Grid Storage Launchpad, a $75 million facility located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington that will boost clean energy adaptation and accelerate the development and deployment of long-duration, low-cost grid energy storage. “The Grid Storage Launchpad facility will […]

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U.S. DOE funding opportunity for algae-based carbon capture tech

U.S. DOE funding opportunity for algae-based carbon capture tech

January 3, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Algae Biomass Organization reports that this month the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy is expected to announce a new funding opportunity for projects focusing on the development of algae-based technology that utilizes carbon dioxide from power systems or other industrial sources as a feedstock. The DOE’s announcement notes that […]

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U.S. Department of Energy releases SBIR and STTR funding opportunities

U.S. Department of Energy releases SBIR and STTR funding opportunities

November 17, 2020 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced a funding opportunity under its SBIR and STTR programs. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development with the potential for commercialization. BIOENERGY The […]

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NREL recycles biorefinery waste streams to create high-value chemical products

NREL recycles biorefinery waste streams to create high-value chemical products

November 15, 2020 |

In Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), developed a method to isolate organic compounds, specifically the monomers which are precursors to everyday materials like plastics, out of biorefinery aqueous waste. The NREL team addressed the thermochemical conversion strategy of catalytic fast […]

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Co-Optima call for white papers: Directed Funding Opportunity for bioblendstocks

Co-Optima call for white papers: Directed Funding Opportunity for bioblendstocks

November 15, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) National Laboratory consortium is overseeing a Directed Funding Opportunity (DFO) which seeks proposals to advance foundational knowledge at the fuel-engine interface, as well as applied research and development focused on advancing technologies that move promising bio-blendstocks and combustion approaches identified in Co-Optima closer to commercial […]

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DOE issues RFI related to enhanced weathering as mechanism for CO2 removal

DOE issues RFI related to enhanced weathering as mechanism for CO2 removal

October 18, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy issued a request for information seeking viewpoints regarding research and development needs associated with specific challenges to enhanced weathering (EW) as a mechanism to capture and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This RFI seeks to understand the current state of the art for EW including: Disposition […]

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U.S. Department of Energy announces $27M in plastics R&D, LanzaTech, Algenesis, BASF, Pepsi, Stora Enso, ADM, AltAir included

U.S. Department of Energy announces $27M in plastics R&D, LanzaTech, Algenesis, BASF, Pepsi, Stora Enso, ADM, AltAir included

October 18, 2020 |

What does plastic have to do with the bioeconomy? Well, everything. It’s about taking plastic waste, breaking it down into building blocks and converting it into a valuable treasure and it’s about creating biobased plastics. News from the U.S. Department of Energy on their $27 million in funding for plastics recycling and new biobased plastics […]

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8 Rivers Capital wins 7 DOE carbon capture grants work over $30M

8 Rivers Capital wins 7 DOE carbon capture grants work over $30M

August 2, 2020 |

In North Carolina, 8 Rivers Capital, LLC, was awarded 7 US Department of Energy grants worth over $30 Million to further develop its world-leading carbon capture technologies for flexible clean electricity that allows customers to achieve their net-zero ambitions. These projects will advance the Allam-Fetvedt Cycle, Lime Direct Air Capture, and the Carbon8 technologies invented […]

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DOE selects 3 projects to get $1M for bioenergy and feedstock technologies

DOE selects 3 projects to get $1M for bioenergy and feedstock technologies

July 19, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy selected Catalyxx, Inc., Forest Concepts and Pyran as the three projects to receive approximately $1 million in funding to leverage the unique computational capabilities at DOE’s National Laboratories. The projects will address technical challenges in bioenergy feedstock handling and logistics, as well as catalyst design and development. […]

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