Tag: U.S. Department of Energy

3B by ’30: Big Moves by Big Players, 9 Key White House SAF Announcements and more

3B by ’30: Big Moves by Big Players, 9 Key White House SAF Announcements and more

September 9, 2021 |

  It was as busy as a mosh pit, as coordinated and fluid as Astaire and Rogers — the penny dropped on what the Unites States of America plans to do about sustainable aviation fuels, with more than a dozen companies and government agencies in the mix, as US airlines agreed to reach 3 billion […]

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U.S. DOE announces $24M for carbon capture and storage research

U.S. DOE announces $24M for carbon capture and storage research

August 22, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy announced $24 million in funding for nine research projects to explore and develop new methods of capturing and storing carbon from the air. Direct Air Capture (DAC) is an expanding field in decarbonization and a key facet of the plan to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. These […]

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New report identifies top 13 biomass blendstocks to reduce vehicle emissions

New report identifies top 13 biomass blendstocks to reduce vehicle emissions

August 22, 2021 |

In Washington, researchers from PNNL and the U.S. Department of Energy Co-Optima initiative identified the top 13 diesel fuel blendstocks from biomass resources that could reduce harmful emissions from medium- to heavy-duty diesel vehicles. The top 13 blendstocks include hydrocarbons, esters, and ethers that have the potential to reduce GHG emissions by at least 60% […]

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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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DOE announces technical assistance for local governments on waste-to-energy

DOE announces technical assistance for local governments on waste-to-energy

July 11, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office and National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced the Phase 1 selections for the Waste-to-Energy Technical Assistance for Local Governments Program, which was created to mobilize national laboratory analyses and technical expertise around energy and resource recovery from organic waste streams (e.g. food waste, sewage sludge, […]

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DOE invests $35M to dramatically reduce carbon footprint of biofuel production

DOE invests $35M to dramatically reduce carbon footprint of biofuel production

May 16, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy announced $35 million in funding that will help slash carbon emissions and scale up the volume and efficiency of renewable biofuel. The 15 awarded research projects are housed at colleges, universities, and labs across nine states and will advance new technologies to decarbonize biorefining processes used across […]

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DOE Fuel-Engine research reveals potential to cut emissions, boost vehicle efficiency

DOE Fuel-Engine research reveals potential to cut emissions, boost vehicle efficiency

May 9, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., a new research report highlights the most significant breakthroughs of the last year in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative, with details on findings that could translate into significant greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions reductions, including renewable fuel use. This collaborative research effort has brought together […]

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BETO looking for bioenergy, biofuels subject matter experts

BETO looking for bioenergy, biofuels subject matter experts

May 9, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office is in need of subject matter experts to review research funding applications. BETO’s Scale-Up and Conversion Funding Opportunity Announcement is currently accepting applications in several areas including bioenergy technology scale-up, clean cellulosic sugar production, bioprocess separations, wood heater efficiencies, renewable natural gas. To apply […]

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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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