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Growth Energy Responds to New York Times Citing Lark in Climate Forward Newsletter

(Growth Energy) The letter below was submitted to the editor of the New York Times after a recent subscriber-only newsletter included debunked claims about the environmental impact of bioethanol in a piece about sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). A May 2 newsletter on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

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Japanese Media Team Visits U.S. Ethanol Production Chain In Illinois

(U.S. Grains Council) Last week, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) led a group of Japanese journalists interested in biofuel production on a tour of several U.S. ethanol plants and organized meetings with supply chain leaders and policymakers to help the Japanese

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NREL Biomass Technology a Cornerstone of SAFFiRE Renewables Biofuel Pilot Plant Going Up in Kansas

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  On its path to opening a facility designed to turn agriculture residue into a scalable biofuel business, SAFFiRE Renewables, LLC plans to break ground on its pilot plant near Liberal, Kansas, in late 2024. In 2023,

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Algae: King Of Renewable Biofuels Or Fad Gone By?

by Grace Wu (Environmental Magazine) In recent years, algae has emerged as a potential renewable and less pollutive energy resource. Some species have high levels of fat, carbohydrates and proteins that can produce up to 30 times more energy than other

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UK Researchers Lead a National Team, Transforming Solid Waste into Aviation Fuel

by Jordan Strickler (University of Kentucky) In a move towards sustainable energy and waste management, the University of Kentucky has launched a pioneering research initiative that seeks to turn everyday trash into high-quality sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Titled "Surface Enhanced Smart Preprocessing

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EPA Approves Registration of Vertimass Green Gasoline Blends

(Vertimass)  VertiGas20, a renewable gasoline product, is now registered to be sold as 20% blends in conventional gasoline to help mitigate transportation carbon emissions -- Vertimass is pleased to announce that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved registration for

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Earth Day Spotlight: BETO Technology Manager Focuses Work on Agricultural Sustainability, Environmental, and Equity Justice Impacts

(U.S. Department of Energy)  ... BETO Technology Manager for Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR), Dr. Chenlin Li, is a DOE innovator supercharging the clean energy revolution with a commitment to stewardship of the planet’s natural resources. BETO’s RCR Program focuses on facilitating availability, reducing

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Argonne’s Decarbonization Scenario Model Analyzes Ambitious Pathways to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

(Argonne National Laboratory/Business Wire) -While the world would love to have a quick fix, there is no one specific pathway to stop or slow the rate of climate change. “The approach must take into account the transitioning energy demands across the economy,

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Current and Future Availability of Sustainable Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oak Ridge National Lab, in partnership with the US Department of Energy, aims to collect, review, and distribute the best available and citable global data on current biomass uses, and potential future availability as consistent as

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BRIDGES Office Hours --- Various dates in April-June 2024 --- ONLINE

Connect with National Laboratory Experts to Energize Your End-of-Year and Summer Bioenergy Learning  -- Receive guidance on implementing innovative, renewable energy summer learning programs based on national laboratory case studies and evidence-based best practices for educators and students! Register today for upcoming

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Nzyme2HC and Renewable H2 Production

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable H2 production that requires ~40% less electricity than state-of-the-art electrolysis> That’s the promise of early-stager Nzyme2HC. As the company puts it, “The amount of electricity required to produce green H2 must be significantly reduced. We

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AI is Accelerating Materials Science Discovery and Synthesis Exponentially

by Kent Goeking (LEC Partners/Biofuels Digest) One of the key barriers to the economic and technical success of many advanced energy technologies is the sub-optimum performance of critical inorganic materials used as catalysts, electrodes, dielectrics, and photovoltaics.  Oxide materials in particular,

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2023 Billion-Ton Report: An Assessment of U.S. Renewable Carbon Resources Informational Webinar --- April 16, 2024 --- ONLINE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will host a virtual informational webinar from 1:30pm – 2:30pm ET, on April 16, 2024, on the recently released 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23), an

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Terragia Secures $6M to Develop Cost-Competitive, Low-Carbon Biofuel Technology

(Trucking News/Terragia/Business Wire)  The startup expanded its leadership team with climate tech veteran Kristin Brief joining as CEO, Lee Lynd transitions to CTO. -- Terragia Biofuel, a technology startup aiming to drive the next generation of biofuels, today announced it has raised

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Southwest Airlines Acquires SAFFiRE Renewables and Strengthens Focus on Sustainability

(Southwest Airlines) Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announces the acquisition of SAFFiRE Renewables, LLC (SAFFiRE) as part of the investment portfolio of its wholly owned subsidiary Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures, LLC (SARV). SARV is dedicated to creating more opportunities for Southwest® to obtain

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Supply Chain Analysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To meet its defossilization goals, the US needs cost-effective solutions to provide conversion-ready feedstocks. A team of researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have undertaken a project to look at advanced supply system designs that utilize active

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Indicators for Waste-to-Energy Supply Chains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Development of a triple-bottom line sustainability (social, environment, economic) assessment tool for local government to evaluate trade-offs of different organic waste streams and energy conversion strategies can help achieve local/regional policy objectives over the current and

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ACT and NREL Forge Alliance to Drive Sustainable Aviation Innovation

(Aviation Climate Taskforce/PR Newswire)  The Aviation Climate Taskforce, Inc. (ACT) and The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have joined forces through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to bolster the collaboration and impact of both institutions in driving sustainable

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Global Impacts of Enhancing Domestic Ecosystem Carbon Sinks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 30-50% of the CO2 removals needed for a net zero U.S. economy could come via domestic terrestrial carbon sink enhancements. What’s needed? A project supported by DOE aims to specify U.S. cropland carbon sink strategies and

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2023 Billion-Ton Report: An Assessment of U.S. Renewable Carbon Resources

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is the 4th in a series of assessments of potential biomass resources available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Preprocessing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A team of researchers is working to develop science-based design and operation principles informed by TEA/LCA that result in predictable, reliable, and scalable performance of preprocessing unit operations. The comminution and fractionation manuals that industry needs

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Treating and Valorizing the Aqueous Phase from Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) --- March 19, 2024 --- ONLINE

Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) is becoming more and more popular as a process to efficiently valorize bio-based feedstocks, even those with a high moisture content. Besides biocrude, which represents the energy-dense product to be utilized in fuel production, relevant amounts of

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to an Efficient, Cost-Effective Anaerobic Digester

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A high production cost of renewable natural gas results from slow disintegration and hydrolysis of recalcitrant feedstocks in conventional AD leads to low productivity; low methane content of biogas produced from AD requires downstream purification; and

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Computational Models Can Accelerate and Scale Up Biomass Conversion

(U.S. Department of Energy) Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Computational Science Center are hard at work enabling the conversion of biomass to fuels and products at industrial scale. Computational tools can model biomass conversion at scales ranging from small lab beakers to

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Research Says Biomass Pretreatment Makes Biofuel Practical

(New Energy and Fuel) A new University of California – Riverside (UCR) study found that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make next-generation biofuel production both cost-effective and carbon neutral. The first step, breaking down the plant

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EcoFABs Could Lead to Better Bioenergy Crops

by Will Ferguson (Berkeley Lab) A greater understanding of how plants and microbes work together to store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil will help in the design of better bioenergy crops for the fight against climate change. Deciphering the

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Apply for Free Faculty Workshop This Spring! Integrating BRIDGES Bioenergy National Laboratory Case Studies --- May 15-17, 2024 --- Lemont, IL Applicaiton DEADLINE March 20, 2024

Apply today to help your students participate in the renewable energy transformation! The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will offer a free workshop for faculty May 15 – 17, 2024, to help cultivate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career pathways for college

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Clean Cities Coalitions 2022 Activity Report

by Mark Singer, Caley Johnson, and Alana Wilson (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) works with local Clean Cities coalitions across the country as part of its Technology Integration Program. These efforts help businesses

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Biomass Feedstock National User Facility Capabilities for MSW to SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Biomass Feedstock National User Facility (BFNUF) offers technology and expertise to help the U.S. bioenergy industry overcome biomass challenges during scale up and integration of biomass preprocessing facilities. The BFNUF is a congressionally designated, national

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Bioenergy Pioneer Awarded DOE’s Highest Recognition and Leaves an Extensive Legacy in the Renewable Energy Industry

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Kevin Craig retired in December 2023 after nearly two decades of service to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Starting as a chemical engineer analyzing coal and biomass gasification power systems and retiring as the

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RFA Honors Argonne Scientist Michael Wang with 2024 Award of Excellence

(Renewable Fuels Association) At the National Ethanol Conference today in San Diego, the Renewable Fuels Association presented its 2024 Award of Excellence to Dr. Michael Wang, an Argonne National Laboratory distinguished fellow, senior scientist, and director of the Systems Assessment Center

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The Pamplona Bioeconomy: Watch out, the Bulls Are Running

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The bioeconomy is on fire, and three tales reveal the extent to which the bulls are running. One in RNG, one in industrial furnaces, one in integrated cellulosic biorefining.  ... Hot RNG From Illinois comes word that Ameresco has

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New Research Pathway Uses Renewable Electricity to Produce Formic Acid from Carbon Dioxide

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This technology was developed in the BETO-funded CO2RUe consortium mission and can be used to produce sustainable aviation fuel.  -- Identifying routes to efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to an intermediate chemical which can be further upgraded to

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Are First-Generation Biofuels Sustainable?

(World Bio Market Insights) The sustainability of first-generation biofuels have attracted controversy, with questions around their true emissions savings and their impacts on other environmental metrics like water pollution and water consumption.  We look at recent scientific evidence on whether and how

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US Counties Are Blocking the Future of Renewable Energy: These Maps, Graphics Show How

by Elizabeth Weise, Stephen J. Beard, Suhail Bhat, Ramon Padilla, Carlie Procell, Karina Zaiets (USA TODAY)   Across America, local bans, moratoriums and construction impediments are blocking wind and solar energy with increasing levels of red tape.  ... The U.S. has set a goal

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New Genetic Strategy for Preventing Breakdown of Plant Oils Needed for Biofuels and Other Products

(Brookhaven National Laboratory/Phys.Org) Biologists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have demonstrated a new way to boost the oil content of plant leaves and seeds. As described in the journal New Phytologist, the scientists identified and successfully altered

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Funding Notice: Department of Energy Announces $29 Million to Drive Feedstock Innovation for Clean Energy Production DEADLINE March 14, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced $29 million in funding to drive research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of low-carbon-intensity, purpose-grown energy crops critical to accelerating a clean energy economy. The Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops funding

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Byproduct of Biofuel Production Shows Potential for Insect Pest Management

by Rob Morrison (PCT) Researchers from the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Michigan State University set out to determine whether byproducts from cellulosic biofuel production could be used to manage an array of

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OPINION: A Clean Transportation Fuels Standard Will Drive Down Emissions

by Travis Kellerman (Somos Solar/Albuquerque Journal) A critical piece of legislation is being considered this legislative session. HB 41, the Clean Transportation Fuels Standard bill, will revolutionize the clean fuel economy in New Mexico, accelerate the state’s transition to low- and

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On the Ground in Colorado, NREL Is Simulating Sustainable Aviation Fuel Combustion during Flight

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Laboratory Supports Industry in Fine-Tuning Sustainable Aviation Fuel Chemistry Ahead of Seeking Approval for Widespread Airplane Use -- ... But changes are coming for jet fuel, and the aviation industry is actively inviting

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15 AlgaePrize Teams Advance as Finalists in 2023–2025 Competition

(U.S. Department of Energy)  15 teams are advancing as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) AlgaePrize 2023–2025 competition.  --  Finalist teams were selected by a panel of judges who reviewed and scored the required 10-page research synopsis that

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Improving Operability in Cold Temperatures

by Scott Fenwick (Clean Fuels Alliance America/Biobased Diesel Daily)   The latest edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide is a valuable resource for those who blend, distribute or use biodiesel. Winter comes with plenty of transportation challenges, from frozen roads

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LanzaJet Celebrates Grand Opening of Freedom Pines Fuels Plant, the World's First Ethanol to Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Facility Government, Corporate, and Community

(LanzaJet/PR Newswire) Leaders Mark Historic Milestone as LanzaJet Launches Ground-breaking Next-Gen SAF Technology -- LanzaJet, a leading sustainable fuels technology company and sustainable fuels producer, today joined government officials, industry leaders, partners, and supporters to open LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels, the world's

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DOE Office of Technology Transitions Lab Call Concept Papers DEADLINE January 16, 3:00 p.m. ET

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking applications for the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Market Readiness (CLIMR) Lab Call. An estimated $37.7M–$44.7M is expected to be available to fund all projects solicited in

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Roads to Removal- Geologic Storage & Transportation

(Livermore Lab Foundation)  Geologic storage plays a crucial role in removing carbon from the atmosphere, offering a means of long-term storage for CO2. Building on existing comprehensive research on this topic, Roads to Removal researchers conducted a new analysis to determine

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Norfolk Southern Aims to Slash Emissions with Greater Use of Biofuels

by Joanna Marsh (Freight Waves) NS sets greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals for 2027 and 2034 -- Fuel management and consumption will be a key means to reduce GHG emissions, as fuel accounts for over 90% of NS’ scope 1 and 2

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Making the Case for Marine Biofuels

by Michael Kass (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Biodiesel Magazine)  The maritime industry is one of the most important transportation sectors, with more than 80% of all goods shipped via large container or cargo vessels that are powered using residual heavy fuel oil

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New BRIDGES Bioenergy Case Studies Resources Are Available for Your 2024 Curriculum!

(U.S. Department of Energy) New resources and 2024 Office Hours are available to help educators incorporate the Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge (BRIDGES) Program into their classroom curricula. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL),

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U.S Department of Energy Awards Team Led by Ginkgo Bioworks Funding to Develop Algal Crop Protection Solutions

(Ginkgo Bioworks)  Algae-based biotechnology can be used to drive forward clean energy solutions, such as sustainable aviation fuel, yet scaling algal biotechnologies for such purposes faces major barriers; The DOE has awarded a Ginkgo-led team — which also includes partners from Pacific

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DOE Issues Notice of Intent to Advance Low Carbon Feedstocks for Clean Energy Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office announced its notice of intent (NOI) to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that will drive the research and development (R&D) of low-carbon, purpose-grown energy crops leading to the deployment

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Dimensional Energy Secures $20 Million Series A Funding

(Dimensional Energy/Business Wire) Global leader in carbon utilization technology will use funds to accelerate sustainable aviation fuel production and the decarbonization of our economy. -- Dimensional Energy, Inc., a global leader in cutting-edge carbon utilization technology, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production and

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Carbon Removal, at County Scale

by Charlotte Levy  (Carbon 180/Medium) Roads to Removal charts the future of US carbon removal through a magnifying glass -- Roads to Removal is the latest brainchild of the Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory — and it’s unlike any report

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Accelerating Global Sustainable Waste Management: LanzaTech and Tadweer Explore Transforming Solid Waste into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(LanzaTech) Feasibility study aims to advance the US and UAE's bilateral partnership for accelerating clean energy by laying the groundwork for bolstering waste management’s role in a circular carbon economy  --  LanzaTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNZA), the carbon recycling company transforming waste

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo addresses the market need of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with sustainable alternatives, and is commercializing the next generation of advanced, bio-based renewable fuels with sustainable aviation fuel, renewable premium gasoline, and renewable natural gas that

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A Clear Road Ahead (ClearFlame Engine Technologies)

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) In the pursuit of decarbonization, diesel, the energy-dense fuel that powers industrial and commercial transport globally, is difficult to replace. ClearFlame Engine Technologies has developed a solution to this problem, using a cheaper and lower-carbon

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Clean Energy Achievements at COP28

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David M. Turk traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), where he led the U.S.

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DOE Releases First in Series of Reports Highlighting Pathways toward Clean Hydrogen EarthShot

(U.S. Department of Energy) Deputy Secretary of Energy Turk Announces Report’s Findings at COP28  --  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the findings of a report highlighting ways to achieve the Department’s goal of making hydrogen an affordable, abundant source

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ETHANOL: A Low-Cost Solution Available Today to Help Countries Meet Their COP Climate Commitments

(Renewable Fuels Association)  ... One energy source—ethanol—is already cutting GHG emissions in the U.S. and many other countries. But with the right policies and commitments, ethanol and other renewable fuels can play a much larger role in future emissions reductions by

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Newly Identified Algal Strains Rich in Phosphorous Could Improve Wastewater Treatment

by Justin Rickard (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Several algal strains with high capacities for phosphorus accumulation were isolated from wastewater. These strains have the potential to boost phosphorus recovery in wastewater treatment systems along with recovering harmful or valuable metals. Phosphorus in

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Maritime Decarbonization Action Plan ​Workshop --- December 11, 2023 --- ONLINE

The U.S. DOE, in partnership with DOT, EPA, and HUD, is developing a Maritime Decarbonization Action Plan as a supplement to the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization. The Plan includes pathways to decarbonizing vessels, adopting new fuels, decarbonizing ports

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America’s First Hydrogen-Powered Ferry Is Set to Sail

by Maria Gallucci (Canary Media) Switch Maritime aims to start operations early next year in San Francisco. It just raised $10M to help take zero-emissions ferries nationwide. -- America’s first hydrogen-fueled ferry is set to launch in San Francisco early next year after more

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Basics 2 Breakthroughs: Genetically Improving Sorghum for Biofuels

by Marilyn Sargent (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Bioscientist Anne Villacastin is using genetics to supercharge the growing power of sorghum, a cereal plant that humans have been cultivating for millennia. By adding genes from wheat, Villacastin and her colleagues at the Joint

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Ethanol as a Renewable Building Block for Fuels and Chemicals

by Robert A. Dagle, Austin D. Winkelman, Karthikeyan K. Ramasamy, Vanessa Lebarbier Dagle, and Robert S. Weber (Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research)  Three factors, (i) the ethanol “blend wall”, which limits its market as a transportation fuel, (ii) advances in production efficiency,

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Applications Open for Barbara McClintock Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship DEADLINE November 21, 2023

(Sandia National Laboratories)  Are you interested in research at the forefront of biological sciences? Are you interested in research that will lead to transformative breakthroughs in fundamental science and technologies from a national security perspective? If so, you could join our

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to HTL Technology Scale-up

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  HTL represents a processing technology that precludes the need to evaporate or dry the waste feed prior to conversion to fuel. In fact HTL requires that the feed be aqueous. HTL enables the conversion of the

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The Potential of Agrivoltaics for the U.S. Solar Industry, Farmers, and Communities

by Michele Boyd (U.S. Department of Energy) Large-scale solar energy installations are a relatively new form of development in many rural areas. Solar energy development can create clean energy, jobs, and other economic benefits in these communities. At the same time, the

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Ethanol Industry Still Waiting on Tax Guidance

by Carah Hart (Brownfield Ag News)  The CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association says the U.S. Treasury Department still hasn’t issued additional guidance on federal tax credits from the Inflation Reduction Act.     Geoff Cooper tells Brownfield he’s expecting an announcement anytime. “By

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House Biofuels Caucus Introduces GREET Act

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) House Biofuels Caucus Co-chairs Dusty Johnson (R-SD) Adrian Smith (R-NE), Angie Craig (D-MN), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) this week introduced the Adopt Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Act to direct the Environmental Protection Agency

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Newly-Engineered Enzymes Can Help Plants Produce More Biofuels

by Loukia Papadopoulos (Interesting Engineering) ... In order to improve the efficiency of converting grass plant biomass into biofuels and other bioproducts, plant biologists at the DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory have created a new type of enzymes that optimizes plants’ ability to develop biomass. These

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Technoeconomic Analysis and Life-Cycle Assessment for Separations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium is a National Laboratory-led effort, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, that is dedicated to identifying and overcoming separations challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Volatile Products Recovery

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium is a National Laboratory-led effort, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, that is dedicated to identifying and overcoming separations challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Adsorption-based ISPR for Bioproducts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium is a National Laboratory-led effort, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, that is dedicated to identifying and overcoming separations challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Adsorptive De-Nitrogenation as a Pathway to SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium is a National Laboratory-led effort, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, that is dedicated to identifying and overcoming separations challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Butanediol Separations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium is a National Laboratory-led effort, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, that is dedicated to identifying and overcoming separations challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Material Handling

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project with the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium analyzed a primary challenge in the design of a biorefinery — — the storage, transport, and reactor feeding of the biomass feedstocks, as material handling/feeding is prone

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NREL Analysis Shows Midwestern Electrofuels Could Become Energy Superheroes

by Zia Abdullah (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  More ethanol, fewer emissions, land with multiple purposes—there are several advantages of using renewable electricity to increase the carbon efficiency of biorefineries. --  ...  Made from carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial waste gases or directly

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Variability

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project with the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium analyzed the initial distribution of feedstock critical material attributes (CMAs) and strategies to manage this variability. Understanding key sources of biomass variability (e.g., growth conditions, harvest

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Alder Renewables Unlocks Carbon-Negative SAF via Miscanthus Breakthrough

by Tim Obitts and Derek Vardon (Alder Renewables/Biofuels Digest)  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from miscanthus Alder Renewable Crude (ARC) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 110% compared to conventional fossil jet fuel.* A purpose-grown energy crop, miscanthus can store roughly half

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Electrocatalytic CO2 Utilization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Low-temperature CO2 electrolysis is a promising pathway to produce low carbon intensity fuels and chemicals, offering advantages in scalability, process efficiency, and intermittent operation. Significant risks must be overcome for CO2 electrolysis to help meet 2050 decarbonization goals A

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Economics and Sustainability of CO2 Utilization Technologies with TEA and LCA

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project aims to perform techno-economic analysis (TEA), life cycle analysis (LCA), and water analysis of CO2 utilization (CO2U) technologies to address their costs and energy/environmental sustainability implications and to present economic and environmental

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to CO2 Utilization Markets, Resources, and Environmental and Energy Justice

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project aims to quantify resource availability and costs for CO2 utilization (CO2U) in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production to inform industry, technology communities, and policymakers on location-specific economic and societal impacts. It will provide

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Feasibility of Utilizing Electricity to Produce Intermediates from CO2 and Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project analyzed promising bolt-on compatible CO2 reduction pathways to fuels or products from standalone biorefineries, (2) Published a comprehensive strategic plan for achieving industrial decarbonization goals via CO2 conversion, with inclusion of outyear technical, cost,

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading of C2 Building Blocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A new DOE project aims to develop a novel catalytic upgrading technologies that enable cost-competitive conversion of cellulosic ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel. It aims to develop a commercially viable process within the concept of an

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Revolutionary Recycling Process Transforms Plastic Waste

(U.S. Department of Energy) Despite millions of Americans depositing their plastic waste into recycling bins, much of that waste, including flexible films, multilayer materials, and colored plastics, cannot be recycled cost-effectively. In fact, only 9% of plastics in the U.S. are

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SAF in Action: Carbon Negative Jet Fuel Made from Manure and More

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Wet waste—including food waste, manure, sewage, and inedible fats, oils, and greases—is a large source of methane emissions, a pollutant 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have created

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Ethanol: Context Missing on This Vital Fuel

by Brian Werner and Gary Prescher (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association/ Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council/Minneapolis Star Tribune) The Oct. 2 commentary discussing the climate impacts of Minnesota agriculture included several misleading statements and cherry-picked science to assert that ethanol is not

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading of C1 Building Blocks

A new DOE project aims to develop the centerpiece technology for an integrated biorefinery concept based on the conversion of renewable and waste sources of C1 intermediates (e.g., syngas, CO2, methanol) to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with improved carbon

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NREL Releases 6th Edition of Biodiesel Handling Guide

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released its sixth edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide, funded by Clean Fuels Alliance America to offer basic information on biodiesel’s proper and safe use to help fleets, blenders, distributors and

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Thermochemical Platform Analysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A recent DOE project aims to Improve Research Impacts by Providing Industrial Context, Maximize SAF and Heavy Fuels as Primary Products, Facilitate the Reuse of Existing Petroleum Refining Operations and mitigate scale-up risks feasible within lab/pilot

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Ethanol Still Makes Sense for Climate, Rural Communities

(Solutions from the Land)  ... Renewable corn energy seems a no-brainer compared to nonrenewable petroleum-based gasoline. Oil does not—and cannot—foster life like agriculture. And once oil is gone, it’s gone. But a working group of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) is

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Utilizing Electricity to Produce Intermediates from CO2 and Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project analyzed promising bolt-on compatible CO2 reduction pathways to fuels or products from standalone biorefineries; Published a comprehensive strategic plan for achieving industrial decarbonization goals via CO2 conversion, with inclusion of outyear technical, cost, and carbon intensity targets, and

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Ethanol Blog -- RFA Chief: EPA Science Board Using Bad Data to Question Corn Ethanol Emissions

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  As the EPA's Science Advisory Board meets Thursday and Friday, the ethanol industry is continuing to push back on the board's claim that there are "minimal or no climate benefits" in using corn ethanol in

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to CO2 Reduction and Upgrading for e-Fuels Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Commercial shipping and transportation expected to be difficult to electrify/decarbonize. Projected supply of traditional biomass feedstocks may be insufficient to fully meet global demand. CO2 as a feedstock could help meet SAF Grand Challenge. The CO2RUE

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Systems Development and Integration – Scale-Up Portfolio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) SDI directly supports BETO’s strategic goal to decarbonize the transportation sector through R,D, &D to produce cost-effective, sustainable aviation and other strategic fuels – By 2030, SDI aims to support scale-up of multiple biofuel production pathways

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the BETO Program for Systems Development and Integration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Technology is great — but energy is made by systems that integrate technology at scale. So, a critical part of the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office is its Systems development and integration programs. Who’s on the team,

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A Model System for Microalgae Production Forecasting

by Karthikeyan K. Ramasamy (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  In the world of biofuels over the past decade, the eyes of industry have increasingly focused on the potential for domestic microalgae to provide alternative energy with reduced carbon emissions. However, to use these

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BRIDGES Bioenergy 101 Webinar: Introducing Educators to Bioenergy National Laboratory Research --- September 14, 2023 --- ONLINE

Kick off the new school year with cutting-edge bioenergy resources that help students explore clean energy careers and build critical thinking skills! Join the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL), for a professional development

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Making Aviation Fuel from Biomass

by Nancy W. Stauffer (MIT Energy Initiative) MIT researchers are converting the plant material lignin into hydrocarbon molecules that could help make jet fuel 100 percent sustainable. ... Aviation fuel is a combination of two large classes of chemical compounds. Some 75 to

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DOE Awards $34 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen

(U.S. Department of Energy) Industry and University-Led Projects Across the Country Will Develop Technologies and Infrastructure for Efficient Hydrogen Production, Transport, and Storage -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (August 17, 2023) announced the award of nearly $34 million to

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Equatic’s Transformative Technology Allows Seawater to Capture & Store Carbon

(Equatic/Business Wire) Equatic White Paper Outlines Rigorous MRV Framework to Validate Process -- Carbon removal company Equatic has developed a revolutionary process that relies on seawater electrolysis to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2), while simultaneously producing clean hydrogen. A new white paper written

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NREL Highlights Sustainable Aviation Partnerships on National Aviation Day 2023

(Bioenergy International)  August 19 marks the birthday of Orville Wright, an American inventor credited for flying the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane in 1903. Marking the occasion on National Aviation Day 2023, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) celebrates the partnerships

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National Laboratory Pilot Plants Help Industry De-Risk Biofuel Processes

by Zia Abdullah (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) We are witnessing a renaissance of innovation in sustainable fuels. Established corporations and small startups around the world are proposing novel solutions for turning abundant renewable carbon resources into energy-dense, low-carbon fuels that are key

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Fairbanks Morse Defense, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Collaborate on Developing Alternative Fuel Technology for Marine Engines

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Newswise) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Department of Energy’s largest multidisciplinary laboratory, and Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development and integration

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Department of Energy Awards $2.5 Million to Accelerate Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) today announced $2.5 million in funding, with an industry match of $2.5 million, for four projects selected from the Base Annual Appropriations Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The TCF is administered

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Department of Energy Selects Three Projects to Help Industry Leverage FCIC Capabilities to Overcome Bioenergy and Bioproduct Challenges

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) awarded $2.18 million in funding to three projects as part of the 2023 Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Call by the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC). Funded and led by BETO,

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Taking a New Crack at the Cellulosic Code: Blue Biofuels Is Trying to Grow

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Blue Biofuels is trying to grow in multiple areas. From its home state of Florida, the aspirant advanced biofuel production company is trying to expand its know-how and commercial readiness with a novel mechano-chemical cellulosic

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CO2 Utilization: Biofuel from the Stack

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Utilization technologies are stimulating interest in ethanol producers’ constant coproduct, carbon dioxide. An initiative from the U.S. Department of Energy has formed the CO2 Reduction and Upgrading for E-fuels Consortium—or CO2RUe—made up of labs across the

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Releases Assessment of BQ-9000 Biodiesel Properties for 2022

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Data demonstrates high level of quality for BQ-9000 biodiesel users leading to improved specifications for OEM approvals. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released its Assessment of BQ-9000 Biodiesel Properties for 2022 with more data collected than

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Aviation Sector Buys into Cutting-Edge Ways to Reduce CO2 Footprint

by Ken Silverstein (Forbes) ... To that end, a new plant is breaking ground today in Washington State to transform CO2 into jet fuel — a technology that could clean up air travel. The U.S. Air Force has tested the product, affirming that

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Clearing the Runway

by Stephanie Seay (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists led the development of a supply chain model revealing the optimal places to site farms, biorefineries, pipelines and other infrastructure for sustainable aviation fuel production. The project focused on carinata,

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Electrifying the Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel: the Risks, Economics, and Environmental Benefits of Emerging Pathways Including CO2

by R. Gary Grim,  Dwarak Ravikumar, Eric C. D. Tan,  Zhe Huang, Jack R. Ferrell, III,  Michael Resch,  Zhenglong Li,b Chirag Mevawala, Steven D. Phillips, Lesley Snowden-Swan, Ling Tao  and Joshua A. Schaidle (Energy & Environmental Science/National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Pacific

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Production and Catalytic Upgrading of 2,3-Butanediol Fermentation Broth into Sustainable Aviation Fuel Blendstock and Fuel Properties Measurement

by Martin Affandy, Cheng Zhu, Marie Swita, Beth Hofstad, Dylan Cronin, Richard Elander,  and Vanessa Lebarbier Dagle (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Fuel)  With the increasing demand for sustainable supplies of aviation fuel and need to address

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New Issue Brief Challenges the EV Vision: Biofuels and a Technology Neutral Strategy the Better Approach

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  The widespread introduction of electric vehicles as a means of reducing carbon emissions presents a far greater challenge than the public is being led to believe, according to new research by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC). This

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Tri-Cities Researchers’ Discovery Could Mean Cheaper Bio-Based Fuel

by Steven Ashby (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Tri-City Herald) While it can take a century for some types of wood to fully decompose, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State University took a lesson from nature and discovered a

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Investments in Clean Energy and Transportation Innovations in the Federal and Private Sectors

(Energy and Environmental Study Institute) Key Takeaways   The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is working toward a 100 percent decarbonized electric grid by 2035. The power, transportation, industry, and building sectors are becoming

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Algae Are Versatile Organisms. Meet Three NREL Scientists Working to Unlock Their Full Energy Potential

byZia Abdullah (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Algae turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into biochemical energy. These researchers use genetic engineering, analysis, and material science to turn that energy into opportunity. Food, fertilizer, fuel, pollutant filter —the uses for algae are as

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Outlook and Lifecycle Characteristics of Alternative Marine Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The transportation Sector accounts for 33% of total US emissions and marine fuels are 3 percent of that- and they are famously hard to electrify. In this overview from the US Department of Energy’s BioEnergy

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Transforming Plants into Allies in the Fight against Climate Change

(U.S. Department of Energy/Oak Ridge National Laboratory/EurekAlert!)  ... At the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientists are leading research to transform plants into key drivers of decarbonization, from creating biomass crops for new fuels to enhancing the ability

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Southwest Airlines Wins Award for Innovation in Sustainability

by Daniela Castim (World Bio Market Insights) Southwest Airlines has been named a 2023 Sustainability, Environmental Achievement, and Leadership (SEAL) Business Awards winner in the Environmental Initiative category for its investment in SAFFiRE1, a pilot project supporting the development and production of SAF. The

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Bioenergy Bridge to Career Program Virtual Workshop --- Fridays July 14-August 4, 2023 --- ONLINE

The Bioenergy Bridge to Career Program Virtual Workshop is a four-day virtual event for undergraduate students interested in learning about the bioenergy field. It is sponsored by the Bioprocessing Separations Consortium which is dedicated to identifying and overcoming the challenges associated with

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Bioprocessing Separations Consortium Spotlights Three-Year Update and Announces Bioenergy STEM Workshop for Students! --- Fridays July 14-August 4, 2023 --- ONLINE

(U.S. Department of Energy)  While fossil fuels still dominate the energy landscape, biomass is becoming a power player in the clean energy revolution. Separating valuable compounds from other components – like isolating fuel molecules from water, microorganisms, and other organic material

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DOE Launches New Energy Earthshot to Decarbonize Transportation and Industrial Sectors

(U.S. Department of Energy) The Clean Fuels & Products ShotTM Will Reduce Emissions and Develop Cost-Effective Fuels and Products for Aviation, Marine, and Other Hard-to-Decarbonize Sector -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the launch of the Clean Fuels & Products

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Cooperative Research Pivotal for New Low Metals Grade of B100

(Clean Fuels Alliance America/Biodiesel Magazine) Based on compelling new biodiesel fuel quality data from some of the nation’s top research institutions, ASTM International has approved a new Low Metals (LM) grade of biodiesel in D6751, the ASTM specification for low-carbon B100 biodiesel

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DOE Selects Four National Laboratory-led Teams to Accelerate Commercialization of Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies with $15 Million in Funding

(U.S. Department of Energy) The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), in partnership with the Offices of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) and Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), today (May 17, 2023)  announced the selection of four projects at our National

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Separations Technology Critical to Converting Biomass to Low-Carbon Biofuel

(Argonne National Laboratory/Department of Energy Newswise) BETO Bioprocessing Separations Consortium spotlights projects from three-year work period -- Biofuel use to increase in the U.S. Biomass — organic material from plants, agricultural waste and wet waste, among others — has been in use since

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Tipping the Scale on CO2 Levels: Fast-Tracking Bioeconomy Decarbonization

by Mauricio Villegas (Koch Modular Process Systems/Biofuels Digest) ... When we consider the decarbonization of industrial processes, various methods exist to achieve this goal, including substituting non-petroleum feedstocks, recycling petroleum-based feedstocks, and CO2 capture. Below, we will explore three approaches applied today

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Bioenergy 101?: Introducing Educators and Students to National Laboratory Bioenergy Research Case Studies

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Are you interested in increasing your students’ bioenergy awareness by immersing them in a real-world national laboratory scenario?    Did you know that skills used to complete the Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge Program (BRIDGES) can prepare students to contribute to

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The Copper Key to More Efficient Biomass Breakdown

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Nonfood, plant-based biofuels have potential as a green alternative to fossil fuels, but the enzymes required for production are too inefficient and costly to produce. However, new research is shining a light on enzymes from fungi that could make

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Next Step in Alder’s Commercialization Journey: Introducing Pioneer & Full-Time Skid Operations

by y Matt Sherick and Derek Vardon (Alder/Biofuels Digest)  This week, Alder reached a key milestone in the scale-up of Alder Renewable Crude (ARC) production by commissioning a pilot skid at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Alder’s proprietary technology fractionates fast pyrolysis

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Workshop: Deploying Purpose-Grown Energy Crops for Sustainable Aviation Fuel --- June 6-7, 2023 --- Kansas City, MO Summary Report and Presentations Available

The Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge is the result of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other federal government agencies working together to develop a comprehensive strategy for scaling up

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Currently Used and Future Potential of Biomass Resources in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Billion Ton 23 update is coming. BETO needs a comprehensive biomass resource assessment that is end-use agnostic — for example, MSW and microalgae numbers in BT16 do not represent current BETO Analysis. There is

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IONIC – A 5-Letter Word for EARTH MONTH

Recycling WASTE from biofuel production COULD LOWER cost for future biorefineries. — IONIC liquids (ILs) have been SHOWN to be an excellent pretreatment solvent for biomass; the ILs prepare the PLANT matter to be broken down into its component SUGARs,

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From Concept to Commercialization: NREL’s Sustainable Aviation Fuels Program

by Zia Abdullah (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory supports the U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office with fundamental and applied research, development, and deployment (RD&D) designed to advance technologies to produce biobased energy, fuels, chemicals and products

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Researchers Find New Blends for Greener Gas in DOE Co-Optima Research

by Lynn Wendt (U.S. Department of Energy) In 2019, after three years of fuel and engine research, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative selected and recommended 10 different bio-blendstocks that could be used to make

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RFA to Senate Subcommittee: Ethanol Is a Cleaner Fuel for Cleaner Vehicles

(Renewable Fuels Association) In advance of a Senate subcommittee hearing today on the importance of cleaner vehicles, the Renewable Fuels Association stressed the importance of renewable fuels like ethanol in providing “an effective and immediate solution for reducing carbon emissions from liquid fuels

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Higher Ethanol Blends Support Transition to Low-Carbon Future

by Tom Doran (AgriNews) With the “unrealistic belief” that electric vehicles will overtake gasoline vehicles in a few years, a researcher said ethanol can play a key parallel role in curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Brian West shared his support of utilizing

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Against the Odds: Continuing down the Path Where Many Have Floundered, LanzaTech’s Momentum Is Undeniable.

by Katie Schroeder (SAF Magazine) When LanzaTech was founded in New Zealand in 2005, the company was born out of a desire to find solutions. At its inception, the founders were looking for a waste feedstock that was abundant and

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AlgaePrize Competition Technology Innovation: Developing the Next Generation of Bioenergy Professionals

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The 2022-2023 AlgaePrize competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and supported by the Algae Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, challenges students to become the next generation of

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Plant, Microbe Matchmaking for Better Bioenergy Crops

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have identified specific proteins and amino acids that could control bioenergy plants’ ability to identify beneficial microbes that can enhance plant growth and storage of carbon in soils. These proteins, called LysM receptor-like

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New Consortium Advances eFuels Technologies

by Erik Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Biobased Diesel Daily)  ... Those abundant wind and corn resources are contributing to the region’s leadership in renewable energy. Every year, Midwest states produce millions of gallons of ethanol and thousands of kilowatt-hours (kWHs)

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OTT Announces Energy I-Corps Lab Call DEADLINE April 28, 2023

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) today (March 8, 2023) announced an Energy I-Corps fiscal year 2023 (FY2023) call for proposals from DOE National Laboratories and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).

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New Consortium Advances Technologies that Use Renewable Electricity to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

(U.S. Department of Energy) A new consortium of five U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories is developing an integrated portfolio of technologies that use renewable electricity to upgrade carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuels and chemicals. The CO2 Reduction and Upgrading for E-Fuels Consortium (CO2RUe)

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Argonne, Progress Rail, Test Low-Carbon Fuels on the Path to Decarbonizing the Rail Industry

by Beth Burmahl (Argonne National Laboratory)  Alternative fuels will help the rail fleet lessen its carbon footprint  -- Argonne scientists will test bio- and renewable diesel fuel on a locomotive combustion test engine. In response to sustainability goals, the freight rail

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Agile BioFoundry 2023 Funding Opportunity DEADLINE April 21, 2023

(Agile BioFoundry)  The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Agile BioFoundry (ABF) consortium is overseeing a funding opportunity for industry partners to utilize ABF capabilities.   This funding opportunity provides resources to ABF teams to perform research on behalf of

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Techno-Economic, Feasibility, and Life Cycle Analysis of Renewable Propane

by Robert M. Baldwin, Mark R. Nimlos, and Yimin Zhang (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has engaged with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop information that is critical to understanding the current

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Taking a Diverse Approach Is Key to Carbon Removal, Says New Study

by Brendan Bane (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Phys.org)  Diversification reduces risk. That's the spirit of one key takeaway from a new study led by scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The effective path to limiting global warming

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Alder SAF100 – Accelerating Development for Next Generation Sustainable Fuels

by Derek Vardon & Bruno Miller  (Alder Fuels/Biofuels Digest)  Today, we are providing a high-level technical analysis of what we are calling Alder SAF100, a new and 100% sustainable replacement for petroleum-based jet fuel. To demonstrate the viability of reaching that crucial

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Big Oil Firms Touted Algae as Climate Solution. Now All Have Pulled Funding

by Amy Westervelt (The Guardian) Insiders aren’t surprised as ExxonMobil, the last remaining proponent of green algae biofuel, ends research -- Algae research was central to Exxon’s green marketing campaigns for years, and frequently criticized as greenwashing rather than a genuine research effort. But

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NREL: Regional Analysis Can Help Accelerate Deployment of SAF

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Made from nonpetroleum sources like waste and biomass, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has the potential to reduce aviation greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent or more compared to fossil-derived jet fuel. The aviation industry

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DOE Announces $590 Million to Increase Bioenergy Research

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Funding to Four Bioenergy Research Centers Will Help Strengthen Diversity of Domestic Clean Energy Sources, Enhance Our Energy Security, and Revitalize Rural Economies -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $590 million to renew its

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