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A Virtual Visit to Bioenergy Research at the National Laboratories

Posted on October 22, 2014 16:25 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin



The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is offering this virtual open house of its national laboratories—the facilities at the core of BETO’s research and development.

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Interactive Sustainability: Quantifying Our Energy Footprint

Posted on September 26, 2013 13:28 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

A fully graphical tool box to perform life-cycle analysis simulations of alternative transportation fuels and vehicle technologies


Tracking sustainability metrics—for bioenergy that does not compromise environmental quality and the availability of food, feed, fiber, and water—has never been easier or more interactive! Due to the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) dedicated work with national labs and other partners to develop the nation’s bioenergy industry, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has released two interactive, online tools to assess the resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with biofuel production.

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Going Green in Illinois: A National Lab Talks Biomass on Marginal Land

Posted on July 16, 2013 08:38 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

attendees at ANL workshop


Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), a partner of the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), is engaging landowners in Illinois about opportunities to join the bioindustry by capitalizing on an underutilized resource: marginal land. The laboratory had plenty of ideas to share about marginal land usage at its recent “Bioenergy Crops in Central Illinois” workshop. 

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Enhancing Feedstock Research at a New State-of-the-Art Facility

Posted on May 17, 2013 08:00 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

INL ESL


Bioenergy and feedstock research is a complex process. Laboratories, research institutions, and private partners each focus on distinct steps in the supply chain, such as specific harvesting or logistical technologies or cross-cutting analytical capabilities. In order to create reliable, cost-competitive bioproducts and biofuels, all of these disparate efforts have to be meticulously coordinated to ensure that the most up-to-date information on feedstock production, logistics, harvesting, processing, distribution, and end use is available. The Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL)—a U.S. Department of Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) partner—is now fulfilling a critical role by enabling a unified research approach to the feedstock supply and logistics process. 

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Catalyst Creation

Posted on April 15, 2013 11:44 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

Researchers working at IACT


Funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the Institute for Atom-Efficient Chemical Transformations (IACT) is performing multifaceted research and development to advance use of biomass as a viable energy resource. 

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Crafting the Future of Blue-Green Algae Biofuels

Posted on February 20, 2013 08:53 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

Cyanobacteria


Could the future of algae-based compounds be blue green?

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) might say yes. A team led by Principal Investigator Jianping Yu has made significant progress toward crafting an advanced strain of cyanobacteria that could redefine the future of algal biofuel production. 

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Bioenergy Post-Doc Profile Series: Sarah Hobdey

Posted on September 21, 2012 08:09 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

Head shot of Sarah Hobdey

The Bioenergy Technologies Office supports four post-doctoral researchers at various national labs. They are an important part of the Office's portfolio of applied research and development activities happening all across the nation, and our post-docs reflect our strong commitment to strengthen the bioenergy industry and create green jobs. We've profiled the Bioenergy Technologies Office post-docs right here over the past two days, so be sure to check out the posts from earlier this week to meet David Lampert and Padmaja Gunda and learn more about their research. But today, let's meet Sarah Hobdey to close out our Post-Doc Profile Series.

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Bioenergy Post-Doc Profile Series: Padmaja Gunda

Posted on September 20, 2012 08:02 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

Head shot of Padmaja Gunda

The Bioenergy Technologies Office supports four post-doctoral researchers at various national labs. They are an important part of the Office's portfolio of applied research and development activities happening all across the nation, and our post-docs reflect our strong commitment to strengthen the bioenergy industry and create green jobs. This week we're profiling the Bioenergy Technologies Office post-docs right here, so be sure to check back to meet them and learn more about their research. Yesterday, we highlighted David Lampert; next up, we have Padmaja Gunda.



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Bioenergy Post-Doc Profile Series: David Lampert

Posted on September 19, 2012 12:35 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

Head shot of David Lampert

The Bioenergy Technologies Office supports three post-doctoral researchers at various national labs. They are an important part of the Office's portfolio of applied research and development activities happening all across the nation and our post-docs reflect our strong commitment to strengthen the bioenergy industry and create green jobs. We'll be profiling the Bioenergy Technologies Office post-docs right here over the next three days, so be sure to check back to meet them and learn more about their research. First up, we have David Lampert.

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