DOE: up to $8.8M for algae tech innovations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of four additional projects from the Productivity Enhanced Algae and ToolKits funding opportunity to receive up to $8.8 million. “These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques for increasing the productivity of algae organisms…

DOE — up to $8 Million for “breakthroughs” in algae-based biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of three projects to receive up to $8 million, aimed at reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts. These projects aim to deliver high-impact tools and…

Algae in the DOE 2016 Billion-Ton Report

The U.S. Department of Energy’s just released 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy summarizes the most recent estimates of potential biomass that could be available for biorefining in the future. This report is the first in the Billion-Ton series to include algae in the biomass…

DOE requests info on bioproducts process verification

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories, and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing pilot- or process development-scale facilities with the capability to perform process verifications for biomass conversion pathways to biofuels…

DOE offers $15 Million for upping algal biomass yield

The U.S. Energy Department has announced up to $15 million in funding to develop technologies that are likely to succeed in producing 3,700 gallons of algal biofuel intermediate (or equivalent dry weight basis) per acre per year (gal/acre/yr) on an annualized average basis (not peak or projected)…

ASU wins $1Mil DOE algae research grant

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Arizona State University (ASU) a three-year, $1 million grant to fund the Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Capture and Membrane Delivery project aimed at enabling more large-scale cultivation of microalgae. ASU engineer Dr. Bruce Rittmann and physicist Dr. Klaus Lackner…

Duke-led consortium creating algal food and fuel

Kati Moore writes in Duke Environment that Dr. Zackary Johnson, Arthur P. Kaupe Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology in Marine Science at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has received a major grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a consortium to study…

DOE awards $18 million for algal bioproducts and biofuels

The U.S. Energy Department has announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs…

DOE algae project launches at Delhi, California

A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Biomass Energy Technologies Office (BETO) project, awarded to Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University) in collaboration with MicroBio Engineering, Inc., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory has begun operations at an existing…

DOE awards $3.5 million to Cellana for algal biofuels

The U.S. Energy Department has announced $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports…

DOE webinar on GM algae – May 22

Thursday, May 22 at 2:00 pm EDT the Department of Energy is hosting a webinar titled: Genetically Modified Algae: A Risk Benefit Analysis…

DOE pledges $3 million for clean energy business incubators

The U.S. Energy Department has announced $3 million to support clean energy business incubators that provide critical services to entrepreneurs and small businesses and accelerate the commercialization…

DoE reps discuss algae-based fuels

U.S. Department of Energy representatives gathered at Arizona State University Nov. 19-20 to discuss affordable, scalable and sustainable algae-based fuels with stakeholders in the field…

DOE to host Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshops

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office is inviting the algae industry to participate in Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshops, to be held on November 19-20 at Arizona State University…

DOE awards UA-led team $8M for biofuel

The University of Arizona (UA) is the lead institution for the Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed, or RAFT, partnership, which was recently awarded $8 million over four years by the Department of Energy…

AIM Interview: Dr. Isaac Berzin

It was in 2001 when Dr. Isaac Berzin, a PhD Chemical Engineer at MIT’s Center for Space Research, started to question the work of the Department of Energy’s Aquatic Species Program, the first major scientific collaboration looking at creating biofuel from algae…

New $10 mil DOE funding for algae biofuels

The U.S. Energy Department’s has announced up to $10 million to help unlock the potential of biofuels made from algae. The funding will support research projects aimed at boosting the productivity of…

$900K Grant to Cornell for New Bioreactors

A Cornell research team has received a $910,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to build a new type of bioreactor that efficiently delivers light and collects fuel produced by algae inside the reactor…

NRC Algal Biofuel Study Notes Concerns, Innovations Needed

According to a National Research Council (NRC) study released today—supported by the National Academy of Sciences and sponsored by the Department of Energy—scaling up the production of biofuels…

Sustainability Potential Highlights ABS Day Two

Day two of the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) and the world’s largest algae industry gathering, was highlighted by discussions about algae’s unique ability…

DOE Announces Renewable Energy Webinars

The Department of Energy (DOE) office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is offering webinars to the public on subjects ranging from how to adopt the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy…

RFI on Algal Biofuels and Intermediate Products

Fuels derived from algal biomass have the potential to contribute significantly to the pool of advanced biofuels, alongside fuels derived from terrestrial biomass, in meeting the volumetric mandates of the Renewable…

U.S. Funding $62M to Biofuels Industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Navy and Department of Energy are announcing $30 million in federal funding to match private investments in commercial-scale advanced drop-in biofuels….

Comments Wanted for Renewable Energy Projects Guide

The Energy Department has announced the publication of the draft Federal Renewable Energy Guide: Developing Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects at Federal Facilities Using Private…

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