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  1. Global Simulation of Bioenergy Crop Productivity: Analytical framework and Case Study for Switchgrass

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    Nair, S. Surendran; Nichols, Jeff A. {Cyber Sciences}; Post, Wilfred M; Wang, Dali; Wullschleger, Stan D; Kline, Keith L; Wei, Yaxing; Singh, Nagendra; Kang, Shujiang

    2014-01-01

    Contemporary global assessments of the deployment potential and sustainability aspects of biofuel crops lack quantitative details. This paper describes an analytical framework capable of meeting the challenges associated with global scale agro-ecosystem modeling. We designed a modeling platform for bioenergy crops, consisting of five major components: (i) standardized global natural resources and management data sets, (ii) global simulation unit and management scenarios, (iii) model calibration and validation, (iv) high-performance computing (HPC) modeling, and (v) simulation output processing and analysis. A case study with the HPC- Environmental Policy Integrated Climate model (HPC-EPIC) to simulate a perennial bioenergy crop, switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) and global biomass feedstock analysis on grassland demonstrates the application of this platform. The results illustrate biomass feedstock variability of switchgrass and provide insights on how the modeling platform can be expanded to better assess sustainable production criteria and other biomass crops. Feedstock potentials on global grasslands and within different countries are also shown. Future efforts involve developing databases of productivity, implementing global simulations for other bioenergy crops (e.g. miscanthus, energycane and agave), and assessing environmental impacts under various management regimes. We anticipated this platform will provide an exemplary tool and assessment data for international communities to conduct global analysis of biofuel biomass feedstocks and sustainability.

  2. Functional Genomics of Drought Tolerance in Bioenergy Crops

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    Yin, Hengfu [ORNL; Chen, Rick [ORNL; Yang, Jun [ORNL; Weston, David [ORNL; Chen, Jay [ORNL; Muchero, Wellington [ORNL; Ye, Ning [ORNL; Tschaplinski, Timothy J [ORNL; Wullschleger, Stan D [ORNL; Cheng, Zong-Ming [ORNL; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL; Yang, Xiaohan [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    With the predicted trends in climate change, drought will increasingly impose a grand challenge to biomass production. Most of the bioenergy crops have some degree of drought susceptibility with low water-use efficiency (WUE). It is imperative to improve drought tolerance and WUE in bioenergy crops for sustainable biomass production in arid and semi-arid regions with minimal water input. Genetics and functional genomics can play a critical role in generating knowledge to inform and aid genetic improvement of drought tolerance in bioenergy crops. The molecular aspect of drought response has been extensively investigated in model plants like Arabidopsis, yet our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying drought tolerance in bioenergy crops are limited. Crops exhibit various responses to drought stress depending on species and genotype. A rational strategy for studying drought tolerance in bioenergy crops is to translate the knowledge from model plants and pinpoint the unique features associated with individual species and genotypes. In this review, we summarize the general knowledge about drought responsive pathways in plants, with a focus on the identification of commonality and specialty in drought responsive mechanisms among different species and/or genotypes. We describe the genomic resources developed for bioenergy crops and discuss genetic and epigenetic regulation of drought responses. We also examine comparative and evolutionary genomics to leverage the ever-increasing genomics resources and provide new insights beyond what has been known from studies on individual species. Finally, we outline future exploration of drought tolerance using the emerging new technologies.

  3. Developing Switchgrass as a Bioenergy Crop

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    Bouton, J.; Bransby, D.; Conger, B.; McLaughlin, S.; Ocumpaugh, W.; Parrish, D.; Taliaferro, C.; Vogel, K.; Wullschleger, S.

    1998-11-08

    The utilization of energy crops produced on American farms as a source of renewable fuels is a concept with great relevance to current ecological and economic issues at both national and global scales. Development of a significant national capacity to utilize perennial forage crops, such as switchgrass (Panicum virgatum, L.) as biofuels could benefit our agricultural economy by providing an important new source of income for farmers. In addition energy production from perennial cropping systems, which are compatible with conventional fining practices, would help reduce degradation of agricultural soils, lower national dependence on foreign oil supplies, and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and toxic pollutants to the atmosphere (McLaughlin 1998). Interestingly, on-farm energy production is a very old concept, extending back to 19th century America when both transpofiation and work on the farm were powered by approximately 27 million draft animals and fueled by 34 million hectares of grasslands (Vogel 1996). Today a new form of energy production is envisioned for some of this same acreage. The method of energy production is exactly the same - solar energy captured in photosynthesis, but the subsequent modes of energy conversion are vastly different, leading to the production of electricity, transportation fuels, and chemicals from the renewable feedstocks. While energy prices in the United States are among the cheapest in the world, the issues of high dependency on imported oil, the uncertainties of maintaining stable supplies of imported oil from finite reserves, and the environmental costs associated with mining, processing, and combusting fossil fuels have been important drivers in the search for cleaner burning fuels that can be produced and renewed from the landscape. At present biomass and bioenergy combine provide only about 4% of the total primary energy used in the U.S. (Overend 1997). By contrast, imported oil accounts for approximately 44% of the foreign trade deficit in the U.S. and about 45% of the total annual U.S. oil consumption of 34 quads (1 quad = 1015 Btu, Lynd et al. 1991). The 22 quads of oil consumed by transportation represents approximately 25% of all energy use in the US and excedes total oil imports to the US by about 50%. This oil has environmental and social costs, which go well beyond the purchase price of around $15 per barrel. Renewable energy from biomass has the potential to reduce dependency on fossil fhels, though not to totally replace them. Realizing this potential will require the simultaneous development of high yielding biomass production systems and bioconversion technologies that efficiently convert biomass energy into the forms of energy and chemicals usable by industry. The endpoint criterion for success is economic gain for both agricultural and industrial sectors at reduced environmental cost and reduced political risk. This paper reviews progress made in a program of research aimed at evaluating and developing a perennial forage crop, switchgrass as a regional bioenergy crop. We will highlight here aspects of research progress that most closely relate to the issues that will determine when and how extensively switchgrass is used in commercial bioenergy production.

  4. ABSTRACT: Bioenergy Harvesting Technologies to Supply Crop Residues...

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    the project objectives for the integration of advanced logistical systems and focused bioenergy harvesting technologies that supply crop residues and energy crops in a large bale...

  5. Agronomic Suitability of Bioenergy Crops in Mississippi

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    Lemus, Rocky; Baldwin, Brian; Lang, David

    2011-10-01

    In Mississippi, some questions need to be answered about bioenergy crops: how much suitable land is available? How much material can that land produce? Which production systems work best in which scenarios? What levels of inputs will be required for productivity and longterm sustainability? How will the crops reach the market? What kinds of infrastructure will be necessary to make that happen? This publication helps answer these questions: ???????????????????????????????¢???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????¢ Which areas in the state are best for bioenergy crop production? ???????????????????????????????¢???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????¢ How much could these areas produce sustainably? ???????????????????????????????¢???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????¢ How can bioenergy crops impact carbon sequestration and carbon credits? ???????????????????????????????¢???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????¢ How will these crops affect fertilizer use and water quality? ???????????????????????????????¢?????????????

  6. Argonne National Laboratory Scientists Study Benefits of Bioenergy Crop

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    Integration | Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory Scientists Study Benefits of Bioenergy Crop Integration Argonne National Laboratory Scientists Study Benefits of Bioenergy Crop Integration August 5, 2015 - 4:47pm Addthis How can our landscapes be managed most effectively to produce crops for food, feed, and bioenergy, while also protecting our water resources by preventing the loss of nutrients from the soil? Dr. Cristina Negri and her team at the U.S. Department of Energy's

  7. Development of Genomic and Genetic Tools for Foxtail Millet, and Use of These Tools in the Improvement of Biomass Production for Bioenergy Crops

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    Doust, Andrew, N.

    2011-11-11

    The overall aim of this research was to develop genomic and genetic tools in foxtail millet that will be useful in improving biomass production in bioenergy crops such as switchgrass, napier grass, and pearl millet. A variety of approaches have been implemented, and our lab has been primarily involved in genome analysis and quantitative genetic analysis. Our progress in these activities has been substantially helped by the genomic sequence of foxtail millet produced by the Joint Genome Institute (Bennetzen et al., in prep). In particular, the annotation and analysis of candidate genes for architecture, biomass production and flowering has led to new insights into the control of branching and flowering time, and has shown how closely related flowering time is to vegetative architectural development and biomass accumulation. The differences in genetic control identified at high and low density plantings have direct relevance to the breeding of bioenergy grasses that are tolerant of high planting densities. The developmental analyses have shown how plant architecture changes over time and may indicate which genes may best be manipulated at various times during development to obtain required biomass characteristics. This data contributes to the overall aim of significantly improving genetic and genomic tools in foxtail millet that can be directed to improvement of bioenergy grasses such as switchgrass, where it is important to maximize vegetative growth for greatest biomass production.

  8. Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop...

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    ...man-health impacts of bioenergy crop emissions through region-specific crop selection Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Reducing the negative human-health impacts of ...

  9. The Future of Bioenergy Feedstock Production

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    2 Bioenergy Technologies Office background Feedstock assessment, production and logistics Biomass yield improvements Sustainable feedstock production Future...

  10. Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Production

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    BioEnergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Production May Wu Argonne National Laboratory Session 3-A: Growing a Water-Smart ...

  11. Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Production | Department...

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    Production Breakout Session 3-A: Growing a Water-Smart Bioeconomy Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Production May Wu, Principal Environmental System Analyst in the...

  12. Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop emissions

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    through region-specific crop selection (Journal Article) | SciTech Connect Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop emissions through region-specific crop selection Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop emissions through region-specific crop selection An expected global increase in bioenergy-crop cultivation as an alternative to fossil fuels will have consequences on both global climate and local air

  13. Argonne National Laboratory Scientists Study Benefits of Bioenergy Crop

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    Integration | Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory Scientists Study Benefits of Bioenergy Crop Integration Share Topic Energy Energy sources Renewable energy Browse By - Any - Energy -Energy efficiency --Vehicles ---Alternative fuels ---Automotive engineering ---Diesel ---Electric drive technology ---Hybrid & electric vehicles ---Hydrogen & fuel cells ---Internal combustion ---Powertrain research --Building design ---Construction --Manufacturing -Energy sources

  14. ABSTRACT: Bioenergy Harvesting Technologies to Supply Crop Residues In a Densified Large Square Bale Format

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    Integration of Advanced Logistical Systems and Focused Bioenergy Harvesting Technologies to Supply Crop Residues and Energy Crops in a Densified Large Square Bale Format OBP WBS: 1.2.1.4 Principal Investigator: Maynard Herron Co-Principal Investigator: Bob Matousek Performing Organization: AGCO Sub-Recipients: INL, Stinger Inc., OSU, ISU, TAMU, Noble Foundation Project objectives support the adoption and production goals of the Office of Biomass Programs for feedstock adoption and cost

  15. Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Production

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    Breakout Session 3-A: Growing a Water-Smart Bioeconomy Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy ProductionMay Wu, Principal Environmental System Analyst in the Energy Systems Division, Argonne...

  16. Review of Sorghum Production Practices: Applications for Bioenergy

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    Turhollow Jr, Anthony F; Webb, Erin; Downing, Mark

    2010-06-01

    Sorghum has great potential as an annual energy crop. While primarily grown for its grain, sorghum can also be grown for animal feed and sugar. Sorghum is morphologically diverse, with grain sorghum being of relatively short stature and grown for grain, while forage and sweet sorghums are tall and grown primarily for their biomass. Under water-limited conditions sorghum is reliably more productive than corn. While a relatively minor crop in the United States (about 2% of planted cropland), sorghum is important in Africa and parts of Asia. While sorghum is a relatively efficient user of water, it biomass potential is limited by available moisture. The following exhaustive literature review of sorghum production practices was developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to document the current state of knowledge regarding sorghum production and, based on this, suggest areas of research needed to develop sorghum as a commercial bioenergy feedstock. This work began as part of the China Biofuels Project sponsored by the DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program to communicate technical information regarding bioenergy feedstocks to government and industry partners in China, but will be utilized in a variety of programs in which evaluation of sorghum for bioenergy is needed. This report can also be used as a basis for data (yield, water use, etc.) for US and international bioenergy feedstock supply modeling efforts.

  17. Bioenergy

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    2014-11-20

    Scientists and engineers at Idaho National Laboratory are working with partners throughout the bioenergy industry in preprocessing and characterization to ensure optimum feedstock quality. This elite team understands that addressing feedstock variability is a critical component in the biofuel production process.

  18. The Future of Bioenergy Feedstock Production | Department of Energy

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    The Future of Bioenergy Feedstock Production The Future of Bioenergy Feedstock Production This presentation was given by John Ferrell at the Symbiosis Conference PDF icon symbiosis_conference_ferrell.pdf More Documents & Publications 2015 Peer Review Presentations-Terrestrial Feedstocks Symbiosis: Addressing Biomass Production Challenges and Climate Change Bioenergy Technologies Office Overview

  19. Bioenergy

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    Bioenergy Los Alamos developing next-generation of biofuels from renewable resources Read caption + Los Alamos scientists used genetic engineering to develop magnetic algae, thus making it much easier to harvest for biofuel production. Harvesting algae accounts for approximately 15-20 percent of the total cost of biofuel production-magnetic algae can reduce such costs by more than 90%. Overview of Research and Highlights The next-generation of biofuels are being developed at Los Alamos. Made

  20. Roadmap for Bioenergy and Biobased Products in the United States |

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    Department of Energy Roadmap for Bioenergy and Biobased Products in the United States Roadmap for Bioenergy and Biobased Products in the United States Biomass resources are a sustainable and environmentally friendly feedstock that can contribute significantly to a diverse energy portfolio. PDF icon obp_roadmapv2_web.pdf More Documents & Publications Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: May 2013 Update Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: March 2015

  1. Roadmap for Bioenergy and Biobased Products in the United States

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    7 Roadmap for Bioenergy and Biobased Products in the United States Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Biomass Research and Development Initiative October...

  2. Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop emissions through region-specific crop selection

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    Porter, William C.; Rosenstiel, Todd N.; Guenther, Alex; Lamarque, Jean-Francois; Barsanti, Kelley

    2015-05-06

    An expected global increase in bioenergy-crop cultivation as an alternative to fossil fuels will have consequences on both global climate and local air quality through changes in biogenic emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). While greenhouse gas emissions may be reduced through the substitution of next-generation bioenergy crops such as eucalyptus, giant reed, and switchgrass for fossil fuels, the choice of species has important ramifications for human health, potentially reducing the benefits of conversion due to increases in ozone (O₃) and fine particulate matter (PM₂̣₅) levels as a result of large changes in biogenic emissions. Using the Community Earth Systemmore » Model we simulate the conversion of marginal and underutilized croplands worldwide to bioenergy crops under varying future anthropogenic emissions scenarios. A conservative global replacement using high VOC-emitting crop profiles leads to modeled population-weighted O₃ increases of 5–27 ppb in India, 1–9 ppb in China, and 1–6 ppb in the United States, with peak PM₂̣₅ increases of up to 2 μgm⁻³. We present a metric for the regional evaluation of candidate bioenergy crops, as well as results for the application of this metric to four representative emissions profiles using four replacement scales (10–100% maximum estimated available land). Finally, we assess the total health and climate impacts of biogenic emissions, finding that the negative consequences of using high-emitting crops could exceed 50% of the positive benefits of reduced fossil fuel emissions in value.« less

  3. Bioenergy

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    Bioenergy Bioenergy Research into alternative forms of energy, especially energy security, is one of the major national security imperatives of this century. Contact Us Babetta Marrone Biofuels Program Manager Email Srinivas Iyer Bioscience Division Leader Email Richard Sayre Senior Scientist Email Rebecca McDonald Bioscience Communications Email "Research into alternative forms of energy, of which biofuels is a key component, is one of the major national security imperatives of this

  4. Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop emissions through region-specific crop selection

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    lopscience iopscience.iop.org Home Search Collections Journals About Contact us My lOPscience Reducing the negative human-health impacts of bioenergy crop emissions through region- specific crop selection This content has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text. View the table of contents for this issue, or go to the journal homepage for more Download details: IP Address: 192.107.175.131 This content was downloaded on 30/07/2015 at 20:46 Please note that terms

  5. Biofuel Production Datasets from DOE's Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF)

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    The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework invites users to discover the power of bioenergy through an interface that provides extensive access to research data and literature, GIS mapping tools, and collaborative networks. The Bioenergy KDF supports efforts to develop a robust and sustainable bioenergy industry. The KDF facilitates informed decision making by providing a means to synthesize, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information in a relevant and succinct manner. It harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that can better examine the economic and environmental impacts of development options for biomass feedstock production, biorefineries, and related infrastructure. [copied from https://www.bioenergykdf.net/content/about]

    Holdings include datasets, models, and maps and the collections arel growing due to both DOE contributions and data uploads from individuals.

  6. Feedstock Production Datasets from the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework

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    The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework invites users to discover the power of bioenergy through an interface that provides extensive access to research data and literature, GIS mapping tools, and collaborative networks. The Bioenergy KDF supports efforts to develop a robust and sustainable bioenergy industry. The KDF facilitates informed decision making by providing a means to synthesize, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information in a relevant and succinct manner. It harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that can better examine the economic and environmental impacts of development options for biomass feedstock production, biorefineries, and related infrastructure. [copied from https://www.bioenergykdf.net/content/about] Holdings include datasets, models, and maps and the collections are growing due to both DOE contributions and data uploads from individuals.

  7. Bioenergy

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    making it much easier to harvest for biofuel production. Harvesting algae accounts for approximately 15-20 percent of the total cost of biofuel production-magnetic algae can reduce ...

  8. Watershed Scale Evaluation of the Sustainability and Productivity of Dedicated Energy Crop and Woody Biomass Operations

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    Optimization of Southeastern Forest Biomass Crop Production: Watershed Scale Evaluation of the Sustainability and Productivity of Dedicated Energy Crop and Woody Biomass Operations DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) 2015 Project Peer Review March 23, 2015 Sustainability and Strategic Analysis George Chescheir N. C. State University Jami Nettles Weyerhaeuser Company Goal Statement Develop and disseminate science-based information for sustainable production of biofuel feedstock in a forestry

  9. Golbal Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increased Bioenergy Production

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    Wallace Tyner

    2012-05-30

    The project had three main objectives: to build and incorporate an explicit biomass energy sector within the GTAP analytical framework and data base; to provide an analysis of the impact of renewable fuel standards and other policies in the U.S. and E.U, as well as alternative biofuel policies in other parts of the world, on changes in production, prices, consumption, trade and poverty; and to evaluate environmental impacts of alternative policies for bioenergy development. Progress and outputs related to each objective are reported.

  10. ABENGOA BIOENERGY | Department of Energy

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    ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY PDF icon DOE-LPO_Project-Posters_BIO_Abengoa-Bioenergy.pdf More Documents & Publications Bioenergy Technologies Office FY 2016 Budget At-A-Glance Abstract: Design and Demonstration of an Advanced Agricultural Feedstock Supply System for Lignocellulosic Bioenergy Production Abstract: Design and Demonstration of an Advanced Agricultural Feedstock Supply System for Lignocellulosic Bioenergy Production

  11. Sustainable bioenergy production from marginal lands in the US Midwest

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    Gelfand, Ilya; Sahajpal, Ritvik; Zhang, Xuesong; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Gross, Katherine L.; Robertson, G. P.

    2013-01-24

    Long-term measurements of global warming impact coupled with spatially explicit modeling suggests that both climate benefits and the production potential of cellulosic crops grown on marginal lands of the US North Central region are substantial but will be insufficient to meet long-term biofuel needs.

  12. Orchid Bioenergy Group Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    Orchid Bioenergy Group Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Orchid Bioenergy Group Ltd. Place: United Kingdom Sector: Bioenergy Product: A company formed to combine Fairport...

  13. Solarvest BioEnergy | Open Energy Information

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    Solarvest BioEnergy Place: Bloomington, Indiana Zip: 3057 Sector: Bioenergy, Hydro, Hydrogen, Solar Product: Solarvest BioEnergy's primary focus is to develop hydrogen, methane...

  14. Smithfield Bioenergy | Open Energy Information

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    search Name: Smithfield Bioenergy Place: Smithfield, Virginia Zip: 23430 Product: Biodiesel producer based in Virgina References: Smithfield Bioenergy1 This article is a...

  15. Osage Bioenergy | Open Energy Information

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    search Name: Osage Bioenergy Place: Virginia Zip: 23060 Product: Virginia-based ethanol plant developer. References: Osage Bioenergy1 This article is a stub. You can help...

  16. Abellon Bioenergy | Open Energy Information

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    Abellon Bioenergy Jump to: navigation, search Name: Abellon Bioenergy Place: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Zip: 380054 Sector: Renewable Energy Product: Ahmedabad-based start-up...

  17. Bioenergy & Biofuels Projects | Department of Energy

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    Bioenergy & Biofuels Projects Bioenergy & Biofuels Projects Bioenergy & Biofuels Projects Bioenergy & Biofuels Projects Bioenergy & Biofuels Projects Bioenergy & Biofuels Projects BIOENERGY & BIOFUELS 1 PROJECT in 1 LOCATION 25,000,000 GALLONS ANNUAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY 14,900,000 GALLONS OF GASOLINE SAVED ANNUALLY 132,000 METRIC TONS OF CO2 EMISSIONS PREVENTED ANNUALLY ALL FIGURES AS OF MARCH 2015 BIOENERGY & BIOFUELS PROJECT LOAN PROGRAM TECHNOLOGY

  18. Bioenergy News | Department of Energy

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    June 9, 2015 Cropped view of the winning infographic "Cellulosic Ethanol." Winning Team Announced for 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Pilot Bioenergy Technologies Office...

  19. Abstract: Design and Demonstration of an Advanced Agricultural Feedstock Supply System for Lignocellulosic Bioenergy Production

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    Applicant Name: FDC Enterprises Grasslands Services Project Director / Principal Investigator: Fred Circle, President Project Title: Design and Demonstration of an Advanced Agricultural Feedstock Supply System for Lignocellulosic Bioenergy Production Project Objectives: The primary objectives of this project are to design and fabricate key agricultural harvest equipment improvements that will significantly reduce the harvest, staging, and hauling costs associated with supplying herbaceous energy

  20. PETRO: Higher Productivity Crops for Biofuels

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    2012-01-01

    PETRO Project: The 10 projects that comprise ARPA-Es PETRO Project, short for Plants Engineered to Replace Oil, aim to develop non-food crops that directly produce transportation fuel. These crops can help supply the transportation sector with agriculturally derived fuels that are cost-competitive with petroleum and do not affect U.S. food supply. PETRO aims to redirect the processes for energy and carbon dioxide (CO2) capture in plants toward fuel production. This would create dedicated energy crops that serve as a domestic alternative to petroleum-based fuels and deliver more energy per acre with less processing prior to the pump.

  1. Higher U.S. Crop Prices Trigger Little Area Expansion so Marginal Land for Biofuel Crops Is Limited

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    Swinton, S.; Babcock, Bruce; James, Laura; Bandaru, Varaprasad

    2011-06-12

    By expanding energy biomass production on marginal lands that are not currently used for crops, food price increases and indirect climate change effects can be mitigated. Studies of the availability of marginal lands for dedicated bioenergy crops have focused on biophysical land traits, ignoring the human role in decisions to convert marginal land to bioenergy crops. Recent history offers insights about farmer willingness to put non-crop land into crop production. The 2006-09 leap in field crop prices and the attendant 64% gain in typical profitability led to only a 2% increase in crop planted area, mostly in the prairie states

  2. Biomass Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy | Department of Energy

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    Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy Biomass Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy Biomass is any organic material that has stored sunlight in the form of chemical energy, such as plants, agricultural crops or residues, municipal wastes, and algae. DOE is focusing on new and better ways to make liquid transportation fuels, or "biofuels," like ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable gasoline. DOE is also investigating the potential of producing power and a range of products from biomass. PDF icon

  3. A National Assessment of Promising Areas for Switchgrass, Hybrid Poplar, or Willow Energy Crop Production

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    Graham, R.L.; Walsh, M.E.

    1999-02-01

    The objective of this paper is to systematically assess the cropland acreage that could support energy crops and the expected farm gate and delivered prices of energy crops. The assessment is based on output from two modeling approaches: (1) the Oak Ridge County-Level Energy Crop (ORECCL) database (1996 version) and (2) the Oak Ridge Integrated Bioenergy Analysis System (ORIBAS). The former provides county-level estimates of suitable acres, yields, and farmgate prices of energy crops (switchgrass, hybrid poplar, willow) for all fifty states. The latter estimates delivered feedstock prices and quantities within a state at a fine resolution (1 km2) and considers the interplay between transportation costs, farmgate prices, cropland density, and facility demand. It can be used to look at any type of feedstock given the appropriate input parameters. For the purposes of this assessment, ORIBAS has been used to estimate farmgate and delivered switchgrass prices in 11 states (AL, FL, GA, IA, M N, MO, ND, NE, SC, SD, and TN). Because the potential for energy crop production can be considered from several perspectives, and is evolving as policies, economics and our basic understanding of energy crop yields and production costs change, this assessment should be viewed as a snapshot in time.

  4. Frontline BioEnergy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Frontline BioEnergy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Frontline BioEnergy LLC Place: Ames, Iowa Zip: 50010 Sector: Bioenergy, Biomass Product: Frontline BioEnergy Inc develops...

  5. A roadmap for research on crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) to enhance sustainable food and bioenergy production in a hotter, drier world

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    Yang, Xiaohan; Cushman, John C.; Borland, Anne M.; Edwards, Erika; Wullschleger, Stan D.; Tuskan, Gerald A.; Owen, Nick; Griffiths, Howard; Smith, J. Andrew C.; Cestari De Paoli, Henrique; Weston, David; Cottingham, Robert; Hartwell, James; Davis, Sarah C.; Silvera, Katia; Ming, Ray; Schlauch, Karen; Abraham, Paul E.; Stewart, J. Ryan; Guo, Hao -Bo; Nair, Sujithkumar S.; Ranjan, Priya; Palla, Kaitlin J.; Yin, Hengfu; Albion, Rebecca; Ha, Jungmin; Lim, Sung Don; Wone, Bernard W. M.; Yim, Won Cheol; Garcia, Travis; Mayer, Jesse A.; Petereit, Juli; Casey, Erin; Hettich, Robert L.; Ceusters, John; Ranjan, Priya; Palla, Kaitlin J.; Yin, Hengfu; Reyes-Garcia, Casandra; Andrade, Jose Luis; Freschi, Luciano; Beltran, Juan D.; Dever, Louisa V.; Boxall, Susanna F.; Waller, Jade; Davies, Jack; Bupphada, Phaitun; Kadu, Nirja; Winter, Klaus; Sage, Rowan F.; Aguilar, Cristobal N.; Schmutz, Jeremy; Jenkins, Jerry; Holtum, Joseph A.M.

    2015-07-07

    Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) is a specialized mode of photosynthesis that features nocturnal CO? uptake, facilitates increased water-use efficiency (WUE), and enables CAM plants to inhabit water-limited environments such as semi-arid deserts or seasonally dry forests. Human population growth and global climate change now present challenges for agricultural production systems to increase food, feed, forage, fiber, and fuel production. One approach to meet these challenges is to increase reliance on CAM crops, such as Agave and Opuntia, for biomass production on semi-arid, abandoned, marginal, or degraded agricultural lands. Major research efforts are now underway to assess the productivity of CAM crop species and to harness the WUE of CAM by engineering this pathway into existing food and bioenergy crops. An improved understanding of CAM gained through intensive and expanded research efforts has potential for high returns on research investment in the foreseeable future. To help realize the potential of sustainable dryland agricultural systems, it is necessary to address scientific questions related to the genomic features, regulatory mechanisms, and evolution of CAM; CAM-into-C3 engineering; and the production of CAM crops. Answering these questions requires collaborative efforts to build infrastructure for CAM model systems, field trials, mutant collections, and data management.

  6. A roadmap for research on crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) to enhance sustainable food and bioenergy production in a hotter, drier world

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    Yang, Xiaohan; Cushman, John C.; Borland, Anne M.; Edwards, Erika; Wullschleger, Stan D.; Tuskan, Gerald A.; Owen, Nick; Griffiths, Howard; Smith, J. Andrew C.; Cestari De Paoli, Henrique; et al

    2015-07-07

    Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) is a specialized mode of photosynthesis that features nocturnal CO₂ uptake, facilitates increased water-use efficiency (WUE), and enables CAM plants to inhabit water-limited environments such as semi-arid deserts or seasonally dry forests. Human population growth and global climate change now present challenges for agricultural production systems to increase food, feed, forage, fiber, and fuel production. One approach to meet these challenges is to increase reliance on CAM crops, such as Agave and Opuntia, for biomass production on semi-arid, abandoned, marginal, or degraded agricultural lands. Major research efforts are now underway to assess the productivity of CAMmore » crop species and to harness the WUE of CAM by engineering this pathway into existing food and bioenergy crops. An improved understanding of CAM gained through intensive and expanded research efforts has potential for high returns on research investment in the foreseeable future. To help realize the potential of sustainable dryland agricultural systems, it is necessary to address scientific questions related to the genomic features, regulatory mechanisms, and evolution of CAM; CAM-into-C3 engineering; and the production of CAM crops. Answering these questions requires collaborative efforts to build infrastructure for CAM model systems, field trials, mutant collections, and data management.« less

  7. Tersus BioEnergy | Open Energy Information

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    BioEnergy Jump to: navigation, search Name: Tersus BioEnergy Place: London, Greater London, United Kingdom Zip: W1J 5PT Sector: Bioenergy, Biomass Product: Subsidiary of Tersus...

  8. Advanced Bioenergy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Bioenergy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Advanced Bioenergy LLC Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota Zip: 55305 Product: Developer of the 378.5m litre pa bioethanol plant in...

  9. Alterra Bioenergy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Bioenergy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Alterra Bioenergy LLC Place: Macon, Georgia Sector: Biofuels Product: Manufacturer and distributor of biofuels. References: Alterra...

  10. Northeast Kansas Bioenergy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Kansas Bioenergy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Northeast Kansas Bioenergy LLC Place: Hiawatha, Kansas Zip: 66434 Product: Developing and integrated Bioethanol Biodiesel...

  11. Emergence BioEnergy | Open Energy Information

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    Emergence BioEnergy Jump to: navigation, search Name: Emergence BioEnergy Place: Massachusetts Product: MA-based startup company focused on providing power generation capabilities...

  12. Guangxi Gofar Bioenergy | Open Energy Information

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    Gofar Bioenergy Jump to: navigation, search Name: Guangxi Gofar Bioenergy Place: Guangxi Autonomous Region, China Product: A Chinese biofuel developer References: Guangxi Gofar...

  13. Filter Specialty Bioenergy | Open Energy Information

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    Filter Specialty Bioenergy Jump to: navigation, search Name: Filter Specialty Bioenergy Place: Autryville, NC, North Carolina Product: The company runs a 6m liter biodiesel plant...

  14. Terranova Bioenergy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Terranova Bioenergy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Terranova Bioenergy LLC Place: Larkspur, California Zip: 94939 Sector: Biofuels Product: California-based project...

  15. Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc | Open Energy Information

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    Zip: 94588 Sector: Bioenergy, Renewable Energy Product: Fulcrum BioEnergy is a waste-to-fuels company that focuses on the development of clean, environmentally responsible...

  16. Using a Decision Support System to Optimize Production of Agricultural Crop Residue Biofeedstock

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    Reed L. Hoskinson; Ronald C. Rope; Raymond K. Fink

    2007-04-01

    For several years the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been developing a Decision Support System for Agriculture (DSS4Ag) which determines the economically optimum recipe of various fertilizers to apply at each site in a field to produce a crop, based on the existing soil fertility at each site, as well as historic production information and current prices of fertilizers and the forecast market price of the crop at harvest, for growing a crop such as wheat, potatoes, corn, or cotton. In support of the growing interest in agricultural crop residues as a bioenergy feedstock, we have extended the capability of the DSS4Ag to develop a variable-rate fertilizer recipe for the simultaneous economically optimum production of both grain and straw, and have been conducting field research to test this new DSS4Ag. In this paper we report the results of two years of field research testing and enhancing the DSS4Ags ability to economically optimize the fertilization for the simultaneous production of both grain and its straw, where the straw is an agricultural crop residue that can be used as a biofeedstock.

  17. Vision for Bioenergy and Biobased Products in the United States

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    Establish far-reaching goals to increase the role of biobased energy and products in our nation’s economy

  18. Alterra Bioenergy | Open Energy Information

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    Bioenergy Jump to: navigation, search Name: Alterra Bioenergy Place: Gordon, Georgia Zip: 31031 Product: Alterra has developed a 56.85mLpa (15m gallon) capacity, multifeedstock...

  19. Bioenergy: America's Energy Future

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    Nelson, Bruce; Volz, Sara; Male, Johnathan; Wolfson, Johnathan; Pray, Todd; Mayfield, Stephen; Atherton, Scott; Weaver, Brandon

    2014-08-12

    Bioenergy: America's Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy. This outreach product supports media initiatives to expand the public's understanding of the bioenergy industry and sustainable transportation and was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Green Focus Films, and BCS, Incorporated.

  20. Bioenergy: America's Energy Future

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    Nelson, Bruce; Volz, Sara; Male, Johnathan; Wolfson, Johnathan; Pray, Todd; Mayfield, Stephen; Atherton, Scott; Weaver, Brandon

    2014-07-31

    Bioenergy: America's Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy. This outreach product supports media initiatives to expand the public's understanding of the bioenergy industry and sustainable transportation and was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Green Focus Films, and BCS, Incorporated.

  1. Opportunities for Energy Crop Production Based on Subfield Scale

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    Distribution of Profitability (Journal Article) | SciTech Connect Opportunities for Energy Crop Production Based on Subfield Scale Distribution of Profitability Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Opportunities for Energy Crop Production Based on Subfield Scale Distribution of Profitability Incorporation of dedicated herbaceous energy crops into row crop landscapes is a promising means to supply an expanding biofuel industry while increasing biomass yields, benefiting soil and water

  2. Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability

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    Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability To enhance the benefits of bioenergy while mitigating concerns, the Biomass Program combines advanced analysis with applied research to understand and address the potential environmental impacts of bioenergy production. The Department of Energy's Biomass Program is committed to developing sustainable sources of renewable energy that displace fossil fuels, enhance energy security, promote environmental benefits, and create economic opportunities across

  3. Bioenergy Feedstock Development Program Status Report

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    Kszos, L.A.

    2001-02-09

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Bioenergy Feedstock Development Program (BFDP) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a mission-oriented program of research and analysis whose goal is to develop and demonstrate cropping systems for producing large quantities of low-cost, high-quality biomass feedstocks for use as liquid biofuels, biomass electric power, and/or bioproducts. The program specifically supports the missions and goals of DOE's Office of Fuels Development and DOE's Office of Power Technologies. ORNL has provided technical leadership and field management for the BFDP since DOE began energy crop research in 1978. The major components of the BFDP include energy crop selection and breeding; crop management research; environmental assessment and monitoring; crop production and supply logistics operational research; integrated resource analysis and assessment; and communications and outreach. Research into feedstock supply logistics has recently been added and will become an integral component of the program.

  4. Bioenergy Impacts … Bioproducts

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    Bioenergy Technologies Office funding has helped to develop and commercialize bio-based chemicals that can replace petroleum and other fossil fuels in every-day products. Nearly 12% of every barrel of crude oil is used to make products ranging from everyday plastics to specialty chemicals. The development of renewable, plant-based alternatives will help reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Plants are replacing petrochemicals in plastics and products BIOENERGY To learn more, visit

  5. International Energy Agency Bioenergy 2015

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    This year, Sweden is hosting the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 38 conference on climate change effects of biomass and bioenergy systems, bringing together several international experts with an interest in bioenergy for the two-day program. The aim of the conference is to provide cutting-edge knowledge about the climate effects of converting wood products into bioenergy , as well as methods to analyze these effects. Feedstocks and Algae Program Manager Alison Goss Eng will be representing the U.S. Department of Energys Bioenergy Technologies Office at the meeting.

  6. Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability | Department of Energy

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    Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability To enhance the benefits of bioenergy while mitigating concerns, the Biomass Program combines advanced analysis with applied research to understand and address the potential environmental impacts of bioenergy production. PDF icon sustainability_four_pager.pdf More Documents & Publications Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks and

  7. Webinar: Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems

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    The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office will present a live informational webcast on the Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems Funding Opportunity (DE-FOA-0001179) on November 3, 2014, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This FOA seeks interdisciplinary projects that apply landscape design approaches to integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production. For the purposes of this FOA, cellulosic feedstock production refers to dedicated annual and perennial energy crops, use of agricultural and forestry residues, or a combination of these options.

  8. C3 BioEnergy | Open Energy Information

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    Name: C3 BioEnergy Place: Massachusetts Sector: Bioenergy, Biofuels, Biomass, Hydro, Hydrogen, Renewable Energy Product: C3 BioEnergy is an early-stage biofuels technology...

  9. CEE Bioenergie | Open Energy Information

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    Place: Germany Product: Holding company that will develop a portfolio of biogas plants through acquisitions and project development. References: CEE Bioenergie1 This...

  10. Chongqing Dianfeng Bioenergy Power Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    Dianfeng Bioenergy Power Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Chongqing Dianfeng Bioenergy Power Co Ltd Place: Chongqing Municipality, China Sector: Biomass Product:...

  11. Kai BioEnergy Corporation | Open Energy Information

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    Kai BioEnergy Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name: Kai BioEnergy Corporation Place: Del Mar, California Zip: 92014 Region: Southern CA Area Sector: Biofuels Product:...

  12. Guangxi Funan Bioenergy Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    Funan Bioenergy Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Guangxi Funan Bioenergy Co Ltd Place: Guangxi Autonomous Region, China Sector: Biomass Product: Guangxi-based biomass...

  13. Nantong BIOLUX Bioenergy Protein Feed Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    Nantong BIOLUX Bioenergy Protein Feed Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Nantong BIOLUX Bioenergy Protein Feed Co Ltd Place: Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China Product: BIOLUX...

  14. Hawaii BioEnergy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    BioEnergy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Hawaii BioEnergy LLC Place: Hawaii Sector: Renewable Energy, Services Product: Hawaiian-based consortium researching the viability...

  15. The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF)

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    Future for Bioenergy To meet the mandated national bioenergy goals, the United States' evolving bioenergy industry must be effcient, reliable, and sustainable. A key challenge to achieving these goals is synchronizing all of the steps in the biomass-to-biofuels supply chain-from biomass production and logistics to bioenergy production, distribution, delivery, and end use. Each current and proposed production system will be subject to economic, environmental, and infrastructure challenges unique

  16. BETO-Funded Study Offers Methods to Support a Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Industry

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    Argonne National Laboratory released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) that examines the potential effects of future biofuel production on freshwater resources in the Missouri River Basin—a region that could play a central role in the production of cellulosic biomass like switchgrass, a perennial energy crop

  17. Bioenergy News | Department of Energy

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    Bioenergy News Bioenergy News RSS December 22, 2015 BETO Announces Notice of Intent (NOI) to Develop Pathways to Biofuels and Bioproducts The Energy Department announces its intent to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled "MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels." This FOA supports BETO's goal of meeting its 2022 cost target of $3/gallon gasoline equivalent for the production of hydrocarbon fuels from

  18. MODEL BASED BIOMASS SYSTEM DESIGN OF FEEDSTOCK SUPPLY SYSTEMS FOR BIOENERGY PRODUCTION

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    David J. Muth, Jr.; Jacob J. Jacobson; Kenneth M. Bryden

    2013-08-01

    Engineering feedstock supply systems that deliver affordable, high-quality biomass remains a challenge for the emerging bioenergy industry. Cellulosic biomass is geographically distributed and has diverse physical and chemical properties. Because of this feedstock supply systems that deliver cellulosic biomass resources to biorefineries require integration of a broad set of engineered unit operations. These unit operations include harvest and collection, storage, preprocessing, and transportation processes. Design decisions for each feedstock supply system unit operation impact the engineering design and performance of the other system elements. These interdependencies are further complicated by spatial and temporal variances such as climate conditions and biomass characteristics. This paper develops an integrated model that couples a SQL-based data management engine and systems dynamics models to design and evaluate biomass feedstock supply systems. The integrated model, called the Biomass Logistics Model (BLM), includes a suite of databases that provide 1) engineering performance data for hundreds of equipment systems, 2) spatially explicit labor cost datasets, and 3) local tax and regulation data. The BLM analytic engine is built in the systems dynamics software package PowersimTM. The BLM is designed to work with thermochemical and biochemical based biofuel conversion platforms and accommodates a range of cellulosic biomass types (i.e., herbaceous residues, short- rotation woody and herbaceous energy crops, woody residues, algae, etc.). The BLM simulates the flow of biomass through the entire supply chain, tracking changes in feedstock characteristics (i.e., moisture content, dry matter, ash content, and dry bulk density) as influenced by the various operations in the supply chain. By accounting for all of the equipment that comes into contact with biomass from the point of harvest to the throat of the conversion facility and the change in characteristics, the BLM evaluates economic performance of the engineered system, as well as determining energy consumption and green house gas performance of the design. This paper presents a BLM case study delivering corn stover to produce cellulosic ethanol. The case study utilizes the BLM to model the performance of several feedstock supply system designs. The case study also explores the impact of temporal variations in climate conditions to test the sensitivity of the engineering designs. Results from the case study show that under certain conditions corn stover can be delivered to the cellulosic ethanol biorefinery for $35/dry ton.

  19. ABENGOA BIOENERGY | Department of Energy

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    ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY ABENGOA BIOENERGY PROJECT SUMMARY In September 2011, the Department of Energy issued a $132.4 million loan guarantee to finance Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas (ABBK), one of the first commercial-scale biofuel plants in the United States, located about 90 miles southwest of Dodge

  20. Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) Fact Sheet

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    2013-07-29

    The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) is an online collaboration and geospatial analysis tool that allows researchers, policymakers, and investors to explore and engage the latest bioenergy research. This publication describes how the KDF harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that facilitates collaborative production, integration, and analysis of bioenergy-related information.

  1. Experimental Systems-Biology Approaches for Clostridia-Based Bioenergy Production

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    Papoutsakis, Elefterios

    2015-04-30

    This is the final project report for project "Experimental Systems-Biology Approaches for Clostridia-Based Bioenergy Production" for the funding period of 9/1/12 to 2/28/2015 (three years with a 6-month no-cost extension) OVERVIEW AND PROJECT GOALS The bottleneck of achieving higher rates and titers of toxic metabolites (such as solvents and carboxylic acids that can used as biofuels or biofuel precursors) can be overcome by engineering the stress response system. Thus, understanding and modeling the response of cells to toxic metabolites is a problem of great fundamental and practical significance. In this project, our goal is to dissect at the molecular systems level and build models (conceptual and quantitative) for the stress response of C. acetobutylicum (Cac) to its two toxic metabolites: butanol (BuOH) and butyrate (BA). Transcriptional (RNAseq and microarray based), proteomic and fluxomic data and their analysis are key requirements for this goal. Transcriptional data from mid-exponential cultures of Cac under 4 different levels of BuOH and BA stress was obtained using both microarrays (Papoutsakis group) and deep sequencing (RNAseq; Meyers and Papoutsakis groups). These two sets of data do not only serve to validate each other, but are also used for identification of stress-induced changes in transcript levels, small regulatory RNAs, & in transcriptional start sites. Quantitative proteomic data (Lee group), collected using the iTRAQ technology, are essential for understanding of protein levels and turnover under stress and the various protein-protein interactions that orchestrate the stress response. Metabolic flux changes (Antoniewicz group) of core pathways, which provide important information on the re-allocation of energy and carbon resources under metabolite stress, were examined using 13C-labelled chemicals. Omics data are integrated at different levels and scales. At the metabolic-pathway level, omics data are integrated into a 2nd generation genome-scale model (GSM) (Maranas group). Omics data are also integrated using bioinformatics (Wu and Huang group), whereby regulatory details of gene and protein expression, protein-protein interactions and metabolic flux regulation are incorporated. The PI (Papoutsakis) facilitated project integration through monthly meeting and reports, conference calls, and collaborative manuscript preparation. The five groups collaborated extensively and made a large number of presentations in national and international meetings. It has also published several papers, with several more in the preparation stage. Several PhD, MS and postdoctoral students were trained as part of this collaborative and interdisciplinary project.

  2. USDA and DOE Fund 10 Research Projects to Accelerate Bioenergy Crop Production and Spur Economic Impact

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    WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2 million to spur research into improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of growing...

  3. Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability | Department of Energy

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    Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability To enhance the benefits of bioenergy while mitigating concerns, the Biomass Program combines advanced analysis with applied research to understand and address the potential environmental impacts of bioenergy production. PDF icon sustainability_four_pager.pdf More Documents & Publications Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability Webinar: Biofuels for the Environment and Communities Replacing the Whole

  4. Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability

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    2011-07-01

    This fact sheet describes how the Biomass Program and its partners combine advanced analysis with applied research to understand and address the potential environmental, economic, and social impacts of bioenergy production.

  5. Bioenergy Technologies Office FY 2017 Budget At-A-Glance

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    The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is accelerating the commercialization of first-of-a-kind technologies that use our nation’s abundant renewable biomass resources for the production of advanced biofuels and biobased products. Non-food sources of biomass, such as algae, agricultural residues and forestry trimmings, and energy crops like switchgrass, are being used in BETO-supported, cutting edge technologies to produce drop-in biofuels, including renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels. BETO is also investigating how to improve the economics of biofuel production by converting biomass into higher-value chemicals and products that historically have always been derived from petroleum.

  6. Terra Bioenergy Inc | Open Energy Information

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    Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: Terra Bioenergy Inc Place: Missouri Zip: MO 64068 Product: Privately-owned Missouri-based manufacturer of bioediesel. References: Terra...

  7. Bioenergy Geradora de Energia | Open Energy Information

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    Geradora de Energia Jump to: navigation, search Name: Bioenergy - Geradora de Energia Place: Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil Zip: 1456010 Sector: Wind energy Product: Brazil based...

  8. Bioenergy | Open Energy Information

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    Bioenergy Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Bioenergy: Energy produced from organic materials from plants or animals. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle 1 This article...

  9. Carbon Green BioEnergy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Green BioEnergy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Carbon Green BioEnergy LLC Place: Chicago, Illinois Zip: 60603 Sector: Efficiency Product: Chicago-based company dedicated to...

  10. Hestia BioEnergy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Hestia BioEnergy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Hestia BioEnergy LLC Place: New York, New York Zip: 11378 Sector: Biomass Product: Hestia builds, operates and owns biomass...

  11. Borgford BioEnergy LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Borgford BioEnergy LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Borgford BioEnergy LLC Place: Colville, Washington State Zip: 99114 Sector: Biomass Product: Washington-based developer of...

  12. Four Rivers BioEnergy | Open Energy Information

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    BioEnergy Jump to: navigation, search Name: Four Rivers BioEnergy Place: Calvert City, Kentucky Zip: 42029 Product: Kentucky-based ethanol and biodiesel producer, which is...

  13. Western BioEnergy Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    BioEnergy Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Western BioEnergy Ltd Place: Cardiff, United Kingdom Zip: CF24 0EB Product: Developing a 13.8MW wood burning project in Margam,...

  14. G K Bioenergy Pvt Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    K Bioenergy Pvt Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: G.K.Bioenergy Pvt. Ltd. Place: Namakkal District, India Zip: 637 109 Sector: Biomass Product: Tamil Nadu-based biomass project...

  15. Hoogen Bioenergie GmbH Co KG | Open Energy Information

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    Germany Zip: 1968 Product: Hoogen Bioenergie assist in building and operating biogas plants. References: Hoogen Bioenergie GmbH & Co.KG1 This article is a stub. You can...

  16. Bioenergy Success Stories | Department of Energy

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    Sustainable Transportation » Bioenergy Success Stories Bioenergy Success Stories RSS The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in developing sustainable, cost-competitive biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower translate into clean, affordable fuels for the cars and trucks of today and tomorrow, and products and power that can help reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Explore EERE's bioenergy success stories below. November 30, 2015 The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility

  17. Sustainable agricultural residue removal for bioenergy: A spatially comprehensive US national assessment

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    Muth, David J.; Bryden, Kenneth Mark; Nelson, R. G.

    2012-10-06

    This study provides a spatially comprehensive assessment of sustainable agricultural residue removal potential across the United States for bioenergy production. Earlier assessments determining the quantity of agricultural residue that could be sustainably removed for bioenergy production at the regional and national scale faced a number of computational limitations. These limitations included the number of environmental factors, the number of land management scenarios, and the spatial fidelity and spatial extent of the assessment. This study utilizes integrated multi-factor environmental process modeling and high fidelity land use datasets to perform the sustainable agricultural residue removal assessment. Soil type represents the base spatial unit for this study and is modeled using a national soil survey database at the 10100 m scale. Current crop rotation practices are identified by processing land cover data available from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Cropland Data Layer database. Land management and residue removal scenarios are identified for each unique crop rotation and crop management zone. Estimates of county averages and state totals of sustainably available agricultural residues are provided. The results of the assessment show that in 2011 over 150 million metric tons of agricultural residues could have been sustainably removed across the United States. Projecting crop yields and land management practices to 2030, the assessment determines that over 207 million metric tons of agricultural residues will be able to be sustainably removed for bioenergy production at that time. This biomass resource has the potential for producing over 68 billion liters of cellulosic biofuels.

  18. Invasive plant species as potential bioenergy producers and carbon contributors.

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    Young, S.; Gopalakrishnan, G.; Keshwani, D.

    2011-03-01

    Current cellulosic bioenergy sources in the United States are being investigated in an effort to reduce dependence on foreign oil and the associated risks to national security and climate change (Koh and Ghazoul 2008; Demirbas 2007; Berndes et al. 2003). Multiple sources of renewable plant-based material have been identified and include agricultural and forestry residues, municipal solid waste, industrial waste, and specifically grown bioenergy crops (Demirbas et al. 2009; Gronowska et al. 2009). These sources are most commonly converted to energy through direct burning, conversion to gas, or conversion to ethanol. Annual crops, such as corn (Zea Mays L.) and sorghum grain, can be converted to ethanol through fermentation, while soybean and canola are transformed into fatty acid methyl esters (biodiesel) by reaction with an alcohol (Demirbas 2007). Perennial grasses are one of the more viable sources for bioenergy due to their continuous growth habit, noncrop status, and multiple use products (Lewandowski el al. 2003). In addition, a few perennial grass species have very high water and nutrient use efficiencies producing large quantities of biomass on an annual basis (Dohleman et al. 2009; Grantz and Vu 2009).

  19. Bioenergy Impacts … Water

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    biofuel production on water quality and quantity, and determine which biofuel crops are best suited to different geographic locations. Biofuel research is enabling wise water use

  20. National Bioenergy Day 2015

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Bioenergy, the use of agricultural waste and forestry byproducts to generate heat and energy, will be celebrated during the third annual National Bioenergy Day on October 22, 2014. This is an opportunity to showcase bioenergy facilities and the bioenergy supply chain around the United States. The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will celebrate National Bioenergy Day with an educational display about the bioenergy supply chain and the bioeconomy in the lobby of the Energy Department’s Forrestal building in downtown Washington, D.C.

  1. BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge: Understanding America's Bioenergy Choices

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Bioenergy is derived from organic matter to produce renewable fuels, products, and power. This national challenge aims to inspire students to explore America's bioenergy choices and share what they learn with others. The Energy Department is challenging high school-aged students to investigate a bioenergy topic and design an infographic that illustrates their research. For more information, please visit energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/infographic-challenge Questions? Email BioenergizeME@ee.doe.gov O P

  2. The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) | Department of Energy

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    The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) is an online collaboration and geospatial analysis tool that allows researchers, policymakers, and investors to explore and engage the latest bioenergy research. The KDF harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that facilitates collaborative production, integration, and analysis of

  3. The U.S. Dry-Mill Ethanol Industry: Biobased Products and Bioenergy Initiative Success Stories

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    2009-10-28

    This fact sheet provides an overview of the history of ethanol production in the United States and describes innovations in dry-mill ethanol production.

  4. Vision for Bioenergy and Biobased Products in the United States (2006)

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    2006-12-13

    Establish far-reaching goals to increase the role of biobased energy and products in our nations economy

  5. Land-use transition for bioenergy and climate stabilization: model comparison of drivers, impacts and interactions with other land use based mitigation options

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    Popp, Alexander; Rose, Steven K.; Calvin, Katherine V.; Van Vuuren, Detlef; Dietrich, Jan P.; Wise, Marshall A.; Stehfest, Eike; Humpenoder, Florian; Kyle, G. Page; Van Vliet, Jasper; Bauer, Nico; Lotze-Campen, Hermann; Klein, David; Kriegler, Elmar

    2014-04-01

    This study is a model comparison assessing the drivers and impacts of bioenergy production on the global land system and the interaction with other land use based mitigation options in the context of the EMF 27 project. We compare and evaluate results from three integrated assessment models (GCAM, IMAGE, and ReMIND/MAgPIE). All three models project that dedicated bioenergy crops and biomass residues are a potentially important and cost-effective component of the energy system. But bioenergy deployment levels and feedstock composition vary notably across models as do the implications for land-use and greenhouse gas emissions and the interaction with other land use based mitigation measures. Despite numerous model differences, we identify a few that are likely contributing to differences in land-use and emissions attributable to energy crop deployment.

  6. Bioenergy Technologies Office Overview | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    slideshow explains the work of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. bioenergywalkthrough.pdf More Documents & Publications Bioenergy Technologies Office Overview Bioenergy...

  7. Bioenergy Impact Posters

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    On October 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office kicked off Energy Action Month by displaying bioenergy impacts posters in the DOE Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C.

  8. Bioenergy 2015 Press Room

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy 2015 online press room provides contacts, information, and resources to members of the media who cover Bioenergy 2015 conference-related news.

  9. Bioenergy Key Publications

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    The following key publications are issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.

  10. Global Bioenergy Partnership Meetings

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    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office Sustainability Technology Manager Kristen Johnson represented the Office at the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Meetings in Rome, Italy. The event included three meetings, the 7th annual GBEP Working Group on Capacity Building, the 13th annual Task Force on Sustainability to discuss the experiences with the GBEP Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy, and the 18th annual GBEP Steering Committee to discuss strategies for sustainable bioenergy development and deployment.

  11. Bioenergy Key Publications

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    KEY PUBLICATIONS BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Budget and Investment Resources PUBLICATION TITLE PUBLICATION DATE Bioenergy Technologies Office FY 2015 Budget-at-a-Glance March 2014 FY 2015 Congressional Budget Request (pp. 53-71) March 2014 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Bioenergy Technologies Office Investments June 2012 2013 Peer Review Report February 2014 Office Overview Resources PUBLICATION TITLE PUBLICATION DATE Bioenergy Technologies Office Walkthrough Presentation July 2014

  12. Characterization of the bacterial metagenome in an industrial algae bioenergy production system

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    Huang, Shi; Fulbright, Scott P; Zeng, Xiaowei; Yates, Tracy; Wardle, Greg; Chisholm, Stephen T; Xu, Jian; Lammers, Peter

    2011-03-16

    Cultivation of oleaginous microalgae for fuel generally requires growth of the intended species to the maximum extent supported by available light. The presence of undesired competitors, pathogens and grazers in cultivation systems will create competition for nitrate, phosphate, sulfate, iron and other micronutrients in the growth medium and potentially decrease microalgal triglyceride production by limiting microalgal health or cell density. Pathogenic bacteria may also directly impact the metabolism or survival of individual microalgal cells. Conversely, symbiotic bacteria that enhance microalgal growth may also be present in the system. Finally, the use of agricultural and municipal wastes as nutrient inputs for microalgal production systems may lead to the introduction and proliferation of human pathogens or interfere with the growth of bacteria with beneficial effects on system performance. These considerations underscore the need to understand bacterial community dynamics in microalgal production systems in order to assess microbiome effects on microalgal productivity and pathogen risks. Here we focus on the bacterial component of microalgal production systems and describe a pipeline for metagenomic characterization of bacterial diversity in industrial cultures of an oleaginous alga, Nannochloropsis salina. Environmental DNA was isolated from 12 marine algal cultures grown at Solix Biofuels, a region of the 16S rRNA gene was amplified by PCR, and 16S amplicons were sequenced using a 454 automated pyrosequencer. The approximately 70,000 sequences that passed quality control clustered into 53,950 unique sequences. The majority of sequences belonged to thirteen phyla. At the genus level, sequences from all samples represented 169 different genera. About 52.94% of all sequences could not be identified at the genus level and were classified at the next highest possible resolution level. Of all sequences, 79.92% corresponded to 169 genera and 70 other taxa. We apply a principal component analysis across the initial sample set to draw correlations between sample variables and changes in microbiome populations.

  13. Bioenergy Technology Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    Technology Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Bioenergy Technology Ltd Place: East Sussex, United Kingdom Zip: TN22 5RU Sector: Biomass Product: Firm dedicated to the use of...

  14. An Integrative Modeling Framework to Evaluate the Productivity and Sustainability of Biofuel Crop Production Systems

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    Zhang, Xuesong; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Manowitz, David H.; West, T. O.; Post, W. M.; Thomson, Allison M.; Bandaru, V. P.; Nichols, J.; Williams, J.R.

    2010-09-08

    The potential expansion of biofuel production raises food, energy, and environmental challenges that require careful assessment of the impact of biofuel production on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil erosion, nutrient loading, and water quality. In this study, we describe a spatially-explicit integrative modeling framework (SEIMF) to understand and quantify the environmental impacts of different biomass cropping systems. This SEIMF consists of three major components: 1) a geographic information system (GIS)-based data analysis system to define spatial modeling units with resolution of 56 m to address spatial variability, 2) the biophysical and biogeochemical model EPIC (Environmental Policy Integrated Climate) applied in a spatially-explicit way to predict biomass yield, GHG emissions, and other environmental impacts of different biofuel crops production systems, and 3) an evolutionary multi-objective optimization algorithm for exploring the trade-offs between biofuel energy production and unintended ecosystem-service responses. Simple examples illustrate the major functions of the SEIMF when applied to a 9-county Regional Intensive Modeling Area (RIMA) in SW Michigan to 1) simulate biofuel crop production, 2) compare impacts of management practices and local ecosystem settings, and 3) optimize the spatial configuration of different biofuel production systems by balancing energy production and other ecosystem-service variables. Potential applications of the SEIMF to support life cycle analysis and provide information on biodiversity evaluation and marginal-land identification are also discussed. The SEIMF developed in this study is expected to provide a useful tool for scientists and decision makers to understand sustainability issues associated with the production of biofuels at local, regional, and national scales.

  15. BioEnergy of America | Open Energy Information

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    of America Jump to: navigation, search Name: BioEnergy of America Place: Edison, New Jersey Zip: 8817 Product: Defunct New Jersey biodiesel project developer & owner. Company was...

  16. BioEnergy Solutions BES | Open Energy Information

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    Solutions BES Jump to: navigation, search Name: BioEnergy Solutions (BES) Place: Bakersfield, California Zip: 93309 Product: Bakersfield-based firm installing and operating biogas...

  17. BioEnergy Engineering LLC | Open Energy Information

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    Engineering LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: BioEnergy Engineering LLC Place: Tennessee Sector: Biofuels Product: A biofuels engineering and design firm with proprietary...

  18. About the Bioenergy Technologies Office: Growing America's Energy...

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    computer modeling, and advanced analysis, the Office investigates the life-cycle impacts of bioenergy production on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner air,...

  19. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: November...

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    ... chain is the key to informing technology portfolio ... developed the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework ... Earnings of Production Workers Current indices from ...

  20. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: July 2014...

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    ... chain is the key to informing technology portfolio ... developed the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework ... Earnings of Production Workers Current indices from ...

  1. Impacts of increased bioenergy demand on global food markets: an AgMIP economic model intercomparison

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    Lotze-Campen, Hermann; von Lampe, Martin; Kyle, G. Page; Fujimori, Shinichiro; Havlik, Petr; van Meijl, Hans; Hasegawa, Tomoko; Popp, Alexander; Schmitz, Christoph; Tabeau, Andrzej; Valin, Hugo; Willenbockel, Dirk; Wise, Marshall A.

    2014-01-01

    Integrated Assessment studies have shown that meeting ambitious greenhouse gas mitigation targets will require substantial amounts of bioenergy as part of the future energy mix. In the course of the Agricultural Model Comparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), five global agro-economic models were used to analyze a future scenario with global demand for ligno-cellulosic bioenergy rising to about 100 ExaJoule in 2050. From this exercise a tentative conclusion can be drawn that ambitious climate change mitigation need not drive up global food prices much, if the extra land required for bioenergy production is accessible or if the feedstock, e.g. from forests, does not directly compete for agricultural land. Agricultural price effects across models by the year 2050 from high bioenergy demand in an RCP2.6-type scenario appear to be much smaller (+5% average across models) than from direct climate impacts on crop yields in an RCP8.5-type scenario (+25% average across models). However, potential future scarcities of water and nutrients, policy-induced restrictions on agricultural land expansion, as well as potential welfare losses have not been specifically looked at in this exercise.

  2. GCAM Bioenergy and Land Use Modeling

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    GCAM Bioenergy and Land Use Modeling March 25, 2015 Analysis and Sustainability PI: Marshall Wise Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information Goal Statement Support BETO Analysis and Sustainability goals by studying bioenergy production and use in a systems and economic context of US and global energy, agriculture, land use, and emissions. MYPP goal: Develop and maintain analytical tools, models,

  3. Sustainable Agricultural Residue Removal for Bioenergy: A Spatially Comprehensive National Assessment

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    D. Muth, Jr.; K. M. Bryden; R. G. Nelson

    2013-02-01

    This study provides a spatially comprehensive assessment of sustainable agricultural residue removal potential across the United States. Earlier assessments determining the quantity of agricultural residue that could be sustainably removed for bioenergy production at the regional and national scale faced a number of computational limitations. These limitations included the number of environmental factors, the number of land management scenarios, and the spatial fidelity and spatial extent of the assessment. This study utilizes integrated multi-factor environmental process modeling and high fidelity land use datasets to perform a spatially comprehensive assessment of sustainably removable agricultural residues across the conterminous United States. Soil type represents the base spatial unit for this study and is modeled using a national soil survey database at the 10 100 m scale. Current crop rotation practices are identified by processing land cover data available from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Cropland Data Layer database. Land management and residue removal scenarios are identified for each unique crop rotation and crop management zone. Estimates of county averages and state totals of sustainably available agricultural residues are provided. The results of the assessment show that in 2011 over 150 million metric tons of agricultural residues could have been sustainably removed across the United States. Projecting crop yields and land management practices to 2030, the assessment determines that over 207 million metric tons of agricultural residues will be able to be sustainably removed for bioenergy production at that time.

  4. Bioenergy Success Stories

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    61 Bioenergy Success Stories en Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in the World Opened in October http:energy.goveeresuccess-storiesarticleslargest-cellulosic-ethanol-plant-wor...

  5. Bioenergy Impacts ? Green Racing

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    ushers in the next generation of road- relevant technologies and renewable fuels. Sports car racing is using biofuels to drive renewable fuel development BIOENERGY To learn more,...

  6. Bioenergy 2015 Agenda

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    Agenda for Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape. The conference will be held on June 23–24, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center.

  7. NREL: Innovation Impact - Bioenergy

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    and catalytic conversion, for development to the pilot scale. Learn More Learn more Close Learn more about NREL's bioenergy innovation impacts. Photo and composite photo...

  8. Bioenergy Impacts: Biorefineries

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    and Abengoa for the construction of two commercial-scale biorefineries. POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY and Abengoa's Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas are biorefineries that convert corn ...

  9. Bioenergy Impact on Wisconsin's Workforce

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    Troy Runge, Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative, presents on bioenergy's impact on Wisconsin's workforce development for the Biomass/Clean Cities States webinar.

  10. Bioenergy KDF | Open Energy Information

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    lt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":"" Hide Map Language: English References: Bioenergy KDF1 Logo: Bioenergy KDF ORNL is designing and...

  11. Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool | Department of Energy

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    Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool February 27, 2014 - 5:59pm Addthis The Bioenergy KDF Legislative Library aims to help the public, industry, and decision makers quickly and easily find legislation related to the production and use of biofuels. Paul Lester Paul Lester Digital Content Specialist, Office of Public Affairs With thousands of proposed bills floating through Congress every session, it's difficult to keep track of legislation

  12. Development Of Sustainable Biobased Products And Bioenergy In Cooperation With The Midwest Consortium For Sustainable Biobased Products And Energy

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    Michael Ladisch; Randy Woodson

    2009-03-18

    Collaborative efforts of Midwest Consortium have been put forth to add value to distiller's grains by further processing them into fermentable sugars, ethanol, and a protein rich co-product consistent with a pathway to a biorenewables industry (Schell et al, 2008). These studies were recently published in the enclosed special edition (Volume 99, Issue 12) of Bioresource Technology journal. Part of them have demonstrated the utilization of distillers grains as additional feedstock for increased ethanol production in the current dry grind process (Kim et al., 2008a, b; Dien et al.,2008, Ladisch et al., 2008a, b). Results showed that both liquid hot water (LHW) pretreatment and ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) were effective for enhancing digestibility of distiller's grains. Enzymatic digestion of distiller's grains resulted in more than 90% glucose yield under standard assay conditions, although the yield tends to drop as the concentration of dry solids increases. Simulated process mass balances estimated that hydrolysis and fermentation of distillers grains can increase the ethanol yield by 14% in the current dry milling process (Kim et al., 2008c). Resulting co-products from the modified process are richer in protein and oil contents than conventional distiller's grains, as determined both experimentally and computationally. Other research topics in the special edition include water solubilization of DDGS by transesterification reaction with phosphite esters (Oshel el al., 2008) to improve reactivity of the DDGS to enzymes, hydrolysis of soluble oligomers derived from DDGS using functionalized mesoporous solid catalysts (Bootsma et al., 2008), and ABE (acetone, butanol, ethanol) production from DDGS by solventogenic Clostridia (Ezeji and Blaschek, 2008). Economic analysis of a modified dry milling process, where the fiber and residual starch is extracted and fermented to produce more ethanol from the distillers grains while producing highly concentrated protein co-product, has shown that the process is economically viable resulting in an increase in net present value (Perkis et al., 2008). According to the study, the revenue is expected to increase further with improved amino acid profile of the protein rich co-products and lower cost of cellulase enzyme mixture. Also, Kim and Dale (2008) discuss using life cycle analysis to enhance the environmental performance of the corn based ethanol. On the second phase of the research, concerted efforts were directed on assessing compositional variability of dry milling co-products collected from 4 different dry grind ethanol plants has been measured and its effect on enzymatic digestibility and fermentability. Fermentation utilized a recombinant glucose/xylose co-fermenting yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae 424A (LNH-ST)). No significant compositional variability among the samples was found. Simultaneous saccharification and glucose/xylose co-fermentation of the pretreated distillers grains at solids and cellulase loadings of 150 g dry solids per liter and 6.4 mg protein per g dry substrate, respectively, yielded 74-801% of theoretical maximum ethanol concentration using recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae 424A (LNH-ST). The paper summarizing the results from the second phase of the Midwest Consortium is currently submitted to Bioresource Technology journal. The copy of the paper submitted is enclosed.

  13. Bioenergy 2015: Presentations

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This page displays the links to available presentations from Day One and Day Two of the Bioenergy Technologies Office's (BETO’s) Bioenergy 2015 conference. Approved presentations have been made available. Copying or using any materials without the consent of the presentation owner is prohibited.

  14. An Integrated Modeling and Data Management Strategy for Cellulosic Biomass Production Decisions

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    David J. Muth Jr.; K. Mark Bryden; Joshua B. Koch

    2012-07-01

    Emerging cellulosic bioenergy markets can provide land managers with additional options for crop production decisions. Integrating dedicated bioenergy crops such as perennial grasses and short rotation woody species within the agricultural landscape can have positive impacts on several environmental processes including increased soil organic matter in degraded soils, reduced sediment loading in watersheds, lower green house gas (GHG) fluxes, and reduced nutrient loading in watersheds. Implementing this type of diverse bioenergy production system in a way that maximizes potential environmental benefits requires a dynamic integrated modeling and data management strategy. This paper presents a strategy for designing diverse bioenergy cropping systems within the existing row crop production landscape in the midwestern United States. The integrated model developed quantifies a wide range environmental processes including soil erosion from wind and water, soil organic matter changes, and soil GHG fluxes within a geospatial data management framework. This framework assembles and formats information from multiple spatial and temporal scales. The data assembled includes yield and productivity data from harvesting equipment at the 1m scale, surface topography data from LiDAR mapping at the less than 1m scale, soil data from US soil survey databases at the 10m to 100m scale, and climate data at the county scale. These models and data tools are assembled into an integrated computational environment that is used to determine sustainable removal rates for agricultural residues for bioenergy production at the sub-field scale under a wide range of land management practices. Using this integrated model, innovative management practices including cover cropping are then introduced and evaluated for their impact on bioenergy production and important environmental processes. The impacts of introducing dedicated energy crops onto high-risk landscape positions currently being manage in row crop production are also investigated.

  15. International Energy Agency Bioenergy Webinar: Mobilizing Sustainable Bioenergy Supply Chains

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy program will be hosting a webinar on Feb. 25, 2016 to present the findings of their “Mobilize Sustainable Bioenergy Supply Chains” project. Over the last three years, researchers have collaborated to examine the prospects for large-scale mobilization of bioenergy resources across the globe. Members of Bioenergy Technologies Office staff support the research and activities and IEA Bioenergy. Email to register to attend the webinar.

  16. Bioenergy systems report: The AID (Agency for International Development) approach. Using agricultural and forestry wastes for the production of energy in support of rural development

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    Not Available

    1989-04-01

    The Biomass Energy Systems and Technology project (BEST) seeks to integrate natural resources, private sector expertise, and financial support in order to convert biomass into marketable energy products at existing agro-processing facilities. This report documents BEST's approach to biomass promotion and includes sections on: the rationale for the project's commodity focus (sugar cane, rice, and wood); the relevant U.S. biomass experience with rice, cane, and wood residues, etc., which BEST draws upon; A.I.D.'s experience in the field application of rice, wood, and cane residue bioenergy systems; economic analyses of biomass systems (using examples from Indonesia and Costa Rica); research initiatives to develop off-season fuels for sugar mills, advanced biomass conversion systems, and energy efficiency in sugar factories; and the environmental aspects of biomass (including its ability to be used without increasing global warming).

  17. Could crop height affect the wind resource at agriculturally productive wind farm sites?

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    Vanderwende, Brian; Lundquist, Julie K.

    2015-11-07

    The collocation of cropland and wind turbines in the US Midwest region introduces complex meteorological interactions that could influence both agriculture and wind-power production. Crop management practices may affect the wind resource through alterations of land-surface properties. We use the weather research and forecasting (WRF) model to estimate the impact of crop height variations on the wind resource in the presence of a large turbine array. A hypothetical wind farm consisting of 121 1.8-MW turbines is represented using the WRF model wind-farm parametrization. We represent the impact of selecting soybeans rather than maize by altering the aerodynamic roughness length in a region approximately 65 times larger than that occupied by the turbine array. Roughness lengths of 0.1 and 0.25 m represent the mature soy crop and a mature maize crop, respectively. In all but the most stable atmospheric conditions, statistically significant hub-height wind-speed increases and rotor-layer wind-shear reductions result from switching from maize to soybeans. Based on simulations for the entire month of August 2013, wind-farm energy output increases by 14 %, which would yield a significant monetary gain. Further investigation is required to determine the optimal size, shape, and crop height of the roughness modification to maximize the economic benefit and minimize the cost of such crop-management practices. As a result, these considerations must be balanced by other influences on crop choice such as soil requirements and commodity prices.

  18. Nishant Bioenergy P Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    Nishant Bioenergy P Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Nishant Bioenergy P Ltd Name: Nishant Bioenergy P Ltd Address: Sector 18-D, Chandigarh Place: Chandigarh Zip: 160018...

  19. Opportunities for Energy Crop Production Based on Subfield Scale Distribution of Profitability

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    Ian Bonner; Kara Cafferty; David Muth Jr.; Mark Tomer

    2014-10-01

    Incorporation of dedicated herbaceous energy crops into row crop landscapes is a promising means to supply an expanding biofuel industry while increasing biomass yields, benefiting soil and water quality, and increasing biodiversity. Despite these positive traits energy crops remain largely unaccepted due to concerns over their practicality and cost of implementation. This paper presents a case study on Hardin County, Iowa to demonstrate how subfield decision making can be used to target candidate areas for conversion to energy crop production. The strategy presented integrates switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) into subfield landscape positions where corn (Zea mays L.) grain is modeled to operate at a net economic loss. The results of this analysis show that switchgrass integration has the potential to increase sustainable biomass production from 48 to 99% (depending on the rigor of conservation practices applied to corn stover collection) while also improving field level profitability. Candidate land area is highly sensitive to grain price (0.18 to 0.26 US$ kg-1) and dependent on the acceptable net profit for corn production (ranging from 0 to -1,000 US$ ha-1). This work presents the case that switchgrass can be economically implemented into row crop production landscapes when management decisions are applied at a subfield scale and compete against areas of the field operating at a negative net profit.

  20. Bioenergy 2015 Confirmed Speakers

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    A list of confirmed speakers for Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape, which will be held on June 23–24, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

  1. Bioenergy 2015 Speaker Biographies

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    This document outlines the speaker biographies for Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape. The conference will be held on June 23–24, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center.

  2. Bioenergy & Clean Cities

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    DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office and the Clean Cities program regularly conduct a joint Web conference for state energy office representatives and Clean Cities coordinators. The Web conferences...

  3. US BioEnergy Corp | Open Energy Information

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    Corp Jump to: navigation, search Name: US BioEnergy Corp Place: South Dakota Zip: 57006 Product: Focused on biofuel production. Merged with VeraSun as of 1 April 2008. References:...

  4. Center for BioEnergy Sustainability | Open Energy Information

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    and the ultimate sustainability of biomass production for conversion to biofuels and bio-based products. The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability, or CBES, is a Center at Oak...

  5. Bioenergy Technologies Office

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    2015 BETO Project Peer Review - Conversion Area Overview Bryna Guriel, Technology Manager Conversion R&D March 23 rd 2015 2 | Bioenergy Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Introduction to Conversion R&D 3 | Bioenergy Technologies Office eere.energy.gov * The strategic goal of the conversion program is to develop commercially viable technologies for converting feedstocks via biological and chemical routes energy-dense, fungible, finished liquid fuels, such as renewable gasoline, jet, and

  6. Bioenergy for Sustainable Development

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    Gerard J. Ostheimer, Ph.D. Global Lead Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity Sustainable Energy For All BIOENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Overview * Energy poverty is widespread and prevents economic development * The international development community is beginning to act * Momentum is building to grow the bioeconomy across the globe Energy Poverty: Statistics * 1.2 Billion people lack access to modern energy services - 0.5 Billion in sub-Saharan Africa * 2.7 Billion people lack

  7. Bioenergy | Department of Energy

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    Bioenergy Bioenergy EERE leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. EERE leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funds research, development, and

  8. Bioenergy | Department of Energy

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    Sources » Renewable Energy » Bioenergy Bioenergy Learn how Energy Department scientists and researchers produce clean, renewable fuel -- from algae. Learn how the Energy Department is working to sustainably transform the nation's abundant renewable resources into biomass energy. Featured 6 New Things Happening with Biofuels The science and industry of biofuels is changing rapidly. See what's new with the fuels of the future. World's First Algae Surfboard Makes Waves in San Diego Surfing into

  9. Biomass Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy

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    2015-04-01

    Biomass Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy. This document provides general information about bioenergy and its creation and potential uses.

  10. National Bioenergy Day 2014 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    National Bioenergy Day 2014 National Bioenergy Day 2014 October 14, 2014 - 3:41pm Addthis Bioenergy, the use of agricultural waste and forestry byproducts to generate heat and energy, will be celebrated during the second annual National Bioenergy Day on October 22, 2014. This is an opportunity to showcase bioenergy facilities and the bioenergy supply chain around the United States. The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will celebrate National Bioenergy Day with an educational display about

  11. DEVELOPING STATE POLICIES SUPPORTIVE OF BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT

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    Kathryn Baskin

    2004-10-31

    Working within the context of the Southern States Biobased Alliance (SSBA) and with officials in each state, the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) is identifying bioenergy-related policies and programs within each state to determine their impact on the development, deployment or use of bioenergy. In addition, SSEB will determine which policies have impacted industry's efforts to develop, deploy or use biobased technologies or products. As a result, SSEB will work with the Southern States Biobased Alliance to determine how policy changes might address any negative impacts or enhance positive impacts. In addition to analysis of domestic policies and programs, this project will include the development of a U.S.-Brazil Biodiesel Pilot Project. The purpose of this effort is to promote and facilitate the commercialization of biodiesel and bioenergy production and demand in Brazil.

  12. DEVELOPING STATE POLICIES SUPPORTIVE OF BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT

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    Kathryn Baskin

    2005-04-30

    Working within the context of the Southern States Biobased Alliance (SSBA) and with officials in each state, the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) is identifying bioenergy-related policies and programs within each state to determine their impact on the development, deployment or use of bioenergy. In addition, SSEB will determine which policies have impacted industry's efforts to develop, deploy or use biobased technologies or products. As a result, SSEB will work with the Southern States Biobased Alliance to determine how policy changes might address any negative impacts or enhance positive impacts. In addition to analysis of domestic policies and programs, this project will include the development of a U.S.-Brazil Biodiesel Pilot Project. The purpose of this effort is to promote and facilitate the commercialization of biodiesel and bioenergy production and demand in Brazil.

  13. Could crop height affect the wind resource at agriculturally productive wind farm sites?

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    Vanderwende, Brian; Lundquist, Julie K.

    2015-11-07

    The collocation of cropland and wind turbines in the US Midwest region introduces complex meteorological interactions that could influence both agriculture and wind-power production. Crop management practices may affect the wind resource through alterations of land-surface properties. We use the weather research and forecasting (WRF) model to estimate the impact of crop height variations on the wind resource in the presence of a large turbine array. A hypothetical wind farm consisting of 121 1.8-MW turbines is represented using the WRF model wind-farm parametrization. We represent the impact of selecting soybeans rather than maize by altering the aerodynamic roughness length inmore » a region approximately 65 times larger than that occupied by the turbine array. Roughness lengths of 0.1 and 0.25 m represent the mature soy crop and a mature maize crop, respectively. In all but the most stable atmospheric conditions, statistically significant hub-height wind-speed increases and rotor-layer wind-shear reductions result from switching from maize to soybeans. Based on simulations for the entire month of August 2013, wind-farm energy output increases by 14 %, which would yield a significant monetary gain. Further investigation is required to determine the optimal size, shape, and crop height of the roughness modification to maximize the economic benefit and minimize the cost of such crop-management practices. As a result, these considerations must be balanced by other influences on crop choice such as soil requirements and commodity prices.« less

  14. Benefits of supplementing an industrial waste anaerobic digester with energy crops for increased biogas production

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    Nges, Ivo Achu; Escobar, Federico; Fu Xinmei; Bjoernsson, Lovisa

    2012-01-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This study demonstrates the feasibility of co-digestion food industrial waste with energy crops. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Laboratory batch co-digestion led to improved methane yield and carbon to nitrogen ratio as compared to mono-digestion of industrial waste. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Co-digestion was also seen as a means of degrading energy crops with nutrients addition as crops are poor in nutrients. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Batch co-digestion methane yields were used to predict co-digestion methane yield in full scale operation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It was concluded that co-digestion led an over all economically viable process and ensured a constant supply of feedstock. - Abstract: Currently, there is increasing competition for waste as feedstock for the growing number of biogas plants. This has led to fluctuation in feedstock supply and biogas plants being operated below maximum capacity. The feasibility of supplementing a protein/lipid-rich industrial waste (pig manure, slaughterhouse waste, food processing and poultry waste) mesophilic anaerobic digester with carbohydrate-rich energy crops (hemp, maize and triticale) was therefore studied in laboratory scale batch and continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR) with a view to scale-up to a commercial biogas process. Co-digesting industrial waste and crops led to significant improvement in methane yield per ton of feedstock and carbon-to-nitrogen ratio as compared to digestion of the industrial waste alone. Biogas production from crops in combination with industrial waste also avoids the need for micronutrients normally required in crop digestion. The batch co-digestion methane yields were used to predict co-digestion methane yield in full scale operation. This was done based on the ratio of methane yields observed for laboratory batch and CSTR experiments compared to full scale CSTR digestion of industrial waste. The economy of crop-based biogas production is limited under Swedish conditions; therefore, adding crops to existing industrial waste digestion could be a viable alternative to ensure a constant/reliable supply of feedstock to the anaerobic digester.

  15. Bioenergy in a Multifunctional Landscape- Text-Alt Version

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    How can our landscapes be managed most effectively to produce crops for food, feed, and bioenergy, while also protecting our water resources by preventing the loss of nutrients from the soil? Dr. Cristina Negri and her team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are tackling this question at an agricultural research site located in Fairbury, Illinois.

  16. NREL SBV Pilot Bioenergy Technologies

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    conversion technologies, biomass process and sustainability analysis, and feedstock logistics. Capabilities The NREL National Bioenergy Center develops, refines, and validates...

  17. Anhui Yineng Bioenergy Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    Anhui Yineng Bioenergy Co Ltd Place: Hefei, Anhui Province, China Product: A Chinese bio-oil equipment manufacturer Coordinates: 31.86141, 117.27562 Show Map Loading map......

  18. Cost Methodology for Biomass Feedstocks: Herbaceous Crops and Agricultural Residues

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    Turhollow Jr, Anthony F; Webb, Erin; Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine

    2009-12-01

    This report describes a set of procedures and assumptions used to estimate production and logistics costs of bioenergy feedstocks from herbaceous crops and agricultural residues. The engineering-economic analysis discussed here is based on methodologies developed by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA). An engineering-economic analysis approach was chosen due to lack of historical cost data for bioenergy feedstocks. Instead, costs are calculated using assumptions for equipment performance, input prices, and yield data derived from equipment manufacturers, research literature, and/or standards. Cost estimates account for fixed and variable costs. Several examples of this costing methodology used to estimate feedstock logistics costs are included at the end of this report.

  19. Bioenergy Science Center KnowledgeBase

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    Syed, M. H.; Karpinets, T. V.; Parang, M.; Leuze, M. R.; Park, B. H.; Hyatt, D.; Brown, S. D.; Moulton, S. Galloway, M.D.; Uberbacher, E. C.

    The challenge of converting cellulosic biomass to sugars is the dominant obstacle to cost effective production of biofuels in s capable of significant enough quantities to displace U. S. consumption of fossil transportation fuels. The BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) tackles this challenge of biomass recalcitrance by closely linking (1) plant research to make cell walls easier to deconstruct, and (2) microbial research to develop multi-talented biocatalysts tailor-made to produce biofuels in a single step. [from the 2011 BESC factsheet] The BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) is a multi-institutional, multidisciplinary research (biological, chemical, physical and computational sciences, mathematics and engineering) organization focused on the fundamental understanding and elimination of biomass recalcitrance. The BESC Knowledgebase and its associated tools is a discovery platform for bioenergy research. It consists of a collection of metadata, data, and computational tools for data analysis, integration, comparison and visualization for plants and microbes in the center.The BESC Knowledgebase (KB) and BESC Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) enable bioenergy researchers to perform systemic research. [http://bobcat.ornl.gov/besc/index.jsp

  20. LANL capabilities towards bioenergy and biofuels programs

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    Olivares, Jose A; Park, Min S; Unkefer, Clifford J; Bradbury, Andrew M; Waldo, Geoffrey S

    2009-01-01

    LANL invented technology for increasing growth and productivity of photosysnthetic organisms, including algae and higher plants. The technology has been extensively tested at the greenhouse and field scale for crop plants. Initial bioreactor testing of its efficacy on algal growth has shown promising results. It increases algal growth rates even under optimwn nutrient supply and careful pH control with CO{sub 2} continuously available. The technology uses a small organic molecule, applied to the plant surfaces or added to the algal growth medium. CO{sub 2} concentration is necessary to optimize algal production in either ponds or reactors. LANL has successfully designed, built and demonstrated an effective, efficient technology using DOE funding. Such a system would be very valuable for capitalizing on local inexpensive sources of CO{sub 2} for algal production operations. Furthermore, our protein engineering team has a concept to produce highly stable carbonic anhydyrase (CA) enzyme, which could be very useful to assure maximum utilization of the CO{sub 2} supply. Stable CA could be used either imnlobilized on solid supports or engineered into the algal strain. The current technologies for harvesting the algae and obtaining the lipids do not meet the needs for rapid, low cost separations for high volumes of material. LANL has obtained proof of concept for the high volume flowing stream concentration of algae, algal lysis and separation of the lipid, protein and water fractions, using acoustic platforms. This capability is targeted toward developing biosynthetics, chiral syntheses, high throughput protein expression and purification, organic chemistry, recognition ligands, and stable isotopes geared toward Bioenergy applications. Areas of expertise include stable isotope chemistry, biomaterials, polymers, biopolymers, organocatalysis, advanced characterization methods, and chemistry of model compounds. The ultimate realization of the ability to design and synthesize materials that mimic or are inspired by natural systems will lead to entirely new applications in the bioenergy areas. In addition, there are new developments in this capability that involve development of catalytic methods for the production of carbon chains from the most abundant carbohydrate on the planet, glucose. These carbon chains will be useful in the production of high density fuels which defined characteristics. In addition, these methods/capabilities will be used to generate feedstocks for industrial processes. LANL is the second largest partner institution of the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (DOE-JGI), and specializes in high throughput genome finishing and analysis in support of DOE missions in energy, bioremediation and carbon sequestration. This group is comprised of molecular biology labs and computational staff who together focus on the high-throughput DNA sequencing of whole microbial genomes, computational finishing and bioinformatics. The applications team focuses on the use of new sequencing technologies to address questions in environmental science. In addition to supporting the DOE mission, this group supports the Nation's national security mission by sequencing critical pathogens and near neighbors in support of relevent application areas.

  1. Events & Topics In Bioenergy | Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center

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    Events & Topics In Bioenergy Events & Topics In Bioenergy Dr. Chenyang Lu Smart Building with Wireless Sensor Networks Dr. Joseph Cullen "Measuring the Environmental Benefits of Wind Power" Dr. Pratim Biswas "Aerosol nanoparticle technology enabling solar energy applications: Biohybrid and biomimetic solar devices" Dr. Dewey Holten "Bioinspired and Biohybrid photosynthetic antenna systems for energy applications" Mark Henson "Modeling the Production of

  2. Bioenergy Technologies Office | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Bioenergy Technologies Office Watch the Sustainability in Bioenergy Video Watch the Sustainability in Bioenergy Video From its big screen premier at Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape, "Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected" is a short documentary film highlighting personal stories and the efforts being made by communities across the United States to develop, produce, and provide bioenergy, while ensuring it is environmentally, economically, and

  3. Bioscience: Bioenergy, Biosecurity, and Health

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    Bioscience: Bioenergy, Biosecurity, and Health /science-innovation/_assets/images/icon-science.jpg Bioscience: Bioenergy, Biosecurity, and Health Los Alamos scientists are developing science and technology to improve pathogen detection, create better therapeutics, and anticipate-even prevent-epidemics and pandemics. Bioscience Division» Bioenergy» Environmental Microbiology» Proteins» Biosecurity and Health» Genomics and Systems Biology» Algal vats Read caption + Los Alamos scientists used

  4. Bioenergy Toolkit | Open Energy Information

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    Bioenergy Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Stage 3 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities DevelopBAU Stage 4:...

  5. Bioenergy News | Department of Energy

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    made from renewable, non-food-based biomass, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. February 26, 2014 BETO Announces Launch of the Bioenergy KDF Legislative...

  6. Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework Recognized at National...

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    KDF team members from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Bioenergy KDF is an online collaboration and geospatial analysis tool managed by the Bioenergy Technologies Office and...

  7. Mapping intra-field yield variation using high resolution satellite imagery to integrate bioenergy and environmental stewardship in an agricultural watershed

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    Hamada, Yuki; Ssegane, Herbert; Negri, Maria Cristina

    2015-07-31

    Biofuels are important alternatives for meeting our future energy needs. Successful bioenergy crop production requires maintaining environmental sustainability and minimum impacts on current net annual food, feed, and fiber production. The objectives of this study were to: (1) determine under-productive areas within an agricultural field in a watershed using a single date; high resolution remote sensing and (2) examine impacts of growing bioenergy crops in the under-productive areas using hydrologic modeling in order to facilitate sustainable landscape design. Normalized difference indices (NDIs) were computed based on the ratio of all possible two-band combinations using the RapidEye and the National Agriculturalmore » Imagery Program images collected in summer 2011. A multiple regression analysis was performed using 10 NDIs and five RapidEye spectral bands. The regression analysis suggested that the red and near infrared bands and NDI using red-edge and near infrared that is known as the red-edge normalized difference vegetation index (RENDVI) had the highest correlation (R2 = 0.524) with the reference yield. Although predictive yield map showed striking similarity to the reference yield map, the model had modest correlation; thus, further research is needed to improve predictive capability for absolute yields. Forecasted impact using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool model of growing switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) on under-productive areas based on corn yield thresholds of 3.1, 4.7, and 6.3 Mg·ha-1 showed reduction of tile NO3-N and sediment exports by 15.9%–25.9% and 25%–39%, respectively. Corresponding reductions in water yields ranged from 0.9% to 2.5%. While further research is warranted, the study demonstrated the integration of remote sensing and hydrologic modeling to quantify the multifunctional value of projected future landscape patterns in a context of sustainable bioenergy crop production.« less

  8. Mapping intra-field yield variation using high resolution satellite imagery to integrate bioenergy and environmental stewardship in an agricultural watershed

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    Hamada, Yuki; Ssegane, Herbert; Negri, Maria Cristina

    2015-07-31

    Biofuels are important alternatives for meeting our future energy needs. Successful bioenergy crop production requires maintaining environmental sustainability and minimum impacts on current net annual food, feed, and fiber production. The objectives of this study were to: (1) determine under-productive areas within an agricultural field in a watershed using a single date; high resolution remote sensing and (2) examine impacts of growing bioenergy crops in the under-productive areas using hydrologic modeling in order to facilitate sustainable landscape design. Normalized difference indices (NDIs) were computed based on the ratio of all possible two-band combinations using the RapidEye and the National Agricultural Imagery Program images collected in summer 2011. A multiple regression analysis was performed using 10 NDIs and five RapidEye spectral bands. The regression analysis suggested that the red and near infrared bands and NDI using red-edge and near infrared that is known as the red-edge normalized difference vegetation index (RENDVI) had the highest correlation (R2 = 0.524) with the reference yield. Although predictive yield map showed striking similarity to the reference yield map, the model had modest correlation; thus, further research is needed to improve predictive capability for absolute yields. Forecasted impact using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool model of growing switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) on under-productive areas based on corn yield thresholds of 3.1, 4.7, and 6.3 Mgha-1 showed reduction of tile NO3-N and sediment exports by 15.9%25.9% and 25%39%, respectively. Corresponding reductions in water yields ranged from 0.9% to 2.5%. While further research is warranted, the study demonstrated the integration of remote sensing and hydrologic modeling to quantify the multifunctional value of projected future landscape patterns in a context of sustainable bioenergy crop production.

  9. DOE Bioenergy Research Center

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    Bioenergy Research Center - Sandia Energy Energy Search Icon Sandia Home Locations Contact Us Employee Locator Energy & Climate Secure & Sustainable Energy Future Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Wind Energy Water Power Supercritical CO2 Geothermal Natural Gas Safety, Security & Resilience of the Energy Infrastructure Energy Storage Nuclear Power & Engineering Grid Modernization Battery Testing Nuclear Fuel Cycle Defense Waste Management Programs

  10. Chapter 9, Land and Bioenergy in Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), Bioenergy & Sustainability: bridging the gaps.

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    Woods J, Lynd LR; Laser, M; Batistella M, De Castro D; Kline, Keith L; Faaij, Andre

    2015-01-01

    In this chapter we address the questions of whether and how enough biomass could be produced to make a material contribution to global energy supply on a scale and timeline that is consistent with prominent low carbon energy scenarios. We assess whether bioenergy provision necessarily conflicts with priority ecosystem services including food security for the world s poor and vulnerable populations. In order to evaluate the potential land demand for bioenergy, we developed a set of three illustrative scenarios using specified growth rates for each bioenergy sub-sector. In these illustrative scenarios, bioenergy (traditional and modern) increases from 62 EJ/yr in 2010 to 100, 150 and 200 EJ/yr in 2050. Traditional bioenergy grows slowly, increasing by between 0.75% and 1% per year, from 40 EJ/yr in 2010 to 50 or 60 EJ/ yr in 2050, continuing as the dominant form of bioenergy until at least 2020. Across the three scenarios, total land demand is estimated to increase by between 52 and 200 Mha which can be compared with a range of potential land availability estimates from the literature of between 240 million hectares to over 1 billion hectares. Biomass feedstocks arise from combinations of residues and wastes, energy cropping and increased efficiency in supply chains for energy, food and materials. In addition, biomass has the unique capability of providing solid, liquid and gaseous forms of modern energy carriers that can be transformed into analogues to existing fuels. Because photosynthesis fixes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, biomass supply chains can be configured to store at least some of the fixed carbon in forms or ways that it will not be reemitted to the atmosphere for considerable periods of time, so-called negative emissions pathways. These attributes provide opportunities for bioenergy policies to promote longterm and sustainable options for the supply of energy for the foreseeable future.

  11. Biofuel Distribution Datasets from the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework invites users to discover the power of bioenergy through an interface that provides extensive access to research data and literature, GIS mapping tools, and collaborative networks. The Bioenergy KDF supports efforts to develop a robust and sustainable bioenergy industry. The KDF facilitates informed decision making by providing a means to synthesize, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information in a relevant and succinct manner. It harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that can better examine the economic and environmental impacts of development options for biomass feedstock production, biorefineries, and related infrastructure. [copied from https://www.bioenergykdf.net/content/about] Holdings include datasets, models, and maps and the collections are growing due to both DOE contributions and individuals' data uploads.

  12. Feedstock Logistics Datasets from DOE's Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF)

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework invites users to discover the power of bioenergy through an interface that provides extensive access to research data and literature, GIS mapping tools, and collaborative networks. The Bioenergy KDF supports efforts to develop a robust and sustainable bioenergy industry. The KDF facilitates informed decision making by providing a means to synthesize, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information in a relevant and succinct manner. It harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that can better examine the economic and environmental impacts of development options for biomass feedstock production, biorefineries, and related infrastructure. Holdings include datasets, models, and maps. [from https://www.bioenergykdf.net/content/about

  13. USDA and DOE Partnership Seeks to Develop Better Plants for Bioenergy |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Department of Energy Partnership Seeks to Develop Better Plants for Bioenergy USDA and DOE Partnership Seeks to Develop Better Plants for Bioenergy September 2, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2010 -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced research awards under a joint DOE-USDA program aimed at improving and accelerating genetic breeding programs to create plants better suited for bioenergy production. The $8.9 million investment is part

  14. Joint BioEnergy Institute

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    Keasling, Jay; Simmons, Blake; Tartaglino, Virginia; Baidoo, Edward; Kothari, Ankita

    2015-06-15

    The Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Research Center dedicated to developing advanced biofuelsliquid fuels derived from the solar energy stored in plant biomass that can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuels.

  15. Vegetable Oil from Leaves and Stems: Vegetative Production of Oil in a C4 Crop

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-01-01

    PETRO Project: Arcadia Biosciences, in collaboration with the University of California-Davis, is developing plants that produce vegetable oil in their leaves and stems. Ordinarily, these oils are produced in seeds, but Arcadia Biosciences is turning parts of the plant that are not usually harvested into a source of concentrated energy. Vegetable oil is a concentrated source of energy that plants naturally produce and is easily separated after harvest. Arcadia Biosciences will isolate traits that control oil production in seeds and transfer them into leaves and stems so that all parts of the plants are oil-rich at harvest time. After demonstrating these traits in a fast-growing model plant, Arcadia Biosciences will incorporate them into a variety of dedicated biofuel crops that can be grown on land not typically suited for food production

  16. National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project

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    Not Available

    2008-07-01

    April through June 2008 update on activities of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project.

  17. Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC Corporate HQ: Chesterfield, Missouri Proposed Facility Location: Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas Description: This project from a committed long-term player has the potential to demonstrate dual biochemical and thermochemical capabilities to convert lignocellulosic feedstocks to biofuels. CEO or Equivalent: Gerson Santos-Leon, Executive Vice President, Abengoa Bioenergy New Technology Participants: Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies; Abengoa Bioenergy

  18. Bioenergy Technologies Office Overview | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Overview Bioenergy Technologies Office Overview This slideshow explains the work of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. To download the file, right click and save it to your computer, then open the file with Adobe Reader. PDF icon bioenergy_overview_july_2014 More Documents & Publications Bioenergy Technologies Office Overview August 2014 Monthly News Blast 2015 Peer Review Presentations-Plenaries

  19. Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production of Biofuels |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Department of Energy Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production of Biofuels Single, Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Production of Biofuels August 11, 2011 - 3:51pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC -- A team of researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have pinpointed the exact, single gene that controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. This discovery could be the missing link in developing biomass crops that produce higher concentrations

  20. Biomass Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy | Department of Energy

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    Biomass Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy Biomass Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy This document provides general information about bioenergy and its creation and potential uses....

  1. Idaho National Laboratory Bioenergy Program | Open Energy Information

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    Laboratory Bioenergy Program Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Bioenergy Program at Idaho National Laboratory Name Bioenergy Program at Idaho National Laboratory AgencyCompany...

  2. BETO Announces Launch of the Bioenergy KDF Legislative Library

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of a new Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (Bioenergy KDF) resource: the Legislative Library.

  3. INEOS New Planet BioEnergy

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    INEOS New Planet BioEnergy Indian River BioEnergy Center 2015 DOE IBR Platform Peer Review March 24, 2015 Kelly Russell Regulatory and External Affairs This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information INEOS Bio/INPB Indian River BioEnergy Center (July 2013) 2 INEOS New Planet BioEnergy Commercial Demonstration Facility (May 2013) fermentation gasification power generation distillation 3 INEOS Bio/INPB Indian River BioEnergy Center (May 2013) 4

  4. Bioenergy Technologies Office | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Bioenergy Technologies Office Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation On July 12-14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its ninth annual conference-Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation. Partnering with the Clean Energy Research and Education Foundation (CEREF), this year's conference will focus on opportunities to grow future

  5. BioEnergy Blog | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    News » BioEnergy Blog BioEnergy Blog RSS The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) blog posts are a great source to learn about the progress BETO is making toward its goals to sustainably develop cost-competitive biofuels and bioproducts. To see how far bioenergy has come (posts from 2012-2014), visit the Bioenergy Technologies Office Blog archive site. December 18, 2015 Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant | New York City Department of Environmental Protection One Year Down the Road of

  6. International Bioenergy Trade | Department of Energy

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    International Bioenergy Trade International Bioenergy Trade Chris Wright, INL, presentation at the December 5, 2012, Biomass Program-hosted International Webinar on international bioenergy trade. PDF icon wright_2012_webinar.pdf More Documents & Publications 2015 Peer Review Presentations-Biochemical Conversion Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: May 2013 Update Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: July 2014 Update

  7. Bioenergy: America's Energy Future | Department of Energy

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    Bioenergy: America's Energy Future Bioenergy: America's Energy Future Addthis Description Bioenergy: America's Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy. Text Version Below is the text version for the Bioenergy:

  8. Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Sustainability of Cellulosic Bioenergy Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Energy Department today announced up to $9 million for the design of sustainable bioenergy systems that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development.

  9. Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-06-18

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is committed to developing the resources, technologies, and systems needed to support a thriving bioenergy industry that protects natural resources and ad- vances environmental, economic, and social benefits. BETO’s Sustainability Technology Area proactively identifies and addresses issues that affect the scale-up potential, public acceptance, and long-term viability of advanced bioenergy systems; as a result, the area is critical to achieving BETO’s overall goals.

  10. Assessing the Economic Viability of Bio-based Products for Missouri Value-added Crop Production

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    Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes

    2005-11-30

    While research and development on biobased products has continued strong over the years, parallel attention on the economics and management of such product innovation has been lacking. With the financial support of the Department of Energy, the Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia has launched a pilot graduate education program that seeks to fill the gap. Within this context, a multi-disciplinary research and teaching program has been structured with an emphasis on new product and innovation economics and management. More specifically, this pilot graduate education program has the following major objectives: (1) To provide students with a strong background in innovation economics, management, and strategy. (2) To diversify the students academic background with coursework in science and technology. (3) To familiarize the student with biobased policy initiatives through interaction with state and national level organizations and policymakers. (4) To facilitate active collaboration with industry involved in the development and production of biobased products. The pilot education program seeks to develop human capital and research output. Although the research is, initially, focused on issues related to the State of Missouri, the results are expected to have national implications for the economy, producers, consumers and environment.

  11. Atmospheric inversion of the surface carbon flux with consideration of the spatial distributions of US crop production and consumption

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    Chen, J. M.; Fung, J. W.; Mo, G.; Deng, F.; West, Tristram O.

    2015-01-01

    In order to improve quantification of the spatial distribution of carbon sinks and sources in the conterminous USA, we conduct a nested global atmospheric inversion with consideration of the spatial information of crop production and consumption. Spatially distributed 5 county-level cropland net primary productivity, harvested biomass, soil carbon change, and human and livestock consumption data over the conterminous USA are used for this purpose. Time-dependent Bayesian synthesis inversions are conducted based on CO? observations at 210 stations to infer CO? fluxes globally at monthly time steps with a nested focus on 30 regions in North America. Prior land surface carbon 10 fluxes are first generated using a biospheric model, and the inversions are constrained using prior fluxes with and without adjustments for crop production and consumption over the 20022007 period. After these adjustments, the inverted regional carbon sink in the US Midwest increases from 0.25 0.03 Pg C yr? to 0.42 0.13 Pg C yr?, whereas the large sink in the US Southeast forest region is weakened from 0.410.12 Pg C yr? 15 to 0.29 0.12 Pg C yr?. These adjustments also reduce the inverted sink in the West region from 0.066 0.04 Pg C yr? to 0.040 0.02 Pg C yr?1 because of high crop consumption and respiration by humans and livestock. The general pattern of sink increase in crop production areas and sink decreases (or source increases) in crop consumption areas highlights the importance of considering the lateral carbon transfer in crop 20 products in atmospheric inverse modeling, which provides an atmospheric perspective of the overall carbon balance of a region.

  12. Atmospheric inversion of surface carbon flux with consideration of the spatial distribution of US crop production and consumption

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Chen, J. M.; Fung, J. W.; Mo, G.; Deng, F.; West, T. O.

    2015-01-19

    In order to improve quantification of the spatial distribution of carbon sinks and sources in the conterminous US, we conduct a nested global atmospheric inversion with detailed spatial information on crop production and consumption. County-level cropland net primary productivity, harvested biomass, soil carbon change, and human and livestock consumption data over the conterminous US are used for this purpose. Time-dependent Bayesian synthesis inversions are conducted based on CO₂ observations at 210 stations to infer CO₂ fluxes globally at monthly time steps with a nested focus on 30 regions in North America. Prior land surface carbon fluxes are first generated usingmore » a biospheric model, and the inversions are constrained using prior fluxes with and without adjustments for crop production and consumption over the 2002–2007 period. After these adjustments, the inverted regional carbon sink in the US Midwest increases from 0.25 ± 0.03 to 0.42 ± 0.13 Pg C yr⁻¹, whereas the large sink in the US southeast forest region is weakened from 0.41 ± 0.12 to 0.29 ± 0.12 Pg C yr⁻¹. These adjustments also reduce the inverted sink in the west region from 0.066 ± 0.04 to 0.040 ± 0.02 Pg C yr⁻¹ because of high crop consumption and respiration by humans and livestock. The general pattern of sink increases in crop production areas and sink decreases (or source increases) in crop consumption areas highlights the importance of considering the lateral carbon transfer in crop products in atmospheric inverse modeling, which provides a reliable atmospheric perspective of the overall carbon balance at the continental scale but is unreliable for separating fluxes from different ecosystems.« less

  13. Atmospheric inversion of surface carbon flux with consideration of the spatial distribution of US crop production and consumption

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    Chen, J. M.; Fung, J. W.; Mo, G.; Deng, F.; West, T. O.

    2015-01-19

    In order to improve quantification of the spatial distribution of carbon sinks and sources in the conterminous US, we conduct a nested global atmospheric inversion with detailed spatial information on crop production and consumption. County-level cropland net primary productivity, harvested biomass, soil carbon change, and human and livestock consumption data over the conterminous US are used for this purpose. Time-dependent Bayesian synthesis inversions are conducted based on CO? observations at 210 stations to infer CO? fluxes globally at monthly time steps with a nested focus on 30 regions in North America. Prior land surface carbon fluxes are first generated using a biospheric model, and the inversions are constrained using prior fluxes with and without adjustments for crop production and consumption over the 20022007 period. After these adjustments, the inverted regional carbon sink in the US Midwest increases from 0.25 0.03 to 0.42 0.13 Pg C yr?, whereas the large sink in the US southeast forest region is weakened from 0.41 0.12 to 0.29 0.12 Pg C yr?. These adjustments also reduce the inverted sink in the west region from 0.066 0.04 to 0.040 0.02 Pg C yr? because of high crop consumption and respiration by humans and livestock. The general pattern of sink increases in crop production areas and sink decreases (or source increases) in crop consumption areas highlights the importance of considering the lateral carbon transfer in crop products in atmospheric inverse modeling, which provides a reliable atmospheric perspective of the overall carbon balance at the continental scale but is unreliable for separating fluxes from different ecosystems.

  14. Drought effects on composition and yield for corn stover, mixed grasses, and Miscanthus as bioenergy feedstocks

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    Rachel Emerson; Amber Hoover; Allison Ray; Jeffrey Lacey; Marnie Cortez; Courtney Payne; Doug Karlen; Stuart Birrell; David Laird; Robert Kallenbach; Josh Egenolf; Matthew Sousek; Thomas Voigt

    2014-11-01

    Drought conditions in 2012 were some of the most severe reported in the United States. It is necessary to explore the effects of drought on the quality attributes of current and potential bioenergy feedstocks. Compositional analysis data for corn stover, Miscanthus, and CRP grasses from one or more locations for years 2010 (normal precipitation levels) and 2012 (a known severe drought year nationally) was collected. Results & discussion: The general trend for samples that experienced drought was an increase in extractives and a decrease in structural sugars and lignin. The TEY yields were calculated to determine the drought effects on ethanol production. All three feedstocks had a decrease of 12-14% in TEY when only decreases of carbohydrate content was analyzed. When looking at the compounded effect of both carbohydrate content and the decreases in dry matter loss for each feedstock there was a TEY decrease of 25%-59%. Conclusion: Drought had a significant impact on the quality of all three bioenergy crops. In all cases where drought was experienced both the quality of the feedstock and the yield decreased. These drought induced effects could have significant economic impacts on biorefineries.

  15. Stakeholder Database from the Center for Bioenergy Sustainability (Learn who the experts are)

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    The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) is a leading resource for dealing with the environmental impacts and the ultimate sustainability of biomass production for conversion to biofuels and bio-based products. Its purpose is to use science and analysis to understand the sustainability (environmental, economic, and social) of current and potential future bioenergy production and distribution; to identify approaches to enhance bioenergy sustainability; and to serve as an independent source of the highest quality data and analysis for bioenergy stakeholders and decision makers. ... On the operational level, CBES is a focal point and business-development vehicle for ORNL’s capabilities related to bioenergy sustainability and socioeconomic analyses. As such, it complements the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC), also located at ORNL, which focuses on the problem of converting lignocellulosic biomass into reactive intermediaries necessary for the cellulosic biofuel industry. Together, these centers provide a strong integrating mechanism and business-development tool for ORNL's science and technology portfolio in bioenergy [taken and edited from http://web.ornl.gov/sci/ees/cbes/. The Stakeholder Database allows you to find experts in bioenergy by their particular type of expertise, their affiliations or locations, their specific research areas or research approaches, etc.

  16. Stakeholder Database from the Center for Bioenergy Sustainability (Learn who the experts are)

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    The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) is a leading resource for dealing with the environmental impacts and the ultimate sustainability of biomass production for conversion to biofuels and bio-based products. Its purpose is to use science and analysis to understand the sustainability (environmental, economic, and social) of current and potential future bioenergy production and distribution; to identify approaches to enhance bioenergy sustainability; and to serve as an independent source of the highest quality data and analysis for bioenergy stakeholders and decision makers. ... On the operational level, CBES is a focal point and business-development vehicle for ORNLs capabilities related to bioenergy sustainability and socioeconomic analyses. As such, it complements the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC), also located at ORNL, which focuses on the problem of converting lignocellulosic biomass into reactive intermediaries necessary for the cellulosic biofuel industry. Together, these centers provide a strong integrating mechanism and business-development tool for ORNL's science and technology portfolio in bioenergy [taken and edited from http://web.ornl.gov/sci/ees/cbes/. The Stakeholder Database allows you to find experts in bioenergy by their particular type of expertise, their affiliations or locations, their specific research areas or research approaches, etc.

  17. Bio-energy feedstock yields and their water quality benefits in Mississippi

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    Parajuli, Prem B.

    2011-08-10

    Cellulosic and agricultural bio-energy crops can, under careful management, be harvested as feedstock for bio-fuels production and provide environmental benefits. However, it is required to quantify their relative advantages in feedstock production and water quality. The primary objective of this research was to evaluate potential feedstock yield and water quality benefit scenarios of bioenergy crops: Miscanthus (Miscanthus-giganteus), Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), Soybean {Glycine max (L.) Merr.}, and Corn (Lea mays) in the Upper Pearl River watershed (UPRW), Mississippi using a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). The SWAT model was calibrated (January 1981 to December 1994) and validated (January 1995 to September 2008) using monthly measured stream flow data. The calibrated and validated model determined good to very good performance for stream flow prediction (R2 and E from 0.60 to 0.86). The RMSE values (from 14 m3 s-1 to 37 m3 s-1) were estimated at similar levels of errors during model calibration and validation. The long-term average annual potential feedstock yield as an alternative energy source was determined the greatest when growing Miscanthus grass (373,849 Mg) as followed by Alfalfa (206,077 Mg), Switchgrass (132,077 Mg), Johnsongrass (47,576 Mg), Soybean (37,814 Mg), and Corn (22,069 Mg) in the pastureland and cropland of the watershed. Model results determined that average annual sediment yield from the Miscanthus grass scenario determined the least (1.16 Mg/ha) and corn scenario the greatest (12.04 Mg/ha). The SWAT model simulated results suggested that growing Miscanthus grass in the UPRW would have the greatest potential feedstock yield and water quality benefits.

  18. Gordian Bioenergy | Open Energy Information

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    The Gordian Bioenergy is a private equity formed by undisclosed investors who want invest in Greenfield projects. They plan to developed 6 to 8 projects in the states of Bahia,...

  19. Bioenergy Technologies Office Releases Symbiosis Biofeedstock Conference Summary Report

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    The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted the two-day Symbiosis Biofeedstock Conference at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, on June 20-€œ21, 2013. The conference brought together diverse members of the public, private, and academic sectors to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with expanding the commercial use of microbial-based products to increase biofeedstock production.

  20. Production and fuel characteristics of vegetable oil from oilseed crops in the Pacific Northwest

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    Auld, D.L.; Bettis, B.L.; Peterson, C.L.

    1982-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to evaluate the potential yield and fuel quality of various oilseed crops adapted to the Pacific Northwest as a source of liquid fuel for diesel engines. The seed yield and oil production of three cultivars of winter rape (Brassica napus L.), two cultivars of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) and two cultivars of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) were evaluated in replicated plots at Moscow. Additional trials were conducted at several locations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Sunflower, oleic and linoleic safflower, and low and high erucic acid rapeseed were evaluated for fatty acid composition, energy content, viscosity and engine performance in short term tests. During 20 minute engine tests power output, fuel economy and thermal efficiency were compared to diesel fuel. Winter rape produced over twice as much farm extractable oil as either safflower or sunflower. The winter rape cultivars, Norde and Jet Neuf had oil yields which averaged 1740 and 1540 L/ha, respectively. Vegetable oils contained 94 to 95% of the KJ/L of diesel fuel, but were 11.1 to 17.6 times more viscous. Viscosity of the vegetable oils was closely related to fatty acid chain length and number of unsaturated bonds (R/sup 2/=.99). During short term engine tests all vegetable oils produced power outputs equivalent to diesel, and had thermal efficiencies 1.8 to 2.8% higher than diesel. Based on these results it appears that species and cultivars of oilseed crops to be utilized as a source of fuel should be selected on the basis of oil yield. 1 figure, 5 tables.

  1. Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy - ORNL

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    Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy Office of the Biomass Program Webinar April 23, 2012 2 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy ORNL - Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy Agenda Overview of programs - Tim Theiss - Laboratory Relationship Manager, Biomass Program - Oak Ridge National Laboratory * Mentor perspective - Erin Webb, Ph.D., P.E - Research Engineer, Renewable Systems Group - Oak Ridge National Laboratory * Post-graduate perspective - Scott Curran - Research

  2. Bioenergy Impacts … Green Jobs

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    is supporting the research, development, and demonstration of advanced technologies that are creating new opportunities for the U.S. workforce. Energy Department funding is helping to commercialize ethanol from non-food plant sources and "drop-in" biofuels (can directly replace gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel) for use in vehicles and airplanes-contributing to new jobs and economic growth. The bioenergy industry is creating new career opportunities BIOENERGY To learn more, visit

  3. Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF)

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    DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) 2015 Project Peer Review Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) April 1, 2015 Analysis & Sustainability Aaron Myers Oak Ridge National Laboratory This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information Managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy Goal Statement  Creation and enhancement of geo-spatial, temporal decision support system to connect researchers, industry, and sponsors to share

  4. International Energy Agency Bioenergy Conference 2015

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    The 2015 International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Conference will be hosted in Berlin, Germany, from October 27 to 29, 2015. The conference will highlight recent research and market developments in bioenergy, such as challenges across bioenergy value chains, as well as crosscutting topics such as environmental sustainability, socioeconomic issues, and trade. The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Demonstration and Market Transformation Program Manager Jim Spaeth will be moderating a panel on multidisciplinary projects within IEA Bioenergy. He will also be attending the IEA Executive Committee meeting on October 26, during which plans and commitments will be made for the IEA Bioenergy projects for the next triennium.

  5. Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration Workshop

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    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) co-hosted the Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration (BECCS) Workshop on...

  6. Bioenergy Documentary | OpenEI Community

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    Bioenergy Documentary Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central WikiSysop's picture Submitted by WikiSysop(15) Member 1 September, 2014 - 17:34 Bioenergy: America's Energy Future is...

  7. Bioenergy Deployment Consortium (BDC) 2014 Fall Symposium

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    The 2014 BDC Fall Symposium will be held on October 21–22, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida. The event will include a tour of the Algenol facility on Wednesday morning. The symposium will have panels for progress reports from current cellulosic bio-product companies, updates on government policy from several agencies, scale-up strategies,and lessons learned. POET-DSM will provide the after dinner success story. Neil Rossmeissl, Program Manager, Algal Program, Bioenergy Technologies Office, will be delivering the keynote address on expanding the bioeconomy.

  8. Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Announces Renewable Carbon...

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    Announces Renewable Carbon Fiber Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Announces Renewable Carbon Fiber Funding Opportunity Announcement ...

  9. Bioenergy Technologies Office Solicitations | Department of Energy

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    Financial Opportunities » Bioenergy Technologies Office Solicitations Bioenergy Technologies Office Solicitations To explore current financial opportunity solicitations, click on the opportunity titles in the table below. To sort the list, click on the arrows in the column headings. Technology Solicitation Title Open Date Close Date Bioenergy Notice of Intent (NOI): Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 Department of Energy 12/142015 TBD Bioenergy Request for Information (RFI):

  10. Bioenergy for Sustainable Development | Department of Energy

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    for Sustainable Development Bioenergy for Sustainable Development Deployment Markets Keynote Bioenergy for Sustainable Development Gerard Ostheimer, Global Lead, Sustainable Bioenergy High Impact Opportunity Of Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) PDF icon ostheimer_biomass_2014.pdf More Documents & Publications Before House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Committee on Foreign Affairs Biomass 2014: Breakout Speaker Biographies

  11. MBE Mitteldeutsche BioEnergie GmbH Co KG | Open Energy Information

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    Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Zip: 6780 Product: MBE is a Bioethanol producer for the use as biofuel. References: MBE Mitteldeutsche BioEnergie GmbH & Co. KG1 This article is a stub....

  12. BioEnergie Park Soesetal GmbH | Open Energy Information

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    BioEnergie Park Soesetal GmbH Jump to: navigation, search Name: BioEnergie-Park Soesetal GmbH Place: Osterode, Lower Saxony, Germany Zip: 37520 Sector: Biomass Product: Lower...

  13. Sun Grant/DOE Regional Biomass Feedstock Partnership:Herbaceous Energy Crops and CRP Land for Biomass Production

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    Review Sun Grant/DOE Regional Biomass Feedstock Partnership: Herbaceous Energy Crops and CRP Land for Biomass Production (Award # GO85041; WBS 7.6.2.5) 23-27 March 2015 Technology Area Review: Feedstock Supply and Logistics Vance Owens, Director North Central Sun Grant Center South Dakota State University This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information Goal Statement  Development of more accurate cost supply information and improved

  14. NREL National Bioenergy Center Overview

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    Foust, Thomas; Pienkos, Phil; Sluiter, Justin; Magrini, Kim; McMillan, Jim

    2014-07-28

    The demand for clean, sustainable, secure energy is growing... and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is answering the call. NREL's National Bioenergy Center is pioneering biofuels research and development and accelerating the pace these technologies move into the marketplace.

  15. Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California San Diego

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    Results in First Algae Surfboard | Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California San Diego Results in First Algae Surfboard Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California San Diego Results in First Algae Surfboard May 19, 2015 - 11:43am Addthis Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California San Diego Results in First Algae Surfboard Fossil-fuel derived polyurethane products may not be in demand in the coming

  16. Advancing sustainable bioenergy: Evolving stakeholder interests and the relevance of research

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    Johnson, Timothy L [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Raleigh, North Carolina; Bielicki, Dr Jeffrey M [University of Minnesota; Dodder, Rebecca [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Hilliard, Michael R [ORNL; Kaplan, Ozge [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Miller, C. Andy [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    2013-01-01

    The sustainability of future bioenergy production rests on more than continual improvements in its environmental, economic, and social impacts. The emergence of new biomass feedstocks, an expanding array of conversion pathways, and expected increases in overall bioenergy production are connecting diverse technical, social, and policy communities. These stakeholder groups have different and potentially conflicting values and cultures, and therefore different goals and decision making processes. Our aim is to discuss the implications of this diversity for bioenergy researchers. The paper begins with a discussion of bioenergy stakeholder groups and their varied interests, and illustrates how this diversity complicates efforts to define and promote sustainable bioenergy production. We then discuss what this diversity means for research practice. Researchers, we note, should be aware of stakeholder values, information needs, and the factors affecting stakeholder decision making if the knowledge they generate is to reach its widest potential use. We point out how stakeholder participation in research can increase the relevance of its products, and argue that stakeholder values should inform research questions and the choice of analytical assumptions. Finally, we make the case that additional natural science and technical research alone will not advance sustainable bioenergy production, and that important research gaps relate to understanding stakeholder decision making and the need, from a broader social science perspective, to develop processes to identify and accommodate different value systems. While sustainability requires more than improved scientific and technical understanding, the need to understand stakeholder values and manage diversity presents important research opportunities.

  17. Biofuel Enduse Datasets from the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF)

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    The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework invites users to discover the power of bioenergy through an interface that provides extensive access to research data and literature, GIS mapping tools, and collaborative networks. The Bioenergy KDF supports efforts to develop a robust and sustainable bioenergy industry. The KDF facilitates informed decision making by providing a means to synthesize, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information in a relevant and succinct manner. It harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that can better examine the economic and environmental impacts of development options for biomass feedstock production, biorefineries, and related infrastructure. [copied from https://www.bioenergykdf.net/content/about]

    Holdings include datasets, models, and maps. This is a very new resource, but the collections will grow due to both DOE contributions and individuals data uploads. Currently the Biofuel Enduse collection includes 133 items. Most of these are categorized as literature, but 36 are listed as datasets and ten as models.

  18. Biofuel Enduse Datasets from the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF)

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    The Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework invites users to discover the power of bioenergy through an interface that provides extensive access to research data and literature, GIS mapping tools, and collaborative networks. The Bioenergy KDF supports efforts to develop a robust and sustainable bioenergy industry. The KDF facilitates informed decision making by providing a means to synthesize, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of information in a relevant and succinct manner. It harnesses Web 2.0 and social networking technologies to build a collective knowledge system that can better examine the economic and environmental impacts of development options for biomass feedstock production, biorefineries, and related infrastructure. [copied from https://www.bioenergykdf.net/content/about]

    Holdings include datasets, models, and maps. This is a very new resource, but the collections will grow due to both DOE contributions and individualsÆ data uploads. Currently the Biofuel Enduse collection includes 133 items. Most of these are categorized as literature, but 36 are listed as datasets and ten as models.

  19. BIOENERGIZEME INFOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE: Travel to the Future with Bioenergy |

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    Department of Energy Travel to the Future with Bioenergy BIOENERGIZEME INFOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE: Travel to the Future with Bioenergy BIOENERGIZEME INFOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE: Travel to the Future with Bioenergy

  20. Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool | Department of...

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    Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool February 27, 2014 - 5:59pm Addthis The Bioenergy KDF Legislative Library aims to help...

  1. Bioenergy Technologies Office FY 2015 Budget At-A-Glance | Department of

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    Energy 5 Budget At-A-Glance Bioenergy Technologies Office FY 2015 Budget At-A-Glance The Bioenergy Technologies Office supports targeted research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) activities to advance the sustainable, nationwide production of advanced biofuels that will displace a share of petroleum-derived fuels, mitigate climate change, create jobs, and increase United States energy security. PDF icon fy15_at-a-glance_beto.pdf More Documents & Publications

  2. Bioenergy Technologies Office FY 2016 Budget At-A-Glance | Department of

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    Energy 6 Budget At-A-Glance Bioenergy Technologies Office FY 2016 Budget At-A-Glance The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) supports targeted research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) activities to advance the sustainable, nationwide production of advanced biofuels that will displace a share of petroleum-derived fuels, mitigate climate change, create jobs, and increase United States energy security. PDF icon BETO FY 2016 Budget At-A-Glance More Documents &

  3. Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Abengoa Bioenergy | Department of Energy

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    Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Abengoa Bioenergy Integrated Biorefinery for Conversion of Biomass to Ethanol, Power, and Heat PDF icon ibr_commercial_abengoa.pdf More Documents & Publications Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC ABENGOA BIOENERGY 2014 DOE Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Project Comprehensive Project Review Bioenergy Home About the Bioenergy Technologies Office Research & Development Education & Workforce Development

  4. Fact Sheet: Bioenergy Working Group | Department of Energy

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    Bioenergy Working Group Fact Sheet: Bioenergy Working Group A fact sheet detailling the group launched at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, D.C. on July 19th and 20th, where ministers launched a Bioenergy Working Group, which will advance the deployment of bioenergy technologies by implementing recommendations of the Technology Action Plan on Bioenergy Technologies that was released by the Major Economies Forum Global Partnership in December 2009. PDF icon Fact Sheet: Bioenergy Working

  5. A Virtual Visit to Bioenergy Research at the National Laboratories |

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    Department of Energy A Virtual Visit to Bioenergy Research at the National Laboratories A Virtual Visit to Bioenergy Research at the National Laboratories October 22, 2014 - 10:34am Addthis Watch researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory describe their bioenergy research funded by the Energy Department. Alicia Moulton Communications Specialist, Bioenergy Technologies Office For National Bioenergy Day on October 22, bioenergy facilities across the country are holding open houses to

  6. Bioenergy 2015 Press Kit | Department of Energy

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    2015 Press Kit Bioenergy 2015 Press Kit This U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy 2015 Press Kit provides contacts and resources to media who cover conference-related news. PDF icon bioenergy_2015_press_kit.pdf More Documents & Publications Webinar: BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Guide to the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge POLICY FLASH 2015-36 - AL 2015-09 Acquisition Letter No. AL 2015-09

  7. Bioenergy Impacts … Self-Loading Trailer

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    FDC Enterprises, which partnered with Kelderman Manufacturing to develop a self- loading trailer. Biofuels company Abengoa purchased the self-loading trailer to streamline the movement of corn plant residues to its biorefinery, where they are converted into biofuel. Biorefineries are cutting their costs by using more efficient harvesting equipment BIOENERGY To learn more, visit bioenergy.energy.gov. BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Photo courtesy of Dave Jordan, MacDon Industries Ltd.

  8. Bioenergy and Biome Sciences

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    Ultrasonic Algal Biofuel Harvester team, measure the lipids harvested from algal cells. ... Enhancing growth, oil production, and photosynthetic efficiency in biofuel feedstocks ...

  9. BioEnergy Blog

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    working to develop the advanced biofuels industry in a way that leads to positive impacts and that demonstrates responsible stewardship of the environment. Biofuel production...

  10. Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop...

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    Webinar: Biofuels for the Environment and Communities Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply...

  11. Bioenergy Success Stories | Department of Energy

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    EERE's bioenergy success stories below. November 30, 2015 The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa, will produce about 30 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol...

  12. Growing America's Energy Future: Bioenergy Technologies Office...

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    The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) forms cost-share public-private partnerships to help sustainably develop cost-competitive biofuels and bioproducts in the United States...

  13. Bioenergy Technologies Office Overview | Department of Energy

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    slideshow explains the work of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. To download the file, right click and save it to your computer, then open the file with Adobe Reader....

  14. International Market Opportunities in Bioenergy: Leveraging U...

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    International Market Opportunities in Bioenergy: Leveraging U.S. Government Resources Breakout Session 3C-Fostering Technology Adoption III: International Market Opportunities in ...

  15. Bioenergy Assessment Toolkit | Open Energy Information

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    intended to provide a practical, common methodology for measuring and recording the consumption and supply of biomass energy. It mainly emphasizes traditional bioenergy use, but...

  16. Bioenergy Technologies Office Releases Symbiosis Biofeedstock...

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    Releases Symbiosis Biofeedstock Conference Summary Report Bioenergy Technologies Office Releases Symbiosis Biofeedstock Conference Summary Report January 2, 2014 - 12:00am Addthis...

  17. Bioenergy Technologies Office Program Management Review

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    The Bioenergy Technologies Office will be hosting its biennial Program Management Peer Review on June 25, 2015 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

  18. Bioenergy Impacts … National User Facility

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    funds facilities that help companies to identify and address potential challenges before ... at Idaho National Laboratory assists companies in moving their bioenergy business ...

  19. Office of the Biomass Program Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy...

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    Office of the Biomass Program Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy Intro Webinar Office of the Biomass Program Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy Intro Webinar Introduction...

  20. EIS-0407: Abengoa Biomass Bioenergy Project near Hugoton, Stevens...

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    07: Abengoa Biomass Bioenergy Project near Hugoton, Stevens County, KS EIS-0407: Abengoa Biomass Bioenergy Project near Hugoton, Stevens County, KS August 20, 2010 EIS-0407: Final...

  1. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: July 2014...

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    below or by individual sections. myppjuly2014.pdf More Documents & Publications Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: November 2014 Update Bioenergy...

  2. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: November...

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    november2014.pdf More Documents & Publications Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: July 2014 Update Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan:...

  3. NREL-United States/Brazil Bioenergy Technical Workshop | Open...

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    United StatesBrazil Bioenergy Technical Workshop Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: NREL-United StatesBrazil Bioenergy Technical Workshop AgencyCompany...

  4. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: March...

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    aphymyppmarch2015.pdf appendixa-dmyppmarch2015.pdf More Documents & Publications Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: March 2015 Update Bioenergy...

  5. Biomass Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy | Department of Energy

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    Biomass Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy This document provides general information about bioenergy and its creation and potential uses. PDF icon biomassbasics.pdf More Documents ...

  6. Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Abengoa Bioenergy | Department of Energy

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    IBR Fact Sheet: Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Abengoa Bioenergy Integrated Biorefinery for Conversion of Biomass to Ethanol, Power, and Heat PDF icon ...

  7. Guofu Bioenergy Science Technology Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    Guofu Bioenergy Science Technology Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: Guofu Bioenergy Science & Technology Co Ltd Place: Beijing Municipality, China Zip: 100101 Sector:...

  8. CHP and Bioenergy for Landfills and Wastewater Treatment Plants...

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    CHP and Bioenergy for Landfills and Wastewater Treatment Plants: Market Opportunities This document explores opportunities for alternative CHP fuels. PDF icon CHP and Bioenergy for ...

  9. Bioenergy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report...

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report Bioenergy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report Bioenergy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report PDF icon...

  10. Bibliography, Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program...

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    M. (2013). "Status of Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Facilities in 2012: A Report to IEA Bioenergy Task 39," http:demoplants.bioenergy2020.eufilesDemoplantsReportFinal.pd...

  11. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Bioenergy Technologies...

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    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Bioenergy Technologies Office Investments American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Bioenergy Technologies Office Investments...

  12. Maintaining environmental quality while expanding biomass production: Sub-regional U.S. policy simulations

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    Egbendewe-Mondzozo, Aklesso; Swinton, S.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Manowitz, David H.; Zhang, Xuesong

    2013-03-01

    This paper evaluates environmental policy effects on ligno-cellulosic biomass production and environ- mental outcomes using an integrated bioeconomic optimization model. The environmental policy integrated climate (EPIC) model is used to simulate crop yields and environmental indicators in current and future potential bioenergy cropping systems based on weather, topographic and soil data. The crop yield and environmental outcome parameters from EPIC are combined with biomass transport costs and economic parameters in a representative farmer profit-maximizing mathematical optimization model. The model is used to predict the impact of alternative policies on biomass production and environmental outcomes. We find that without environmental policy, rising biomass prices initially trigger production of annual crop residues, resulting in increased greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion, and nutrient losses to surface and ground water. At higher biomass prices, perennial bioenergy crops replace annual crop residues as biomass sources, resulting in lower environmental impacts. Simulations of three environmental policies namely a carbon price, a no-till area subsidy, and a fertilizer tax reveal that only the carbon price policy systematically mitigates environmental impacts. The fertilizer tax is ineffectual and too costly to farmers. The no-till subsidy is effective only at low biomass prices and is too costly to government.

  13. Trade-offs of different land and bioenergy policies on the path to achieving climate targets.

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    Calvin, Katherine V.; Wise, Marshall A.; Kyle, G. Page; Patel, Pralit L.; Clarke, Leon E.; Edmonds, James A.

    2014-04-16

    Many papers have shown that bioenergy and land-use are potentially important elements in a strategy to limit anthropogenic climate change. But, significant expansion of bioenergy production can have a large terrestrial footprint. In this paper, we test the implications for land use, the global energy system, carbon cycle, and carbon prices of meeting a specific climate target, using a single fossil fuel and industrial sector policy instrumentthe carbon tax, but with five alternative bioenergy and land-use policy architectures. We find that the policies we examined have differing effects on the different segments of the economy. Comprehensive land policies can reduce land-use change emissions, increasing allowable emissions in the energy system, but have implications for the cost of food. Bioenergy taxes and constraints, on the other hand, have little effect on food prices, but can result in increased carbon and energy prices.

  14. Cover crops for erosion control in bioenergy hardwood plantations...

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    with complete competition control. Small berms were built to direct runoff to a sediment fence installed at the down slope ends of each plot. Soil erosion is measured by...

  15. ABSTRACT: Bioenergy Harvesting Technologies to Supply Crop Residues In a

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    Densified Large Square Bale Format | Department of Energy abstract

  16. ABSTRACT: Bioenergy Harvesting Technologies to Supply Crop Residues In a

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    Densified Large Square Bale Format | Department of Energy abstract_1

  17. Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration Workshop

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    The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting a Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration (BECCS) Workshop on Monday, May 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.

  18. Social Aspects of Bioenergy Sustainability Workshop Report

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    Luchner, Sarah; Johnson, Kristen; Lindauer, Alicia; McKinnon, Taryn; Broad, Max

    2013-05-30

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office held a workshop on Social Aspects of Bioenergy on April 24, 2012, in Washington, D.C., and convened a webinar on this topic on May 8, 2012. The findings and recommendations from the workshop and webinar are compiled in this report.

  19. LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE SUPPLIES OF BIOENERGY FEEDSTOCK AND ENHANCED SOIL QUALITY

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    Douglas L. Karlen; David J. Muth, Jr.

    2012-09-01

    Agriculture can simultaneously address global food, feed, fiber, and energy challenges provided our soil, water, and air resources are not compromised in doing so. As we embark on the 19th Triennial Conference of the International Soil and Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO), I am pleased to proclaim that our members are well poised to lead these endeavors because of our comprehensive understanding of soil, water, agricultural and bio-systems engineering processes. The concept of landscape management, as an approach for integrating multiple bioenergy feedstock sources, including biomass residuals, into current crop production systems, is used as the focal point to show how these ever-increasing global challenges can be met in a sustainable manner. Starting with the 2005 Billion Ton Study (BTS) goals, research and technology transfer activities leading to the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Revised Billion Ton Study (BT2) and development of a residue management tool to guide sustainable crop residue harvest will be reviewed. Multi-location USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Renewable Energy Assessment Project (REAP) team research and on-going partnerships between public and private sector groups will be shared to show the development of landscape management strategies that can simultaneously address the multiple factors that must be balanced to meet the global challenges. Effective landscape management strategies recognize the importance of natures diversity and strive to emulate those conditions to sustain multiple critical ecosystem services. To illustrate those services, the soil quality impact of harvesting crop residues are presented to show how careful, comprehensive monitoring of soil, water and air resources must be an integral part of sustainable bioenergy feedstock production systems. Preliminary analyses suggest that to sustain soil resources within the U.S. Corn Belt, corn (Zea mays L.) stover should not be harvested if average grain yields are less than 11 Mg ha-1 (175 bu ac-1) unless more intensive landscape management practices are implemented. Furthermore, although non-irrigated corn grain yields east and west of the primary Corn Belt may not consistently achieve the 11 Mg ha-1 yield levels, corn can still be part of an overall landscape approach for sustainable feedstock production. Another option for producers with consistently high yields (> 12.6 Mg ha-1 or 200 bu ac-1) that may enable them to sustainably harvest even more stover is to decrease their tillage intensity which will reduce fuel use, preserve rhizosphere carbon, and/or help maintain soil structure and soil quality benefits often attributed to no-till production systems. In conclusion, I challenge all ISTRO scientists to critically ask if your research is contributing to improved soil and crop management strategies that effectively address the complexity associated with sustainable food, feed, fiber and fuel production throughout the world.

  20. Growing America's Energy Future: Bioenergy Technologies Office Successes of 2014

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    Bioenergy Technologies Office

    2015-03-25

    This fact sheet summarizes key accomplishments and successes of the Bioenergy Technologies Office in 2014.

  1. Webtrends Archives by Fiscal Year - Bioenergy | Department of Energy

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    From the EERE Web Statistics Archive: Bioenergy Technologies Office, Webtrends archives by fiscal year. Microsoft Office document icon Bioenergy FY09 Microsoft Office document icon Bioenergy FY10 Microsoft Office document icon Bioenergy FY11 More Documents & Publications Webtrends Archives by Fiscal Year - Geothermal Webtrends Archives by Fiscal Year - Advanced Manufacturing Office Webtrends Archives by Fiscal Year - Solar

  2. Laurentian Bioenergy Project

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    Berguson, William Evan; Buchman, Daniel; Rack, Jim; Gallagher, Tom; McMahon, Bernard; Hedke, Dale

    2015-03-30

    Work performed under this contract involves development of forest management guidelines related to removal of forest harvest residues from forested sites and brushlands in Minnesota, assessments of biomass availability from forests and brushlands and logistics and equipment associated with handling woody biomass with emphasis on evaluation of a trailer-mounted bundling system. Also, work on hybrid poplar breeding, field testing and yield analysis is included. Evaluation of the production of aspen and red pine along with opportunities to procure woody biomass through thinning operations in red pine is described. Finally, an assessment of issues related to increasing biomass usage at the Laurentian Energy Authority generation facilities is discussed.

  3. International Market Opportunities in Bioenergy

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    Market Opportunities in Bioenergy: Leveraging U.S. Government Resources Cora Dickson U.S. Department of Commerce July 30, 2014 Top 10 Countries (90%) Liters Exported Jan-May 2014 Canada 529,669,726 Brazil 247,520,896 United Arab Emirates 117,885,710 Philippines 73,965,881 Korea 51,342,328 India 40,702,101 Peru 40,636,692 Jamaica 35,092,896 Mexico 31,849,256 Singapore 28,529,930 TOTAL TO THE WORLD IN 2014 1,316,134,700 Year to Date 2014 Ethanol (Fuel Use) Exports Biodiesel (B100) Exports - not as

  4. Potential Yield Mapping of Dedicated Energy Crops

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    Yield Mapping of Dedicated Energy Crops Christopher Daly and Michael Halbleib PRISM Climate Group Sun Grant Western Region GIS Center Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon, USA Sun Grant Initiative  Consortium of the nation's land-grant universities addressing national bioenergy and bioproduct challenges  Five Regional University Centers  Engaging agricultural and natural resource colleges in every state and territory Regional Feedstock Partnership U.S. Department of Agriculture

  5. Preparing the Next Generation of Bioenergy Leaders | Department of Energy

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    Preparing the Next Generation of Bioenergy Leaders Preparing the Next Generation of Bioenergy Leaders March 31, 2015 - 5:12pm Addthis Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed Deputy Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office Engaging and supporting the next generation of renewable energy researchers and innovators is one of the important roles the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) plays in advancing bioenergy and biofuels. BETO provides numerous resources from biomass basics to

  6. Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation | Department

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    of Energy Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation July 12-14, 2016 Bioenergy 2016 Conference Logo Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW Washington, D.C. 20001 On July 12-14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its ninth annual conference-Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation. Partnering with the Clean

  7. DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office Supports Military-Grade Biofuels |

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    Department of Energy DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office Supports Military-Grade Biofuels DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office Supports Military-Grade Biofuels November 10, 2014 - 2:50pm Addthis DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office is developing military-grade biofuels DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office is developing military-grade biofuels Happy Veteran's Day from EERE! Our Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is helping the U.S. military increase the nation's #energy security, reduce

  8. Microsoft PowerPoint - The DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office

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    Office eere.energy.gov Bioenergy Technologies Office - Jonathan Male Director July 24, 2014 http://www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/ bioenergy-technologies-office 2 | Bioenergy Technologies Office EERE Organization Chart Assistant Secretary David Danielson Office of Transportation Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) Office of Renewable Power Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) Wind &

  9. Global and regional potential for bioenergy from agricultural and forestry residue biomass

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    Gregg, Jay S.; Smith, Steven J.

    2010-02-11

    As co-products, agricultural and forestry residues represent a potential low cost, low carbon, source for bioenergy. A method is developed method for estimating the maximum sustainable amount of energy potentially available from agricultural and forestry residues by converting crop production statistics into associated residue, while allocating some of this resource to remain on the field to mitigate erosion and maintain soil nutrients. Currently, we estimate that the world produces residue biomass that could be sustainably harvested and converted into over 50 EJ yr-1 of energy. The top three countries where this resource is estimated to be most abundant are currently net energy importers: China, the United States (US), and India. The global potential from residue biomass is estimated to increase to approximately 80-95 EJ yr-1 by mid- to late- century, depending on physical assumptions such as of future crop yields and the amount of residue sustainably harvestable. The future market for biomass residues was simulated using the Object-Oriented Energy, Climate, and Technology Systems Mini Climate Assessment Model (ObjECTS MiniCAM). Utilization of residue biomass as an energy source is projected for the next century under different climate policy scenarios. Total global use of residue biomass is estimated to increase to 70-100 EJ yr-1 by mid- to late- century in a central case, depending on the presence of a climate policy and the economics of harvesting, aggregating, and transporting residue. Much of this potential is in developing regions of the world, including China, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and India.

  10. Bioenergy `96: Partnerships to develop and apply biomass technologies. Volume I and II

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    1996-12-31

    The conference proceedings consist of two volumes of papers detailing numerous issues related to biomass energy production and use. An author and keyword index are provided in the proceedings. A total of 143 papers were selected for the database. Papers were selected from the following areas from Volume 1: feedstock production, harvest, storage, and delivery; the DOE biomass power program; technical, economic, and policy barriers and incentives; new developments in biomass combustion; advancements in biomass gasification; liquid fuels production and use; and case studies of bioenergy projects. From Volume 2, subtopics selected included: bioenergy systems for distributed generation; assessment and use of biomass wastes; non-technical barriers to bioenergy implementation; improving commercial viability through integrated systems; and anaerobic digestion.

  11. Developing an Integrated Model Framework for the Assessment of Sustainable Agricultural Residue Removal Limits for Bioenergy Systems

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    David Muth, Jr.; Jared Abodeely; Richard Nelson; Douglas McCorkle; Joshua Koch; Kenneth Bryden

    2011-08-01

    Agricultural residues have significant potential as a feedstock for bioenergy production, but removing these residues can have negative impacts on soil health. Models and datasets that can support decisions about sustainable agricultural residue removal are available; however, no tools currently exist capable of simultaneously addressing all environmental factors that can limit availability of residue. The VE-Suite model integration framework has been used to couple a set of environmental process models to support agricultural residue removal decisions. The RUSLE2, WEPS, and Soil Conditioning Index models have been integrated. A disparate set of databases providing the soils, climate, and management practice data required to run these models have also been integrated. The integrated system has been demonstrated for two example cases. First, an assessment using high spatial fidelity crop yield data has been run for a single farm. This analysis shows the significant variance in sustainably accessible residue across a single farm and crop year. A second example is an aggregate assessment of agricultural residues available in the state of Iowa. This implementation of the integrated systems model demonstrates the capability to run a vast range of scenarios required to represent a large geographic region.

  12. BioEnergy Blog | Department of Energy

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    D.C. for their Winning Bioenergy Infographic A team of five freshmen from Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design in Brooklyn, New York-designed an infographic on the...

  13. Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator...

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    00PM EDT Online The Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 FOA Informational Webinar will be held Wednesday, September 2, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET. Standard...

  14. Bioenergy Upcoming Events | Department of Energy

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    Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 FOA Informational Webinar 1:00PM to 2:00PM EDT 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 American Energy and...

  15. Bioenergy Upcoming Events | Department of Energy

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    Bioenergy Upcoming Events Bioenergy Upcoming Events January 2016 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Webinar: Excellence in Bioenergy Innovation-A Presentation of 2015 R&D 100 Award Winning Projects 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge 4:00PM to 4:45PM EST 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 Bioenergy Home About the

  16. Bioenergy

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    Learn how the Energy Department is working to sustainably transform the nation's abundant renewable resources into biomass energy.

  17. Bioenergy

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    major national security imperatives of this century. Get Expertise Babetta Marrone Biofuels Program Manager Email Rebecca McDonald Bioscience Communications Email Srinivas Iyer...

  18. Bioenergy in Energy Transformation and Climate Management

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    Rose, Steven K.; Kriegler, Elmar; Bibas, Ruben; Calvin, Katherine V.; Popp, Alexander; van Vuuren, Detlef; Weyant, John

    2014-04-01

    Unlike fossil fuels, biomass is a renewable resource that can sequester carbon during growth, be converted to energy, and then re-grown. Biomass is also a flexible fuel that can service many end-uses. This paper explores the importance of bioenergy to potential future energy transformation and climate change management. Using a model comparison of fifteen models, we characterize and analyze future dependence on, and the value of, bioenergy in achieving potential long-run climate objectivesreducing radiative forcing to 3.7 and 2.8 W/m2 in 2100 (approximately 550 and 450 ppm carbon dioxide equivalent atmospheric concentrations). Model scenarios project, by 2050, bioenergy growth of 2 to 10% per annum reaching 5 to 35 percent of global primary energy, and by 2100, bioenergy becoming 15 to 50 percent of global primary energy. Non-OECD regions are projected to be the dominant suppliers of biomass, as well as consumers, with up to 35 percent of regional electricity from biopower by 2050, and up to 70 percent of regional liquid fuels from biofuels by 2050. Bioenergy is found to be valuable to many models with significant implications for mitigation costs and world consumption. The availability of bioenergy, in particular biomass with carbon dioxide capture and storage (BECCS), notably affects the cost-effective global emissions trajectory for climate management by accommodating prolonged near-term use of fossil fuels. We also find that models cost-effectively trade-off land carbon and nitrous oxide emissions for the long-run climate change management benefits of bioenergy. Overall, further evaluation of the viability of global large-scale bioenergy is merited.

  19. Energy Department Announces National Bioenergy Center

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    Announces National Bioenergy Center For more information contact: Gary Schmitz, 303-275-4050 email: Gary Schmitz Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 1, 2000 - Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson today announced the formation of a U.S. Department of Energy National Bioenergy Center to help the U.S. meet its energy needs, manage its environmental challenges and strengthen economic opportunities in rural America. "The biomass initiative gives new meaning to the words 'power plant.' Focusing our efforts to

  20. Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation

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    Save the date: July 12–14 for Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation! This year, the conference is in July—same place, different month! Hear directly from leading bioenergy experts from the public and private sectors. You will hear from government agency officials, academic researchers, and members of Congress, industry, and the national laboratories. Click below to add it to your Outlook Calendar!

  1. Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Abengoa Bioenergy

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    EE-0816 * December 2012 Printed with a renewable-source ink on paper containing at least 50% wastepaper, including 10% post consumer waste Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas Integrated Biorefinery for Conversion of Biomass to Ethanol, Power, and Heat Abengoa Bioenergy's efforts involve the construction of a 1,200-tons-per- day commercial biorefinery, producing cellulosic ethanol and also power and heat to operate the facility. Project Description The Biorefinery Project site would be located

  2. Explore Bioenergy Technology Careers | Department of Energy

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    Bioenergy Technology Careers Explore Bioenergy Technology Careers Energy from abundant, renewable, domestic biomass can reduce U.S. dependence on oil, lower impacts on climate, and stimulate jobs and economic growth. Energy from abundant, renewable, domestic biomass can reduce U.S. dependence on oil, lower impacts on climate, and stimulate jobs and economic growth. Feedstocks Feedstocks Farmers Seasonal workers Tree farm workers Mechanical engineers Harvesting equipment mechanics Equipment

  3. Pathways Toward Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production in...

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    - St-C. Sustainability Data Across the Supply Chain - St-D. Implementing Indicators and ... viability and environmental performance - Supplying sustainability data ...

  4. State Bioenergy Primer: Information and Resources for States...

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    ... Primer | chaPtEr OnE Solar 1% Hydroelectric 41% Geothermal 5% Biomass 49% ... often used for bioenergy power plants. However, the typically small size of bioenergy power plants ...

  5. BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into...

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    Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom PDF icon...

  6. GREET Bioenergy Life Cycle Analysis and Key Issues for Woody...

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    GREET Bioenergy Life Cycle Analysis and Key Issues for Woody Feedstocks GREET Bioenergy Life Cycle Analysis and Key Issues for Woody Feedstocks Breakout Session 2D-Building Market ...

  7. Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape

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    On June 23–24, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its eighth annual conference—Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape...

  8. Bioenergy Impacts … Greenhouse Gas

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    researchers at Argonne National Laboratory developed the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model to develop non-food biofuels from agricultural residues, forestry trimmings, energy crops, and algae that have greater greenhouse gas reduction benefits compared to petroleum fuels. Greenhouse gas emission data is helping researchers develop more sustainable biofuels

  9. Report Explains How Bioenergy Supports Global Sustainability Goals |

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    Department of Energy Report Explains How Bioenergy Supports Global Sustainability Goals Report Explains How Bioenergy Supports Global Sustainability Goals May 4, 2015 - 12:47pm Addthis Agave sisilana growing in East Africa. Image courtesy of Jeff Cameron. Agave sisilana growing in East Africa. Image courtesy of Jeff Cameron. Willow to the rescue - combining bioenergy with waste treatment. Image courtesy of Par Aronsson. Willow to the rescue - combining bioenergy with waste treatment. Image

  10. Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop Two

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    Summary Report | Department of Energy Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop Two Summary Report Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop Two Summary Report This report is based on the proceedings of the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office's second Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop, held from June 24-26, 2014, in Argonne, Illinois. PDF icon

  11. NREL Releases BioEnergy Atlas - a Comprehensive Biomass Mapping

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    Application - News Releases | NREL NREL Releases BioEnergy Atlas - a Comprehensive Biomass Mapping Application September 28, 2010 BioEnergy Atlas, a Web portal that provides access to two bioenergy analysis and mapping tools, was released today by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The visualization screening tools, BioPower and BioFuels Atlas, allow users to layer related bioenergy data onto a single map to gather information on biomass feedstocks,

  12. BETO Announces Bioenergy Technologies Incubator FOA | Department of Energy

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    Bioenergy Technologies Incubator FOA BETO Announces Bioenergy Technologies Incubator FOA February 25, 2014 - 12:00am Addthis The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has released a new $10 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help achieve bioenergy development goals, but are not significantly represented in the Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO's) existing multi-year program plans or current research and

  13. Sustainable Bioenergy and the RSB | Department of Energy

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    Bioenergy and the RSB Sustainable Bioenergy and the RSB Plenary V: Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting Misconceptions Sustainable Bioenergy and the RSB Barbara Bramble, Senior Director for International Wildlife Conservation at National Wildlife Federation and Chair of Board of Directors for the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials PDF icon bramble_bioenergy_2015.pdf More Documents & Publications Biobased Chemicals Landscape in 2015: What's the Role of

  14. Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Develop Innovative Bioenergy

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    Technologies | Department of Energy 0 Million to Develop Innovative Bioenergy Technologies Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Develop Innovative Bioenergy Technologies February 20, 2015 - 1:23pm Addthis The Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. These projects will support BETO's work to

  15. Office of the Biomass Program Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy Intro

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    Webinar | Department of Energy Office of the Biomass Program Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy Intro Webinar Office of the Biomass Program Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy Intro Webinar Introduction to the Biomass Program at the Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy webinar. PDF icon obp_educational_opportunities_webinar.pdf More Documents & Publications Webinar: Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry:

  16. Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability | Department of Energy

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    Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is committed to developing the resources, technologies, and systems needed to support a thriving bioenergy industry that protects natural resources and advances environmental, economic, and social benefits. BETO's Sustainability Technology Area proactively identifies and addresses issues that affect the scale-up potential, public acceptance,

  17. Washington, D.C. and Tennessee: Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces

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    Launch of New and Improved KDF | Department of Energy Washington, D.C. and Tennessee: Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Launch of New and Improved KDF Washington, D.C. and Tennessee: Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Launch of New and Improved KDF January 31, 2014 - 12:00am Addthis In September 2013, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) launched a revamped, easier-to-use version of the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework. Initially released in January 2011, the KDF

  18. Seizing our Bioenergy Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape |

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    Department of Energy Seizing our Bioenergy Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape Seizing our Bioenergy Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape June 3, 2015 - 12:41pm Addthis Jonathan Male Jonathan Male Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office At the Bioenergy Technologies Office, we're working with public and private partners to develop an industry of advanced biofuels and bioproducts from non-food biomass sources that is commercially and environmentally sustainable. In the United

  19. Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected | Department of Energy

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    Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected Addthis "Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected" is a short documentary highlighting personal stories and the efforts being made by communities across the United States to develop, produce, and provide bioenergy, while ensuring it is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. From farmers and families in the Midwest, to researchers and business-owners on the coasts,

  20. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE

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    BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE 2015 PROJECT PEER RE IEW March 23-27, 2015 | Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA 2015 PROJECT PEER REVIEW 2 BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE (This page intentionally left blank) 2015 PROJECT PEER REVIEW 3 BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome Message .............................................................................................................................. 5 Agenda at a Glance

  1. Bioenergy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report | Department

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    of Energy Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report Bioenergy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report Bioenergy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report PDF icon beto_2014_annual_report.pdf More Documents & Publications November 2013 News Blast August 2014 Monthly News Blast Growing America's Energy Future: Bioenergy Technologies Office Successes of 2014

  2. Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy - ORNL | Department of Energy

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    ORNL Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy - ORNL ORNL presentation about the educational opportunities in bioenergy at the lab. PDF icon ornl_opportunities_bioenergy.pdf More Documents & Publications PHEV Engine Control and Energy Management Strategy Ensuring Project Success - The Fundamental Art of Managing the Interfaces Carbon Fiber Technology Facility

  3. Fuel from Tobacco and Arundo Donax: Synthetic Crop for Direct Drop-in Biofuel Production through Re-routing the Photorespiration Intermediates and Engineering Terpenoid Pathways

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    2012-02-15

    PETRO Project: Biofuels offer renewable alternatives to petroleum-based fuels that reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to nearly zero. However, traditional biofuels production is limited not only by the small amount of solar energy that plants convert through photosynthesis into biological materials, but also by inefficient processes for converting these biological materials into fuels. Farm-ready, non-food crops are needed that produce fuels or fuel-like precursors at significantly lower costs with significantly higher productivity. To make biofuels cost-competitive with petroleum-based fuels, biofuels production costs must be cut in half.

  4. U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry

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    Downing, Mark; Eaton, Laurence M; Graham, Robin Lambert; Langholtz, Matthew H; Perlack, Robert D; Turhollow Jr, Anthony F; Stokes, Bryce; Brandt, Craig C

    2011-08-01

    The report, Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply (generally referred to as the Billion-Ton Study or 2005 BTS), was an estimate of 'potential' biomass based on numerous assumptions about current and future inventory, production capacity, availability, and technology. The analysis was made to determine if conterminous U.S. agriculture and forestry resources had the capability to produce at least one billion dry tons of sustainable biomass annually to displace 30% or more of the nation's present petroleum consumption. An effort was made to use conservative estimates to assure confidence in having sufficient supply to reach the goal. The potential biomass was projected to be reasonably available around mid-century when large-scale biorefineries are likely to exist. The study emphasized primary sources of forest- and agriculture-derived biomass, such as logging residues, fuel treatment thinnings, crop residues, and perennially grown grasses and trees. These primary sources have the greatest potential to supply large, reliable, and sustainable quantities of biomass. While the primary sources were emphasized, estimates of secondary residue and tertiary waste resources of biomass were also provided. The original Billion-Ton Resource Assessment, published in 2005, was divided into two parts-forest-derived resources and agriculture-derived resources. The forest resources included residues produced during the harvesting of merchantable timber, forest residues, and small-diameter trees that could become available through initiatives to reduce fire hazards and improve forest health; forest residues from land conversion; fuelwood extracted from forests; residues generated at primary forest product processing mills; and urban wood wastes, municipal solid wastes (MSW), and construction and demolition (C&D) debris. For these forest resources, only residues, wastes, and small-diameter trees were considered. The 2005 BTS did not attempt to include any wood that would normally be used for higher-valued products (e.g., pulpwood) that could potentially shift to bioenergy applications. This would have required a separate economic analysis, which was not part of the 2005 BTS. The agriculture resources in the 2005 BTS included grains used for biofuels production; crop residues derived primarily from corn, wheat, and small grains; and animal manures and other residues. The cropland resource analysis also included estimates of perennial energy crops (e.g., herbaceous grasses, such as switchgrass, woody crops like hybrid poplar, as well as willow grown under short rotations and more intensive management than conventional plantation forests). Woody crops were included under cropland resources because it was assumed that they would be grown on a combination of cropland and pasture rather than forestland. In the 2005 BTS, current resource availability was estimated at 278 million dry tons annually from forestlands and slightly more than 194 million dry tons annually from croplands. These annual quantities increase to about 370 million dry tons from forestlands and to nearly 1 billion dry tons from croplands under scenario conditions of high-yield growth and large-scale plantings of perennial grasses and woody tree crops. This high-yield scenario reflects a mid-century timescale ({approx}2040-2050). Under conditions of lower-yield growth, estimated resource potential was projected to be about 320 and 580 million dry tons for forest and cropland biomass, respectively. As noted earlier, the 2005 BTS emphasized the primary resources (agricultural and forestry residues and energy crops) because they represent nearly 80% of the long-term resource potential. Since publication of the BTS in April 2005, there have been some rather dramatic changes in energy markets. In fact, just prior to the actual publication of the BTS, world oil prices started to increase as a result of a burgeoning worldwide demand and concerns about long-term supplies. By the end of the summer, oil prices topped $70 per barrel (bbl) and catastrophic hurricanes in the Gulf Coast shut down a significant fraction of U.S. refinery capacity. The following year, oil approached $80 per bbl due to supply concerns, as well as continued political tensions in the Middle East. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) was enacted in December of that year. By the end of December 2007, oil prices surpassed $100 per bbl for the first time, and by mid-summer 2008, prices approached $150 per bbl because of supply concerns, speculation, and weakness of the U.S. dollar. As fast as they skyrocketed, oil prices fell, and by the end of 2008, oil prices dropped below $50 per bbl, falling even more a month later due to the global economic recession. In 2009 and 2010, oil prices began to increase again as a result of a weak U.S. dollar and the rebounding of world economies.

  5. State Bioenergy Primer: Information and Resources for States on Issues, Opportunities, and Options for Advancing Bioenergy

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    Byrnett, D. S.; Mulholland, D.; Zinsmeister, E.; Doris, E.; Milbrandt, A.; Robichaud. R.; Stanley, R.; Vimmerstedt, L.

    2009-09-01

    One renewable energy option that states frequently consider to meet their clean energy goals is the use of biomass resources to develop bioenergy. Bioenergy includes bioheat, biopower, biofuels, and bioproducts. This document provides an overview of biomass feedstocks, basic information about biomass conversion technologies, and a discussion of benefits and challenges of bioenergy options. The Primer includes a step-wise framework, resources, and tools for determining the availability of feedstocks, assessing potential markets for biomass, and identifying opportunities for action at the state level. Each chapter contains a list of selected resources and tools that states can use to explore topics in further detail.

  6. Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy

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    The ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will be held from December 79, 2014, in San Diego, California, at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. Bringing together representatives from various countries all around the Pacific Rim, this event will focus on the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. Glenn Doyle, BETO's Deployment & Demonstration Technology Manager, will be moderating and speaking at a session on entitled "Utilizing Strategic Partnerships to Grow Your Business" on December 9.

  7. Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape | Department

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    of Energy Jim Spaeth, Program Manager and Conference Chair of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, invites you to attend Bioenergy 2015 in Washington, D.C., June 23-24. June 23-24, 2015 Bioenergy 2015 Logo Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW Washington, D.C. 20001 On June 23-24, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its eighth annual conference-Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape.

  8. DOE Provides $30 Million to Jump Start Bioenergy Research Centers |

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    Department of Energy 30 Million to Jump Start Bioenergy Research Centers DOE Provides $30 Million to Jump Start Bioenergy Research Centers October 1, 2007 - 2:49pm Addthis DOE Bioenergy Research Center Investment Tops $400 Million WASHINGTON, DC-The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it has invested nearly $30 million in end-of-fiscal-year (2007) funds to accelerate the start-up of its three new Bioenergy Research Centers, bringing total DOE Bioenergy Research Center investment

  9. Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape | Department

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    of Energy Events » Conferences » Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape Jim Spaeth, Program Manager and Conference Chair of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, invites you to attend Bioenergy 2015 in Washington, D.C., June 23-24. June 23-24, 2015 Bioenergy 2015 Logo Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW Washington, D.C. 20001 On June 23-24, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy's

  10. Benefits of Biofuel Production and Use in Missouri

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    Missouri is well situated to become a national leader in the development of advanced biofuels. The Bioenergy Technologies Office enables the development of novel technologies that Missouri can use to leverage its existing bioenergy infrastructure and biomass resources. Missouri Missouri's Pilot-Scale Integrated Biorefinery Benefits of Biofuel Production and Use in Missouri BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE For more information, visit bioenergy.energy.gov DOE/EERE-1184 * September 2015 Strategic

  11. Bioenergy Technologies Office … Federal Partnerships

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    - Federal Partnerships June 25,2015 Alicia Lindauer Technology Manager Alison Goss Eng Program Manager Zia Haq Chief Analyst 2 | Bioenergy Technologies Office Inter- and Intra-agency Collaboration Federal Collaboration * Biomass Research & Development Board * Offices and programs within the following: * Department of Agriculture * Department of Defense * Department of the Interior * Department of Transportation * Environmental Protection Agency * National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  12. Bioenergy Upcoming Events | Department of Energy

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    December 2015 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom...

  13. Webinar: Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research |

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    Department of Energy Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research Webinar: Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research Webinar Slides about the new Bioenergy KDF PDF icon october2013_kdf_webinar.pdf More Documents & Publications Office of the Biomass Program Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy Intro Webinar Bioenergy Technologies Office Overview Biomass 2013: Welcome

  14. CropEnergies | Open Energy Information

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    search Name: CropEnergies Place: Mannheim, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Zip: 68165 Sector: Biofuels Product: A German biofuels company focused on bioethanol production for use as...

  15. Genes for Xylose Fermentation, Enhanced Biofuel Production in...

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    Genes for Xylose Fermentation, Enhanced Biofuel Production in Yeast Great Lakes Bioenergy ... feedstocks is an essential step in the production of biofuel from plant materials. ...

  16. Switchgrass as a High-Potential Energy Crop

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    7/109 Historical Perspective on How and Why Switchgrass was Selected as a "Model" High-Potential Energy Crop July 2007 Prepared by Lynn Wright Consultant to Bioenergy Resources and Engineering Systems Environmental Sciences Division DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY Reports produced after January 1, 1996, are generally available free via the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Information Bridge. Web site http://www.osti.gov/bridge Reports produced before January 1, 1996, may be purchased by members

  17. IEA Bioenergy Task 40Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade:Securing Supply and Demand Country Report 2014—United States

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    Hess, J. Richard; Lamers, Patrick; Roni, Mohammad S.; Jacobson, Jacob J.; Heath, Brendi

    2015-01-01

    Logistical barrier are tied to feedstock harvesting, collection, storage and distribution. Current crop harvesting machinery is unable to selectively harvest preferred components of cellulosic biomass while maintaining acceptable levels of soil carbon and minimizing erosion. Actively managing biomass variability imposes additional functional requirements on biomass harvesting equipment. A physiological variation in biomass arises from differences in genetics, degree of crop maturity, geographical location, climatic events, and harvest methods. This variability presents significant cost and performance risks for bioenergy systems. Currently, processing standards and specifications for cellulosic feedstocks are not as well-developed as for mature commodities. Biomass that is stored with high moisture content or exposed to moisture during storage is susceptible to spoilage, rotting, spontaneous combustion, and odor problems. Appropriate storage methods and strategies are needed to better define storage requirements to preserve the volume and quality of harvested biomass over time and maintain its conversion yield. Raw herbaceous biomass is costly to collect, handle, and transport because of its low density and fibrous nature. Existing conventional, bale-based handling equipment and facilities cannot cost-effectively deliver and store high volumes of biomass, even with improved handling techniques. Current handling and transportation systems designed for moving woodchips can be inefficient for bioenergy processes due to the costs and challenges of transporting, storing, and drying high-moisture biomass. The infrastructure for feedstock logistics has not been defined for the potential variety of locations, climates, feedstocks, storage methods, processing alternatives, etc., which will occur at a national scale. When setting up biomass fuel supply chains, for large-scale biomass systems, logistics are a pivotal part in the system. Various studies have shown that long-distance international transport by ship is feasible in terms of energy use and transportation costs, but availability of suitable vessels and meteorological conditions (e.g., winter time in Scandinavia and Russia) need to be considered. However, local transportation by truck (both in biomass exporting and importing countries) may be a high-cost factor, which can influence the overall energy balance and total biomass costs.

  18. Webinar: Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research...

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    Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research Webinar: Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research Webinar Slides about the new Bioenergy KDF PDF icon...

  19. BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom

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    December 10, 2015 BioenergizeME Office Hours Integrating Bioenergy into the 9 th__ 12 th Grade Classroom Alexis Martin Knauss Fellow Bioenergy Technologies Office U.S. Department of Energy Shannon Zaret Contractor, The Hannon Group Bioenergy Technologies Office U.S. Department of Energy 2 | Bioenergy Technologies Office Agenda 1. Overview Of Energy Literacy 2. Overview of Next Generation Science Standards 3. Bioenergy Basics 5. Incorporation of Bioenergy into the Classroom 4. 2016 BioenergizeME

  20. Incorporating Bioenergy in Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop Two: Agricultural Landscapes

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    Negri, M. Cristina; Ssegane, H.

    2015-08-01

    The Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted two workshops on Incorporating Bioenergy in Sustainable Landscape Designs with Oak Ridge and Argonne National Laboratories in 2014. The second workshop focused on agricultural landscapes and took place in Argonne, IL from June 24—26, 2014. The workshop brought together experts to discuss how landscape design can contribute to the deployment and assessment of sustainable bioenergy. This report summarizes the discussions that occurred at this particular workshop.

  1. Energy Department Selects Three Bioenergy Research Centers for $375 Million

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    in Federal Funding | Department of Energy Three Bioenergy Research Centers for $375 Million in Federal Funding Energy Department Selects Three Bioenergy Research Centers for $375 Million in Federal Funding June 26, 2007 - 2:08pm Addthis Basic Genomics Research Furthers President Bush's Plan to Reduce Gasoline Usage 20 Percent in Ten Year WASHINGTON, DC - U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced that DOE will invest up to $375 million in three new Bioenergy

  2. Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Technology Marketing Summaries -

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    Energy Innovation Portal Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Technology Marketing Summaries Here you'll find marketing summaries for technologies available for licensing from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC). The summaries provide descriptions of the technologies including their benefits, applications and industries, and development stage. Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center 43 Technology Marketing Summaries Category Title and Abstract Laboratories Date Biomass and

  3. NREL: News - Director of National Bioenergy Center Named

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    Director of National Bioenergy Center Named Thursday December 12, 2002 Golden, CO. - Michael Pacheco has accepted the position of director of the National Bioenergy Center (NBC). The center was formed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in November 2000 and is based in the department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo. The virtual center is the focal point for technology development and information about bioenergy in the United States, giving industry a one-stop

  4. Generating Bioenergy Solutions for the Clean Energy Economy of Tomorrow |

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    Department of Energy Generating Bioenergy Solutions for the Clean Energy Economy of Tomorrow Generating Bioenergy Solutions for the Clean Energy Economy of Tomorrow June 10, 2014 - 2:50pm Addthis Imagine Tomorrow participants Pavan Kumar (from left), Isaak Nanneman, Ethan Perrin, Andrew Wang and Oisin Doherty were selected by the Bioenergy Technologies Office to present their idea at the Biomass 2014 conference next month. The student team from Redmond, Washington, was chosen for their idea

  5. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) 2015 Project Peer Review

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    Feedstock Supply Chain Analysis WBS #:1.1.1.2 March 25, 2015 Jake Jacobson Idaho National Laboratory This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information Feedstocks Platform DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) 2015 Project Peer Review 2 | Bioenergy Technologies Office Goal Statement Connecting the Nation's Diverse Biomass Resources to the Bioenergy Industry The primary purpose of this project is to provide technical analysis support to the

  6. Online Toolkit Fosters Bioenergy Innovation | Department of Energy

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    Online Toolkit Fosters Bioenergy Innovation Online Toolkit Fosters Bioenergy Innovation January 21, 2011 - 2:27pm Addthis Learn more about the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework, an online data sharing and mapping toolkit. Paul Bryan Biomass Program Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy What will the project do? The $241 million loan guarantee for Diamond Green Diesel, funding which will support the construction of a facility that will nearly triple the amount of

  7. About the Bioenergy Technologies Office: Growing America's Energy Future |

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    Department of Energy You are here Home » About the Bioenergy Technologies Office: Growing America's Energy Future About the Bioenergy Technologies Office: Growing America's Energy Future The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop and demonstrate technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food biomass resources, including cellulosic biomass, algae, and wet waste

  8. About the Bioenergy Technologies Office: Growing America's Energy Future |

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    Department of Energy About the Bioenergy Technologies Office: Growing America's Energy Future About the Bioenergy Technologies Office: Growing America's Energy Future The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop and demonstrate technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food biomass resources, including cellulosic biomass, algae, and wet waste (e.g. biosolids).

  9. EIS-0407: Abengoa Biomass Bioenergy Project near Hugoton, Stevens County,

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    KS | Department of Energy 07: Abengoa Biomass Bioenergy Project near Hugoton, Stevens County, KS EIS-0407: Abengoa Biomass Bioenergy Project near Hugoton, Stevens County, KS August 20, 2010 EIS-0407: Final Environmental Impact Statement Abengoa Biorefinery Project near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas October 6, 2011 EIS-0407: Record of Decision Issuance of a Loan Guarantee to Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC for the Abengoa Biorefinery Project Near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas

  10. Bioenergy 2015 Agenda | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Agenda Bioenergy 2015 Agenda Below is an agenda overview of the Bioenergy 2015 schedule of events. A more detailed agenda with session descriptions and speakers (as they become available) is also available. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Welcome Keynote 8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Congressional Keynote(s) 8:30 a.m.-8:40 a.m. Introductory Keynote 8:40 a.m.-9:00 a.m. BETO Keynote 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Plenary I: Policy and Market Overview 10:30

  11. Determine metrics and set targets for soil quality on agriculture residue and energy crop pathways

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    Ian Bonner; David Muth

    2013-09-01

    There are three objectives for this project: 1) support OBP in meeting MYPP stated performance goals for the Sustainability Platform, 2) develop integrated feedstock production system designs that increase total productivity of the land, decrease delivered feedstock cost to the conversion facilities, and increase environmental performance of the production system, and 3) deliver to the bioenergy community robust datasets and flexible analysis tools for establishing sustainable and viable use of agricultural residues and dedicated energy crops. The key project outcome to date has been the development and deployment of a sustainable agricultural residue removal decision support framework. The modeling framework has been used to produce a revised national assessment of sustainable residue removal potential. The national assessment datasets are being used to update national resource assessment supply curves using POLYSIS. The residue removal modeling framework has also been enhanced to support high fidelity sub-field scale sustainable removal analyses. The framework has been deployed through a web application and a mobile application. The mobile application is being used extensively in the field with industry, research, and USDA NRCS partners to support and validate sustainable residue removal decisions. The results detailed in this report have set targets for increasing soil sustainability by focusing on primary soil quality indicators (total organic carbon and erosion) in two agricultural residue management pathways and a dedicated energy crop pathway. The two residue pathway targets were set to, 1) increase residue removal by 50% while maintaining soil quality, and 2) increase soil quality by 5% as measured by Soil Management Assessment Framework indicators. The energy crop pathway was set to increase soil quality by 10% using these same indicators. To demonstrate the feasibility and impact of each of these targets, seven case studies spanning the US are presented. The analysis has shown that the feedstock production systems are capable of simultaneously increasing productivity and soil sustainability.

  12. Argonne National Laboratory Scientists Study Benefits of Bioenergy...

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    ... BETO-Funded Study Offers Methods to Support a Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Industry Agave sisilana growing in East Africa. Image courtesy of Jeff Cameron. Report Explains How ...

  13. Section 2, Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan...

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    ... Route Feedstock Abengoa 25 Cellulosic Ethanol Biochemical Agricultural Residue POET-DSM 25 Cellulosic Ethanol Biochemical Agricultural Residue INEOS New Planet Bioenergy 8 ...

  14. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan, March...

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    ... Route Feedstock Abengoa 25 Cellulosic Ethanol Biochemical Agricultural Residue POET-DSM 25 Cellulosic Ethanol Biochemical Agricultural Residue INEOS New Planet Bioenergy 8 ...

  15. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Associated with Bioenergy and Other...

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    and Other Biogenic Sources Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Carbon Dioxide Emissions Associated with Bioenergy and Other Biogenic Sources AgencyCompany...

  16. Carbon Offsets for Forestry and Bioenergy: Researching Opportunities...

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    Researching Opportunities for Poor Rural Communities Jump to: navigation, search Name Carbon Offsets for Forestry and Bioenergy: Researching Opportunities for Poor Rural...

  17. Bioenergy Technologies Office: Association of Fish and Wildlife...

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    Office: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Agricultural Conservation Committee Meeting Bioenergy Technologies Office: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Agricultural ...

  18. Bioenergy Technologies Office: Association of Fish and Wildlife...

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    Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Agricultural Conservation Committee Meeting March 29, 2013 Kristen Johnson Sustainability ...

  19. CHP and Bioenergy Systems for Landfills and Wastewater Treatment...

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    Treatment Plants CHP and Bioenergy Systems for Landfills and Wastewater Treatment Plants There are important issues to consider when selecting a CHP technology, such as ...

  20. BioEnergy of Colorado LLC | Open Energy Information

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    LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: BioEnergy of Colorado LLC Address: 4875 National Western Drive Place: Denver, Colorado Zip: 80216 Region: Rockies Area Sector: Biofuels...

  1. Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D Pathways: Algal Lipid Upgrading...

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    Algal Lipid Upgrading Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D Pathways: Algal Lipid Upgrading Algal lipid upgrading is one of eight priority pathways chosen to convert biomass into...

  2. BioEnergy International LLC | Open Energy Information

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    International LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name: BioEnergy International LLC Address: 1 Pinehill Drive Place: Quincy, Massachusetts Zip: 02169 Region: Greater Boston Area...

  3. Bioenergy Technologies Office Conversion R&D Pathway: Whole Algae...

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    Whole Algae Hydrothermal Liquefaction Bioenergy Technologies Office Conversion R&D Pathway: Whole Algae Hydrothermal Liquefaction Whole algae hydrothermal liquefaction is one of...

  4. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: November...

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    November 2014 Update -- Sections Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: November 2014 Update -- Sections This Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) sets forth the goals...

  5. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: July 2014...

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    July 2014 Update -- Sections Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: July 2014 Update -- Sections This Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) sets forth the goals and...

  6. Bioenergy Technologies Office Conversion R&D Pathway: Syngas...

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    Syngas Upgrading to Hydrocarbon Fuels Bioenergy Technologies Office Conversion R&D Pathway: Syngas Upgrading to Hydrocarbon Fuels Syngas upgrading to hydrocarbon fuels is one of...

  7. Washington, D.C. and Tennessee: Bioenergy Technologies Office...

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    a variety of data sets, publications, and collaboration and ... geospatial data; and browse the site's collection of ... Recognized at National Conference National Bioenergy Day ...

  8. Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry...

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    Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility ... of producing a sustainable supply of biomass sufficient to displace 30% or more of the ...

  9. Bioenergy Impacts … Non-Food

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    Researchers at Energy Department national laboratories, including National Renewable Energy Laboratory, are reducing the cost of producing biofuel from non-food sources (such as corn stalks, grasses, and forestry trimmings, and algae) by reducing and streamlining conversion process steps to producing ethanol and "drop-in" biofuels (a direct replacement for gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel). Biofuel from non-food sources is becoming cheaper to produce BIOENERGY IMPACTS To learn more,

  10. Bioenergy Impacts … Renewable Jet Fuel

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    Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Navy are funding the construction of three biorefineries that will be able to produce renewable jet fuel for the commercial aviation industry and the military. FedEx, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways signed agreements to purchase biofuel made from sorted landfill waste and woody biomass. Biofuel is becoming an option for commercial and military

  11. Bioenergy Impacts … Cellulosic Ethanol

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    for its cellulosic ethanol biorefinery. Farmers earned additional revenue from selling their leftover corn husks, stalks, and leaves to the POET-DSM biorefinery for production of cellulosic ethanol-a type of biofuel. Biofuels have created extra revenue for farmers

  12. Growing and Sustaining Communities with Bioenergy- Text-Alt Version

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    From Vero Beach, Florida, to Hugoton, Kansas, to Emmetsburg, Iowa, cellulosic ethanol biorefineries have had major impacts on communities and their residents. In other areas, bioenergy has significant potential to transform current and establish new industry. This short video illustrates how biorefineries and other bioenergy developments can benefit citizens, businesses, and whole communities, helping America’s rural economies grow and thrive.

  13. Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape

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    On June 23–24, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its eighth annual conference—Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape. Co-hosted with the Clean Energy Research and Education Foundation (CEREF), this year's conference will focus on opportunities and challenges in our current highly dynamic energy ecosystem.

  14. DOE Perspectives on Sustainable Bioenergy Landscapes | Department of Energy

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    Sustainable Bioenergy Landscapes DOE Perspectives on Sustainable Bioenergy Landscapes This presentation was given on November 19, 2014, by Kristen Johnson at the Green Lands Blue Water 2014 Fall Conference. PDF icon johnson_ glbw_2014.pdf More Documents & Publications HIA ZERH Judge Bios Quadrennial Energy Review: Scope, Goals, Vision, Approach, Outreach Behavioral Opportunities for Energy Savings in Office Buildings: a London Field Experiment

  15. Bioenergy Technologies Office: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

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    Agricultural Conservation Committee Meeting | Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Agricultural Conservation Committee Meeting Bioenergy Technologies Office: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Agricultural Conservation Committee Meeting This presentation was given on March 29, 2013, by Kristen Johnson to the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and addresses BETO's work and sustainability efforts. PDF icon

  16. Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy - NREL | Department of Energy

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    NREL Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy - NREL NREL presentation about the educational opportunities at the lab. PDF icon nrel_opportunities_bioenergy.pdf More Documents & Publications Powerpoint on STEM Programs EERE Resources for Undergraduate Students Department of Energy Research Opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  17. National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #22, January - March 2009

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    2009-04-01

    January to March, 2009 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter.

  18. National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #23, April-June 2009

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    Schell, D.

    2009-08-01

    April to June, 2009 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter.

  19. National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #25, October - December 2009

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    Schell, D.

    2010-01-01

    October to December, 2009 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter.

  20. CHP and Bioenergy for Landfills and Wastewater Treatment Plants: Market Opportunities

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    Overview of market opportunities for CHP and bioenergy for landfills and wastewater treatment plants

  1. Biomass Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy

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    Basics: The Facts About Bioenergy 1 We Rely on Energy Every Day Energy is essential in our daily lives. We use it to fuel our cars, grow our food, heat our homes, and run our businesses. Most of our energy comes from burning fossil fuels like petroleum, coal, and natural gas. These fuels provide the energy that we need today, but there are several reasons why we are developing sustainable alternatives. 2 Use of fossil fuels can be harmful to humans and the environment When fossil fuels are

  2. Test Your Energy Knowledge with Our Bioenergy Quiz | Department of Energy

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    Test Your Energy Knowledge with Our Bioenergy Quiz Test Your Energy Knowledge with Our Bioenergy Quiz May 22, 2015 - 10:33am Addthis Test Your Energy Knowledge with Our Bioenergy Quiz Jonathan Male Jonathan Male Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office I am very excited to announce our first ever bioenergy quiz-an online, interactive tool that's both enlightening and entertaining! Interested in participating? Just click the link in the photo above and let the game begin. Think you know the facts

  3. Proceedings of the Bio-Energy '80 world congress and exposition

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    1980-01-01

    Many countries are moving with increasing urgency to obtain larger fractions of their energy from biomass. Over 1800 leading experts from 70 countries met on April 21 to 24 in Atlanta to conduct a World Congress and Exposition on Bio-Energy. This summary presents highlights of the Congress and thoughts stimulated by the occasion. Topics addressed include a comparison of international programs, world and country regionalism in the development of energy supplies, fuel versus food or forest products, production of ethyl alcohol, possibilities for expanded production of terrestrial vegetation and marine flora, and valuable chemicals from biomass. Separate abstracts have been prepared for 164 papers for inclusion in the Energy Data Base.

  4. U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Research Centers An Overview of the Science

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    2010-07-01

    Alternative fuels from renewable cellulosic biomass - plant stalks, trunks, stems, and leaves - are expected to significantly reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil while enhancing national energy security and decreasing the environmental impacts of energy use. Ethanol and other advanced biofuels from cellulosic biomass are renewable alternatives that could increase domestic production of transportation fuels, revitalize rural economies, and reduce carbon dioxide and pollutant emissions. According to U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, 'Developing the next generation of biofuels is key to our effort to end our dependence on foreign oil and address the climate crisis while creating millions of new jobs that can't be outsourced.' Although cellulosic ethanol production has been demonstrated on a pilot level, developing a cost-effective, commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel industry will require transformational science to significantly streamline current production processes. Woodchips, grasses, cornstalks, and other cellulosic biomass are widely abundant but more difficult to break down into sugars than corn grain - the primary source of U.S. ethanol fuel production today. Biological research is key to accelerating the deconstruction of cellulosic biomass into sugars that can be converted to biofuels. The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science continues to play a major role in inspiring, supporting, and guiding the biotechnology revolution over the past 30 years. The DOE Genomic Science program is advancing a new generation of research focused on achieving whole-systems understanding of biology. This program is bringing together scientists in diverse fields to understand the complex biology underlying solutions to DOE missions in energy production, environmental remediation, and climate change science. For more information on the Genomic Science program, see p. 26. To focus the most advanced biotechnology-based resources on the biological challenges of biofuel production, DOE established three Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) in September 2007. Each center is pursuing the basic research underlying a range of high-risk, high-return biological solutions for bioenergy applications. Advances resulting from the BRCs are providing the knowledge needed to develop new biobased products, methods, and tools that the emerging biofuel industry can use (see sidebar, Bridging the Gap from Fundamental Biology to Industrial Innovation for Bioenergy, p. 6). The DOE BRCs have developed automated, high-throughput analysis pipelines that will accelerate scientific discovery for biology-based biofuel research. The three centers, which were selected through a scientific peer-review process, are based in geographically diverse locations - the Southeast, the Midwest, and the West Coast - with partners across the nation (see U.S. map, DOE Bioenergy Research Centers and Partners, on back cover). DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory leads the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in California; DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory leads the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) in Tennessee; and the University of Wisconsin-Madison leads the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC). Each center represents a multidisciplinary partnership with expertise spanning the physical and biological sciences, including genomics, microbial and plant biology, analytical chemistry, computational biology and bioinformatics, and engineering. Institutional partners include DOE national laboratories, universities, private companies, and nonprofit organizations.

  5. Symbiosis Conference: Expanding Commercialization of Mutualistic...

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    Conference: Expanding Commercialization of Mutualistic Microbes to Increase Bioenergy Crop Production Agenda Symbiosis Conference: Expanding Commercialization of Mutualistic...

  6. BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the

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    9th-12th Grade Classroom | Department of Energy December 10, 2015 4:00PM to 4:45PM EST Online The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting the next BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar entitled "Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom" on Thursday, December 10, from 4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This webinar is designed to assist 9th-12th grade educators and administrators integrate bioenergy with the core scientific principles

  7. BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the

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    9th-12th Grade Classroom | Department of Energy BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom December 10, 2015 4:00PM to 4:45PM EST Online Biofuel is the only viable substitute for petroleum-based liquid transportation fuel in the near term. It is, therefore, increasingly relevant to enhance conceptual knowledge of biofuels and other types of bioenergy in

  8. Using The Corngrass1 Gene To Enhance The Biofuel Properties Of Crop Plants

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    Hake, Sarah; Chuck, George

    2015-10-29

    The development of novel plant germplasm is vital to addressing our increasing bioenergy demands. The major hurdle to digesting plant biomass is the complex structure of the cell walls, the substrate of fermentation. Plant cell walls are inaccessible matrices of macromolecules that are polymerized with lignin, making fermentation difficult. Overcoming this hurdle is a major goal toward developing usable bioenergy crop plants. Our project seeks to enhance the biofuel properties of perennial grass species using the Corngrass1 (Cg1) gene and its targets. Dominant maize Cg1 mutants produce increased biomass by continuously initiating extra axillary meristems and leaves. We cloned Cg1 and showed that its phenotype is caused by over expression of a unique miR156 microRNA gene that negatively regulates SPL transcription factors. We transferred the Cg1 phenotype to other plants by expressing the gene behind constitutive promoters in four different species, including the monocots, Brachypodium and switchgrass, and dicots, Arabidopsis and poplar. All transformants displayed a similar range of phenotypes, including increased biomass from extended leaf production, and increased vegetative branching. Field grown switchgrass transformants showed that overall lignin content was reduced, the ratio of glucans to xylans was increased, and surprisingly, that starch levels were greatly increased. The goals of this project are to control the tissue and temporal expression of Cg1 by using different promoters to drive its expression, elucidate the function of the SPL targets of Cg1 by generating gain and loss of function alleles, and isolate downstream targets of select SPL genes using deep sequencing and chromatin immunoprecipitation. We believe it is possible to control biomass accumulation, cell wall properties, and sugar levels through manipulation of either the Cg1 gene and/or its SPL targets.

  9. Bioenergy Technologies Office FY 2016 Budget At-A-Glance

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    ... corn stalks, stems, and leaves harvested within a 50-mile radius of the facility. ... BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE | FY 2016 BUDGET AT-A-GLANCE Photo courtesy of POET-DSM ...

  10. Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 FOA Informational Webinar

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    The Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 FOA Informational Webinar will be held Wednesday, September 2, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET. Standard application questions regarding...

  11. BioEnergy of America Inc | Open Energy Information

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    America Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: BioEnergy of America Inc Address: 30 Executive Avenue Place: Edison, New Jersey Zip: 08817 Region: Northeast - NY NJ CT PA Area...

  12. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: May 2013...

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    to the Multi-Year Program Plan, which sets forth the goals and structure of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. It identifies the RDD&D activities the Office will focus on...

  13. Energy Department Selects Three Bioenergy Research Centers for...

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    ... The mission of the Bioenergy Research Centers will lie at the frontier between basic and ... alternative avenues and a range of high-risk, high-return approaches to finding solutions. ...

  14. Nexus BioEnergy Developing Enhanced Organic Waste Recycling Technology...

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    a co-founder of Nexus BioEnergy, originally used the Techportal to search out promising biogas technologies. In a message sent through the portal, Syed contacted Jeremy Nelson,...

  15. "Wet" Waste-to-Energy in the Bioenergy Technologies Office

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    Introductory presentation by Jonathan Male, U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Director, at the Hydrogen, Hydrocarbons, and Bioproduct Precursors from Wastewaters Workshop held March 18–19, 2015.

  16. Innovative Bioenergy Process Recognized for Excellence in Technology

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    Transfer | Department of Energy Bioenergy Process Recognized for Excellence in Technology Transfer Innovative Bioenergy Process Recognized for Excellence in Technology Transfer February 24, 2015 - 10:57am Addthis The Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently won a 2015 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for developing an innovative process that uses heat and pressure to convert whole algae into biocrude oil in just minutes-much faster than existing

  17. AUDIT REPORT Office of Science's Bioenergy Research Centers

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    Bioenergy Research Centers OAI-M-16-01 October 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 October 22, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ACTING DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF SCIENCE FROM: April G. Stephenson Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report: "Office of Science's Bioenergy Research Centers" BACKGROUND In September 2007, Office of Science's

  18. USDA and DOE Fund Genomics Projects For Bioenergy Fuels Research |

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    Department of Energy Genomics Projects For Bioenergy Fuels Research USDA and DOE Fund Genomics Projects For Bioenergy Fuels Research August 9, 2006 - 8:43am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Aug. 9, 2006 - Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced that the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Energy (DOE) have jointly awarded nine grants totaling $5.7 million for biobased fuels research that will accelerate the development of alternative fuel

  19. BioFuels and BioEnergy - SRSCRO

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    bio BioFuels and BioEnergy Bioenergy is renewable energy derived from biological sources, to be used for heat, electricity, or vehicle fuel. Biofuels are a wide range of fuels which are in some way derived from biomass and are among the most rapidly growing renewable energy technologies. Biomass, a renewable energy source, is biological material from living, or recently living organisms, such as wood, waste, (hydrogen) gas, and even alage. For the average citizen, algae is often viewed as a

  20. Growing America's Energy Future: Bioenergy Technologies Office Successes of 2014

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    POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa, was made possible with $100 million in BETO cost-shared funding. Photo courtesy POET-DSM. Growing America's Energy Future: Bioenergy Technologies Office Successes of 2014 The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) forms cost-share public-private partnerships to help sustainably develop cost- competitive biofuels and bioproducts in the United States from non-food biomass resources. The potential exists to sustainably

  1. Bioenergy Feedstock Library and Least-Cost Formulation

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    Bioenergy Feedstock Library and Least-Cost Formulation March 24, 2015 Garold Gresham Victor Walker (CoPI) Jeff Lacey (CoPI) Idaho National Laboratory This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information 2 | Bioenergy Technologies Office Project Goal * Objective - Develop innovative knowledge-based management system that enables and supports development of an industry-relevant, commodity-scale feedstock supply system * Relevance to BETO and

  2. Breakthrough in Bioenergy: American Process Sells First RIN-qualified

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    Cellulosic Ethanol Shipment | Department of Energy Breakthrough in Bioenergy: American Process Sells First RIN-qualified Cellulosic Ethanol Shipment Breakthrough in Bioenergy: American Process Sells First RIN-qualified Cellulosic Ethanol Shipment May 9, 2014 - 12:01pm Addthis API ships first RIN-qualified cellulosic ethanol from their Alpena Biorefinery. Photo: Alex Wisniewski API ships first RIN-qualified cellulosic ethanol from their Alpena Biorefinery. Photo: Alex Wisniewski Christy

  3. BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the

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    9th-12th Grade Classroom | Department of Energy Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom PDF icon bioenergize_me_ngss_20151210.pdf More Documents & Publications Webinar: BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Biomass Basics Webinar: BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Guide to the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Toolkit

  4. Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The

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    Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply | Department of Energy as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply The purpose of this report is to determine whether the land resources of the United States are capable of producing a sustainable supply of biomass sufficient to displace 30% or more of

  5. Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10

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    States | Department of Energy Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 States Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 States July 17, 2014 - 12:21pm Addthis News Media Contact (202)586-4940 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks

  6. Development and Deployment of a Short Rotation Woody Crops Harvesting System Based on a Case New Holland Forage Harvester and SRC Woody Crop Header

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    Eisenbies, Mark; Volk, Timothy

    2014-10-03

    Demand for bioenergy sourced from woody biomass is projected to increase; however, the expansion and rapid deployment of short rotation woody crop systems in the United States has been constrained by high production costs and sluggish market acceptance due to problems with quality and consistency from first-generation harvesting systems. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of crop conditions on the performance of a single-pass, cut and chip harvester based on a standard New Holland FR-9000 series forage harvester with a dedicated 130FB short rotation coppice header, and the quality of chipped material. A time motion analysis was conducted to track the movement of machine and chipped material through the system for 153 separate loads over 10 days on a 54-ha harvest. Harvester performance was regulated by either ground conditions, or standing biomass on 153 loads. Material capacities increased linearly with standing biomass up to 40 Mgwet ha-1 and plateaued between 70 and 90 Mgwet hr-1. Moisture contents ranged from 39 to 51% with the majority of samples between 43 and 45%. Loads produced in freezing weather (average temperature over 10 hours preceding load production) had 4% more chips greater than 25.4 mm (P < 0.0119). Over 1.5 Mgdry ha-1 of potentially harvested material (6-9% of a load) was left on site, of which half was commercially undesirable meristematic pieces. The New Holland harvesting system is a reliable and predictable platform for harvesting material over a wide range of standing biomass; performance was consistent overall in 14 willow cultivars.

  7. D1 Fuel Crops Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    D1 Fuel Crops Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: D1 Fuel Crops Ltd Place: London, United Kingdom Zip: SE1 2RE Product: London-based JV between BP and D1 oils focusing on the...

  8. Bioenergy Demand in a Market Driven Forest Economy (U.S. South...

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    Bioenergy Demand in a Market Driven Forest Economy (U.S. South) Bioenergy Demand in a Market Driven Forest Economy (U.S. South) Breakout Session 1A: Biomass Feedstocks for the...

  9. National Bioenergy Center, Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update, Winter 2011-2012 (Newsletter)

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    Winter 2011-2012 issue of the National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly update. Issue topics: 34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals; feasibility of NIR spectroscopy-based rapid feedstock reactive screening; demonstrating integrated pilot-scale biomass conversion. The Biochemical Process Integration Task focuses on integrating the processing steps in enzyme-based lignocellulose conversion technology. This project supports the U.S. Department of Energy's efforts to foster development, demonstration, and deployment of 'biochemical platform' biorefineries that economically produce ethanol or other fuels, as well as commodity sugars and a variety of other chemical products, from renewable lignocellulosic biomass.

  10. National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #13, October-December 2006

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    Schell, D. J.

    2007-01-01

    Volume 13 of a quarterly newsletter that describes the activities of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Processing Integration Task.

  11. National Bioenergy Center Sugar Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #10, January-March 2006

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    2006-04-01

    Volume 10 of a quarterly newsletter that describes the activities of the National Bioenergy Center's Sugar Platform Integration Project.

  12. National Bioenergy Center Sugar Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #12, July-September 2006

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    Schell, D.

    2006-10-01

    Volume 12 of a quarterly newsletter that describes the activities of the National Bioenergy Center's Sugar Platform Integration Project.

  13. National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #14, January - March 2007

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    Schell, D.

    2007-04-01

    Volume 14 of a quarterly newsletter that describes the activities of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Processing Integration Task.

  14. Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Centers File 500th Invention

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    Disclosure | Department of Energy Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Centers File 500th Invention Disclosure Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Centers File 500th Invention Disclosure March 7, 2016 - 2:47pm Addthis News release from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 3, 2016-Three U.S. Department of Energy-funded research centers - the BioEnergy Science Center (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), the Great

  15. Students Recognized in Washington, D.C. for their Winning Bioenergy

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    Infographic | Department of Energy Students Recognized in Washington, D.C. for their Winning Bioenergy Infographic Students Recognized in Washington, D.C. for their Winning Bioenergy Infographic September 24, 2015 - 10:21am Addthis A team of high school students designed this infographic about cellulosic ethanol. View the entire infographic from the <a href="http://energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergizeme-infographic-challenge-cellulosic-ethanol">Bioenergy Technologies Office

  16. EERE Success Story-Washington, D.C. and Tennessee: Bioenergy Technologies

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    Office Announces Launch of New and Improved KDF | Department of Energy Washington, D.C. and Tennessee: Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Launch of New and Improved KDF EERE Success Story-Washington, D.C. and Tennessee: Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Launch of New and Improved KDF January 31, 2014 - 12:00am Addthis In September 2013, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) launched a revamped, easier-to-use version of the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework. Initially

  17. Small-Scale Bioenergy Alternatives for Industry, Farm, and Institutions : A User`s Perspective.

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    Folk, Richard

    1991-12-31

    This report presents research on biomass as an energy source. Topics include: bioenergy development and application; bioenergy combustion technology; and bioenergy from agricultural, forest, and urban resources. There are a total of 57 individual reports included. Individual reports are processed separately for the databases.

  18. Wind Turbines Benefit Crops

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    Takle, Gene

    2013-03-01

    Ames Laboratory associate scientist Gene Takle talks about research into the effect of wind turbines on nearby crops. Preliminary results show the turbines may have a positive effect by cooling and drying the crops and assisting with carbon dioxide uptake.

  19. Simulating and evaluating best management practices for integrated landscape management scenarios in biofuel feedstock production

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    Ha, Miae; Wu, May

    2015-09-08

    Sound crop and land management strategies can maintain land productivity and improve the environmental sustainability of agricultural crop and feedstock production. With this study, it evaluates a strategy of incorporating landscape design and management concepts into bioenergy feedstock production. It examines the effect of land conversion and agricultural best management practices (BMPs) on water quality (nutrients and suspended sediments) and hydrology. The strategy was applied to the watershed of the South Fork Iowa River in Iowa, where the focus was on converting low-productivity land to provide cellulosic biomass and implementing riparian buffers. The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) wasmore » employed to simulate the impact at watershed and sub-basin scales. The study compared the representation of buffers by using trapping efficiency and area ratio methods in SWAT. Landscape design and management scenarios were developed to quantify water quality under (i) current land use, (ii) partial land conversion to switchgrass, and (iii) riparian buffer implementation. Results show that implementation of vegetative barriers and riparian buffer can trap the loss of total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and sediment significantly. The effect increases with the increase of buffer area coverage. Implementing riparian buffer at 30 m width is able to produce 4 million liters of biofuels. When low-productivity land (15.2% of total watershed land area) is converted to grow switchgrass, suspended sediment, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and nitrate loadings are reduced by 69.3%, 55.5%, 46.1%, and 13.4%, respectively. The results highlight the significant role of lower-productivity land and buffers in cellulosic biomass and provide insights into the design of an integrated landscape with a conservation buffer for future bioenergy feedstock production.« less

  20. Simulating and evaluating best management practices for integrated landscape management scenarios in biofuel feedstock production

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    Ha, Miae; Wu, May

    2015-09-08

    Sound crop and land management strategies can maintain land productivity and improve the environmental sustainability of agricultural crop and feedstock production. With this study, it evaluates a strategy of incorporating landscape design and management concepts into bioenergy feedstock production. It examines the effect of land conversion and agricultural best management practices (BMPs) on water quality (nutrients and suspended sediments) and hydrology. The strategy was applied to the watershed of the South Fork Iowa River in Iowa, where the focus was on converting low-productivity land to provide cellulosic biomass and implementing riparian buffers. The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) was employed to simulate the impact at watershed and sub-basin scales. The study compared the representation of buffers by using trapping efficiency and area ratio methods in SWAT. Landscape design and management scenarios were developed to quantify water quality under (i) current land use, (ii) partial land conversion to switchgrass, and (iii) riparian buffer implementation. Results show that implementation of vegetative barriers and riparian buffer can trap the loss of total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and sediment significantly. The effect increases with the increase of buffer area coverage. Implementing riparian buffer at 30 m width is able to produce 4 million liters of biofuels. When low-productivity land (15.2% of total watershed land area) is converted to grow switchgrass, suspended sediment, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and nitrate loadings are reduced by 69.3%, 55.5%, 46.1%, and 13.4%, respectively. The results highlight the significant role of lower-productivity land and buffers in cellulosic biomass and provide insights into the design of an integrated landscape with a conservation buffer for future bioenergy feedstock production.

  1. U.S, Department of Energy's Bioenergy Research Centers An Overview of the Science

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    2009-07-01

    Alternative fuels from renewable cellulosic biomass--plant stalks, trunks, stems, and leaves--are expected to significantly reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil while enhancing national energy security and decreasing the environmental impacts of energy use. Ethanol and other advanced biofuels from cellulosic biomass are renewable alternatives that could increase domestic production of transportation fuels, revitalize rural economies, and reduce carbon dioxide and pollutant emissions. According to U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, 'Developing the next generation of biofuels is key to our effort to end our dependence on foreign oil and address the climate crisis while creating millions of new jobs that can't be outsourced'. In the United States, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 is an important driver for the sustainable development of renewable biofuels. As part of EISA, the Renewable Fuel Standard mandates that 36 billion gallons of biofuels are to be produced annually by 2022, of which 16 billion gallons are expected to come from cellulosic feedstocks. Although cellulosic ethanol production has been demonstrated on a pilot level, developing a cost-effective, commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel industry will require transformational science to significantly streamline current production processes. Woodchips, grasses, cornstalks, and other cellulosic biomass are widely abundant but more difficult to break down into sugars than corn grain--the primary source of U.S. ethanol fuel production today. Biological research is key to accelerating the deconstruction of cellulosic biomass into sugars that can be converted to biofuels. The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science continues to play a major role in inspiring, supporting, and guiding the biotechnology revolution over the past 25 years. The DOE Genomic Science Program is advancing a new generation of research focused on achieving whole-systems understanding for biology. This program is bringing together scientists in diverse fields to understand the complex biology underlying solutions to DOE missions in energy production, environmental remediation, and climate change science. New interdisciplinary research communities are emerging, as are knowledgebases and scientific and computational resources critical to advancing large-scale, genome-based biology. To focus the most advanced biotechnology-based resources on the biological challenges of biofuel production, DOE established three Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) in September 2007. Each center is pursuing the basic research underlying a range of high-risk, high-return biological solutions for bioenergy applications. Advances resulting from the BRCs will provide the knowledge needed to develop new biobased products, methods, and tools that the emerging biofuel industry can use. The scientific rationale for these centers and for other fundamental genomic research critical to the biofuel industry was established at a DOE workshop involving members of the research community (see sidebar, Biofuel Research Plan, below). The DOE BRCs have developed automated, high-throughput analysis pipelines that will accelerate scientific discovery for biology-based biofuel research. The three centers, which were selected through a scientific peer-review process, are based in geographically diverse locations--the Southeast, the Midwest, and the West Coast--with partners across the nation. DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory leads the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) in Tennessee; the University of Wisconsin-Madison leads the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC); and DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory leads the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in California. Each center represents a multidisciplinary partnership with expertise spanning the physical and biological sciences, including genomics, microbial and plant biology, analytical chemistry, computational biology and bioinformatics, and engineering. Institutional partners include DOE national laboratories, universities, private companies,

  2. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Southeast United States Bioenergy Study Tour

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be hosting a study tour of the southwestern United States from April 10–14, 2016. The tour will provide bioenergy sustainability researchers an opportunity to see cutting-edge field research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) firsthand. Invited researchers will come from DOE, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the International Energy Agency, as well as from across academia, industry, and non-governmental organizations. BETO Feedstocks Program Manager Alison Goss Eng and Sustainability Technology Manager Kristen Johnson will be in attendance.

  3. Facility will focus on bioenergy, global food security

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    Facility will focus on bioenergy, global food security Facility will focus on bioenergy, global food security The New Mexico Consortium expects to complete the 27,000 square foot laboratory and office facility next spring. May 22, 2012 Aerial view of Los Alamos National Laboratory Aerial view of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Contact Kevin Roark Communications Office (505) 665-9202 Email Los Alamos, N.M., May 22, 2012 - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony marking

  4. Bioenergy Technologies FY14 Budget At-a-Glance | Department of Energy

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    FY14 Budget At-a-Glance Bioenergy Technologies FY14 Budget At-a-Glance Bioenergy Technologies FY14 Budget At-a-Glance, a publication of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. PDF icon bioenergy_ataglance_2014.pdf More Documents & Publications Bioenergy Technologies Office FY 2015 Budget At-A-Glance Bioenergy Technologies Office FY 2016 Budget At-A-Glance Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Rollout - Sustainable

  5. Webinar: Demonstration of NREL's BioEnergy Atlas Tools | Department of

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    Energy Webinar: Demonstration of NREL's BioEnergy Atlas Tools Webinar: Demonstration of NREL's BioEnergy Atlas Tools December 16, 2015 12:00PM to 1:00PM MST Online The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will host a free webinar on December 16 demonstrating how to use the BioEnergy Atlas tools. The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office funded the BioEnergy Atlas tools, which include the BioFuels and BioPower Atlases. These tools are designed as first-pass

  6. Educated and Equipped: Jump-Start Your Career in the Bioenergy Industry |

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    Department of Energy Jump-Start Your Career in the Bioenergy Industry Educated and Equipped: Jump-Start Your Career in the Bioenergy Industry July 16, 2014 - 10:13am Addthis Many fields of study can lead to a career in the bioenergy industry. Many fields of study can lead to a career in the bioenergy industry. Alicia Moulton Communications Specialist, Bioenergy Technologies Office Are you a recent college graduate looking to jump-start your career? Whether you majored in engineering or

  7. Advantages and limitations of exergy indicators to assess sustainability of bioenergy and biobased materials

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    Maes, Dries Van Passel, Steven

    2014-02-15

    Innovative bioenergy projects show a growing diversity in biomass pathways, transformation technologies and end-products, leading to complex new processes. Existing energy-based indicators are not designed to include multiple impacts and are too constrained to assess the sustainability of these processes. Alternatively, indicators based on exergy, a measure of “qualitative energy”, could allow a more holistic view. Exergy is increasingly applied in analyses of both technical and biological processes. But sustainability assessments including exergy calculations, are not very common and are not generally applicable to all types of impact. Hence it is important to frame the use of exergy for inclusion in a sustainability assessment. This paper reviews the potentials and the limitations of exergy calculations, and presents solutions for coherent aggregation with other metrics. The resulting approach is illustrated in a case study. Within the context of sustainability assessment of bioenergy, exergy is a suitable metric for the impacts that require an ecocentric interpretation, and it allows aggregation on a physical basis. The use of exergy is limited to a measurement of material and energy exchanges with the sun, biosphere and lithosphere. Exchanges involving services or human choices are to be measured in different metrics. This combination provides a more inclusive and objective sustainability assessment, especially compared to standard energy- or carbon-based indicators. Future applications of this approach in different situations are required to clarify the potential of exergy-based indicators in a sustainability context. -- Highlights: • Innovative bioenergy projects require more advanced sustainability assessments to incorporate all environmental impacts. • Exergy-based indicators provide solutions for objective and robust measurements. • The use of exergy in a sustainability assessment is limited to material exchanges, excluding exchanges with society. • The combination of exergy-based indicators with other indicators is very appropriate. • But this is only rarely applied.

  8. Crop physiology calibration in the CLM

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    Bilionis, I.; Drewniak, B. A.; Constantinescu, E. M.

    2015-04-15

    Farming is using more of the land surface, as population increases and agriculture is increasingly applied for non-nutritional purposes such as biofuel production. This agricultural expansion exerts an increasing impact on the terrestrial carbon cycle. In order to understand the impact of such processes, the Community Land Model (CLM) has been augmented with a CLM-Crop extension that simulates the development of three crop types: maize, soybean, and spring wheat. The CLM-Crop model is a complex system that relies on a suite of parametric inputs that govern plant growth under a given atmospheric forcing and available resources. CLM-Crop development used measurementsmore » of gross primary productivity (GPP) and net ecosystem exchange (NEE) from AmeriFlux sites to choose parameter values that optimize crop productivity in the model. In this paper, we calibrate these parameters for one crop type, soybean, in order to provide a faithful projection in terms of both plant development and net carbon exchange. Calibration is performed in a Bayesian framework by developing a scalable and adaptive scheme based on sequential Monte Carlo (SMC). The model showed significant improvement of crop productivity with the new calibrated parameters. We demonstrate that the calibrated parameters are applicable across alternative years and different sites.« less

  9. Crop physiology calibration in the CLM

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    Bilionis, I.; Drewniak, B. A.; Constantinescu, E. M.

    2015-04-15

    Farming is using more of the land surface, as population increases and agriculture is increasingly applied for non-nutritional purposes such as biofuel production. This agricultural expansion exerts an increasing impact on the terrestrial carbon cycle. In order to understand the impact of such processes, the Community Land Model (CLM) has been augmented with a CLM-Crop extension that simulates the development of three crop types: maize, soybean, and spring wheat. The CLM-Crop model is a complex system that relies on a suite of parametric inputs that govern plant growth under a given atmospheric forcing and available resources. CLM-Crop development used measurements of gross primary productivity (GPP) and net ecosystem exchange (NEE) from AmeriFlux sites to choose parameter values that optimize crop productivity in the model. In this paper, we calibrate these parameters for one crop type, soybean, in order to provide a faithful projection in terms of both plant development and net carbon exchange. Calibration is performed in a Bayesian framework by developing a scalable and adaptive scheme based on sequential Monte Carlo (SMC). The model showed significant improvement of crop productivity with the new calibrated parameters. We demonstrate that the calibrated parameters are applicable across alternative years and different sites.

  10. Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework Recognized at National Conference

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    The paper and poster presentation "Bioenergy KDF: Enabling Spatiotemporal Data Synthesis and Research Collaboration" was awarded second place for best paper at the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, held November 4–7 in Dallas, Texas.

  11. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: July 2014

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    none,

    2014-07-09

    This is the May 2014 Update to the Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan, which sets forth the goals and structure of the Office. It identifies the research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities the Office will focus on over the next five years and outlines why these activities are important to meeting the energy and sustainability challenges facing the nation.

  12. Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools...

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    greenhouse gas emissions associated with biofuel production. | Photo courtesy of National ... greenhouse gas emissions associated with biofuel production. | Photo courtesy of National ...

  13. Water on Crop Biomass and Soil Permeability FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT

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    Irrigating with Treated Oil and Gas Product Water on Crop Biomass and Soil Permeability FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT Prepared By Terry Brown, Jeffrey Morris, Patrick Richards and Joel...

  14. Opportunities for Farmers in Biomass Feedstock Production

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    Plenary IV: Advances in Bioenergy Feedstocks—From Field to Fuel Opportunities for Farmers in Biomass Feedstock Production J. Richard Hess, Idaho National Lab, Director of Energy Systems & Technology Division

  15. Assessing the potential of bioenergy. Final report, October 1, 1997--September 30, 1998

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    Kirschner, J.; Badin, J.

    1998-12-31

    As electricity restructuring proceeds, traditional concepts of how energy is produced, transported, and utilized are likely to change dramatically. Marketplace, policy, and regulatory changes will shape both the domestic and global energy industry, improving opportunities for clean, low-cost energy, competitively priced fuels, and environmentally responsible power systems. Many of these benefits may be obtained by commercial deployment of advanced biomass power conversion technologies. The United BioEnergy Commercialization Association represents the US biomass power industry. Its membership includes investor-owned and public utilities, independent power producers, state and regional bioenergy, equipment manufacturers, and biomass energy developers. To carry out its mission, UBECA has been carrying out the following activities: production of informational and educational materials on biomass energy and distribution of such materials at public forums; technical and market analyses of biomass energy fuels, conversion technologies, and market issues; monitoring of issues affecting the biomass energy community; and facilitating cooperation among members to leverage the funds available for biomass commercialization activities.

  16. Bioenergy Technologies Office Conversion R&D Pathway: Whole Algae

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    Hydrothermal Liquefaction | Department of Energy Whole Algae Hydrothermal Liquefaction Bioenergy Technologies Office Conversion R&D Pathway: Whole Algae Hydrothermal Liquefaction Whole algae hydrothermal liquefaction is one of eight priority pathways chosen to convert biomass into hydrocarbon fuels by the Bioenergy Technologies Office. These pathways were down-selected from an initial list of 18. PDF icon Bioenergy Technologies Office Conversion R&D Pathway: Whole Algae Hydrothermal

  17. Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D Pathways: Algal Lipid Upgrading |

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    Department of Energy Algal Lipid Upgrading Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D Pathways: Algal Lipid Upgrading Algal lipid upgrading is one of eight priority pathways chosen to convert biomass into hydrocarbon fuels by the Bioenergy Technologies Office. These pathways were down-selected from an initial list of 18. PDF icon Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D Pathways: Algal Lipid Upgrading More Documents & Publications Pathways for Algal Biofuels Algal Lipid Extraction and Upgrading

  18. Energy Department Announces Five-Year Renewal of Funding for Bioenergy

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    Research Centers | Department of Energy NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy today announced it would fund its three Bioenergy Research Centers for an additional five-year period, subject to continued congressional appropriations. The three Centers -including the BioEnergy Research Center (BESC) led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in partnership with Michigan

  19. Energy Department Announces Five-Year Renewal of Funding for Bioenergy

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    Research Centers | Department of Energy Energy Department Announces Five-Year Renewal of Funding for Bioenergy Research Centers Energy Department Announces Five-Year Renewal of Funding for Bioenergy Research Centers April 4, 2013 - 1:48pm Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy today announced it would fund its three Bioenergy Research Centers for an additional five-year period, subject to continued congressional appropriations. The three Centers

  20. Bioenergy Technologies Office: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Agricultural Conservation Committee Meeting

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    Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Agricultural Conservation Committee Meeting March 29, 2013 Kristen Johnson Sustainability Lead Bioenergy Technologies Office U.S. Department of Energy 2 Overview * National priorities and the Renewable Fuel Standard * Overview of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) - Mission - Key RDD&D Activities * DOE's Billion-Ton Update: National Resource Assessment * DOE's Commitment to Sustainability *

  1. INEOS-New Planet: Indian River Bioenergy Center | Department of Energy

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    INEOS-New Planet: Indian River Bioenergy Center INEOS-New Planet: Indian River Bioenergy Center INEOS infographic Waste Biomass Photo via iStock by Getty Images. The feedstock-flexible processing technology at Indian River BioEnergy Center takes advantage of the abundant local supply of agricultural and yard waste. Municipal trucks delivering these wastes pay a tipping fee to the biorefinery, while local residents can drop off yard waste at no charge. Diverting this organic material from the

  2. U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts

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    Industry | Department of Energy Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry An update to the 2005 report, "Biomass as a Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply" PDF icon billion_ton_update.pdf More Documents & Publications ECOWAS - GBEP REGIONAL BIOMASS RESOURCE ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP Biomass Program

  3. Ecological objectives can be achieved with wood-derived bioenergy

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    Dale, Virginia H.; Kline, Keith L.; Marland, Gregg; Miner, Reid A.

    2015-08-01

    Renewable, biomass-based energy options can reduce the climate impacts of fossil fuels. However, calculating the effects of wood-derived bioenergy on greenhouse gases (GHGs), and thus on climate, is complicated (Miner et al. 2015). To clarify concerns and options about bioenergy, in November 2014, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) produced a second draft of its Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions fromStationary Sources (http://1.usa.gov/1dikgHq), which considers the latest scientific information and input from stakeholders. In addition, the EPA is expected to make decisions soon about the use of woody biomass under the Clean Power Plan, which sets targets for carbon pollution from power plants.

  4. Ecological objectives can be achieved with wood-derived bioenergy

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    Dale, Virginia H.; Kline, Keith L.; Marland, Gregg; Miner, Reid A.

    2015-08-01

    Renewable, biomass-based energy options can reduce the climate impacts of fossil fuels. However, calculating the effects of wood-derived bioenergy on greenhouse gases (GHGs), and thus on climate, is complicated (Miner et al. 2015). To clarify concerns and options about bioenergy, in November 2014, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) produced a second draft of its Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions fromStationary Sources (http://1.usa.gov/1dikgHq), which considers the latest scientific information and input from stakeholders. In addition, the EPA is expected to make decisions soon about the use of woody biomass under the Clean Power Plan, which sets targets for carbonmore » pollution from power plants.« less

  5. Bioenergy Success Stories | Department of Energy

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    2013 California: Advanced 'Drop-In' Biofuels Power the Navy's Green Strike Group EERE's investment allowed Solezyme to increase its algal oil production by a factor of 10,...

  6. Kent BioEnergy | Open Energy Information

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    Technologies that use algae in biofuel production, water pollution remediation, CO2 absorption, etc Website: www.kentbioenergy.com Coordinates: 32.904312, -117.231255 Show...

  7. Webinar: Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research

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    ... environment designed to foster bioenergy research by integrating data, models, and ... Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Motivation for the KDF Harnessing Data * Agencies ...

  8. Argonne OutLoud: Changing the bio-energy equation (April 12,...

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    Changing the bio-energy equation (April 12, 2012) Share Description Argonne OutLoud public lecture series. Episode 1: Argonomist Cristina Negri talks about phytoremediation for...

  9. U.S.-France Science & Technology Workshop on Bioenergy | U.S...

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    Global Engineering Program co-hosted a free public workshop focused on scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st century energy economy in bioenergy. More information ...

  10. 10 Questions for a Bioenergy Expert: Melinda Hamilton

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    Meet Melinda Hamilton – she’s a bioenergy expert and the Director of Education Programs at Idaho National Laboratory. She recently took some time to share what she’s doing to help ramp-up U.S. competitiveness in science and technology, why Jane Goodall led her to a career in science and what can happen in a lab if you don’t start with a good plan.

  11. Sandia Video Featured by DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office

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    Video Featured by DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office - Sandia Energy Energy Search Icon Sandia Home Locations Contact Us Employee Locator Energy & Climate Secure & Sustainable Energy Future Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Wind Energy Water Power Supercritical CO2 Geothermal Natural Gas Safety, Security & Resilience of the Energy Infrastructure Energy Storage Nuclear Power & Engineering Grid Modernization Battery Testing Nuclear Fuel Cycle Defense Waste

  12. Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Technologies Available for Licensing

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    - Energy Innovation Portal GLBRC Site Map Printable Version Share this resource About Search Categories (15) Advanced Materials Biomass and Biofuels Building Energy Efficiency Electricity Transmission Energy Analysis Energy Storage Geothermal Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Hydropower, Wave and Tidal Industrial Technologies Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Startup America Vehicles and Fuels Wind Energy Partners (27) Visual Patent Search Success Stories Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

  13. NREL, Brazilian Energy Company to Collaborate on Bioenergy - News Releases

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    | NREL NREL, Brazilian Energy Company to Collaborate on Bioenergy Research Agreement with Petrobras Could Speed Fuels to Market November 20, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) announced today that they have signed an agreement that could accelerate the development and international commercialization of biofuels. The announcement was made at the International Biofuels Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The

  14. Establishment and Characterization of a Bioenergy-Focused Microalgal Strain

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    Collection - Energy Innovation Portal Biomass and Biofuels Biomass and Biofuels Find More Like This Return to Search Establishment and Characterization of a Bioenergy-Focused Microalgal Strain Collection National Renewable Energy Laboratory Colorado School of Mines Contact NREL About This Technology High lipid strain from NREL culture collection. Photo by Lee Elliott, Colorado School of Mines<br /> High lipid strain from NREL culture collection. Photo by Lee Elliott, Colorado School of

  15. Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Announces Renewable Carbon Fiber

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    Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) | Department of Energy (BETO) Announces Renewable Carbon Fiber Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Announces Renewable Carbon Fiber Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) February 4, 2014 - 12:00am Addthis BETO's mission within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is to develop and transform biomass resources into commercially viable, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower

  16. Bioenergy Technologies Office Judges Washington State University Energy

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    Competition | Department of Energy Judges Washington State University Energy Competition Bioenergy Technologies Office Judges Washington State University Energy Competition May 27, 2014 - 9:39am Addthis Washington State University is hosting the Imagine Tomorrow competition to challenge high school students to explore new ways to support the transition to alternative energy sources. The competition, held on May 30-June 1, 2014, asks students to work together in teams to research topics

  17. Systems-Level Analysis & Bioenergy Market Assessment

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    Systems-Level Analysis & Bioenergy Market Assessment 24 March 2015 BETO Project Peer Review 4.1.2.1 Systems Analysis and Modeling John Lewis National Renewable Energy Laboratory This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information 3 Systems-Level Analysis * Maintain core analytical capabilities to facilitate and conduct system-wide and cross- system analyses for BETO that enable the development of a sustainable, commercially- viable national

  18. Benefits of Biofuel Production and Use in Nebraska

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    Nebraska can leverage its extensive biomass resources and existing bioenergy infrastructure to become a leader in the production of advanced biofuels. The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) enables the development of novel technologies that can benefit Nebraska. Nebraska In 2012, Nebraskans consumed 34.5 million barrels of petroleum for transportation-11 times the state's production. Investing in biofuel production can create new jobs, improve energy security, and reduce harmful emissions.

  19. Curation and Computational Design of Bioenergy-Related Metabolic Pathways

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    Karp, Peter D.

    2014-09-12

    Pathway Tools is a systems-biology software package written by SRI International (SRI) that produces Pathway/Genome Databases (PGDBs) for organisms with a sequenced genome. Pathway Tools also provides a wide range of capabilities for analyzing predicted metabolic networks and user-generated omics data. More than 5,000 academic, industrial, and government groups have licensed Pathway Tools. This user community includes researchers at all three DOE bioenergy centers, as well as academic and industrial metabolic engineering (ME) groups. An integral part of the Pathway Tools software is MetaCyc, a large, multiorganism database of metabolic pathways and enzymes that SRI and its academic collaborators manually curate. This project included two main goals: I. Enhance the MetaCyc content of bioenergy-related enzymes and pathways. II. Develop computational tools for engineering metabolic pathways that satisfy specified design goals, in particular for bioenergy-related pathways. In part I, SRI proposed to significantly expand the coverage of bioenergy-related metabolic information in MetaCyc, followed by the generation of organism-specific PGDBs for all energy-relevant organisms sequenced at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI). Part I objectives included: 1: Expand the content of MetaCyc to include bioenergy-related enzymes and pathways. 2: Enhance the Pathway Tools software to enable display of complex polymer degradation processes. 3: Create new PGDBs for the energy-related organisms sequenced by JGI, update existing PGDBs with new MetaCyc content, and make these data available to JBEI via the BioCyc website. In part II, SRI proposed to develop an efficient computational tool for the engineering of metabolic pathways. Part II objectives included: 4: Develop computational tools for generating metabolic pathways that satisfy specified design goals, enabling users to specify parameters such as starting and ending compounds, and preferred or disallowed intermediate compounds. The pathways were to be generated using metabolic reactions from a reference database (DB). 5: Develop computational tools for ranking the pathways generated in objective (4) according to their optimality. The ranking criteria include stoichiometric yield, the number and cost of additional inputs and the cofactor compounds required by the pathway, pathway length, and pathway energetics. 6: Develop tools for visualizing generated pathways to facilitate the evaluation of a large space of generated pathways.

  20. Bioenergy Technologies Office: Plans, Implementation, and Results

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    current status of algae RD&D. In doing so, it lays the groundwork for identifying challenges that likely need to be overcome for algal biomass to be used in the production of...

  1. Sustainable and efficient pathways for bioenergy recovery from low-value process streams via bioelectrochemical systems in biorefineries

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    Borole, Abhijeet P.

    2015-08-25

    Conversion of biomass into bioenergy is possible via multiple pathways resulting in production of biofuels, bioproducts and biopower. Efficient and sustainable conversion of biomass, however, requires consideration of many environmental and societal parameters in order to minimize negative impacts. Integration of multiple conversion technologies and inclusion of upcoming alternatives such as bioelectrochemical systems can minimize these impacts and improve conservation of resources such as hydrogen, water and nutrients via recycle and reuse. This report outlines alternate pathways integrating microbial electrolysis in biorefinery schemes to improve energy efficiency while evaluating environmental sustainability parameters.

  2. International Market Opportunities in Bioenergy: Leveraging U.S. Government Resources

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    Breakout Session 3C—Fostering Technology Adoption III: International Market Opportunities in Bioenergy International Market Opportunities in Bioenergy: Leveraging U.S. Government Resources Cora Dickson, Senior International Trade Specialist, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

  3. Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity for Innovative Bioenergy Technologies

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    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announces its intent to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) targeting innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development.

  4. Radioactivity in food crops

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    Drury, J.S.; Baldauf, M.F.; Daniel, E.W.; Fore, C.S.; Uziel, M.S.

    1983-05-01

    Published levels of radioactivity in food crops from 21 countries and 4 island chains of Oceania are listed. The tabulation includes more than 3000 examples of 100 different crops. Data are arranged alphabetically by food crop and geographical origin. The sampling date, nuclide measured, mean radioactivity, range of radioactivities, sample basis, number of samples analyzed, and bibliographic citation are given for each entry, when available. Analyses were reported most frequently for /sup 137/Cs, /sup 40/K, /sup 90/Sr, /sup 226/Ra, /sup 228/Ra, plutonium, uranium, total alpha, and total beta, but a few authors also reported data for /sup 241/Am, /sup 7/Be, /sup 60/Co, /sup 55/Fe, /sup 3/H, /sup 131/I, /sup 54/Mn, /sup 95/Nb, /sup 210/Pb, /sup 210/Po, /sup 106/Ru, /sup 125/Sb, /sup 228/Th, /sup 232/Th, and /sup 95/Zr. Based on the reported data it appears that radioactivity from alpha emitters in food crops is usually low, on the order of 0.1 Bq.g/sup -1/ (wet weight) or less. Reported values of beta radiation in a given crop generally appear to be several orders of magnitude greater than those of alpha emitters. The most striking aspect of the data is the great range of radioactivity reported for a given nuclide in similar food crops with different geographical origins.

  5. Bioenergy Impacts … Billion Dry Tons

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    and Oak Ridge National Laboratory published research that shows that U.S. resources could sustainably produce by 2030 at least one billion dry tons of non-food biomass resources, yielding up to 60 billion gallons of biofuels, as well as bio- based chemicals, products, and electricity. This could potentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 500 million tons per year, create 1.5 million new jobs, and keep about $200 billion extra in the U.S. economy each year. Research is showing that U.S.

  6. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: March 2016

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    This Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) sets forth the goals and structure of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. It identifies the research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities the Office will focus on over the next five years and outlines why these activities are important to meeting the energy and sustainability challenges facing the nation. This MYPP is intended for use as an operational guide to help the Office manage and coordinate its activities, as well as a resource to help communicate its mission and goals to stakeholders and the public.

  7. Leucaena and tall grasses as energy crops in humid lower south USA

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    Prine, G.M.; Woodard, K.R.; Cunilio, T.V.

    1994-12-31

    The tropical leguminous shrub/tree, leucaena (Leucaena spp. mainly leucocephala), and perennial tropical tall grasses such as elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum), sugarcane, and energycane (Saccharum spp.) are well adapted to the long growing seasons and high rainfall of the humid lower South. In much of the area the topgrowth is killed by frost during winter and plants regenerate from underground parts in spring. Selected accessions from a duplicated 373 accession leucaena nursery had an average annual woody stem dry matter production of 31.4 Mg ha{sup -1}. Average oven dry stem wood yields from selected accessions adjusted for environmental enrichment over the 4 growth seasons were 78.9 Mg ha{sup -1} total and average annual yield of 19.7 Mg ha{sup -1}. The tall perennial grasses have linear growth rates of 18 to 27 g m{sup 2}d{sup -1} for long periods (140 to 196 d and sometimes longer) each season. Oven dry biomass yields of tall grasses have varied from 20 to 45 Mg ha{sup -1} in mild temperature locations to over 60 Mg ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1} in warm subtropics of the lower Florida peninsula. Tall grasses and leucaena, once established, may persist for many seasons. A map showing the possible range of the crops in lower South is shown. Highest biomass yields of tall grasses have been produced when irrigated with sewage effluent or when grown on phosphatic clay and muck soils of south Florida. Several companies are considering using leucaena and/or tall grasses for bioenergy in the phosphatic mining area of Polk County, Florida.

  8. Arbuscular mycorrhizal interactions … an important trait for biomass

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    production of bioenergy crops? | Department of Energy Arbuscular mycorrhizal interactions … an important trait for biomass production of bioenergy crops? Arbuscular mycorrhizal interactions … an important trait for biomass production of bioenergy crops? This presentation was given by Heike Bucking at the Symbiosis Conference. PDF icon symbiosis_conference_bucking.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-005436: Categorical Exclusion Determination Symbiosis Conference Speaker and Attendee

  9. Symbiosis Conference: Expanding Commercialization of Mutualistic Microbes

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    to Increase Bioenergy Crop Production Agenda | Department of Energy Conference: Expanding Commercialization of Mutualistic Microbes to Increase Bioenergy Crop Production Agenda Symbiosis Conference: Expanding Commercialization of Mutualistic Microbes to Increase Bioenergy Crop Production Agenda This agenda outlines the sessions and presenters for the Symbiosis Conference in Ithaca, New York, on June 20-21, 2013. PDF icon symbiosis_conference_agenda.pdf More Documents & Publications

  10. EERE Success Story-Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of

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    California San Diego Results in First Algae Surfboard | Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California San Diego Results in First Algae Surfboard EERE Success Story-Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California San Diego Results in First Algae Surfboard May 19, 2015 - 11:43am Addthis EERE Success Story—Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California San Diego Results in First Algae Surfboard Fossil-fuel

  11. Webinar: Excellence in Bioenergy Innovation-A Presentation of 2015 R&D

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    100 Award Winning Projects | Department of Energy Webinar: Excellence in Bioenergy Innovation-A Presentation of 2015 R&D 100 Award Winning Projects Webinar: Excellence in Bioenergy Innovation-A Presentation of 2015 R&D 100 Award Winning Projects January 21, 2016 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST Online The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will present a live webinar titled "Excellence in Bioenergy Innovation-A Presentation of 2015 R&D 100 Award Winning Projects" on Thursday, January

  12. 08-ERD-071 Final Report: New Molecular Probes and Catalysts for Bioenergy Research

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    Thelen, M P; Rowe, A A; Siebers, A K; Jiao, Y

    2011-03-07

    A major thrust in bioenergy research is to develop innovative methods for deconstructing plant cell wall polymers, such as cellulose and lignin, into simple monomers that can be biologically converted to ethanol and other fuels. Current techniques for monitoring a broad array of cell wall materials and specific degradation products are expensive and time consuming. To monitor various polymers and assay their breakdown products, molecular probes for detecting specific carbohydrates and lignins are urgently needed. These new probes would extend the limited biochemical techniques available, and enable realtime imaging of ultrastructural changes in plant cells. Furthermore, degradation of plant biomass could be greatly accelerated by the development of catalysts that can hydrolyze key cell wall polysaccharides and lignin. The objective of this project was to develop cheap and efficient DNA reagents (aptamers) used to detect and quantify polysaccharides, lignin, and relevant products of their breakdown. A practical goal of the research was to develop electrochemical aptamer biosensors, which could be integrated into microfluidic devices and used for high-throughput screening of enzymes or biological systems that degrade biomass. Several important model plant cell wall polymers and compounds were targeted for specific binding and purification of aptamers, which were then tested by microscopic imaging, circular dichroism, surface plasmon resonance, fluorescence anisotropy, and electrochemical biosensors. Using this approach, it was anticiated that we could provide a basis for more efficient and economically viable biofuels, and the technologies established could be used to design molecular tools that recognize targets sought in medicine or chemical and biological defense projects.

  13. Savannah River BioEnergy Integration Center Savannah River BioEnergy...

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    biofuel production, along with statutory requirements in the Renewable Fuels Standard and other federal and state legislation, are also triggering significant growth in biofuel ...

  14. GREET Bioenergy Life Cycle Analysis and Key Issues for Woody Feedstocks

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    Breakout Session 2D—Building Market Confidence and Understanding II: Carbon Accounting and Woody Biofuels GREET Bioenergy Life Cycle Analysis and Key Issues for Woody Feedstocks Michael Wang, Senior Scientist, Energy Systems, Argonne National Laboratory

  15. Bioenergy Technologies Office Conversion R&D Pathway: Syngas Upgrading to Hydrocarbon Fuels

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    Syngas upgrading to hydrocarbon fuels is one of eight priority pathways chosen to convert biomass into hydrocarbon fuels by the Bioenergy Technologies Office. These pathways were down-selected from an initial list of 18.

  16. National Bioenergy Center--Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update, Fall 2010

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    Schell, D.

    2010-12-01

    Fall 2010 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter. Issue topics: rapid analysis models for compositional analysis of intermediate process streams; engineered arabinose-fermenting Zymomonas mobilis strain.

  17. From the Lab to Your Gas Tank: 4 Bioenergy Testing Facilities...

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    From the Lab to Your Gas Tank: 4 Bioenergy Testing Facilities That Are Making a Difference ... technologies on up to one ton of biomass material a day. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, ...

  18. Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D Pathways: Ex-Situ Catalytic...

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    In ex-situ catalytic fast pyrolysis, biomass is heated with catalysts to create bio-oils, which are then used to produce biofuel blendstocks. PDF icon Bioenergy Technologies Office ...

  19. Bioenergy Demand in a Market Driven Forest Economy (U.S. South)

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    Breakout Session 1A: Biomass Feedstocks for the Bioeconomy Bioenergy Demand in a Market Driven Forest Economy (U.S. South) Robert C. Abt, Professor of Natural Resource Economics and Management, North Carolina State University

  20. Growing America’s Energy Future: Bioenergy Technologies Office Successes of 2014

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    The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) forms cost-share public-private partnerships to help sustainably develop cost-competitive biofuels and bioproducts in the United States from non-food biomass resources.

  1. Bioenergy Science Center to Develop Better Ways of Making Fuel From Plants

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    - News Releases | NREL Bioenergy Science Center to Develop Better Ways of Making Fuel From Plants NREL among partners in Dept. of Energy's efforts to accelerate biofuels research June 26, 2007 A team that includes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has won a bid from the Department of Energy for a $125 million bioenergy research center that will seek new ways to produce biofuels. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tenn., will lead the team. Funded by the

  2. DOE and USDA Announce More than $10 Million in Bioenergy Plant Feedstock

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    Research | Department of Energy Announce More than $10 Million in Bioenergy Plant Feedstock Research DOE and USDA Announce More than $10 Million in Bioenergy Plant Feedstock Research July 31, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary for Science Dr. Raymond L. Orbach and U.S. Agriculture Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics Gale Buchanan today announced plans to award 10 grants totaling more than $10 million to accelerate

  3. NREL Names New Executives to Lead Bioenergy, Bioscience and Energy Systems

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    Integration Facility - News Releases | NREL Names New Executives to Lead Bioenergy, Bioscience and Energy Systems Integration Facility April 12, 2013 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently made three key hires to lead research centers. NREL has named Tom Foust, a nine-year NREL veteran, as its National Bioenergy Center Director; David Post as the Center Director for the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF); and Rich Greene as

  4. GREET Bioenergy Life Cycle Analysis and Key Issues for Woody Feedstocks

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    Bioenergy Life Cycle Analysis and Key Issues for Woody Feedstocks Michael Wang Systems Assessment Section Energy Systems Division Argonne National Laboratory Biomass 2014 Washington, D.C., July 30, 2014 2 The GREET TM (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) Model  DOE has been sponsoring GREET development and applications since 1995 - Vehicle Technology Office (VTO) - Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) - Fuel-Cell Technology Office (FCTO) - Energy Policy and

  5. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: March 2015 Update |

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    Department of Energy Multi-Year Program Plan: March 2015 Update Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: March 2015 Update This Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) sets forth the goals and structure of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. It identifies the research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities the Office will focus on over the next five years and outlines why these activities are important to meeting the energy and sustainability challenges facing the nation.

  6. Excellence in Bioenergy Innovation-A Presentation of 2015 R&D 100 Award

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    Winning Projects | Department of Energy Excellence in Bioenergy Innovation-A Presentation of 2015 R&D 100 Award Winning Projects Excellence in Bioenergy Innovation-A Presentation of 2015 R&D 100 Award Winning Projects PDF icon rd100_winners_webinar_20160121.pdf More Documents & Publications Whole Algae Hydrothermal Liquefaction Technology Pathway Whole Algae Hydrothermal Liquefaction Thermochemical Conversion Proceeses to Aviation Fuels

  7. Abstract: Development and Deployment of a Short Rotation Woody Crops Harvesting System Based on a Case New Holland Forage Harvester and SRC Woody Crop Header

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    Deployment of a Short Rotation Woody Crops Harvesting System Based on a Case New Holland Forage Harvester and SRC Woody Crop Header Despite the projected increase in demand for woody biomass from short rotation woody crops (SRWC) and the wide array of benefits associated with their production and use, the expansion and rapid deployment of these systems has been restricted by their high cost of production and in some situations a lack of market acceptance because of poor quality chips from first

  8. A Review on Biomass Densification Systems to Develop Uniform Feedstock Commodities for Bioenergy Application

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    Jaya Shankar Tumuluru; Christopher T. Wright; J. Richard Hess; Kevin L. Kenney

    2011-11-01

    Developing uniformly formatted, densified feedstock from lignocellulosic biomass is of interest to achieve consistent physical properties like size and shape, bulk and unit density, and durability, which significantly influence storage, transportation and handling characteristics, and, by extension, feedstock cost and quality. A variety of densification systems are considered for producing a uniform format feedstock commodity for bioenergy applications, including (a) baler, (b) pellet mill, (c) cuber, (d) screw extruder, (e) briquette press, (f) roller press, (g) tablet press, and (g) agglomerator. Each of these systems has varying impacts on feedstock chemical and physical properties, and energy consumption. This review discusses the suitability of these densification systems for biomass feedstocks and the impact these systems have on specific energy consumption and end product quality. For example, a briquette press is more flexible in terms of feedstock variables where higher moisture content and larger particles are acceptable for making good quality briquettes; or among different densification systems, a screw press consumes the most energy because it not only compresses but also shears and mixes the material. Pretreatment options like preheating, grinding, steam explosion, torrefaction, and ammonia fiber explosion (AFEX) can also help to reduce specific energy consumption during densification and improve binding characteristics. Binding behavior can also be improved by adding natural binders, such as proteins, or commercial binders, such as lignosulphonates. The quality of the densified biomass for both domestic and international markets is evaluated using PFI (United States Standard) or CEN (European Standard).

  9. Symbiosis: Addressing Biomass Production Challenges and Climate Change |

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    Department of Energy Symbiosis: Addressing Biomass Production Challenges and Climate Change Symbiosis: Addressing Biomass Production Challenges and Climate Change This presentation was the opening keynote of the Symbiosis Conference. PDF icon symbiosis_conference_hamilton.pdf More Documents & Publications The Future of Bioenergy Feedstock Production Symbiosis Biofeedstock Conference: Expanding Commercialization of Mutualistic Microbes to Increase Feedstock Production Symbiosis

  10. Genome-Wide Analysis of miRNA targets in Brachypodium and Biomass Energy Crops

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    Green, Pamela J.

    2015-08-11

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) contribute to the control of numerous biological processes through the regulation of specific target mRNAs. Although the identities of these targets are essential to elucidate miRNA function, the targets are much more difficult to identify than the small RNAs themselves. Before this work, we pioneered the genome-wide identification of the targets of Arabidopsis miRNAs using an approach called PARE (German et al., Nature Biotech. 2008; Nature Protocols, 2009). Under this project, we applied PARE to Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium), a model plant in the Poaceae family, which includes the major food grain and bioenergy crops. Through in-depth global analysis and examination of specific examples, this research greatly expanded our knowledge of miRNAs and target RNAs of Brachypodium. New regulation in response to environmental stress or tissue type was found, and many new miRNAs were discovered. More than 260 targets of new and known miRNAs with PARE sequences at the precise sites of miRNA-guided cleavage were identified and characterized. Combining PARE data with the small RNA data also identified the miRNAs responsible for initiating approximately 500 phased loci, including one of the novel miRNAs. PARE analysis also revealed that differentially expressed miRNAs in the same family guide specific target RNA cleavage in a correspondingly tissue-preferential manner. The project included generation of small RNA and PARE resources for bioenergy crops, to facilitate ongoing discovery of conserved miRNA-target RNA regulation. By associating specific miRNA-target RNA pairs with known physiological functions, the research provides insights about gene regulation in different tissues and in response to environmental stress. This, and release of new PARE and small RNA data sets should contribute basic knowledge to enhance breeding and may suggest new strategies for improvement of biomass energy crops.

  11. U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry

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    Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry U.S. BILLI N-TON UPDATE U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry A Study Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy Energy Effciency and Renewable Energy Offce of the Biomass Program August 2011 Prepared by OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6335 managed by UT-Battelle, LLC for the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 This report was prepared as an account of

  12. U.S.-France Science & Technology Workshop on Bioenergy | U.S. DOE Office of

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    Science (SC) U.S.-France Science & Technology Workshop on Bioenergy Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events EFRC News EFRC Events DOE Announcements Publications History Contact BES Home 10.23.15 U.S.-France Science & Technology Workshop on Bioenergy Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page On October 1 - 2, 2015 the Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) at Purdue University

  13. Pacific Northwest and Alaska Bioenergy Program Year Book; 1992-1993 Yearbook with 1994 Activities.

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    Pacific Northwest and Alaska Bioenergy Program; United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1994-04-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy administers five Regional Bioenergy Programs to encourage regionally specific application of biomass and municipal waste-to-energy technologies to local needs, opportunities and potentials. The Pacific Northwest and Alaska region has taken up a number of applied research and technology projects, and supported and guided its five participating state energy programs. This report describes the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Regional Bioenergy Program, and related projects of the state energy agencies, and summarizes the results of technical studies. It also considers future efforts of this regional program to meet its challenging assignment.

  14. Bioenergy Pumps New Life into Pulp and Paper Mills | Department of Energy

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    Bioenergy Pumps New Life into Pulp and Paper Mills Bioenergy Pumps New Life into Pulp and Paper Mills December 13, 2011 - 4:12pm Addthis Old Town Fuel and Fiber, a former pulp mill, converts a portion of the wood chips used to make pulp to biofuels. | Energy Department photo. Old Town Fuel and Fiber, a former pulp mill, converts a portion of the wood chips used to make pulp to biofuels. | Energy Department photo. Neil Rossmeissl General Engineer What does this project do? Breathes new life into

  15. Move Over Flash Pyrolysis, There's a New Bioenergy Sheriff in Town |

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    Department of Energy Over Flash Pyrolysis, There's a New Bioenergy Sheriff in Town Move Over Flash Pyrolysis, There's a New Bioenergy Sheriff in Town December 16, 2011 - 12:10pm Addthis Jonathan Peters, a researcher at RTI International (an ARPA-E awardee), characterizes the water content of a bio-oil sample. | Courtesy of RTI International. Jonathan Peters, a researcher at RTI International (an ARPA-E awardee), characterizes the water content of a bio-oil sample. | Courtesy of RTI

  16. Urban Wood-Based Bio-Energy Systems in Seattle

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    Stan Gent, Seattle Steam Company

    2010-10-25

    Seattle Steam Company provides thermal energy service (steam) to the majority of buildings and facilities in downtown Seattle, including major hospitals (Swedish and Virginia Mason) and The Northwest (Level I) Regional Trauma Center. Seattle Steam has been heating downtown businesses for 117 years, with an average length of service to its customers of 40 years. In 2008 and 2009 Seattle Steam developed a biomass-fueled renewable energy (bio-energy) system to replace one of its gas-fired boilers that will reduce greenhouse gases, pollutants and the amount of waste sent to landfills. This work in this sub-project included several distinct tasks associated with the biomass project development as follows: a. Engineering and Architecture: Engineering focused on development of system control strategies, development of manuals for start up and commissioning. b. Training: The project developer will train its current operating staff to operate equipment and facilities. c. Flue Gas Clean-Up Equipment Concept Design: The concept development of acid gas emissions control system strategies associated with the supply wood to the project. d. Fuel Supply Management Plan: Development of plans and specifications for the supply of wood. It will include potential fuel sampling analysis and development of contracts for delivery and management of fuel suppliers and handlers. e. Integrated Fuel Management System Development: Seattle Steam requires a biomass Fuel Management System to track and manage the delivery, testing, processing and invoicing of delivered fuel. This application will be web-based and accessed from a password-protected URL, restricting data access and privileges by user-level.

  17. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: November 2014 Update

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    2014-11-01

    This is the November 2014 Update to the Multi-Year Program Plan, which sets forth the goals and structure of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. It identifies the RDD&D activities the Office will focus on over the next four years.

  18. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: May 2013 Update

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    This is the May 2013 Update to the Multi-Year Program Plan, which sets forth the goals and structure of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. It identifies the RDD&D activities the Office will focus on over the next four years.

  19. National Bioenergy Center - Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update, Winter 2010

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    Schell, D.

    2011-02-01

    Winter 2011 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter. Issue topics: 33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals program topic areas; results from reactive membrane extraction of inhibitors from dilute-acid pretreated corn stover; list of 2010 task publications.

  20. National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #27, April - June 2010

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    Schell, D.

    2010-07-01

    April-June, 2010 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter. Issue topics: understanding performance of alternative process configurations for producing ethanol from biomass; investigating Karl Fischer Titration for measuring water content of pretreated biomass slurries.

  1. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Bioenergy Technologies Office Investments

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    The Bioenergy Technologies Office rewarded about $178 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds; the projects accelerate advanced biofuels RD&D, speed the deployment of commercialization of biofuels, and further the U.S. bioindustry through market transformation.

  2. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: March 2015 Update

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    none,

    2015-03-01

    This is the March 2015 Update to the Multi-Year Program Plan, which sets forth the goals and structure of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. It identifies the RDD&D activities the Office will focus on over the next four years.

  3. National Bioenergy Center Biochemical Platform Integration Project: Quarterly Update #28, Spring 2011

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    Schell, D. J.

    2011-04-01

    Spring 2011 edition of the National Bioenergy Center's Biochemical Platform Integration Project quarterly newsletter. Issue topics: 33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals program sessions and special topic sessions; assessment of waste water treatment needs; and an update on new arabinose-to-ethanol fermenting Zymomonas mobilis strains.

  4. Global crop yield losses from recent warming

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    Lobell, D; Field, C

    2006-06-02

    Global yields of the world-s six most widely grown crops--wheat, rice, maize, soybeans, barley, sorghum--have increased since 1961. Year-to-year variations in growing season minimum temperature, maximum temperature, and precipitation explain 30% or more of the variations in yield. Since 1991, climate trends have significantly decreased yield trends in all crops but rice, leading to foregone production since 1981 of about 12 million tons per year of wheat or maize, representing an annual economic loss of $1.2 to $1.7 billion. At the global scale, negative impacts of climate trends on crop yields are already apparent. Annual global temperatures have increased by {approx}0.4 C since 1980, with even larger changes observed in several regions (1). While many studies have considered the impacts of future climate changes on food production (2-5), the effects of these past changes on agriculture remain unclear. It is likely that warming has improved yields in some areas, reduced them in others, and had negligible impacts in still others; the relative balance of these effects at the global scale is unknown. An understanding of this balance would help to anticipate impacts of future climate changes, as well as to more accurately assess recent (and thereby project future) technologically driven yield progress. Separating the contribution of climate from concurrent changes in other factors--such as crop cultivars, management practices, soil quality, and atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) levels--requires models that describe the response of yields to climate. Studies of future global impacts of climate change have typically relied on a bottom-up approach, whereby field scale, process-based models are applied to hundreds of representative sites and then averaged (e.g., ref 2). Such approaches require input data on soil and management conditions, which are often difficult to obtain. Limitations on data quality or quantity can thus limit the utility of this approach, especially at the local scale (6-8). At the global scale, however, many of the processes and impacts captured by field scale models will tend to cancel out, and therefore simpler empirical/statistical models with fewer input requirements may be as accurate (8, 9). Empirical/statistical models also allow the effects of poorly modeled processes (e.g., pest dynamics) to be captured and uncertainties to be readily quantified (10). Here we develop new, empirical/statistical models of global yield responses to climate using datasets on broad-scale yields, crop locations, and climate variability. We focus on global average yields for the six most widely grown crops in the world: wheat, rice, maize, soybeans, barley, and sorghum. Production of these crops accounts for over 40% of global cropland area (11). 55% of non-meat calories, and over 70% of animal feed (12).

  5. Importance of Biomass Production and Supply | Department of Energy

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    Importance of Biomass Production and Supply Importance of Biomass Production and Supply Bryce Stokes gave this presentation at the Symbiosis Conference. PDF icon symbiosis_conference_stokes.pdf More Documents & Publications Biomass Program Peer Review Sustainability Platform ECOWAS - GBEP REGIONAL BIOMASS RESOURCE ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry

  6. EERE Publication and Product Library

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    Browse By Topic Browse the Products and Publications by expanding/selecting from the topic tree below. Make selection(s) in the 'Information For' box to filter your results by audience type. Similarly, use the 'Information Type' box to filter your results by the type of information presented. Topics Bioenergy Technologies Office Building Technologies Office Federal Energy Management Program Geothermal Technologies Office Fuel Cell Technologies Office Advanced Manufacturing Office Solar Energy

  7. Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program Plan: March 2015 Update

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    Ma r c h 2 0 1 5 B I OE N E R G Y T E C H N OL OG I E S OF F I C E M u l t i - Y e a r P r o g r a m P l a n EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Bioenergy Technologies Office is one of the 10 technology development offices within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. This Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) sets forth the goals and structure of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (the Office). It identifies the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D), and

  8. Excellence in Bioenergy Innovation- A Presentation of 2015 R...

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    ... is EFE substrate supply*. * The organism responds to ethylene production by rewiring metabolic network and stimulating photosynthesis. *Overcoming EFE substrate supply limitation ...

  9. Section Two, Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Year Program...

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    with the plant cell walls, vascular ash in the plant, and introduced ash resulting from soil contamination. Ash cannot be converted to a biofuel product and causes operational...

  10. Bioenergy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

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    ... * POET-DSM: Grand Opening of Second U.S.Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery * Defense Production Act Biorefineries Advance to Construction Stage 2013 2014 5 ...

  11. DOE to Invest $250 Million in New Bioenergy Centers | Department...

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    The centers' mission will be to conduct systems biology research on microbes and plants, ... breakthroughs in systems biology for the cost-effective production of renewable energy. ...

  12. Move Over Flash Pyrolysis, There's a New Bioenergy Sheriff in...

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    bio-oil that's turned into fuel, thereby lessening the impact of biomass production on food supplies while creating a more efficient, cost-effective alternative to traditional...

  13. Appendix D: 2012 Cellulosic Ethanol Success, Bioenergy Technologies...

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    produce cellulosic ethanol at commercial-scale costs that are competitive with gasoline production at 110barrel of crude oil. Many industry partners are also demonstrating...

  14. Office of the Biomass Program Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy Intro Webinar

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    OFFICE OF BIOMASS PROGRAM Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy April 23, 2012 2 | Biomass Program eere.energy.gov 3 2 1 The need to reduce dependence on foreign oil and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has renewed the urgency for developing sustainable biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. The transportation sector accounts for about two- thirds of U.S. oil consumption and contributes to one-third of the nation's GHG emissions. Near term, biomass is the only renewable resource that can

  15. "Bionic" Liquids from Lignin: Joint BioEnergy Institute Results Pave

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    the Way for Closed-Loop Biofuel Refineries Bionic" Liquids from Lignin: Joint BioEnergy Institute Results Pave the Way for Closed-Loop Biofuel Refineries - Sandia Energy Energy Search Icon Sandia Home Locations Contact Us Employee Locator Energy & Climate Secure & Sustainable Energy Future Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Wind Energy Water Power Supercritical CO2 Geothermal Natural Gas Safety, Security & Resilience of the Energy Infrastructure

  16. Bioenergy market competition for biomass: A system dynamics review of current policies

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    Jacob J. Jacobson; Robert Jeffers

    2013-07-01

    There is growing interest in the United States and abroad to increase the use of biomass as an energy source due to environmental and energy security benefits. In the United States, the biofuel and biopower industries are regulated by different policies and different agencies and have different drivers, which impact the maximum price the industries are willing to pay for biomass. This article describes a dynamic computer simulation model that analyzes future behavior of bioenergy feedstock markets based on varying policy and technical options. The model simulates the long-term dynamics of these markets by treating advanced biomass feedstocks as a commodity and projecting the total demand of each industry, as well as the market price over time. The model is used for an analysis of the United States bioenergy feedstock market that projects supply, demand, and market price given three independent buyers: domestic biopower, domestic biofuels, and foreign exports. With base-case assumptions, the biofuels industry is able to dominate the market and meet the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets for advanced biofuels. Further analyses suggest that United States bioenergy studies should include estimates of export demand for biomass in their projections, and that GHG-limiting policy would partially shield both industries from export dominance.

  17. Conversion of residual organics in corn stover-derived biorefinery stream to bioenergy via microbial fuel cell

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    Borole, Abhijeet P; Hamilton, Choo Yieng; Schell, Daniel J

    2012-01-01

    A biorefinery process typically uses about 4-10 times as much water as the amount of biofuel generated. The wastewater produced in a biorefinery process contains residual sugars, 5-furfural, phenolics, and other pretreatment and fermentation byproducts. Treatment of the wastewater can reduce the need for fresh water and potentially add to the environmental benefits of the process. Use of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) for conversion of the various organics present in a post-fermentation biorefinery stream is reported here. The organic loading was varied over a wide range to assess removal efficiency, coulombic efficiency and power production. A coulombic efficiency of 40% was observed for a low loading of 1% (0.66 g/L) and decreased to 1.8% for the undiluted process stream (66.4 g/L organic loading). A maximum power density of 1180 mW/m2 was observed at a loading of 8%. Excessive loading was found to result in poor electrogenic performance. The results indicate that operation of an MFC at an intermediate loading using dilution and recirculation of the process stream can enable effective treatment with bioenergy recovery.

  18. Importance of Biomass Production and Supply

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    Importance of Biomass Production and Supply June 20, 2013 Symbiosis Conference Cornell University Bryce Stokes, PhD Senior Advisor CNJV Contractor - DOE 2 | Bioenergy Technologies Office A Second Look - John's Plenary Talk * DOE (BETO, SC, ARPA-e), other agencies, and partners are working to: - Understand and enhance the availability and accessibility of biomass feedstocks - Develop technologies and systems to reduce cost of feedstocks and overall final product cost - Improve quality of

  19. Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California...

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    It may also provide a revenue stream for start-up companies seeking to scale-up algae production to the quantities required to meet the Energy Department's 2030 goal of 3 per ...

  20. Naturol BioEnergy Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    India Zip: 500 033 Product: A joint venture between Energea GmbH of Austria and Fe Clean Energy to develop biodiesel projects. Coordinates: 17.6726, 77.5971 Show Map Loading...