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  1. Albemarle Biorefinery Inc | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Biorefinery Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: Albemarle Biorefinery Inc Place: Raleigh, North Carolina Zip: 27612 Product: A subsidiary of DFI Group that focusses on the...

  2. Agri Ethanol Products LLC AEPNC | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Ethanol Products LLC AEPNC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Agri-Ethanol Products LLC (AEPNC) Place: Raleigh, North Carolina Zip: 27615 Product: Ethanol producer and project...

  3. Durham County, North Carolina: Energy Resources | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    LLC AEPNC Albemarle Biorefinery Inc BGT Biogasoline Carolina Solar Energy CSE Clean Burn Fuels LLC Cree Inc Cree LED Lighting Solutions Formerly LED Lighting Fixtures LLF Eaton...

  4. Alpena Biorefinery

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Alpena Biorefinery will be constructed in Alpena, Michigan, at the Decorative Panels International hardboard manufacturing facility.

  5. City of Albemarle, North Carolina (Utility Company) | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Name: City of Albemarle Place: North Carolina Phone Number: 704-984-9605 Website: www.ci.albemarle.nc.usBusines Outage Hotline: 704-984-9605 References: EIA Form EIA-861 Final...

  6. Alpena Biorefinery

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Alpena Biorefinery March 25, 2015 Demonstration and Market Transformation Technology Area Review Theodora Retsina American Process, Inc. This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information Goal Statement The goal of the AB was to demonstrate a modular, technically successful, and financially viable process of making cellulosic ethanol from woody biomass extract at wood processing facilities. The project objectives and the value proposition of the

  7. Mascoma: Frontier Biorefinery Project

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This project involves the construction and operation of a biorefinery that produces ethanol and other co-products from cellulosic materials through advanced consolidated bioprocessing.

  8. NREL: Biomass Research - What Is a Biorefinery?

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    What Is a Biorefinery? A biorefinery is a facility that integrates biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce fuels, power, and chemicals from biomass. The biorefinery...

  9. Elevance Pilot-Scale Biorefinery

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Elevance biorefinery uses catalyst technology to produce fuels and chemicals from renewable, natural oils.

  10. Bioenergy Impacts: Biorefineries

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY and Abengoa's Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas are biorefineries that convert corn stover-non-edible corn stalks, stems, and leaves-into cellulosic ethanol, a ...

  11. Alpena Biorefinery | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Alpena Biorefinery Alpena Biorefinery Alpena Biorefinery The American Process Inc. (API) Alpena Biorefinery converts the industrial waste stream from a neighboring board manufacturing mill into a cellulosic biofuel and by-product. API's innovative conversion process has helped the mill to significantly reduce its waste treatment costs, increase its economic viability, and improve the job retention outlook for its 200 employees. In addition to assisting this major employer in Alpena, Michigan,

  12. Economy Through Product Diversity: Integrated Biorefineries

    SciTech Connect

    2010-03-01

    A general discussion of the integrated biorefinery concept, the Biomass Program's related activities and challenges and specific biorefinery projects being funded through the Program.

  13. Economy Through Product Diversity: Integrated Biorefineries ...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Economy Through Product Diversity: Integrated Biorefineries Economy Through Product Diversity: Integrated Biorefineries Achieving national energy and climate goals will require an...

  14. Integrated Biorefineries:Biofuels, Biopower, and Bioproducts...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Integrated Biorefineries:Biofuels, Biopower, and Bioproducts Integrated Biorefineries:Biofuels, Biopower, and Bioproducts The U.S. goal to produce 21 billion gallons of advanced ...

  15. Integrated Biorefineries | Department of Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Map Labels The interactive map above highlights biorefinery projects funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office at pilot, demonstration, and pioneer scales. Adjust the map...

  16. Algenol Biofuels Inc., Integrated Pilot-Scale Biorefinery | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Algenol Biofuels Inc., Integrated Pilot-Scale Biorefinery Algenol Biofuels Inc., Integrated Pilot-Scale Biorefinery Algenol Biofuels Inc., will create a pilot-scale biorefinery ...

  17. Biochemical Conversion - Biorefinery Integration | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Research & Development » Conversion Technologies » Biochemical Conversion » Biochemical Conversion - Biorefinery Integration Biochemical Conversion - Biorefinery Integration One of the essential elements in the economical and efficient production of cellulosic biofuels is the development of biorefineries. Similar in concept to traditional petroleum refineries, biorefineries convert various types of biomass feedstock into marketable chemicals, fuels, and products. By taking advantage of

  18. Biomass Program 2007 Accomplishments - Integrated Biorefinery Platform

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2008-06-01

    This document details the accomplishments of the Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Platform in 2007.

  19. Red Shield Acquisition, LLC, Integrated Biorefinery

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This demonstration-scale biorefinery will produce lignocellulosic sugars for biofuel feedstock from woody biomass.

  20. Sapphire Energy - Integrated Algal Biorefinery

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sapphire Energy, Inc. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) 2015 Project Peer Review Sapphire Energy - Integrated Algal Biorefinery EE0002884 March 24 2015 SAPPHIRE CONFIDENTIAL 1 Original project goals (2009) SAPPHIRE CONFIDENTIAL 2 Project objectives Demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of an algae-to-drop-in green fuels process that will form the basis for the development of a series of commercial scale biorefineries. * Deploy the algae to green fuels process at the

  1. Solazyme Pilot-Scale Biorefinery

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    11 Printed with a renewable-source ink on paper containing at least 50% wastepaper, including 10% post consumer waste Solazyme Integrated Biorefinery: Diesel Fuels from Heterotrophic Algae Solazyme, Inc. will build, operate and optimize a pilot-scale "Solazyme Integrated Biorefinery" (SzIBR). SzIBR will demonstrate integrated scale-up of Solazyme's novel heterotrophic algal oil biomanufacturing process, validate the projected commercial-scale economics of producing multiple advanced

  2. Integrated Biorefinery Lessons Learned and Best Practices

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Breakout Session 1D—Building Market Confidence and Understanding I: Integrated Biorefinery (Lessons Learned and Best Practices) Integrated Biorefinery Lessons Learned and Best Practices Glenn Doyle, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

  3. American Process—Alpena Biorefinery Lessons

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Breakout Session 1D—Building Market Confidence and Understanding I: Integrated Biorefinery (Lessons Learned and Best Practices) American Process—Alpena Biorefinery Lessons Theodora Retsina, Chief Executive Officer, America Process Inc.

  4. 9003: Biorefinery Assistance Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9003: Biorefinery Assistance Program 9003: Biorefinery Assistance Program Breakout Session 1D-Building Market Confidence and Understanding I: Integrated Biorefinery (Lessons Learned and Best Practices) 9003: Biorefinery Assistance Program Chris Cassidy, National Business Renewable Energy Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture cassidy_biomass_2014.pdf (418.43 KB) More Documents & Publications Project Finance and Investments Demonstration and Deployment Workshop - Day 1 American

  5. Range Fuels Commercial-Scale Biorefinery

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Range Fuels commercial-scale biorefinery will use a variety of feedstocks to create cellulosic ethanol, methanol, and power.

  6. Abengoa Integrated Biorefineries | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Integrated Biorefineries Abengoa Integrated Biorefineries Demonstration and Deployment Successes Gerson Santos, Executive Vice President, Abengoa b13_santos_ap-2.pdf (2.72 MB) More Documents & Publications 2014 DOE Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Project Comprehensive Project Review Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Abengoa Bioenergy Abengoa IBR Successes

  7. Commercialization of Integrated Biorefineries via Synergies between

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commodity and High Value Products | Department of Energy Commercialization of Integrated Biorefineries via Synergies between Commodity and High Value Products Commercialization of Integrated Biorefineries via Synergies between Commodity and High Value Products Breakout Session 3C: Innovative Approaches and Materials for Clean Energy Commercialization of Integrated Biorefineries via Synergies between Commodity and High Value Products Vesa Pylkkanen, Chief American Process, Inc.

  8. Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Presentations | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Presentations Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Presentations Presentations from the Biorefinery Optimization Workshop , hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office on October 5-6, 2016. Speaker Last Name Affiliation Title Hartford Jenike & Johanson, Inc. Biomass Material Handling Considerations Kenney Idaho National Laboratory Industrial Feed Handling of Lingocellulosic Feedstocks Webb Oak Ridge National Laboratory Addressing

  9. Engineering Cellulases for Biorefinery

    SciTech Connect

    Manoj Kumar, PhD

    2010-06-27

    Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant, least expensive renewable natural biological resource for the production of biobased products and bioenergy is important for the sustainable development of human civilization in 21st century. For making the fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass, a reduction in cellulase production cost, an improvement in cellulase performance, and an increase in sugar yields are all vital to reduce the processing costs of biorefineries. Improvements in specific cellulase activities for non-complexed cellulase mixtures can be implemented through cellulase engineering based on rational design or directed evolution for each cellulase component enzyme, as well as on the reconstitution of cellulase components. In this paper, we will provide DSM's efforts in cellulase research and developments and focus on limitations. Cellulase improvement strategies based on directed evolution using screening on relevant substrates, screening for higher thermal tolerance based on activity screening approaches such as continuous culture using insoluble cellulosic substrates as a powerful selection tool for enriching beneficial cellulase mutants from the large library. We will illustrate why and how thermostable cellulases are vital for economic delivery of bioproducts from cellulosic biomass using biochemical conversion approach.

  10. NewPage Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NewPage Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery NewPage Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery The NewPage biorefinery will be added to an existing pulp and paper mill to create renewable ...

  11. POET-DSM biorefinery in Iowa | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    POET-DSM biorefinery in Iowa POET-DSM biorefinery in Iowa Addthis Cellulosic ethanol biorefinery 1 of 10 Cellulosic ethanol biorefinery The mechanical building (front), solid/liquid separation building (left), and anaerobic digestion building (back) at POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Image: Courtesy of POET-DSM Stacking up biomass 2 of 10 Stacking up biomass The biomass stackyard, where corn waste is stored at POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY biorefinery. Image: Courtesy of

  12. 2014 DOE Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Project Comprehensive...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 DOE Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Project Comprehensive Project Review 2014 DOE Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Project Comprehensive Project Review Plenary I: ...

  13. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Integrated Biorefineries 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated ... experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Programs Integrated Biorefinery ...

  14. Advanced and Cellulosic Biofuels and Biorefineries: State of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and Cellulosic Biofuels and Biorefineries: State of the Industry, Policy and Politics Advanced and Cellulosic Biofuels and Biorefineries: State of the Industry, Policy and Politics ...

  15. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    More Documents & Publications FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Range Fuels, Inc. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: ...

  16. Verenium Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Verenium Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery Verenium Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery The Verenium facility will produce ethanol from lignocellulosic agricultural ...

  17. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Blue Fire Ethanol, Inc. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Blue Fire Ethanol, Inc. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Blue ...

  18. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Range Fuels, Inc. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Range Fuels, Inc. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Range Fuels, Inc. ...

  19. Algal Integrated Biorefineries | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Research & Development » Algal Biofuels » Algal Integrated Biorefineries Algal Integrated Biorefineries The Algae Program works closely with the Demonstration and Deployment Program on projects that can validate advancements toward commercialization at increasing scales. Integrated biorefineries apply R&D to scale-up facilities to a degree relevant to commercial applications. U.S. Department of Energy funding of this work helps to advance the industry by minimizing the risk of these

  20. Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production September 3, 2014 - 12:05pm Addthis News Media Contact 202-586-4940 WASHINGTON - Project LIBERTY, the nation's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock, announced the start of production today. Once operating at full, commercial-scale, the biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa will produce 25 million gallons

  1. Integrated Biorefineries: Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Integrated Biorefineries: Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower Integrated Biorefineries: Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower Achieving national energy and climate goals will require an economically viable and environmentally sustainable U.S. bioindustry. A crucial step in developing this industry is to establish integrated biorefineries capable of efficiently converting a broad range of biomass feedstocks into affordable biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. ibr_overview.pdf (713.96

  2. Myriant Succinic Acid BioRefinery

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    confidential, or otherwise restricted information Myriant Succinic Acid BioRefinery DOE ... This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted ...

  3. Integrated Biorefinery Lessons Learned and Best Practices

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Integrated Biorefinery Lessons Learned and Best Practices - Breakout Session 1 Session Moderator: Glenn Doyle U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office July 29 th , ...

  4. Investigation of thermochemical biorefinery sizing and environmental...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Investigation of thermochemical biorefinery sizing and environmental sustainability impacts for conventional supply system and distributed pre-processing supply system designs...

  5. United Biorefineries Corp UBC | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    physical & biological research. Involved in the project development of an Integrated Biorefinery Complex utilizing algae and cellulosic-based second generation biofuels technology....

  6. Integrated Biorefineries: Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    A crucial step in developing this industry is to establish integrated biorefineries capable of efficiently converting a broad range of biomass feedstocks into affordable biofuels, ...

  7. A Biorefinery Goes 'Mod' and Small

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Minnesota-based Easy Energy Systems sells small-scale, easy-to use biorefineries. The company expects to create 100 jobs because of new orders.

  8. Algae Biorefinery Development for Biofuels and Bioproducts

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Plenary V: National Algal Biofuels Technology Review Algae Biorefinery Development for Biofuels and Bioproducts Lieve Laurens, Senior Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  9. Integrated Biorefineries: Biofuels, Biopower, and Bioproducts

    SciTech Connect

    2013-05-06

    This fact sheet describes integrated biorefineries and the Program's work with them. A crucial step in developing the U.S. bioindustry is to establish integrated biorefineries capable of efficiently converting a broad range of biomass feedstocks into affordable biofuels, biopower, and other bioproducts.

  10. Flambeau River Biofuels Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Flambeau River Biofuels Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery Flambeau River Biofuels Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery The Flambeau River biorefinery will be added to an existing pulp and paper mill to create green diesel. ibr_demonstration_flambeau.pdf (275.93 KB) More Documents & Publications NewPage Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery Flambeau_River_Biofuels.pdf Pacific Ethanol, Inc

  11. Biorefinery Optimization Workshop | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Biorefinery Optimization Workshop October 5, 2016 8:00AM EDT to October 6, 2016 1:00PM EDT Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel 5300 N River Road Rosemont, IL 60018 Even with years of continuous investments by the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to de-risk first-of-a-kind technologies, numerous challenges still need to be addressed to achieve reliable and continuous operation of biorefineries that effectively compete with the refining and

  12. Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility NREL's Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF) enables researchers and industry partners to develop, test, evaluate, and demonstrate processes and technologies for the production of bio-based products and fuels. Interior of industrial, two-story building with high-bay, piping, and large processing equipment. Three workers in hard hats. In addition to the facility itself, NREL's world-renowned expert staff works with IBRF partners at every stage of

  13. Algae Biorefinery Development for Biofuels and Bioproducts

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Algae Biorefinery Development for Biofuels and Bioproducts Bioenergy 2016 Washington, DC July 14, 2016 Lieve Laurens 2 Reduce cost of algal biofuels: * Harness unique position of algae as highly efficient photosynthetic cell factories * Identify key targets to contribute to lowering the overall cost of algal biofuels production * Quantify impact of major components supporting a multi-product algal biorefinery model * Analogous to replacing the whole barrel paradigm; low volume product streams

  14. Myriant Succinic Acid Biorefinery | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Myriant Succinic Acid Biorefinery Myriant Succinic Acid Biorefinery This American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project will focus on the production of bio-succinic acid from a variety of feedstocks. ibr_arra_myriant.pdf (364.64 KB) More Documents & Publications Commercialization of Bio-Based Chemicals: A Successful Public-Private Partnership EA-1787: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1787: Finding of No Significant Impact

  15. Biorefinery Grant Announcement | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biorefinery Grant Announcement Biorefinery Grant Announcement February 28, 2007 - 10:28am Addthis Prepared Remarks for Energy Secretary Bodman Thank you all for coming. In his State of the Union address last month, President Bush set forth an aggressive plan to reduce America's consumption of gasoline over the next ten years. The President's "20 in 10" initiative would increase the amount of renewable and alternative fuels used in the transportation sector to 35 billion gallons a year

  16. Thermochemical Conversion - Biorefinery Integration | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    - Biorefinery Integration Thermochemical Conversion - Biorefinery Integration Fuels Synthesis Fuels can be produced from bio-oils using processes similar to those found in a petroleum refinery, including hydrotreating and hydrocracking to create green gasoline, an alternative to alcohol-based ethanol fuels. Some types of bio-oils can even be fully integrated into petroleum refining stream and infrastructure. The conversion of biomass derived syngas to products is typically an exothermic process,

  17. Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF I-II) (Post CD...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF I-II) (Post CD-4), EERE, Aug 2011 Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF I-II) (Post CD-4), EERE, Aug 2011 PDF icon 000521 & ...

  18. Lignol Innovations, Inc. Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Lignol Innovations, Inc. Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery Lignol Innovations, Inc. Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery The Lignol Innovations, Inc., biorefinery will produce cellulosic ethanol, high purity lignin, and furfural from hardwoods. ibr_demonstration_lignol.pdf (277.26 KB) More Documents & Publications Lignol Innovations Inc Top Value-Added Chemicals from Biomass - Volume II„Results of Screening for Potential Candidates from Biorefinery Lignin Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin

  19. Nationwide: The Nations First Commercial-Scale Biorefineries

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    EERE's investment aids in the creation of the first commercial-scale biorefineries in the United States.

  20. Five Things to Know about Biorefinery Investments | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Things to Know about Biorefinery Investments Five Things to Know about Biorefinery Investments October 15, 2014 - 1:46pm Addthis Five Things to Know about Biorefinery Investments Alicia Moulton Communications Specialist, Bioenergy Technologies Office This week, Abengoa's cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, will have its grand opening-right on the heels of POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY in September. Both biorefineries produce cellulosic ethanol, which has only been produced commercially in

  1. Solazyme Pilot-Scale Biorefinery | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solazyme Pilot-Scale Biorefinery Solazyme Pilot-Scale Biorefinery The Solazyme integrated biorefinery will use a heterotrophic algal oil biomanufacturing process to create biofuels. ibr_arra_solazyme.pdf (305.49 KB) More Documents & Publications CX-005693: Categorical Exclusion Determination Algae Biofuels Technology 2016 National Algal Biofuels Technology Review

  2. Second-Generation Biofuels from Multi-Product Biorefineries Combine

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Economic Sustainability With Environmental Sustainability | Department of Energy Second-Generation Biofuels from Multi-Product Biorefineries Combine Economic Sustainability With Environmental Sustainability Second-Generation Biofuels from Multi-Product Biorefineries Combine Economic Sustainability With Environmental Sustainability Breakout Session 3B-Integration of Supply Chains III: Algal Biofuels Strategy Second-Generation Biofuels from Multi-Product Biorefineries Combine Economic

  3. 2009 Integrated Biorefinery Platform Review Report

    SciTech Connect

    Ferrell, John

    2009-12-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program‘s Integrated Biorefinery (IBR) platform review meeting, held on February 18–19, 2009, at the Westin National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland.

  4. Biorefinery and Carbon Cycling Research Project

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    Das, K. C., Adams; Thomas, T; Eiteman, Mark A; Kastner, James R; Mani, Sudhagar; Adolphson, Ryan

    2012-06-08

    In this project we focused on several aspects of technology development that advances the formation of an integrated biorefinery. These focus areas include: [ 1] pretreatment of biomass to enhance quality of products from thermochemical conversion; [2] characterization of and development of coproduct uses; [3] advancement in fermentation of lignocellulosics and particularly C5 and C6 sugars simultaneously, and [ 4] development of algal biomass as a potential substrate for the biorefinery. These advancements are intended to provide a diverse set of product choices within the biorefinery, thus improving the cost effectiveness of the system. Technical effectiveness was demonstrated in the thermochemical product quality in the form of lower tar production, simultaneous of use of multiple sugars in fermentation, use ofbiochar in environmental (ammonia adsorption) and agricultural applications, and production of algal biomass in wastewaters. Economic feasibility of algal biomass production systems seems attractive, relative to the other options. However, further optimization in all paths, and testing/demonstration at larger scales are required to fully understand the economic viabilities. The coproducts provide a clear picture that multiple streams of value can be generated within an integrated biorefinery, and these include fuels and products.

  5. Economy Through Product Diversity: Integrated Biorefineries

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Achieving national energy and climate goals will require an economically viable and environmentally sustainable U.S. bioindustry. A crucial step in developing this industry is to establish integrated biorefineries capable of efficiently converting a broad range of biomass feedstocks into affordable biofuels, biopower, and other products.

  6. Biorefinery and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

    SciTech Connect

    K.C. Das; Thomas T. Adams; Mark A. Eiteman; John Stickney; Joy Doran Peterson; James R. Kastner; Sudhagar Mani; Ryan Adolphson

    2012-06-12

    In this project we focused on several aspects of technology development that advances the formation of an integrated biorefinery. These focus areas include: [1] establishment of pyrolysis processing systems and characterization of the product oils for fuel applications, including engine testing of a preferred product and its pro forma economic analysis; [2] extraction of sugars through a novel hotwater extaction process, and the development of levoglucosan (a pyrolysis BioOil intermediate); [3] identification and testing of the use of biochar, the coproduct from pyrolysis, for soil applications; [4] developments in methods of atomic layer epitaxy (for efficient development of coatings as in fuel cells); [5] advancement in fermentation of lignocellulosics, [6] development of algal biomass as a potential substrate for the biorefinery, and [7] development of catalysts from coproducts. These advancements are intended to provide a diverse set of product choices within the biorefinery, thus improving the cost effectiveness of the system. Technical effectiveness was demonstrated in the pyrolysis biooil based diesel fuel supplement, sugar extraction from lignocelluose, use of biochar, production of algal biomass in wastewaters, and the development of catalysts. Economic feasibility of algal biomass production systems seems attractive, relative to the other options. However, further optimization in all paths, and testing/demonstration at larger scales are required to fully understand the economic viabilities. The various coproducts provide a clear picture that multiple streams of value can be generated within an integrated biorefinery, and these include fuels and products.

  7. Recovery Act : Heterogeneous Feed Biorefinery Project

    SciTech Connect

    Schofield, Richard

    2015-03-15

    To overcome the hurdles associated with introducing a new technology, Enerkem applied to the US DOE for grant assistance with its Pontotoc, Mississippi, biorefinery under the DOE’s Demonstration of Integrated Biorefinery Operations FOA. Consistent with Enerkem’s strategic approach, the project proposed uses post sorted municipal solid waste blended with other forest residue. The proposed biorefinery is to be located within the boundaries of a working landfill, thus simplifying many aspects of environmental permitting while also reducing feedstock acquisition and transportation costs. An economic impact analysis was conducted using an adaptation of the US Department of Energy’s JEDI (Jobs and Economic Development Impact) model for an ethanol-producing biorefinery. The JEDI model, which does not have a thermochemical processing option, had to be configured to reflect a biomass feedstock and was thus adapted by Enerkem to account for the unique feedstock requirements and operations of the Project. According to this model, development, construction, and 2 years of operation of the biorefinery require an investment of approximately $140 million. Also, a construction period of 18 months will create significant direct and indirect employment. Indirect employment includes steel manufacturers, construction materials manufacturers, material shipping, equipment manufacturers and fabrication, etc. During the construction phase of the Project, 210 total jobs are expected to be created, including 145 direct jobs and 72 indirect or induced jobs. During the operating period, 131 jobs would be created, 95 of which are direct. It is anticipated that the project will create at least 10 new jobs (included in the above figures and in addition to the JEDI data) in the sorting and recycling sector, since the project will require operations in sorting MSW since valuable ferrous, nonferrous and recyclable plastic materials will be sorted from MSW as part of the process that isolates

  8. 2014 DOE Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Project Comprehensive

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Project Review | Department of Energy 4 DOE Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Project Comprehensive Project Review 2014 DOE Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Project Comprehensive Project Review Plenary I: Progress in Advanced Biofuels 2014 DOE Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Project Comprehensive Project Review Gerson Santos-Leon, Executive Vice President, Abengoa santos-leon_biomass_2014.pdf (4.68 MB) More Documents & Publications Abengoa IBR Successes Applicant

  9. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Integrated Biorefineries 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries "This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Programs Integrated Biorefinery Platform Review meeting, held on February 1...3, 2011, at the U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C." 2011_ibr_review.pdf (2.52

  10. 2013 Peer Review Presentations-Integrated Biorefineries | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Integrated Biorefineries 2013 Peer Review Presentations-Integrated Biorefineries The Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted its 2013 Project Peer Review on May 20-24, 2015, at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The presentations from integrated biorefineries session are available to view and download below. For detailed session descriptions and presentation titles, view the 2013 Project Peer Review Program Booklet. ibr_cesaek_55101.pdf (1.27 MB) ibr_cherry_5141.pdf (5.3 MB)

  11. To the Biorefinery: Delievered Forestland and Agricultural Resources Factsheet

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    the Biorefinery: Delivered Forestland and Agricultural Resources It can be challenging and costly to trans- port biomass feedstock supplies from the roadside, or farmgate, to a biorefinery. Given the geographic dispersion and low- bulk density of cellulosic feedstocks, cost- effective scaling of commercial biorefinery operations requires overcoming many challenges. The Biomass Research and Development Board's Feedstock Logistics Interagency Working Group identified four primary barriers related

  12. Nationwide: The Nation's First Commercial-Scale Biorefineries...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    EERE supports 25 integrated biorefineries that are specifically focused on producing cellulosic ethanol, drop-in hydrocarbon biofuel, and bioproducts. As of July 2013, INEOS opened ...

  13. ClearFuels-Rentech Pilot-Scale Biorefinery

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The ClearFuels-Rentech pilot-scale biorefinery will use Fisher-Tropsch gas-to-liquids technology to create diesel and jet fuel.

  14. Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility: Advancing Biofuels Technology (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2009-03-01

    The Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) expands NREL's cellulosic ethanol research and development and collaboration capabilities.

  15. Pilot Integrated Cellulosic Biorefinery Operations to Fuel Ethanol

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biorefinery Operations to Fuel Ethanol Award Number: DE-EE0002875 March 23, 2015 ... to refine cellulosic biomass into fuel ethanol and co-products Create an ...

  16. Integrated Biorefinery for conversion of Biomass to Ethanol,...

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    Biorefinery for conversion of Biomass to Ethanol, Synthesis Gas, and Heat March 25, 2015 ... Louis MO Subsidiary of Abengoa SA, Spain Ethanol facilities in Nebraska, Kansas, New ...

  17. Grand Opening of Abengoa's Biorefinery: Nation's Third Commercial...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The nation's third commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery celebrates its grand ... The plant will produce cellulosic ethanol from non-edible corn stalks, stems, and leaves ...

  18. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC FOA for the Demonstration of an ...

  19. U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries Project Overview |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries Project Overview U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries Project Overview A chart indicating round one and round two selections for the U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries Project Overview. U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries Project Overview (31.45 KB) More Documents & Publications U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries: Project Overview

  20. Preprocessing Moist Lignocellulosic Biomass for Biorefinery Feedstocks

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    Neal Yancey; Christopher T. Wright; Craig Conner; J. Richard Hess

    2009-06-01

    Biomass preprocessing is one of the primary operations in the feedstock assembly system of a lignocellulosic biorefinery. Preprocessing is generally accomplished using industrial grinders to format biomass materials into a suitable biorefinery feedstock for conversion to ethanol and other bioproducts. Many factors affect machine efficiency and the physical characteristics of preprocessed biomass. For example, moisture content of the biomass as received from the point of production has a significant impact on overall system efficiency and can significantly affect the characteristics (particle size distribution, flowability, storability, etc.) of the size-reduced biomass. Many different grinder configurations are available on the market, each with advantages under specific conditions. Ultimately, the capacity and/or efficiency of the grinding process can be enhanced by selecting the grinder configuration that optimizes grinder performance based on moisture content and screen size. This paper discusses the relationships of biomass moisture with respect to preprocessing system performance and product physical characteristics and compares data obtained on corn stover, switchgrass, and wheat straw as model feedstocks during Vermeer HG 200 grinder testing. During the tests, grinder screen configuration and biomass moisture content were varied and tested to provide a better understanding of their relative impact on machine performance and the resulting feedstock physical characteristics and uniformity relative to each crop tested.

  1. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    ... Continue with Possible Adjustments to Scope Other 7.7.2.8 Hot Water Extraction of Woodchips and ... are satisfied. 7.5.7.3 Southern Pine Based Biorefinery Center; Georgia Tech; ...

  2. New Biorefinery Will Bring Jobs to Northeastern Oregon

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In northeastern Oregon, ZeaChem, a Colorado-based biofuel company, recently broke ground on a 250,000 gallon integrated cellulosic biorefinery. The technology development project is expected to be operating in 2011.

  3. Advanced and Cellulosic Biofuels and Biorefineries: State of the Industry,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Policy and Politics | Department of Energy and Cellulosic Biofuels and Biorefineries: State of the Industry, Policy and Politics Advanced and Cellulosic Biofuels and Biorefineries: State of the Industry, Policy and Politics Afternoon Plenary Introduction Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, BIO b13_erickson_day2-apintro.pdf (2.18 MB) More Documents & Publications Biomass 2013 Agenda Biomass 2012 Agenda U.S. Biofuels Industry: Mind the Gap

  4. DOE Announces $160 Million for Biorefinery Construction and Highlights New

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Agricultural Program to Promote Biofuels | Department of Energy 0 Million for Biorefinery Construction and Highlights New Agricultural Program to Promote Biofuels DOE Announces $160 Million for Biorefinery Construction and Highlights New Agricultural Program to Promote Biofuels February 22, 2006 - 12:11pm Addthis Funding Paves the Way for Diversifying America's Energy Mix DECATUR, IL - Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman, today announced $160 million in cost-shared funding over three years to

  5. BETO Hosts Biorefinery Optimization Workshop October 5-6 | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Hosts Biorefinery Optimization Workshop October 5-6 BETO Hosts Biorefinery Optimization Workshop October 5-6 October 4, 2016 - 5:30pm Addthis BETO Hosts Biorefinery Optimization Workshop October 5–6 The Biorefinery Optimization Workshop, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), is being held on October 5-6, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. The workshop will advance the understanding of the current capabilities, barriers, and opportunities for

  6. EERE Success Story—Nationwide: The Nation’s First Commercial-Scale Biorefineries

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    EERE's investment aids in the creation of the first commercial-scale biorefineries in the United States.

  7. Commercialization of Integrated Biorefineries via synergies between commodity and high value products

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercialization of Integrated Biorefineries via synergies between commodity and high value products Presented by: Vesa Pylkkanen Chief Technology Officer American Process Inc. American Process Inc. - a 20-year history 1995 Process Integration Studies 2011 Biorefinery Operations 2013 Global Partnerships and Licensing 2009 Biorefinery Engineering & Construction 2005 Biorefinery R&D 2015 Commercial Operations 2016 JDA/JV collaborations 2015 Nanocellulose production In the backdrop of

  8. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Blue Fire

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Ethanol, Inc. | Department of Energy Blue Fire Ethanol, Inc. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Blue Fire Ethanol, Inc. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Blue Fire Ethanol, Inc. Award No. DE-FC36-07GO17025 (14.26 MB) More Documents & Publications FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: POET Project Liberty,

  9. Multitasking mesoporous nanomaterials for biorefinery applications

    SciTech Connect

    Kandel, Kapil

    2013-01-01

    in microalgae biorefinery. Two different integrated biorefinery systems are highlighted. (i) OM-MSNs are used to harvest microalgae and selectively sequester free fatty acids (FFAs). (ii) OM-MSNs are shown to selectively sequester FFAs and convert them into diesel-range liquid hydrocarbon fuels. A similar MSN supported metal nanoparticle catalyst is demonstrated to transform FFAs into green diesel with even greater activity and selectivity. The incorporation of a different organic functional group into MSN provides a selective adsorbent for separation and purification of α-tocopherol from microalgae oil. The functional group with electron deficient aromatic rings demonstrated high sequestration capacity and selectivity of {alpha}-tocopherol.

  10. Membranes Key to Biorefinery Success | GE Global Research

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Miming living organisms processes for biorefineries Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Miming living organisms processes for biorefineries Jimmy Lopez 2015.09.10 Membranes play a key role in the human body, filtering out bacteria and viruses and also ensuring cells absorb essential nutrients. They are

  11. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Abengoa

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC | Department of Energy Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC. Award No. DE-FC36-07GO17028, Part 1 (1.38 MB) Award No. DE-FC36-07GO17028, Part 2 (1.66 MB) Abengoa, Mod No. M001 Contract No. DE-FC36-07GO17028 (1.57 MB) More Documents & Publications

  12. Biomass Program 2007 Peer Review - Integrated Biorefinery Platform Summary

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2009-10-27

    This document discloses the comments provided by a review panel at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of the Biomass Program Peer Review held on November 15-16, 2007 in Baltimore, MD and the Integrated Biorefinery Platform Review held on August 13-15, 2007 in Golden, Colorado.

  13. EIS-0407: Abengoa Biorefinery Project Near Hugoton, Kansas

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy prepared an environmental impact statement to assess the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed action of providing Federal financial assistance to Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC (Abengoa Bioenergy) to support the design, construction, and startup of a commercial-scale integrated biorefinery to be located near the city of Hugoton in Stevens County, southwestern Kansas.

  14. Turning Waste Into Fuel: How the INEOS Biorefinery Is Changing the Clean

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Game | Department of Energy Waste Into Fuel: How the INEOS Biorefinery Is Changing the Clean Energy Game Turning Waste Into Fuel: How the INEOS Biorefinery Is Changing the Clean Energy Game February 9, 2011 - 1:40pm Addthis Turning Waste Into Fuel: How the INEOS Biorefinery Is Changing the Clean Energy Game Paul Bryan Biomass Program Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy How does it work? Vegetative and agricultural waste reacts with oxygen to produce synthesis

  15. Partnering with Industry to Advance Biofuels, NREL's Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2010-10-01

    Fact sheet describing NREL's Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility and its availability to biofuels' industry partners who want to operate, test, and develop biorefining technology and equipment.

  16. Lignin conversion: Opportunities and challenges for the integrated biorefinery

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    Xie, Shangxian; Ragauskas, Arthur J.; Yuan, Joshua S.

    2016-06-21

    The utilization of lignin for fungible fuels and products represents one of the most imminent challenges in the modern biorefinery because most of the bioprocesses for lignocellulosic biofuels results in a lignin-containing waste stream. Considering lignin's abundance and relatively high energy content, this waste stream can be used as a feedstock for value-added products to improve the sustainability and economic feasibility of the biorefinery. Bioconversion of lignin with microbes recently emerged as an alternative lignin-valorization approach with significant potential. Typically, the microbial bioconversion of lignin requires three major steps: lignin depolymerization, aromatic compounds catabolism, and target product biosynthesis. In thismore » review, we summarize the most recent advances in lignin bioconversion to address the challenges in each of the three steps. In conclusion, we further discuss strategies and perspectives for future research to address the challenges in bioconversion of lignin.« less

  17. NREL Report Provides Documentation of the Advanced Biorefinery Landscape

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a report in January 2015 on the status of the non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels industry in the United States. The report, “2013 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Producers,” is the first of its kind to provide publically available, open source documentation on the state of the advanced biorefinery landscape.

  18. Nanoparticle Technology for Biorefinery of Non-Food Source Feedstocks

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Nanoparticle Technology for Biorefinery of Non-Food Source Feedstocks Development of Microalgae-produced Biofuels Utilizing Mesoporous Nanoparticle Catalysts Recent high petroleum prices and the desire for increased energy independence and security have led to the rapid development of a variety of alternative fuels. Among these fuels, biodiesel is a biodegradable, nontoxic diesel produced from various oil feedstocks, including vegetable oils, animal fats, microalgae, and restaurant waste oils.

  19. ClearFuels-Rentech Integrated Biorefinery Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    Pearson, Joshua

    2014-02-26

    The project Final Report describes the validation of the performance of the integration of two technologies that were proven individually on a pilot scale and were demonstrated as a pilot scale integrated biorefinery. The integrated technologies were a larger scale ClearFuels’ (CF) advanced flexible biomass to syngas thermochemical high efficiency hydrothermal reformer (HEHTR) technology with Rentech’s (RTK) existing synthetic gas to liquids (GTL) technology.

  20. Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) User Reference Guide: Fast Pyrolysis Biorefinery Model

    SciTech Connect

    Zhang, Y.; Goldberg, M.

    2015-02-01

    This guide -- the JEDI Fast Pyrolysis Biorefinery Model User Reference Guide -- was developed to assist users in operating and understanding the JEDI Fast Pyrolysis Biorefinery Model. The guide provides information on the model's underlying methodology, as well as the parameters and data sources used to develop the cost data utilized in the model. This guide also provides basic instruction on model add-in features and a discussion of how the results should be interpreted. Based on project-specific inputs from the user, the JEDI Fast Pyrolysis Biorefinery Model estimates local (e.g., county- or state-level) job creation, earnings, and output from total economic activity for a given fast pyrolysis biorefinery. These estimates include the direct, indirect and induced economic impacts to the local economy associated with the construction and operation phases of biorefinery projects.Local revenue and supply chain impacts as well as induced impacts are estimated using economic multipliers derived from the IMPLAN software program. By determining the local economic impacts and job creation for a proposed biorefinery, the JEDI Fast Pyrolysis Biorefinery Model can be used to field questions about the added value biorefineries might bring to a local community.

  1. Synergistic Hydrogen Production in a Biorefinery via Bioelectrochemical Systems

    SciTech Connect

    Borole, A. P.; Hamilton, C. Y.; Schell, D. J.

    2012-01-01

    Microbial electrolysis cells are devices that use biocatalysis and electrolysis for production of hydrogen from organic matter. Biorefinery process streams contain fermentation by products and inhibitors which accumulate in the process stream if the water is recycled. These molecules also affect biomass to biofuel yields if not removed from the recycle water. The presence of sugar- and lignin- degradation products such as furfural, vanillic acid and 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde has been shown to reduce fermentation yields. In this work, we calculate the potential for hydrogen production using microbial electrolysis cells from these molecules as substrates. Conversion of these substrates to electricity is demonstrated in microbial fuel cells and will also be presented.

  2. DOE Announces up to $200 Million in Funding for Biorefineries | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy up to $200 Million in Funding for Biorefineries DOE Announces up to $200 Million in Funding for Biorefineries May 1, 2007 - 12:45pm Addthis Small- and full-scale projects total up to $585 million to advance President Bush's Twenty in Ten Initiative WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced that DOE will provide up to $200 million, over five years (FY'07-'11) to support the development of small-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the

  3. U.S. Department of Energy Selects First Round of Small-Scale Biorefinery

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Projects for Up to $114 Million in Federal Funding | Department of Energy First Round of Small-Scale Biorefinery Projects for Up to $114 Million in Federal Funding U.S. Department of Energy Selects First Round of Small-Scale Biorefinery Projects for Up to $114 Million in Federal Funding January 29, 2008 - 10:53am Addthis Ten percent commercial-scale biorefineries will help the nation meet new Renewable Fuels Standard WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman

  4. DOE Selects 3 Small-Scale Biorefinery Projects for up to $86...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... Related Articles Biomass 2008: Fueling Our Future Conference DOE to Provide up to 40 Million in Funding for Small-Scale Biorefinery Projects in Wisconsin and Louisiana U.S. ...

  5. U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries: Project Overview

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Chart that shows which small-scale biorefineries were approved to receive DOE funding in 2008, a summary of their fields of focus, their cost share, and how much DOE is investing in them.

  6. EA-1705: Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, Mascoma Corporation, Kinross Charter Township, Michigan

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The frontier Project consists of the design, construction and operation of a biorefinery producing ethanol and other co-products from cellulosic materials utilizing a proprietary pretreatment and fermentation process.

  7. Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biomass Program eere.energy.gov Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries Biogas and Fuel Cell Workshop NREL June 11,2012 Brian Duff DOE Biomass Program 2 | Biomass Program eere.energy.gov Outline * The Importance of Anaerobic Digestion for Fuels, Products, and Power * Biomass Program Perspective * The Potential for Biogas/Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries o Retrofit Applications for 1st-Generation Biofuels Plants o Integration

  8. Amyris, Inc. Integrated Biorefinery Project Summary Final Report - Public Version

    SciTech Connect

    Gray, David; Sato, Suzanne; Garcia, Fernando; Eppler, Ross; Cherry, Joel

    2014-03-12

    The Amyris pilot-scale Integrated Biorefinery (IBR) leveraged Amyris synthetic biology and process technology experience to upgrade Amyris’s existing Emeryville, California pilot plant and fermentation labs to enable development of US-based production capabilities for renewable diesel fuel and alternative chemical products. These products were derived semi-synthetically from high-impact biomass feedstocks via microbial fermentation to the 15-carbon intermediate farnesene, with subsequent chemical finishing to farnesane. The Amyris IBR team tested and provided methods for production of diesel and alternative chemical products from sweet sorghum, and other high-impact lignocellulosic feedstocks, at pilot scale. This enabled robust techno-economic analysis (TEA), regulatory approvals, and a basis for full-scale manufacturing processes and facility design.

  9. Improved Estimates of Air Pollutant Emissions from Biorefinery

    SciTech Connect

    Tan, Eric C. D.

    2015-11-13

    We have attempted to use detailed kinetic modeling approach for improved estimation of combustion air pollutant emissions from biorefinery. We have developed a preliminary detailed reaction mechanism for biomass combustion. Lignin is the only biomass component included in the current mechanism and methane is used as the biogas surrogate. The model is capable of predicting the combustion emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2, N2O, CH4) and criteria air pollutants (NO, NO2, CO). The results are yet to be compared with the experimental data. The current model is still in its early stages of development. Given the acknowledged complexity of biomass oxidation, as well as the components in the feed to the combustor, obviously the modeling approach and the chemistry set discussed here may undergo revision, extension, and further validation in the future.

  10. Estimating Hydrogen Production Potential in Biorefineries Using Microbial Electrolysis Cell Technology

    SciTech Connect

    Borole, Abhijeet P; Mielenz, Jonathan R

    2011-01-01

    Microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) are devices that use a hybrid biocatalysis-electrolysis process for production of hydrogen from organic matter. Future biofuel and bioproducts industries are expected to generate significant volumes of waste streams containing easily degradable organic matter. The emerging MEC technology has potential to derive added- value from these waste streams via production of hydrogen. Biorefinery process streams, particularly the stillage or distillation bottoms contain underutilized sugars as well as fermentation and pretreatment byproducts. In a lignocellulosic biorefinery designed for producing 70 million gallons of ethanol per year, up to 7200 m3/hr of hydrogen can be generated. The hydrogen can either be used as an energy source or a chemical reagent for upgrading and other reactions. The energy content of the hydrogen generated is sufficient to meet 57% of the distillation energy needs. We also report on the potential for hydrogen production in existing corn mills and sugar-based biorefineries. Removal of the organics from stillage has potential to facilitate water recycle. Pretreatment and fermentation byproducts generated in lignocellulosic biorefinery processes can accumulate to highly inhibitory levels in the process streams, if water is recycled. The byproducts of concern including sugar- and lignin- degradation products such as furans and phenolics can also be converted to hydrogen in MECs. We evaluate hydrogen production from various inhibitory byproducts generated during pretreatment of various types of biomass. Finally, the research needs for development of the MEC technology and aspects particularly relevant to the biorefineries are discussed.

  11. EA-1850: Flambeau River BioFuels, Inc. Proposed Wood Biomass-to-Liquid Fuel Biorefinery, Park Falls, Wisconsin

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    NOTE: This EA has been cancelled. This EA will evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal to provide federal funding to Flambeau River Biofuels (FRB) to construct and operate a biomass-to-liquid biorefinery in Park Falls, Wisconsin, on property currently used by Flambeau Rivers Paper, LLC (FRP) for a pulp and paper mill and Johnson Timber Corporation's (JTC) Summit Lake Yard for timber storage. This project would design a biorefinery which would produce up to 1,150 barrels per day (bpd) of clean syncrude. The biorefinery would also supply steam to the FRP mill, meeting the majority of the mill's steam demand and reducing or eliminating the need for the existing biomass/coal-fired boiler. The biorefinery would also include a steam turbine generator that will produce "green" electrical power for use by the biorefinery or for sale to the electric utility.

  12. Refining each process step to accelerate the development of biorefineries

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    Chandra, Richard P.; Ragauskas, Art J.

    2016-06-21

    Research over the past decade has been mainly focused on overcoming hurdles in the pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, and fermentation steps of biochemical processing. Pretreatments have improved significantly in their ability to fractionate and recover the cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin components of biomass while producing substrates containing carbohydrates that can be easily broken down by hydrolytic enzymes. There is a rapid movement towards pretreatment processes that incorporate mechanical treatments that make use of existing infrastructure in the pulp and paper industry, which has experienced a downturn in its traditional markets. Enzyme performance has also made great strides with breakthrough developments inmore » nonhydrolytic protein components, such as lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases, as well as the improvement of enzyme cocktails.The fermentability of pretreated and hydrolyzed sugar streams has been improved through strategies such as the use of reducing agents for detoxification, strain selection, and strain improvements. Although significant progress has been made, tremendous challenges still remain to advance each step of biochemical conversion, especially when processing woody biomass. In addition to technical and scale-up issues within each step of the bioconversion process, biomass feedstock supply and logistics challenges still remain at the forefront of biorefinery research.« less

  13. MBI Biorefinery: Corn to Biomass, Ethanol to Biochemicals and Biomaterials

    SciTech Connect

    2006-02-17

    The project is a continuation of DOE-funded work (FY02 and FY03) that has focused on the development of the ammonia fiber explosion (AFEX) pretreatment technology, fermentation production of succinic acid and new processes and products to enhance dry mill profitability. The primary objective for work beginning in April 2004 and ending in November 2005 is focus on the key issues related to the: (1) design, costing and construction plan for a pilot AFEX pretreatment system, formation of a stakeholder development team to assist in the planning and design of a biorefinery pilot plant, continued evaluation of corn fractionation technologies, corn oil extraction, AFEX treatment of corn fiber/DDGs; (2) development of a process to fractionate AFEX-treated corn fiber and corn stover--cellulose and hemicellulose fractionation and sugar recovery; and (3) development of a scalable batch succinic acid production process at 500 L at or below $.42/lb, a laboratory scale fed-batch process for succinic acid production at or below $.40/lb, a recovery process for succinic acid that reduces the cost of succinic acid by $.02/lb and the development of an acid tolerant succinic acid production strain at lab scale (last objective not to be completed during this project time period).

  14. FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: POET Project

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Liberty, LLC | Department of Energy POET Project Liberty, LLC FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: POET Project Liberty, LLC FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery System: POET Project Liberty, LLC. Award No. DE-FC36-07GO17026, Part 1 (8.63 MB) Award No. DE-FC36-07GO17026, Part 2 (8.26 MB) Technology Investment Agreement (TIA) Award No. DE-FO36-08GO18121 (7.39 MB) More Documents & Publications FOA for the Demonstration of an Integrated

  15. Biomass Biorefinery for the production of Polymers and Fuels

    SciTech Connect

    Dr. Oliver P. Peoples

    2008-05-05

    The conversion of biomass crops to fuel is receiving considerable attention as a means to reduce our dependence on foreign oil imports and to meet future energy needs. Besides their use for fuel, biomass crops are an attractive vehicle for producing value added products such as biopolymers. Metabolix, Inc. of Cambridge proposes to develop methods for producing biodegradable polymers polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) in green tissue plants as well as utilizating residual plant biomass after polymer extraction for fuel generation to offset the energy required for polymer extraction. The primary plant target is switchgrass, and backup targets are alfalfa and tobacco. The combined polymer and fuel production from the transgenic biomass crops establishes a biorefinery that has the potential to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil imports for both the feedstocks and energy needed for plastic production. Concerns about the widespread use of transgenic crops and the grower’s ability to prevent the contamination of the surrounding environment with foreign genes will be addressed by incorporating and expanding on some of the latest plant biotechnology developed by the project partners of this proposal. This proposal also addresses extraction of PHAs from biomass, modification of PHAs so that they have suitable properties for large volume polymer applications, processing of the PHAs using conversion processes now practiced at large scale (e.g., to film, fiber, and molded parts), conversion of PHA polymers to chemical building blocks, and demonstration of the usefulness of PHAs in large volume applications. The biodegradability of PHAs can also help to reduce solid waste in our landfills. If successful, this program will reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil, as well as contribute jobs and revenue to the agricultural economy and reduce the overall emissions of carbon to the atmosphere.

  16. EERE Energy Impacts: Biorefineries Give Local Farmers Opportunities for Additional Income

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    Selling corn stover—the non-edible corn stalks, husks, and leaves of a corn plant—after the corn harvest has generated a new revenue stream for many farmers. Biorefineries buy the corn plant residue from farmers and turn it into cellulosic ethanol, allowing farmers to "add revenue without adding acres."

  17. Grand Opening of Abengoa’s Biorefinery: Nation’s Third Commercial-Scale Facility

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The nation’s third commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery celebrates its grand opening on October 17, 2014, in Hugoton, Kansas. The Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas (ABBK) facility is the first of its kind to use a proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis process which turns cellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars that are then converted into transportation fuels.

  18. Development of efficient, integrated cellulosic biorefineries : LDRD final report.

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    Teh, Kwee-Yan; Hecht, Ethan S.; Shaddix, Christopher R.; Buffleben, George M.; Dibble, Dean C.; Lutz, Andrew E.

    2010-09-01

    Cellulosic ethanol, generated from lignocellulosic biomass sources such as grasses and trees, is a promising alternative to conventional starch- and sugar-based ethanol production in terms of potential production quantities, CO{sub 2} impact, and economic competitiveness. In addition, cellulosic ethanol can be generated (at least in principle) without competing with food production. However, approximately 1/3 of the lignocellulosic biomass material (including all of the lignin) cannot be converted to ethanol through biochemical means and must be extracted at some point in the biochemical process. In this project we gathered basic information on the prospects for utilizing this lignin residue material in thermochemical conversion processes to improve the overall energy efficiency or liquid fuel production capacity of cellulosic biorefineries. Two existing pretreatment approaches, soaking in aqueous ammonia (SAA) and the Arkenol (strong sulfuric acid) process, were implemented at Sandia and used to generated suitable quantities of residue material from corn stover and eucalyptus feedstocks for subsequent thermochemical research. A third, novel technique, using ionic liquids (IL) was investigated by Sandia researchers at the Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI), but was not successful in isolating sufficient lignin residue. Additional residue material for thermochemical research was supplied from the dilute-acid simultaneous saccharification/fermentation (SSF) pilot-scale process at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The high-temperature volatiles yields of the different residues were measured, as were the char combustion reactivities. The residue chars showed slightly lower reactivity than raw biomass char, except for the SSF residue, which had substantially lower reactivity. Exergy analysis was applied to the NREL standard process design model for thermochemical ethanol production and from a prototypical dedicated biochemical process, with process data

  19. EA-1865: Department of Energy Loan Guarantee to Kior, Inc., for Biorefinery Facilities in Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas

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    This EA will evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal to issue a Federal loan guarantee to Kior, Inc., for biorefinery facilities in Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas. This EA is on hold.

  20. Succinic acid production on xylose-enriched biorefinery streams by Actinobacillus succinogenes in batch fermentation

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    Salvachua, Davinia; Mohagheghi, Ali; Smith, Holly; Bradfield, Michael F. A.; Nicol, Willie; Black, Brenna A.; Biddy, Mary J.; Dowe, Nancy; Beckham, Gregg T.

    2016-02-02

    Co-production of chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass alongside fuels holds promise for improving the economic outlook of integrated biorefineries. In current biochemical conversion processes that use thermochemical pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis, fractionation of hemicellulose-derived and cellulose-derived sugar streams is possible using hydrothermal or dilute acid pretreatment (DAP), which then offers a route to parallel trains for fuel and chemical production from xylose- and glucose-enriched streams. Succinic acid (SA) is a co-product of particular interest in biorefineries because it could potentially displace petroleum-derived chemicals and polymer precursors for myriad applications. Furthermore, SA production from biomass-derived hydrolysates has not yet been fully exploredmore » or developed.« less

  1. Identification and genetic characterization of maize cell wall variation for improved biorefinery feedstock characteristics

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    Pauly, Markus; Hake, Sarah

    2013-10-31

    The objectives of this program are to 1) characterize novel maize mutants with altered cell walls for enhanced biorefinery characteristics and 2) find quantitative trait loci (QTLs) related to biorefinery characteristics by taking advantage of the genetic diversity of maize. As a result a novel non-transgenic maize plant (cal1) has been identified, whose stover (leaves and stalk) contain more glucan in their walls leading to a higher saccharification yield, when subjected to a standard enzymatic digestion cocktail. Stacking this trait with altered lignin mutants yielded evene higher saccharification yields. Cal-1 mutants do not show a loss of kernel and or biomass yield when grown in the field . Hence, cal1 biomass provides an excellent feedstock for the biofuel industry.

  2. Simulating Pelletization Strategies to Reduce the Biomass Supply Risk at America’s Biorefineries

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    Jacob J. Jacobson; Shane Carnohan; Andrew Ford; Allyson Beall

    2014-07-01

    Demand for cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels has been on the rise, due in part to federal targets enacted in 2005 and extended in 2007. The industry faces major challenges in meeting these worthwhile and ambitious targets. The challenges are especially severe in the logistics of timely feedstock delivery to biorefineries. Logistical difficulties arise from seasonal production that forces the biomass to be stored in uncontrolled field-side environments. In this storage format physical difficulties arise; transportation is hindered by the low bulk density of baled biomass and the unprotected material can decay leading to unpredictable losses. Additionally, uncertain yields and contractual difficulties can exacerbate these challenges making biorefineries a high-risk venture. Investors’ risk could limit business entry and prevent America from reaching the targets. This paper explores pelletizer strategies to convert the lignocellulosic biomass into a denser form more suitable for storage. The densification of biomass would reduce supply risks, and the new system would outperform conventional biorefinery supply systems. Pelletizer strategies exhibit somewhat higher costs, but the reduction in risk is well worth the extra cost if America is to grow the advanced biofuels industry in a sustainable manner.

  3. Demonstration of Integrated Biorefinery Operations for Producing Biofuels and Chemical / Material Products

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    Rushton, Michael

    2011-09-01

    Lignol’s project involved the design, construction and operation of a 10% demonstration scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Grand Junction Colorado in partnership with Suncor Energy. The preconstruction phase of the project was well underway when the collapse in energy prices coupled with a significant global economic downturn hit in the end 2008. Citing economic uncertainty, the project was suspended by Suncor. Lignol, with the support of the DOE continued to develop the project by considering relocating the biorefinery to sites that were more favorable in term of feedstock availability, existing infrastructure and potential partners Extended project development activities were conducted at three lead sites which offered certain key benefits to the overall biorefinery project. This work included feedstock availability studies, technical site assessment, engineering, plant design and pilot scale biorefining of feedstocks of interest. The project generated significant operational data on the bioconversion of woody feedstocks into cellulosic ethanol and lignin-based biochemicals. The project also highlighted the challenges faced by technology developers in attracting capital investment in first of kind renewable fuels solutions. The project was concluded on August 29 2011.

  4. The Impact of Biomass Feedstock Supply Variability on the Delivered Price to a Biorefinery in the Peace River Region of Alberta, Canada

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    Stephen, Jamie; Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine; Bi, X.T.; Sowlati, T.; Kloeck, T.; Townley-Smith, Lawrence; Stumborg, Mark

    2010-01-01

    Agricultural residue feedstock availability in a given region can vary significantly over the 20 25 year lifetime of a biorefinery. Since delivered price of biomass feedstock to a biorefinery is related to the distance travelled and equipment optimization, and transportation distance increases as productivity decreases, productivity is a primary determinant of feedstock price. Using the Integrated Biomass Supply Analysis and Logistics (IBSAL) modeling environment and a standard round bale harvest and delivery scenario, harvest and delivery price were modelled for minimum, average, and maximum yields at four potential biorefinery sites in the Peace River region of Alberta, Canada. Biorefinery capacities ranged from 50,000 to 500,000 tonnes per year. Delivery cost is a linear function of transportation distance and can be combined with a polynomial harvest function to create a generalized delivered cost function for agricultural residues. The range in delivered cost is substantial and is an important consideration for the operating costs of a biorefinery.

  5. Controlling Accumulation of Fermentation Inhibitors in Biorefinery Recycle Water Using Microbial Fuel Cells

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    Borole, Abhijeet P; Mielenz, Jonathan R; Leak, David; Vishnivetskaya, Tatiana A; Hamilton, Choo Yieng; Andras, Calin

    2009-01-01

    Background Microbial fuel cells (MFC) and microbial electrolysis cells are electrical devices that treat water using microorganisms and convert soluble organic matter into electricity and hydrogen, respectively. Emerging cellulosic biorefineries are expected to use large amounts of water during production of ethanol. Pretreatment of cellulosic biomass results in production of fermentation inhibitors which accumulate in process water and make the water recycle process difficult. Use of MFCs to remove the inhibitory sugar and lignin degradation products from recycle water is investigated in this study. Results Use of an MFC to reduce the levels of furfural, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, vanillic acid, 4- hydroxybenzaldehyde and 4-hydroxyacetophenone while simultaneously producing electricity is demonstrated here. An integrated MFC design approach was used which resulted in high power densities for the MFC, reaching up to 3700mW/m2 (356W/m3 net anode volume) and a coulombic efficiency of 69%. The exoelectrogenic microbial consortium enriched in the anode was characterized using a 16S rRNA clone library method. A unique exoelectrogenic microbial consortium dominated by -Proteobacteria (50%), along with -Proteobacteria (28%), -Proteobacteria (14%), -Proteobacteria (6%) and others was identified. The consortium demonstrated broad substrate specificity, ability to handle high inhibitor concentrations (5 to 20mM) with near complete removal, while maintaining long-term stability with respect to power production. Conclusions Use of MFCs for removing fermentation inhibitors has implications for: 1) enabling higher ethanol yields at high biomass loading in cellulosic ethanol biorefineries, 2) improved water recycle and 3) electricity production up to 25% of total biorefinery power needs.

  6. Catalytic Hydrothermal Gasification of Lignin-Rich Biorefinery Residues and Algae Final Report

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    Elliott, Douglas C.; Neuenschwander, Gary G.; Hart, Todd R.; Rotness, Leslie J.; Zacher, Alan H.; Santosa, Daniel M.; Valkenburt, Corinne; Jones, Susanne B.; Tjokro Rahardjo, Sandra A.

    2009-11-03

    This report describes the results of the work performed by PNNL using feedstock materials provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, KL Energy and Lignol lignocellulosic ethanol pilot plants. Test results with algae feedstocks provided by Genifuel, which provided in-kind cost share to the project, are also included. The work conducted during this project involved developing and demonstrating on the bench-scale process technology at PNNL for catalytic hydrothermal gasification of lignin-rich biorefinery residues and algae. A technoeconomic assessment evaluated the use of the technology for energy recovery in a lignocellulosic ethanol plant.

  7. Microsoft PowerPoint - Biorefinery Optimization - LanzaTech rev2.pptx

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Monetizing Biorefinery Residue and Waste Streams Laurel Harmon, Ph.D. VP, Government Relations 2015 LanzaTech. All rights reserved. 2 A Carbon Smart World 65% of 2°carbon budget: USED 1870-2011: 1900 GtCO 2 Remaining: 1000 GtCO 2 Must stay in the ground 3 Gas Feed Stream Gas Reception Compression Fermentation Recovery Product Tank Recycling Carbon Gas fermentation technology converts C- rich gases to fuels and chemicals Proprietary Microbe Performance milestones achieved and exceeded for

  8. EA-1888: Old Town Fuel and Fiber Proposed Demonstration-Scale Integrated Biorefinery in Old Town, Maine

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal by Old Town Fuel and Fiber to install and operate a demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery at their existing pulp mill in Old Town, Maine, demonstrating the production of n-butanol from lignocellulosic (wood) extract.

  9. EERE Success Story—Departments of Energy, Navy, and Agriculture Invest $210 million in Three Commercial Biorefineries to Produce Drop-in Biofuel for the Military

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    In 2014, the U.S. Departments of Energy, Navy, and Agriculture announced that Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Energy, and Red Rock Biofuels have been awarded contracts to construct biorefineries capable...

  10. Departments of Energy, Navy, and Agriculture Invest $210 million in Three Commercial Biorefineries to Produce Drop-in Biofuel for the Military

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 2014, the U.S. Departments of Energy, Navy, and Agriculture announced that Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Energy, and Red Rock Biofuels have been awarded contracts to construct biorefineries capable...

  11. IMPROVED BIOREFINERY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL, CHEMICALS, ANIMAL FEED AND BIOMATERIALS FROM SUGAR CANE

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    Dr. Donal F. Day

    2009-01-29

    The Audubon Sugar Institute (ASI) of Louisiana State University’s Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter) and MBI International (MBI) sought to develop technologies that will lead to the development of a sugar-cane biorefinery, capable of supplying fuel ethanol from bagasse. Technology development focused on the conversion of bagasse, cane-leaf matter (CLM) and molasses into high value-added products that included ethanol, specialty chemicals, biomaterials and animal feed; i.e. a sugar cane-based biorefinery. The key to lignocellulosic biomass utilization is an economically feasible method (pretreatment) for separating the cellulose and the hemicellulose from the physical protection provided by lignin. An effective pretreatment disrupts physical barriers, cellulose crystallinity, and the association of lignin and hemicellulose with cellulose so that hydrolytic enzymes can access the biomass macrostructure (Teymouri et al. 2004, Laureano-Perez, 2005). We chose to focus on alkaline pretreatment methods for, and in particular, the Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX) process owned by MBI. During the first two years of this program a laboratory process was established for the pretreatment of bagasse and CLM using the AFEX process. There was significant improvement of both rate and yield of glucose and xylose upon enzymatic hydrolysis of AFEX-treated bagasse and CLM compared with untreated material. Because of reactor size limitation, several other alkaline pretreatment methods were also co-investigated. They included, dilute ammonia, lime and hydroxy-hypochlorite treatments. Scale-up focused on using a dilute ammonia process as a substitute for AFEX, allowing development at a larger scale. The pretreatment of bagasse by an ammonia process, followed by saccharification and fermentation produced ethanol from bagasse. Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) allowed two operations in the same vessel. The addition of sugarcane molasses to the hydrolysate

  12. Preliminary Economics for the Production of Pyrolysis Oil from Lignin in a Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery

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    Jones, Susanne B.; Zhu, Yunhua

    2009-04-01

    Cellulosic ethanol biorefinery economics can be potentially improved by converting by-product lignin into high valued products. Cellulosic biomass is composed mainly of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. In a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery, cellulose and hemicellullose are converted to ethanol via fermentation. The raw lignin portion is the partially dewatered stream that is separated from the product ethanol and contains lignin, unconverted feed and other by-products. It can be burned as fuel for the plant or can be diverted into higher-value products. One such higher-valued product is pyrolysis oil, a fuel that can be further upgraded into motor gasoline fuels. While pyrolysis of pure lignin is not a good source of pyrolysis liquids, raw lignin containing unconverted feed and by-products may have potential as a feedstock. This report considers only the production of the pyrolysis oil and does not estimate the cost of upgrading that oil into synthetic crude oil or finished gasoline and diesel. A techno-economic analysis for the production of pyrolysis oil from raw lignin was conducted. comparing two cellulosic ethanol fermentation based biorefineries. The base case is the NREL 2002 cellulosic ethanol design report case where 2000 MTPD of corn stover is fermented to ethanol (NREL 2002). In the base case, lignin is separated from the ethanol product, dewatered, and burned to produce steam and power. The alternate case considered in this report dries the lignin, and then uses fast pyrolysis to generate a bio-oil product. Steam and power are generated in this alternate case by burning some of the corn stover feed, rather than fermenting it. This reduces the annual ethanol production rate from 69 to 54 million gallons/year. Assuming a pyrolysis oil value similar to Btu-adjusted residual oil, the estimated ethanol selling price ranges from $1.40 to $1.48 (2007 $) depending upon the yield of pyrolysis oil. This is considerably above the target minimum ethanol selling

  13. Integrated Biorefinery Project: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-10-390

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    Chapeaux, A.; Schell, D.

    2013-06-01

    The Amyris-NREL CRADA is a sub-project of Amyris?s DOE-funded pilot-scale Integrated Biorefinery (IBR). The primary product of the Amyris IBR is Amyris Renewable Diesel. Secondary products will include lubricants, polymers and other petro-chemical substitutes. Amyris and its project partners will execute on a rapid project to integrate and leverage their collective expertise to enable the conversion of high-impact biomass feedstocks to these advanced, infrastructure-compatible products. The scope of the Amyris-NREL CRADA includes the laboratory development and pilot scale-up of bagasse pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification conditions by NREL for subsequent conversion of lignocellulosic sugar streams to Amyris Diesel and chemical products by Amyris. The CRADA scope also includes a techno-economic analysis of the overall production process of Amyris products from high-impact biomass feedstocks.

  14. Integration of Biorefineries and Nuclear Cogeneration Power Plants - A Preliminary Analysis

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    Greene, Sherrell R; Flanagan, George F; Borole, Abhijeet P

    2009-03-01

    Biomass-based ethanol and nuclear power are two viable elements in the path to U.S. energy independence. Numerous studies suggest nuclear power could provide a practical carbon-free heat source alternative for the production of biomass-based ethanol. In order for this coupling to occur, it is necessary to examine the interfacial requirements of both nuclear power plants and bioethanol refineries. This report describes the proposed characteristics of a small cogeneration nuclear power plant, a biochemical process-based cellulosic bioethanol refinery, and a thermochemical process-based cellulosic biorefinery. Systemic and interfacial issues relating to the co-location of either type of bioethanol facility with a nuclear power plant are presented and discussed. Results indicate future co-location efforts will require a new optimized energy strategy focused on overcoming the interfacial challenges identified in the report.

  15. Understanding Potential Air Emissions from a Cellulosic Biorefinery Producing Renewable Diesel Blendstock.

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    Zhang, Yimin; Heath, Garvin A.; Renzaglia, Jason; Thomas, Mae

    2015-06-22

    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, through the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), mandates increased use of biofuels, including cellulosic biofuels. The RFS is expected to spur the development of advanced biofuel technologies (e.g., new and innovative biofuel conversion pathways) as well as the construction of biorefineries (refineries that produce biofuels) using these technologies. To develop sustainable cellulosic biofuels, one of the goals of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) at the Department of Energy is to minimize air pollutants from the entire biofuel supply chain, as stated in their 2014 Multi-Year Program Plan (2014). Although biofuels in general have been found to have lower life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to petroleum fuels on an energy basis, biomass feedstock production, harvesting, transportation, processing and conversion are expected to emit a wide range of other air pollutants (e.g., criteria air pollutants, hazardous air pollutants), which could affect the environmental benefits of biofuels when displacing petroleum fuels. While it is important for policy makers, air quality planners and regulators, biofuel developers, and investors to understand the potential implications on air quality from a growing biofuel industry, there is a general lack of information and knowledge about the type, fate and magnitude of potential air pollutant emissions from the production of cellulosic biofuels due to the nascent stage of this emerging industry. This analysis assesses potential air pollutant emissions from a hypothetical biorefinery, selected by BETO for further research and development, which uses a biological conversion process of sugars to hydrocarbons to produce infrastructural-compatible renewable diesel blendstock from cellulosic biomass.

  16. 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.

  17. Pilot-Scale Biorefinery: Sustainable Transport Fuels from Biomass via Integrated Pyrolysis and Catalytic Hydroconversion - Wastewater Cleanup by Catalytic Hydrothermal Gasification

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    Elliott, Douglas C.; Olarte, Mariefel V.; Hart, Todd R.

    2015-06-19

    DOE-EE Bioenergy Technologies Office has set forth several goals to increase the use of bioenergy and bioproducts derived from renewable resources. One of these goals is to facilitate the implementation of the biorefinery. The biorefinery will include the production of liquid fuels, power and, in some cases, products. The integrated biorefinery should stand-alone from an economic perspective with fuels and power driving the economy of scale while the economics/profitability of the facility will be dependent on existing market conditions. UOP LLC proposed to demonstrate a fast pyrolysis based integrated biorefinery. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has expertise in an important technology area of interest to UOP for use in their pyrolysis-based biorefinery. This CRADA project provides the supporting technology development and demonstration to allow incorporation of this technology into the biorefinery. PNNL developed catalytic hydrothermal gasification (CHG) for use with aqueous streams within the pyrolysis biorefinery. These aqueous streams included the aqueous phase separated from the fast pyrolysis bio-oil and the aqueous byproduct streams formed in the hydroprocessing of the bio-oil to finished products. The purpose of this project was to demonstrate a technically and economically viable technology for converting renewable biomass feedstocks to sustainable and fungible transportation fuels. To demonstrate the technology, UOP constructed and operated a pilot-scale biorefinery that processed one dry ton per day of biomass using fast pyrolysis. Specific objectives of the project were to: The anticipated outcomes of the project were a validated process technology, a range of validated feedstocks, product property and Life Cycle data, and technical and operating data upon which to base the design of a full-scale biorefinery. The anticipated long-term outcomes from successful commercialization of the technology were: (1) the replacement of a significant

  18. Succinic Acid as a Byproduct in a Corn-based Ethanol Biorefinery

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    MBI International

    2007-12-31

    MBI endeavored to develop a process for succinic acid production suitable for integration into a corn-based ethanol biorefinery. The project investigated the fermentative production of succinic acid using byproducts of corn mill operations. The fermentation process was attuned to include raw starch, endosperm, as the sugar source. A clean-not-sterile process was established to treat the endosperm and release the monomeric sugars. We developed the fermentation process to utilize a byproduct of corn ethanol fermentations, thin stillage, as the source of complex nitrogen and vitamin components needed to support succinic acid production in A. succinogenes. Further supplementations were eliminated without lowering titers and yields and a productivity above 0.6 g l-1 hr-1was achieved. Strain development was accomplished through generation of a recombinant strain that increased yields of succinic acid production. Isolation of additional strains with improved features was also pursued and frozen stocks were prepared from enriched, characterized cultures. Two recovery processes were evaluated at pilot scale and data obtained was incorporated into our economic analyses.

  19. Vertical Integration of Biomass Saccharification of Enzymes for Sustainable Cellulosic Biofuel Production in a Biorefinery

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    Manoj Kumar, PhD

    2011-05-09

    Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant, least expensive renewable natural biological resource for the production of biobased products and bioenergy is important for the sustainable development of human civilization in 21st century. For making the fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass, a reduction in cellulase production cost, an improvement in cellulase performance, and an increase in sugar yields are all vital to reduce the processing costs of biorefineries. Improvements in specific cellulase activities for non-complexed cellulase mixtures can be implemented through cellulase engineering based on rational design or directed evolution for each cellulase component enzyme, as well as on the reconstitution of cellulase components. In this paper, we will provide DSM's efforts in cellulase research and developments and focus on limitations. Cellulase improvement strategies based on directed evolution using screening on relevant substrates, screening for higher thermal tolerance based on activity screening approaches such as continuous culture using insoluble cellulosic substrates as a powerful selection tool for enriching beneficial cellulase mutants from the large library. We will illustrate why and how thermostable cellulases are vital for economic delivery of bioproducts from cellulosic biomass using biochemical conversion approach.

  20. Fully Integrated Lignocellulosic Biorefinery with Onsite Production of Enzymes and Yeast

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    Manoj Kumar, PhD

    2010-06-14

    Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant, least expensive renewable natural biological resource for the production of biobased products and bioenergy is important for the sustainable development of human civilization in 21st century. For making the fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass, a reduction in cellulase production cost, an improvement in cellulase performance, and an increase in sugar yields are all vital to reduce the processing costs of biorefineries. Improvements in specific cellulase activities for non-complexed cellulase mixtures can be implemented through cellulase engineering based on rational design or directed evolution for each cellulase component enzyme, as well as on the reconstitution of cellulase components. In this paper, we will provide DSM's efforts in cellulase research and developments and focus on limitations. Cellulase improvement strategies based on directed evolution using screening on relevant substrates, screening for higher thermal tolerance based on activity screening approaches such as continuous culture using insoluble cellulosic substrates as a powerful selection tool for enriching beneficial cellulase mutants from the large library. We will illustrate why and how thermostable cellulases are vital for economic delivery of bioproducts from cellulosic biomass using biochemical conversion approach.

  1. Final Technical Report: Improvement of Zymomonas mobilis for Commercial Use in Corn-based Biorefineries

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    Hitz, William D.

    2010-12-07

    Between 2007 and 2010 DuPont conducted a program under DOE award DE-FC36-07GO17056 to develop and improve Zymomonas mobilis as an ethanologen for commercial use in biorefineries to produce cellulosic ethanol. This program followed upon an earlier DOE funded program in which DuPont, in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) had developed a Zymomonas strain in conjunction with the development of an integrated cellulosic ethanol process. In the current project, we sought to maximize the utility of Zymomonas by adding the pathway to allow fermentation of the minor sugar arabinose, improve the utilization of xylose, improve tolerance to process hydrolysate and reduce the cost of producing the ethanologen. We undertook four major work streams to address these tasks, employing a range of approaches including genetic engineering, adaptation, metabolite and pathway analysis and fermentation process development. Through this project, we have developed a series of strains with improved characteristics versus the starting strain, and demonstrated robust scalability to at least the 200L scale. By a combination of improved ethanol fermentation yield and titer as well as reduced seed train costs, we have been able to reduce the capital investment and minimum ethanol selling price (MESP) by approximately 8.5% and 11% respectively vs. our starting point. Furthermore, the new strains we have developed, coupled with the learnings of this program, provide a platform for further strain improvements and advancement of cellulosic ethanol technology.

  2. Integrated cellulosic enzymes hydrolysis and fermentative advanced yeast bioconversion solution ready for biomass biorefineries

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    Manoj Kumar, PhD

    2011-05-04

    Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant, least expensive renewable natural biological resource for the production of biobased products and bioenergy is important for the sustainable development of human civilization in 21st century. For making the fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass, a reduction in cellulase production cost, an improvement in cellulase performance, and an increase in sugar yields are all vital to reduce the processing costs of biorefineries. Improvements in specific cellulase activities for non-complexed cellulase mixtures can be implemented through cellulase engineering based on rational design or directed evolution for each cellulase component enzyme, as well as on the reconstitution of cellulase components. In this paper, we will provide DSM's efforts in cellulase research and developments and focus on limitations. Cellulase improvement strategies based on directed evolution using screening on relevant substrates, screening for higher thermal tolerance based on activity screening approaches such as continuous culture using insoluble cellulosic substrates as a powerful selection tool for enriching beneficial cellulase mutants from the large library. We will illustrate why and how thermostable cellulases are vital for economic delivery of bioproducts from cellulosic biomass using biochemical conversion approach.

  3. Strategic supply system design - a holistic evaluation of operational and production cost for a biorefinery supply chain

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    Lamers, Patrick; Tan, Eric C.D.; Searcy, Erin M.; Scarlata, Christopher J.; Cafferty, Kara G.; Jacobson, Jacob J.

    2015-08-20

    Pioneer cellulosic biorefineries across the United States rely on a conventional feedstock supply system based on one-year contracts with local growers, who harvest, locally store, and deliver feed-stock in low-density format to the conversion facility. While the conventional system is designed for high biomass yield areas, pilot scale operations have experienced feedstock supply shortages and price volatilities due to reduced harvests and competition from other industries. Regional supply dependency and the inability to actively manage feedstock stability and quality, provide operational risks to the biorefinery, which translate into higher investment risk. The advanced feedstock supply system based on a networkmore » of depots can mitigate many of these risks and enable wider supply system benefits. This paper compares the two concepts from a system-level perspective beyond mere logistic costs. It shows that while processing operations at the depot increase feedstock supply costs initially, they enable wider system benefits including supply risk reduction (leading to lower interest rates on loans), industry scale-up, conversion yield improvements, and reduced handling equipment and storage costs at the biorefinery. When translating these benefits into cost reductions per liter of gasoline equivalent (LGE), we find that total cost reductions between -$0.46 to -$0.21 per LGE for biochemical and -$0.32 to -$0.12 per LGE for thermochemical conversion pathways are possible. Naturally, these system level benefits will differ between individual actors along the feedstock supply chain. Further research is required with respect to depot sizing, location, and ownership structures.« less

  4. Strategic supply system design - a holistic evaluation of operational and production cost for a biorefinery supply chain

    SciTech Connect

    Lamers, Patrick; Tan, Eric C.D.; Searcy, Erin M.; Scarlata, Christopher J.; Cafferty, Kara G.; Jacobson, Jacob J.

    2015-08-20

    Pioneer cellulosic biorefineries across the United States rely on a conventional feedstock supply system based on one-year contracts with local growers, who harvest, locally store, and deliver feed-stock in low-density format to the conversion facility. While the conventional system is designed for high biomass yield areas, pilot scale operations have experienced feedstock supply shortages and price volatilities due to reduced harvests and competition from other industries. Regional supply dependency and the inability to actively manage feedstock stability and quality, provide operational risks to the biorefinery, which translate into higher investment risk. The advanced feedstock supply system based on a network of depots can mitigate many of these risks and enable wider supply system benefits. This paper compares the two concepts from a system-level perspective beyond mere logistic costs. It shows that while processing operations at the depot increase feedstock supply costs initially, they enable wider system benefits including supply risk reduction (leading to lower interest rates on loans), industry scale-up, conversion yield improvements, and reduced handling equipment and storage costs at the biorefinery. When translating these benefits into cost reductions per liter of gasoline equivalent (LGE), we find that total cost reductions between -$0.46 to -$0.21 per LGE for biochemical and -$0.32 to -$0.12 per LGE for thermochemical conversion pathways are possible. Naturally, these system level benefits will differ between individual actors along the feedstock supply chain. Further research is required with respect to depot sizing, location, and ownership structures.

  5. Effect of fed-batch vs. continuous mode of operation on microbial fuel cell performance treating biorefinery wastewater

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    Pannell, Tyler C.; Goud, R. Kannaiah; Schell, Daniel J.; Borole, Abhijeet P.

    2016-05-01

    Bioelectrochemical systems have been shown to treat low-value biorefinery streams while recovering energy, however, low current densities and anode conversion efficiencies (ACE) limit their application. A bioanode was developed via enrichment of electroactive biofilm under fed-batch and continuous feeding conditions using corn stover-derived waste stream. The continuously-fed MFC exhibited a current density of 5.8±0.06 A/m2 and an ACE of 39%±4. The fed-batch MFC achieved a similar current density and an ACE of 19.2%, however, its performance dropped after 36 days of operation to 1.1 A/m2 and 0.5%, respectively. In comparison, the ACE of the continuously-fed MFC remained stable achieving anmore » ACE of 30% ± 3 after 48 days of operation. An MFC treating a biorefinery stream post fuel separation achieved a current density of 10.7±0.1 A/m2 and an ACE of 57% ± 9 at an organic loading of 12.5 g COD/L-day. Characterization of the microbial communities indicate higher abundance of Firmicutes and Proteobacteria and lower abundance of Bacteriodetes and a higher level of Geobacter spp. (1.4% vs. 0.2%) in continuously-fed MFC vs. fed-batch MFC. Finally, the results demonstrate that limiting substrate to the equivalent maximum current that the anode can generate, maintains MFC performance over a long term for high strength wastewaters, such as those generated in the biorefinery.« less

  6. Investigation of thermochemical biorefinery sizing and environmental sustainability impacts for conventional supply system and distributed preprocessing supply system designs

    SciTech Connect

    Muth, jr., David J.; Langholtz, Matthew H.; Tan, Eric; Jacobson, Jacob; Schwab, Amy; Wu, May; Argo, Andrew; Brandt, Craig C.; Cafferty, Kara; Chiu, Yi-Wen; Dutta, Abhijit; Eaton, Laurence M.; Searcy, Erin

    2014-03-31

    The 2011 US Billion-Ton Update estimates that by 2030 there will be enough agricultural and forest resources to sustainably provide at least one billion dry tons of biomass annually, enough to displace approximately 30% of the country's current petroleum consumption. A portion of these resources are inaccessible at current cost targets with conventional feedstock supply systems because of their remoteness or low yields. Reliable analyses and projections of US biofuels production depend on assumptions about the supply system and biorefinery capacity, which, in turn, depend upon economic value, feedstock logistics, and sustainability. A cross-functional team has examined combinations of advances in feedstock supply systems and biorefinery capacities with rigorous design information, improved crop yield and agronomic practices, and improved estimates of sustainable biomass availability. A previous report on biochemical refinery capacity noted that under advanced feedstock logistic supply systems that include depots and pre-processing operations there are cost advantages that support larger biorefineries up to 10 000 DMT/day facilities compared to the smaller 2000 DMT/day facilities. This report focuses on analyzing conventional versus advanced depot biomass supply systems for a thermochemical conversion and refinery sizing based on woody biomass. The results of this analysis demonstrate that the economies of scale enabled by advanced logistics offsets much of the added logistics costs from additional depot processing and transportation, resulting in a small overall increase to the minimum ethanol selling price compared to the conventional logistic supply system. While the overall costs do increase slightly for the advanced logistic supply systems, the ability to mitigate moisture and ash in the system will improve the storage and conversion processes. In addition, being able to draw on feedstocks from further distances will decrease the risk of biomass supply to the

  7. Recovery Act. Demonstration of a Pilot Integrated Biorefinery for the Efficient, Direct Conversion of Biomass to Diesel Fuel

    SciTech Connect

    Schuetzle, Dennis; Tamblyn, Greg; Caldwell, Matt; Hanbury, Orion; Schuetzle, Robert; Rodriguez, Ramer; Johnson, Alex; Deichert, Fred; Jorgensen, Roger; Struble, Doug

    2015-05-12

    The Renewable Energy Institute International, in collaboration with Greyrock Energy and Red Lion Bio-Energy (RLB) has successfully demonstrated operation of a 25 ton per day (tpd) nameplate capacity, pilot, pre-commercial-scale integrated biorefinery (IBR) plant for the direct production of premium, “drop-in”, synthetic fuels from agriculture and forest waste feedstocks using next-generation thermochemical and catalytic conversion technologies. The IBR plant was built and tested at the Energy Center, which is located in the University of Toledo Medical Campus in Toledo, Ohio.

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

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    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.

  9. Top Value-Added Chemicals from Biomass - Volume IIResults of Screening for Potential Candidates from Biorefinery Lignin

    SciTech Connect

    Holladay, John E.; White, James F.; Bozell, Joseph J.; Johnson, David

    2007-10-01

    This report evaluates lignins role as a renewable raw material resource. Opportunities that arise from utilizing lignin fit into one of three categories: 1)power, fuel and syngas (generally near-term opportunities) 2) macromolecules (generally medium-term opportunities) 3) aromatics and miscellaneous monomers (long-term opportunities). Biorefineries will receive and process massive amounts of lignin. For this reason, how lignin can be best used to support the economic health of the biorefinery must be defined. An approach that only considers process heat would be shortsighted. Higher value products present economic opportunities and the potential to significantly increase the amount of liquid transportation fuel available from biomass. In this analysis a list of potential uses of lignin was compiled and sorted into product types which are broad classifications (listed above as powerfuelsyngas; macromolecules; and aromatics). In the first product type (powerfuelgasification) lignin is used purely as a carbon source and aggressive means are employed to break down its polymeric structure. In the second product type (macromolecules) the opposite extreme is considered and advantage of the macromolecular structure imparted by nature is retained in high-molecular weight applications. The third product type (aromatics) lies somewhere between the two extremes and employs technologies that would break up lignins macromolecular structure but maintain the aromatic nature of the building block molecules. The individual opportunities were evaluated based on their technical difficulty, market, market risk, building block utility, and whether a pure material or a mixture would be produced. Unlike the Sugars Top 10 report it was difficult to identify the ten best opportunities, however, the potential opportunities fell nicely into near-, medium- and long-term opportunities. Furthermore, the near-, medium- and long-term opportunities roughly align with the three

  10. Sugar-Based Ethanol Biorefinery: Ethanol, Succinic Acid and By-Product Production

    SciTech Connect

    Donal F. Day

    2009-03-31

    The work conducted in this project is an extension of the developments itemized in DE-FG-36-04GO14236. This program is designed to help the development of a biorefinery based around a raw sugar mill, which in Louisiana is an underutilized asset. Some technical questions were answered regarding the addition of a biomass to ethanol facility to existing sugar mills. The focus of this work is on developing technology to produce ethanol and valuable by-products from bagasse. Three major areas are addressed, feedstock storage, potential by-products and the technology for producing ethanol from dilute ammonia pre-treated bagasse. Sugar mills normally store bagasse in a simple pile. During the off season there is a natural degradation of the bagasse, due to the composting action of microorganisms in the pile. This has serious implications if bagasse must be stored to operate a bagasse/biorefinery for a 300+ day operating cycle. Deterioration of the fermentables in bagasse was found to be 6.5% per month, on pile storage. This indicates that long term storage of adequate amounts of bagasse for year-round operation is probably not feasible. Lignin from pretreatment seemed to offer a potential source of valuable by-products. Although a wide range of phenolic compounds were present in the effluent from dilute ammonia pretreatment, the concentrations of each (except for benzoic acid) were too low to consider for extraction. The cellulosic hydrolysis system was modified to produce commercially recoverable quantities of cellobiose, which has a small but growing market in the food process industries. A spin-off of this led to the production of a specific oligosaccharide which appears to have both medical and commercial implications as a fungal growth inhibitor. An alternate use of sugars produced from biomass hydrolysis would be to produce succinic acid as a chemical feedstock for other conversions. An organism was developed which can do this bioconversion, but the economics of

  11. Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing “drop-in” biofuels to meet the transportation needs of the military and private sector.

  12. Pilot-Scale Biorefinery: Sustainable Transport Fuels from Biomass via Integrated Pyrolysis, Catalytic Hydroconversion and Co-processing with Vacuum Gas Oil

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Pilot-Scale Biorefinery: Sustainable Transport Fuels from Biomass via Integrated Pyrolysis, Catalytic Hydroconversion and Co-processing with Vacuum Gas Oil Raymond G. Wissinger Manager, Renewable Energy & Chemicals Development UOP, LLC This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information © Copyright 2015 UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company 2 File Number Goal Statement * Demonstrate a technically and economically viable approach for converting

  13. Investigation of thermochemical biorefinery sizing and environmental sustainability impacts for conventional supply system and distributed pre-processing supply system designs

    SciTech Connect

    David J. Muth, Jr.; Matthew H. Langholtz; Eric C. D. Tan; Jacob J. Jacobson; Amy Schwab; May M. Wu; Andrew Argo; Craig C. Brandt; Kara G. Cafferty; Yi-Wen Chiu; Abhijit Dutta; Laurence M. Eaton; Erin M. Searcy

    2014-08-01

    The 2011 US Billion-Ton Update estimates that by 2030 there will be enough agricultural and forest resources to sustainably provide at least one billion dry tons of biomass annually, enough to displace approximately 30% of the country's current petroleum consumption. A portion of these resources are inaccessible at current cost targets with conventional feedstock supply systems because of their remoteness or low yields. Reliable analyses and projections of US biofuels production depend on assumptions about the supply system and biorefinery capacity, which, in turn, depend upon economic value, feedstock logistics, and sustainability. A cross-functional team has examined combinations of advances in feedstock supply systems and biorefinery capacities with rigorous design information, improved crop yield and agronomic practices, and improved estimates of sustainable biomass availability. A previous report on biochemical refinery capacity noted that under advanced feedstock logistic supply systems that include depots and pre-processing operations there are cost advantages that support larger biorefineries up to 10 000 DMT/day facilities compared to the smaller 2000 DMT/day facilities. This report focuses on analyzing conventional versus advanced depot biomass supply systems for a thermochemical conversion and refinery sizing based on woody biomass. The results of this analysis demonstrate that the economies of scale enabled by advanced logistics offsets much of the added logistics costs from additional depot processing and transportation, resulting in a small overall increase to the minimum ethanol selling price compared to the conventional logistic supply system. While the overall costs do increase slightly for the advanced logistic supply systems, the ability to mitigate moisture and ash in the system will improve the storage and conversion processes. In addition, being able to draw on feedstocks from further distances will decrease the risk of biomass supply to the

  14. Conceptual design assessment for the co-firing of bio-refinery supplied lignin project. Quarterly report, June 23--July 1, 2000

    SciTech Connect

    Berglund, T.; Ranney, J.T.; Babb, C.L.

    2000-07-27

    The Conceptual Design Assessment for the Co-Firing of Bio-Refinery Supplied Lignin Project was successfully kicked off on July 23, 2000 during a meeting at the TVA-PPI facility in Muscle Shoals, AL. An initial timeline for the study was distributed, issues of concern were identified and a priority actions list was developed. Next steps include meeting with NETL to discuss de-watering and lignin fuel testing, the development of the mass balance model and ethanol facility design criteria, providing TVA-Colbert with preliminary lignin fuel analysis and the procurement of representative feed materials for the pilot and bench scale testing of the hydrolysis process.

  15. Strategic Biorefinery Analysis: Analysis of Biorefineries

    SciTech Connect

    Lynd, L. R.; Wyman, C.; Laser, M.; Johnson, D.; Landucci, R.

    2005-10-01

    Subcontract report prepared by Dartmouth College that identifies and discusses the advantages of producing ethanol in a biomass refinery as compared to a single-product facility.

  16. Understanding the impact of flow rate and recycle on the conversion of a complex biorefinery stream using a flow-through microbial electrolysis cell

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    Lewis, Alex J.; Borole, Abhijeet P.

    2016-06-16

    We investigated the effect of flow rate and recycle on the conversion of a biomass-derived pyrolysis aqueous phase in amicrobial electrolysis cell (MEC) to demonstrate production of renewable hydrogen in biorefinery. A continuous MEC operation was investigated under one-pass and recycle conditions usingthe complex, biomass-derived, fermentable, mixed substrate feed at a constant concentration of 0.026 g/L,while testing flow rates ranging from 0.19 to 3.6 mL/min. This corresponds to an organic loading rate (OLR) of 0.54₋10 g/L-day. Mass transfer issues observed at low flow rates were alleviated using high flow rates.Increasing the flow rate to 3.6 mL/min (3.7 min HRT) duringmore » one-pass operation increased the hydrogen productivity 3-fold, but anode conversion efficiency (ACE) decreased from 57.9% to 9.9%. Recycle of the anode liquid helped to alleviate kinetic limitations and the ACE increased by 1.8-fold and the hydrogen productivity by 1.2-fold compared to the one-pass condition at the flow rate of 3.6 mL/min (10 g/L-d OLR). High COD removal was also achieved under recycle conditions, reaching 74.2 1.1%, with hydrogen production rate of 2.92 ± 0.51 L/L-day. This study demonstrates the advantages of combining faster flow rates with a recycle process to improve rate of hydrogen production from a switchgrass-derived stream in the biorefinery.« less

  17. Gasification of Biorefinery Residues

    SciTech Connect

    2006-04-01

    This project is addressing syngas clean-up by developing a better understanding of the chemical mechanisms and kinetics of trace product formation in biomass gasification.

  18. Integrated Biorefinery Process

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Concept Development Commercial Viability Technical Viability Concept Proof Commercial Sustainability Information Resources Office of Biomass Program, Web Site: http:...

  19. Fulton Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery

    SciTech Connect

    Sumait, Necy; Cuzens, John; Klann, Richard

    2015-07-24

    Final report on work performed by BlueFire on the deployment of acid hydrolysis technology to convert cellulosic waste materials into renewable fuels, power and chemicals in a production facility to be located in Fulton, Mississippi.

  20. American Process - Alpena Biorefinery

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    - Over 48 patents pending, 7 allowed * Two technologies AVAP and Green Power+ * Built two demonstration cellulosic ethanol plants in GA and Mi USA * Recipient of DOE and Michigan ...

  1. Albemarle County, Virginia: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 38.0567092, -78.6114999 Show Map Loading map... "minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"goo...

  2. National Geo-Database for Biofuel Simulations and Regional Analysis of Biorefinery Siting Based on Cellulosic Feedstock Grown on Marginal Lands

    SciTech Connect

    Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Zhang, Xuesong; Sahajpal, Ritvik; Manowitz, David H.

    2012-04-01

    The goal of this project undertaken by GLBRC (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) Area 4 (Sustainability) modelers is to develop a national capability to model feedstock supply, ethanol production, and biogeochemical impacts of cellulosic biofuels. The results of this project contribute to sustainability goals of the GLBRC; i.e. to contribute to developing a sustainable bioenergy economy: one that is profitable to farmers and refiners, acceptable to society, and environmentally sound. A sustainable bioenergy economy will also contribute, in a fundamental way, to meeting national objectives on energy security and climate mitigation. The specific objectives of this study are to: (1) develop a spatially explicit national geodatabase for conducting biofuel simulation studies and (4) locate possible sites for the establishment of cellulosic ethanol biorefineries. To address the first objective, we developed SENGBEM (Spatially Explicit National Geodatabase for Biofuel and Environmental Modeling), a 60-m resolution geodatabase of the conterminous USA containing data on: (1) climate, (2) soils, (3) topography, (4) hydrography, (5) land cover/ land use (LCLU), and (6) ancillary data (e.g., road networks, federal and state lands, national and state parks, etc.). A unique feature of SENGBEM is its 2008-2010 crop rotation data, a crucially important component for simulating productivity and biogeochemical cycles as well as land-use changes associated with biofuel cropping. ARRA support for this project and to the PNNL Joint Global Change Research Institute enabled us to create an advanced computing infrastructure to execute millions of simulations, conduct post-processing calculations, store input and output data, and visualize results. These computing resources included two components installed at the Research Data Center of the University of Maryland. The first resource was 'deltac': an 8-core Linux server, dedicated to county-level and state-level simulations and Postgre

  3. UOP Pilot-Scale Biorefinery

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This project by UOP will leverage two commercially proven core technologies, pyrolysis and hydroconversion, into an integrated platform.

  4. USDA- Repowering Assistance Biorefinery Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The reimbursement amounts vary and are determined by the availability of funds, the project scope, and the ability of the proposed project to meet all the scoring criteria. In particular reimburs...

  5. Integrated Corn-Based Biorefinery

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This fact sheet summarizes a U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program research and development project.

  6. Integrated Biorefineries | Department of Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Research & Development Demonstration & Market Transformation Integrated ... funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office at pilot, demonstration, and pioneer scales. ...

  7. DOEGO85004_1: Final Non-proprietary Technical Report, Generating Process and Economic Data for Preliminary Design of PureVision Biorefineries DOEGO85004_2: One Original Final Proprietary Technical Report to be mailed to DOE Golden.

    SciTech Connect

    Kadam, Kiran L., Ph.D; Lehrburger, Ed

    2008-01-17

    The overall objective of the project was to define a two-stage reactive fractionation process for converting corn stover into a solid cellulose stream and two liquid streams containing mostly hemicellulosic sugars and lignin, respectively. Toward this goal, biomass fractionation was conducted using a small continuous pilot unit with a nominal capacity of 100 pounds per day of dry biomass to generate performance data using primarily corn stover as feedstock. In the course of the program, the PureVision process was optimized for efficient hemicellulose hydrolysis in the first stage employing autohydrolysis and delignification in the second stage using sodium hydroxide as a catalyst. The remaining cellulose was deemed to be an excellent substrate for producing fermentation sugars, requiring 40% less enzymes for hydrolysis than conventional pretreatment systems using dilute acid. The fractionated cellulose was also determined to have potential higher-value applications as a pulp product. The lignin coproduct was determined to be substantially lower in molecular weight (MW) compared to lignins produced in the kraft or sulfite pulping processes. This low-MW lignin can be used as a feed and concrete binder and as an intermediate for producing a range of high-value products including phenolic resins. This research adds to the understanding of the biomass conversion area in that a new process was developed in the true spirit of biorefineries. The work completed successfully demonstrated the technical effectiveness of the process at the pilot level indicating the technology is ready to advance to a 2–3 ton per day scale. No technical showstoppers are anticipated in scaling up the PureVision fractionation process to commercial scale. Also, economic feasibility of using the PureVision process in a commercial-scale biorefinery was investigated and the minimum ethanol selling price for the PureVision process was calculated to be $0.94/gal ethanol vs. $1.07/gal ethanol for the

  8. USDA - Biorefinery Assistance Program | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    must be an advanced biofuels Eligible advanced biofuels include: Biofuel derived from cellulose, hemicellulose, or lignin, or other fuels derived from cellulose Biofuel derived...

  9. Integrated Biorefineries:Biofuels, Biopower, and Bioproducts

    Energy Saver

    ... and leads to conversion technologies optimized for the biomass feedstocks in each region. ... Bioprocess Algae Shenandoah, IA Pilot Algae Frontline Ames, IA Pilot Gasification Haldor ...

  10. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Efficiency Features Natural ventilation through operable windows Daylighting Open air cubicles LED lights with lighting control system Sustainability Features Composting and ...

  11. NREL: Biomass Research - Capabilities in Integrated Biorefinery...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    U.S. Department of Energy. A yellow ladder is connected to the side of the right tank. A man at the far end of the room examines the pipes that lead to the tanks. In the...

  12. NewPage Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    in Wisconsin (NewPage Corporation in Wisconsin Rapids and Flambeau River Papers, LLC in Park Falls). NewPage and Flambeau River have demonstrated successful collaboration on...

  13. Flambeau River Biofuels Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    in Wisconsin (NewPage Corporation in Wisconsin Rapids and Flambeau River Papers, LLC in Park Falls). NewPage and Flambeau River have demonstrated successful collaboration on...

  14. Demonstration of Pyrolysis Biorefinery Concept for Biopower,...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Copyright 2015 All rights reserved. 1- Project Overview * ... - Front-end and back-end storagelogistics - Bioasphalt ... Review (based on PFDs) - Battery Limit Interface Table - ...

  15. Southern Pine Based on Biorefinery Center

    SciTech Connect

    Ragauskas, Arthur J.; Singh, Preet

    2013-12-20

    This program seeks to develop an integrated southern pine wood to biofuels/biomaterials processing facility on the Recipient’s campus, that will test advanced integrated wood processing technologies at the laboratory scale, including: The generation of the bioethanol from pines residues and hemicelluloses extracted from pine woodchips; The conversion of extracted woodchips to linerboard and bleach grade pulps; and the efficient conversion of pine residues, bark and kraft cooking liquor into a useful pyrolysis oil.

  16. 2014 DOE Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Project

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... process 11 years of technology development +100 patents ongoing +700 M USD invested 104 M USD DOE loan guarantee federal financing for Hugoton project ...

  17. NREL: Biomass Research - Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    The IBRF's 27,000-ft2, high-bay biochemical conversion pilot ... into end-to-end process integration and evaluation tests ... for staged feedstock pre-processing operations in one vessel ...

  18. Economy Through Product Diversity: Integrated Biorefineries

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... Agricultural and forestry residues, algae, bagasse, corn cobs, corn stover, energy sorghum, hybrid poplar, lignocellulosic biomass, mill residues, sorted municipal solid waste, ...

  19. Integrated Biorefineries:Biofuels, Biopower, and Bioproducts

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    biofuels. Developing the U.S. bioeconomy requires building many integrated biorefneries capable of converting a broad range of biomass feedstocks into affordable biofuels, ...

  20. Development of Integrated Biorefineries | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    utilize input from all of the other platforms as well as the existing biofuels industry. ... of efficient processes for producing biofuels from corn fiber, agricultural residues, ...

  1. DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery Opening

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility, opening in Nevada, Iowa, on October 30, will be the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world. The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Director, Jonathan Male, alongside senior government officials, DuPont leaders and staff, and local farmers will attend the grand opening ceremony and plant tour.

  2. Range Fuels Biorefinery Groundbreaking | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and state legislators who exhibit the kind of leadership you've shown in developing America's new energy future. ... Range Fuels are blending science and technology in order to ...

  3. Economy Through Product Diversity: Integrated Biorefineries ...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Achieving national energy and climate goals will require an economically viable and environmentally sustainable U.S. bioindustry. A crucial step in developing this industry is to ...

  4. A Second-Generation Dry Mill Biorefinery

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This fact sheet summarizes a U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program research and development project.

  5. Integrated Biorefinery Process | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    At the February 12, 2009 quarterly joint Web conference of DOE's Biomass and Clean Cities ... Quarterly Biomass ProgramClean Cities States Web Conference: January 21, 2010 The Current ...

  6. Wiki-based Techno Economic Analysis of a Lignocellulosic Biorefinery...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Biofuels Biomass and Biofuels Find More Like This ... The model can be used to estimate the economic impact of various ... the economic, environmental, and energetic ...

  7. EERE Energy Impacts: Biorefineries Give Local Farmers Opportunities...

    Energy Saver

    target"blank">Watch a video segment about Bruces story at ... Watch a video segment about Bruce's story at the beginning of the film "Bioenergy: ...

  8. Nanoparticle Technology for Biorefinery of Non-Food Source Feedstocks

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Fact Sheet About Development of Microalgae-produced Biofuels Utilizing Mesoporous Nanoparticle Catalysts

  9. Nanoparticle Technology for Biorefinery of Non-Food Source Feedstocks

    SciTech Connect

    2009-03-01

    This factsheet describes a research project whose specific goals are as follows: (1) to selectively isolate fuel-relevant hydrocarbons from live microalgae by using mesoporous material, (2) to convert microalgae-based hydrocarbons and waste oils to biodiesel in a single step using a mesoporous mixed metal-oxide catalyst, and (3) to develop this research to the point of commercialization in 3 to 5 years.

  10. 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review. Integrated Biorefineries

    SciTech Connect

    Rossmeissl, Neil

    2012-02-01

    This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program’s IBR Platform Review meeting.

  11. Nanoparticle Technology for Biorefinery of Non-Food Source Feedstocks

    SciTech Connect

    Pruski, Marek; Trewyn, Brian; Lee, Young-Jin; Lin, Victor S.-Y.

    2013-01-22

    The goal of this proposed work is to develop and optimize the synthesis of mesoporous nanoparticle materials that are able to selectively sequester fatty acids from hexane extracts from algae, and to catalyze their transformation, as well as waste oils, into biodiesel. The project involves studies of the interactions between the functionalized MSN surface and the sequestering molecules. We investigate the mechanisms of selective extraction of fatty acids and conversion of triglycerides and fatty acids into biodiesel by the produced nanoparticles. This knowledge is used to further improve the properties of the mesoporous nanoparticle materials for both tasks. Furthermore, we investigate the strategies for scaling the synthesis of the catalytic nanomaterials up from the current pilot plant scale to industrial level, such that the biodiesel obtained with this technology can successfully compete with food crop-based biodiesel and petroleum diesel.

  12. DOE Announces $160 Million for Biorefinery Construction and Highlights...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... American Initiative and to highlight solar tax credits made available as a result of ... Grand Rapids, and provide remarks at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center, ...

  13. Pilot-Scale Biorefinery: Sustainable Transport Fuels from Biomass...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    ... processing multiple biomass feedstock types * Operated pyoil stabilization and metals removal unit * PNNL completed catalytic hydrothermal gasification * Demonstrated 1 st ...

  14. Second-Generation Biofuels from Multi-Product Biorefineries Combine...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    KB) More Documents & Publications 2015 Peer Review Presentations-Algal Feedstocks Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop - Spring Event Algal Biology Toolbox Workshop Summary Report

  15. Agricultural Mixed Waster Biorefinery Using Thermal Conversion Process

    SciTech Connect

    2006-08-01

    This Congressionally-mandated project is supporting efforts to develop a demonstration facility that will use the patented Thermal Conversion Process (TCP) to produce fuel, power and chemicals from poultry waste and agricultural wastes such as animal and vegetable grease and wastewater sludge.

  16. Second-Generation Biofuels from Multi-Product Biorefineries Combine...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    by high-value Omega-3s, permits the profitable production of crude oil & animal feed at market- competitive prices based on current yields, current costs, & current prices. 3. In ...

  17. The National Bioenergy Center Laying the Foundation for Biorefineries

    SciTech Connect

    2005-08-01

    Advanced biomass conversion technology will play a major role in eliminating the need for imported oil and the generation of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels.

  18. Pilot-Scale MixotrophicAlgae Integrated Biorefinery(IBR)

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Organization: BioProcess Algae This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information AGENDA * Project Overview * Project Approach * ...

  19. Demonstration and Deployment Successes: Sapphire Integrated Algal Biorefinery

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Demonstration and Deployment Successes Jaime Moreno, Vice President of Projects, Sapphire Energy, Inc.

  20. NREL Biorefinery Analysis Process Models | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Tools Public Acceptability of Sustainable Transport Measures: A Review of the Literature Fuel Cell Economic Development Plan Hydrogen Roadmap Africa Infrastructure Country...

  1. DOE Biorefinery Plenary Warner 100416 Final Low Res

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    from concept to commercial operation Co-Product Opportunities Lessons Learned from concept to commercial operation A look back at bio-based products 2 GP Bellingham, WA (lignin source) Vanillin L-Dopa (Blood Pressure) * Plant Operated from 1946 to 1991 * Highly profitable, made ~30% of world supply in 1980's * Merck and Hershey were largest customers * Inability to consistently sell co-product caused shutdown * Replacement process was synthesis from crude oil Monsanto Seattle Vanillin Plant High

  2. Modeling Tomorrow's Biorefinery--the NREL Biochemical Pilot Plant

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2008-03-01

    Brochure describing the capabilities of NREL's Biochemical Pilot Plant. In this facility, researchers test ideas for creating high-value products from cellulosic biomass.

  3. Integration of Nutrient and Water Recycling for Sustainable Algal Biorefineries

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    03/25/2015 ALGAE TECHNOLOGY AREA Presenters: (1) Sridhar Viamajala, The University of Toledo; (2) Brent Peyton, Montana State University; (3) Matthew Fields, Montana State University This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) 2015 Project Peer Review Goal Statement Develop the science and engineering for sustainable biomass production through use of: o Wastewater and nutrients recycled from N-

  4. Integration of Nutrient and Water Recycling for Sustainable Algal Biorefineries

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    05/23/2013 BETO 2013 PEER REVIEW Sridhar Viamajala The University of Toledo This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information Goal Statement Develop the science and engineering for sustainable biomass production through use of: o Wastewater and nutrients recycled from N- and P-rich post- conversion residues. o Minimizes inputs of water and synthetic fertilizers. o High lipid-producing native alkaliphilic algae. o Cultures tolerant to high pH

  5. NREL Report Provides Documentation of the Advanced Biorefinery...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    the status of the non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels industry in the United States. The report, 2013 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon ...

  6. Advanced Biorefinery of Distriller's Grain and Corn Stover Blends

    SciTech Connect

    2006-04-01

    Fuel ethanol can be produced via the dry milling process, which converts corn grain to ethanol. The co-product, distiller’s grain (DG), is sold as a low-cost, high-protein feed source for livestock.

  7. EA-1789: Finding of No Significant Impact

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, Alpena Prototype Biorefinery, Alpena, Michigan

  8. Demonstration and Market Transformation | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Demonstration and Market Transformation Demonstration and Market Transformation POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY Biorefinery POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Aerial view of POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa INEOS Biorefinery INEOS Biorefinery Aerial view of the INEOS Biorefinery in Vero Beach, Florida Myriant Succinic-Acid Biorefinery Myriant Succinic-Acid Biorefinery Night-time aerial view of the Myriant succinic-acid biorefinery (MySAB) in Lake Providence, Louisiana

  9. Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated Biorefineries Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated Biorefineries Afternoon ...

  10. Demonstration and Deployment Successes: Sapphire Integrated Algal...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Successes: Sapphire Integrated Algal Biorefinery Demonstration and Deployment Successes: Sapphire Integrated Algal Biorefinery Demonstration and Deployment Successes Jaime Moreno, ...

  11. U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries: Project...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Boardman Oregon Wheat straw, Stover, Poplar residuals Biogasol New Page 83,653,212 30,000,000 64.14% 5,500,000 Wisconsin Rapids, WI Woody Biomass - mill residues GTL (FT)

  12. The Integrated Biorefinery: Conversion of Corn Fiber to Value-added Chemicals

    SciTech Connect

    Susanne Kleff

    2007-03-24

    This presentation provides a summary of Michigan Biotechnology Institute's efforts to employ the corn fiber fraction of a dry grind ethanol plant as a feedstock to produce succinic acid which has potential as a building block intermediate for a wide range of commodity chemicals.

  13. R&D Needs for Integrated Biorefineries: The 30x30 Vision (Presentation)

    SciTech Connect

    Dayton, D. C.

    2007-03-27

    Presentation on progress and possible scenarios towards meeting the 30x30 initiative proposed by President Bush

  14. DOE-DOD-USDA Joint Initiative to use DPA to support US Biorefineries

    Annual Energy Outlook

    ... of animal residues (Neste Oil, Diamond Green Diesel) - Thermo-catalytic conversion of ... natural gas). * Novel feedstocks (energy grasses, cane) are small scale and longer term. ...

  15. U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries: Project...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    of focus, their cost share, and how much DOE is investing in them. smallscalebiorefineryoverview.pdf More Documents & Publications U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale...

  16. EA-1628: Construction and Operation of a Proposed Lignocellulosic Biorefinery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EA evaluated the potential environmental impacts of a DOE proposal to provide financial assistance (the Proposed Action) to POET Project LIBERTY, LLC (POET) for the construction and operation...

  17. Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels: Next Generation Hydroccarbon Biorefineries

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2008-03-01

    This roadmap to “Next Generation Hydrocarbon Biorefineries” outlines a number of novel process pathways for biofuels production based on sound scientific and engineering proofs of concept demonstrated in laboratories around the world. This report was based on the workshop of the same name held June 25-26, 2007 in Washington, DC.

  18. Secretary Bodman Touts Importance of Cellulosic Ethanol at Georgia...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Secretary Bodman Touts Importance of Cellulosic Ethanol at Georgia Biorefinery Groundbreaking Secretary Bodman Touts Importance of Cellulosic Ethanol at Georgia Biorefinery...

  19. DOE to Invest up to $4.4 Million in Six Innovative Biofuels Projects...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    pilot-scale 10 percent biorefineries to test novel refining processes; biomass gasification improvements; "ethanologen" development; four commercial-scale biorefineries; ...

  20. Secretary Bodman Touts Importance of Cellulosic Ethanol at Georgia...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Touts Importance of Cellulosic Ethanol at Georgia Biorefinery Groundbreaking Secretary Bodman Touts Importance of Cellulosic Ethanol at Georgia Biorefinery Groundbreaking October ...

  1. Bioenergy Impacts … Cellulosic Ethanol

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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 ...

  2. Recovery Act: Beneficial CO{sub 2} Capture in an Integrated Algal Biorefinery for Renewable Generation and Transportation Fuels

    SciTech Connect

    Lane, Christopher; Hampel, Kristin; Rismani-Yazdi, Hamid; Kessler, Ben; Moats, Kenneth; Park, Jonathan; Schwenk, Jacob; White, Nicholas; Bakhit, Anis; Bargiel, Jeff; Allnutt, F. C.

    2014-03-31

    DOE DE-FE0001888 Award, Phase 2, funded research, development, and deployment (RD&D) of Phycal’s pilot-scale, algae to biofuels, bioproducts, and processing facility in Hawai’i. Phycal’s algal-biofuel and bioproducts production system integrates several novel and mature technologies into a system that captures and reuses industrially produced carbon dioxide emissions, which would otherwise go directly to the atmosphere, for the manufacture of renewable energy products and bioproducts from algae (note that these algae are not genetically engineered). At the end of Phase 2, the project as proposed was to encompass 34 acres in Central Oahu and provide large open ponds for algal mass culturing, heterotrophic reactors for the Heteroboost™ process, processing facilities, water recycling facilities, anaerobic digestion facilities, and other integrated processes. The Phase 2 award was divided into two modules, Modules 1 & 2, where the Module 1 effort addressed critical scaling issues, tested highest risk technologies, and set the overall infrastructure needed for a Module 2. Phycal terminated the project prior to executing construction of the first Module. This Final Report covers the development research, detailed design, and the proposed operating strategy for Module 1 of Phase 2.

  3. DOE to Provide up to $40 Million in Funding for Small-Scale Biorefinery Projects in Wisconsin and Louisiana

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Projects Show Continued Investment in Non-Food Based, Sustainable, and Cost Competitive Second-Generation Cellulosic Biofuels

  4. CX-008903: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Virginia-County-Albemarle CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 08/23/2012 Location(s): Virginia Offices(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  5. EA-1790: Finding of No Significant Impact

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Construction and Operation of a Heterogeneous Feed Biorefinery, Enerkem Corporation, Pontotoc, Mississippi

  6. EA-1705: Finding of No Significant Impact

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, Mascoma Corporation, Kinross Charter Township, Michigan

  7. EA-1790: Supplement Analysis

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Construction and Operation of a Heterogeneous Feed Biorefinery, Enerkem Corporation, Pontotoc, Mississippi

  8. EA-1790: Final Environmental Assessment

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Construction and Operation of a Heterogeneous Feed Biorefinery Enerkem Corporation Pontotoc, Mississippi

  9. EA-1628: Supplement Analysis

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Construction and Operation of a Proposed Lignocellulosic Biorefinery, POET Project LIBERTY, LLC, Emmetsburg, Iowa

  10. EA-1628: Finding of No Significant Impact

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Construction and Operation of a Proposed Lignocellulosic Biorefinery, POET Project LIBERTY, LLC, Emmetsburg, Iowa

  11. EA-1705: Draft Environmental Assessment

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, Mascoma Corporation, Kinross Charter Township, Michigan

  12. EA-1705: Final Environmental Assessment

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, Mascoma Corporation, Kinross Charter Township, Michigan

  13. Secretary Bodman Touts Importance of Cellulosic Ethanol at Georgia

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biorefinery Groundbreaking | Department of Energy Touts Importance of Cellulosic Ethanol at Georgia Biorefinery Groundbreaking Secretary Bodman Touts Importance of Cellulosic Ethanol at Georgia Biorefinery Groundbreaking October 6, 2007 - 4:21pm Addthis SOPERTON, GA - U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today attended a groundbreaking ceremony for Range Fuels' biorefinery - one of the nation's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefineries - and made the following statement.

  14. DOE Selects 3 Small-Scale Biorefinery Projects for up to $86 Million of Federal Funding in Maine, Tennessee and Kentucky

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Projects Demonstrate Continued Commitment to Advancing Development of Sustainable, Cost-Competitive Cellulosic Ethanol

  15. DOE Offers Conditional Commitment for a $105 Million Loan Guarantee for First-of-its-Kind Cellulosic Bio-Refinery in Iowa

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Project Will Create Over 200 Jobs and Displace an Estimated 13.5 Million Gallons of Gasoline Annually

  16. Pilot Scale Integrated Biorefinery for Producing Ethanol from Hybrid Algae: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-10-389

    SciTech Connect

    Pienkos, P. T.

    2013-11-01

    This collaboration between Algenol Biofuels Inc. and NREL will provide valuable information regarding Direct to Ethanol technology. Specifically, the cooperative R&D will analyze the use of flue gas from industrial sources in the Direct to Ethanol process, which may demonstrate the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously producing a valuable product, i.e., ethanol. Additionally, Algenol Biofuels Inc. and NREL will develop both a techno-economic model with full material and energy balances and an updated life-cycle analysis to identify greenhouse gas emissions relative to gasoline, each of which will provide a better understanding of the Direct to Ethanol process and further demonstrate that it is a breakthrough technology with varied and significant benefits.

  17. Low Cost Co-Production of Cellulose Nanofibrils and/or Cellulose Nanocrystals with Biofuels Using the AVAP Biorefinery Technology Kim Nelson, PhD

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Theodora Retsina CEO * 1995 - 2005 Engineering services in biomass industries * 2006 - 2010 Development of technologies lab/pilot * 2011 - 2014 Pilot / Demonstration * 2015 Commercialization Sugar is the new crude  Our History Sugars Biomass Polyethylene Diesel Jet Fuel Gasoline Acetaldehyde Acetic Anhydride Ethanolamines Polypropylene Ethyl Acetate Ethaol Ethylene Oxide Ethylene glycol Vinyl acetate PET Ethyl Ether n-butanol Ethylene Fossil Crude 3 Sugar is the New Crude® Fractionation

  18. | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    SmallScaleBiorefineriesMatrix.pdf More Documents & Publications U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries: Project Overview U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale...

  19. EA-1704: Finding of No Significant Impact

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, BlueFire Fulton Renewable Energy, LLC, Fulton, Mississippi

  20. Secretaries Chu and Vilsack Announce More Than $600 Million Investment in

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Advanced Biorefinery Projects | Department of Energy Vilsack Announce More Than $600 Million Investment in Advanced Biorefinery Projects Secretaries Chu and Vilsack Announce More Than $600 Million Investment in Advanced Biorefinery Projects December 4, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 19 integrated biorefinery projects to receive up to $564 million from the American

  1. Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Enerkem

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Enerkems biorefinery in northern Mississippi will convert heterogeneous (mixed) sorted municipal solid waste into ethanol.

  2. 2013 DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Project Peer Review

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... NREL thermochemical biorefinery facility (TCBR) for obtaining milestone data - biomass gasification - catalytic syngas reforming - gas conditioning and compression - mixed ...

  3. FY 2005 Laboratory Table

    Energy Saver

    ... Industrial Technologies Program Management Program Management Biomass & Biorefinery Systems R&D Industrial Gasification Fuel Cell Technologies Transportation Systems Distributed ...

  4. FY12 Biomass Program Congressional Budget Request

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2011-02-01

    FY12 budget and funding for the Biomass Program biomass and biorefinery systems research development and deployment.

  5. EA-1704: Final Environmental Assessment

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, BlueFire Fulton Renewable Energy, LLC, Fulton, Mississippi

  6. Improved Advanced Biomass Logistics Utilizing Woody Feedstocks...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    ... Summary - Hot Water Extraction Membrane Separation Applied Biorefinery Sciences (ABS) Approach * Hot-water based * Incremental deconstruction * Membrane technology * Fermentation * ...

  7. EA-1628: Mitigation Action Plan | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Lignocellulosic Biorefinery, Emmetsburg, Iowa This Mitigation Action Plan specifieis the methods for implementing mitigation measures that address the potential environmental...

  8. EERE Success Story-California: Cutting-Edge Biofuels Research...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... viable processes for advanced biofuels and biochemical production from grasses, algae, wood, gases, and agriculturalindustrialmunicipal waste leading to efficient biorefineries. ...

  9. Woody Biomass Converted to Gasoline by Five-Company Team | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Woody Biomass Converted to Gasoline by Five-Company Team Woody Biomass Converted to Gasoline by Five-Company Team October 22, 2015 - 10:50am Addthis A tanker picks up gasoline from the biorefinery. | Photo courtesy The Gas Technology Institute A tanker picks up gasoline from the biorefinery. | Photo courtesy The Gas Technology Institute A tanker picks up gasoline from the biorefinery. | Photo courtesy The Gas Technology Institute A tanker picks up gasoline from the biorefinery. |

  10. FOIA Frequently Requested Documents: DE-EE0002884 Recovery Act - Integrated

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Algal Biorefinery (IABR) | Department of Energy Recovery Act - Integrated Algal Biorefinery (IABR) FOIA Frequently Requested Documents: DE-EE0002884 Recovery Act - Integrated Algal Biorefinery (IABR) FOIA Frequently Requested Documents: DE-EE0002884 Recovery Act - Integrated Algal Biorefinery (IABR). Sapphire Energy, Inc. (3.27 MB) More Documents & Publications Buy American Guidance Documents American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Financial Assistance Award: 212 Degrees Consulting, LLC

  11. Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Integration at Biorefineries | Department of Energy Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries DOE Biomass Program perspective on anaerobic digestion and fuel cell integratin at biorefineries. Presented by Brian Duff, DOE Biomass Program, at the NREL/DOE Biogas and Fuel Cells Workshop held June 11-13, 2012, in Golden, Colorado. june2012_biogas_workshop_duff.pdf

  12. NREL: Biomass Research - Chemical and Catalyst Science Capabilities

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    conversion performance, measure mass transport, and develop links between biomass ... Biorefinery Processes Microalgal Biofuels Biomass Process & Sustainability ...

  13. Nicholas J. Grundl | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Process Engineer, Biorefinery Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Bioenergy Center, 2014-present Research Engineer, Lightweight Composites, Fraunhofer ...

  14. Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Abengoa Bioenergy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 * 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 adjacent

  15. To: President George W. Bush United States of America To: President V.V. Putin

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    To the Biorefinery: Delivered Forestland and Agricultural Resources It can be challenging and costly to trans- port biomass feedstock supplies from the roadside, or farmgate, to a biorefinery. Given the geographic dispersion and low- bulk density of cellulosic feedstocks, cost- effective scaling of commercial biorefinery operations requires overcoming many challenges. The Biomass Research and Development Board's Feedstock Logistics Interagency Working Group identified four primary barriers

  16. Energy Department Requests Information on Understanding Scale-Up and

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Operational Challenges for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization | Department of Energy Requests Information on Understanding Scale-Up and Operational Challenges for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Energy Department Requests Information on Understanding Scale-Up and Operational Challenges for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization March 10, 2016 - 5:14pm Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)

  17. Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biorefineries | Department of Energy Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated Biorefineries Financing Advanced Biofuels, Biochemicals And Biopower In Integrated Biorefineries Afternoon Plenary Session: Current Trends in the Advanced Bioindustry Bioenergy Project Finance Mechanisms-Mark Riedy, Counsel, Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP b13_riedy_ap-1.pdf (270.55 KB) More Documents & Publications U.S. And International Case Studies for Financing Bioeconomy

  18. Four Cellulosic Ethanol Breakthroughs | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Four Cellulosic Ethanol Breakthroughs Four Cellulosic Ethanol Breakthroughs September 3, 2014 - 1:11pm Addthis Cellulosic ethanol biorefinery 1 of 10 Cellulosic ethanol biorefinery The mechanical building (front), solid/liquid separation building (left), and anaerobic digestion building (back) at POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Image: Courtesy of POET-DSM Stacking up biomass 2 of 10 Stacking up biomass The biomass stackyard, where corn waste is stored at POET-DSM's

  19. Top Value-Added Chemicals from Biomass - Volume II„Results of Screening

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    for Potential Candidates from Biorefinery Lignin | Department of Energy Value-Added Chemicals from Biomass - Volume II„Results of Screening for Potential Candidates from Biorefinery Lignin Top Value-Added Chemicals from Biomass - Volume II„Results of Screening for Potential Candidates from Biorefinery Lignin This report evaluates lignins role as a renewable raw material resource. pnnl-16983.pdf (1006.18 KB) More Documents & Publications Low Cost Carbon Fiber from Renewable Resources

  20. Integrated Plastic Substrates for OLED Lighting | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Biorefinery Process Integrated Biorefinery Process At the February 12, 2009 quarterly joint Web conference of DOE's Biomass and Clean Cities programs, Larry Russo (U.S. Department of Energy, Biomass Program) described the progress of DOEs Biorefinery Projects. russo_20090212.pdf (883.64 KB) More Documents & Publications Quarterly Biomass Program/Clean Cities States Web Conference: January 21, 2010 The Current State of Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol Slide 1 Department of Energy

  1. DOE Announces Funding Opportunity of up to $200 Million for Pilot and

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Demonstration Scale Biorefinery Projects | Department of Energy Opportunity of up to $200 Million for Pilot and Demonstration Scale Biorefinery Projects DOE Announces Funding Opportunity of up to $200 Million for Pilot and Demonstration Scale Biorefinery Projects December 22, 2008 - 8:51am Addthis Projects Will Demonstrate Continued Commitment to Develop Sustainable, Cost-Competitive Advanced Biofuels WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the issuance of a Funding

  2. NREL Teams with Navy, Private Industry to Make Jet Fuel from...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    NREL Teams with Navy, Private Industry to Make Jet Fuel from Switchgrass Project could ... Department of Defense are poised to help private firms build the huge biorefineries that ...

  3. Biomass Indirect Liquefaction Presentation | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Presentation Biomass Indirect Liquefaction Presentation TRI Technology Update & IDL R&D ... ClearFuels-Rentech Pilot-Scale Biorefinery Biomass Indirect Liquefaction Presentation ...

  4. Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: POET | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    POET Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: POET Design, construct, build, and operate a commercial processing plant as part of an integrated biorefinery to produce lignocellulosic ethanol ...

  5. Alternative Fuels Data Center

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center

    costs. For more information, including current funding application deadlines, see the Biorefinery Assistance Program website. (Reference Public Law 112-240 and 7 U.S. Code 8103

  6. ZeaChem Pilot Project: High-Yield Hybrid Cellulosic Ethanol Process Using High-Impact Feedstock for Commercialization

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This pilot-scale integrated biorefinery will produce 250,000 gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol when running at full operational status.

  7. JGI Fungal Genomics Program Grigoriev, Igor V. 99; BIOFUELS;...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Its key project, the Genomics Encyclopedia of Fungi, targets fungi related to plant health (symbionts, pathogens, and biocontrol agents) and biorefinery processes (cellulose...

  8. TITLE AUTHORS SUBJECT SUBJECT RELATED DESCRIPTION PUBLISHER AVAILABILI...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    JGI Its key project the Genomics Encyclopedia of Fungi targets fungi related to plant health symbionts pathogens and biocontrol agents and biorefinery processes cellulose...

  9. "Title","Creator/Author","Publication Date","OSTI Identifier...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Its key project, the Genomics Encyclopedia of Fungi, targets fungi related to plant health (symbionts, pathogens, and biocontrol agents) and biorefinery processes (cellulose...

  10. Genomic Encyclopedia of Fungi Grigoriev, Igor 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Its key project, the Genomics Encyclopedia of Fungi, targets fungi related to plant health (symbionts, pathogens, and biocontrol agents) and biorefinery processes (cellulose...

  11. Pacific Ethanol, Inc | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    19.29 KB) More Documents & Publications Verenium Biofuels Fact Sheet Verenium Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery Pacific Ethanol, Inc

  12. Pacific Ethanol, Inc | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    26 KB) More Documents & Publications Flambeau_River_Biofuels.pdf Flambeau River Biofuels Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery Major DOE Biofuels Project Locations

  13. EERE Blog | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    bales of corn stover stock piled outside of POET-DSM's PROJECT LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol biorefinery. Selling the corn plant residue after their corn harvest has generated a...

  14. EA-1888: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    operate a demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery at their existing pulp mill in Old Town, Maine, demonstrating the production of n-butanol from lignocellulosic (wood) extract. ...

  15. Energy Department Announces $7 Million to Develop Advanced Logistics for Bioenergy Feedstocks

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Energy Department announced today up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries.

  16. Energy Department Announces $7 Million to Develop Advanced Logistics...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Department Announces 7 Million to Develop Advanced Logistics for Bioenergy ... demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. ...

  17. FY 2008 Laboratory Table

    Energy Saver

    ... Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Biomass and Biorefinery Systems R&D 500 500 ... 0 200 100 Advanced Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle 0 0 100 2,125 ...

  18. Biofuels in Defense, Aviation, and Marine

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    biorefineries o Cost-competitive biofuel with conventional petroleum (wo ... F2F2 13 | Bioenergy Technologies Office * Engine re-light at altitude, polar climate, in ...

  19. EERE Success Story-Louisiana: Verenium Cellulosic Ethanol Demonstratio...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    from renewable biomass resources in America to reduce our dependence on imported oil. ... Biorefinery Projects in Wisconsin and Louisiana EERE Success Story-BETO Project Improves ...

  20. Biogas and Fuel Cells Workshop Summary Report: Proceedings from...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    facilities that generate or process large amounts of organic waste, including large biofuel production facilities (biorefineries). june2012biogasworkshopreport.pdf More...

  1. BioEnergy Blog | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    most exciting, recent accomplishments. September 3, 2014 Cellulosic ethanol biorefinery Four Cellulosic Ethanol Breakthroughs Today, the nation's first ever commercial-scale...

  2. FOIA Frequently Requested Documents: DE-EE0002884 Recovery Act...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    FOIA Frequently Requested Documents: DE-EE0002884 Recovery Act - Integrated Algal Biorefinery (IABR) FOIA Frequently Requested Documents: DE-EE0002884 Recovery Act - Integrated ...

  3. Genomic Encyclopedia of Fungi (Conference) | SciTech Connect

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Its key project, the Genomics Encyclopedia of Fungi, targets fungi related to plant health (symbionts, pathogens, and biocontrol agents) and biorefinery processes (cellulose...

  4. JGI Fungal Genomics Program (Technical Report) | SciTech Connect

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Its key project, the Genomics Encyclopedia of Fungi, targets fungi related to plant health (symbionts, pathogens, and biocontrol agents) and biorefinery processes (cellulose...

  5. Fungal Genomics Program (Conference) | SciTech Connect

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    to the Genomics Encyclopedia of Fungi, which targets fungi related to plant health (symbionts, pathogens, and biocontrol agents) and biorefinery processes (cellulose...

  6. Search for: All records | SciTech Connect

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    ... NY (United States) Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments - ... Management-Consolidated Business Center Office of ... Fast Pyrolysis Biorefinery Model Zhang, Y. ; Goldberg, M. ...

  7. EA-1628: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Construction and Operation of a Proposed Lignocellulosic Biorefinery, Emmetsburg, Iowa The ... Project LIBERTY, LLC (POET) for the construction and operation of the lignocellulosic ...

  8. Search for: All records | DOE PAGES

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    industrial source of cellulases and hemicellulases required for the hydrolysis of biomass to simple sugars, which can then be used in the production of biofuels and biorefineries. ...

  9. Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in the World Opened in October...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... representative from biofuels company POET-DSM stand between square and round bales of corn stover stock piled outside of POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol biorefinery. ...

  10. The watershed-scale optimized and rearranged landscape design...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    different cellulosic feedstocks at biorefinery scale without displacing current animal nutrition requirements. This model also incorporates a network of the aforementioned depots. ...

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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 ...

  12. Energy Department Announces $7 Million to Develop Advanced Logistics...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    biorefineries. Examples of bioenergy feedstocks include corn stover, switchgrass, and woody biomass. By investing in this type of research, development, and demonstration, the...

  13. Advanced Enzymes and Mixtures-final-sm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    biorefinery conditions lowers conversion costs of lignocellulosic biomass to biofuel Genes are synthesized and expressed in an appropriate expression host, typically in E. Coli. ...

  14. NREL 2012 Achievement of Ethanol Cost Targets: Biochemical Ethanol...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, ... Key sustainability metrics associated with the 2012 SOT biorefinery ... used a staged addition policy in an attempt to achieve ...

  15. Pathway to Fuel Cell Deployment--The 3rd Party Transaction: A...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    More Documents & Publications Biogas Markets and Federal Policy Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries Biogas Technologies ...

  16. EA-1788: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sapphire Energy Inc.'s Integrated Algal Biorefinery (IABR) Facility in Columbus, New Mexico Sapphire Energy Company proposes to construct and operated an Integrated Algal...

  17. EIS-0407: DOE Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    DOE Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement Abengoa Biorefinery Project near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas PDF icon E9-22920.pdf More Documents &...

  18. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    USDA- Biorefinery Assistance Program The project must meet the following requirements: Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Local Government,...

  19. EIS-0407: EPA Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    EPA Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement Abengoa Biorefinery Project near Hugoton, Kansas PDF icon EIS-0407-NOA-FEIS-2010.pdf More Documents &...

  20. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    CustomOthers pending approval, Other EE, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment USDA- Biorefinery Assistance Program The project must meet the following requirements: Eligibility:...

  1. EIS-0407: Record of Decision | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Abengoa Biorefinery Project Near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) (DOE...

  2. EA-1790: DOE Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    DOE Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment Heterogeneous Feed Biorefinery Pontotoc, MS The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared a draft Environmental...

  3. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    EE, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels USDA- Biorefinery Assistance Program The project must meet the following requirements: Eligibility:...

  4. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Utilities, InstallersContractors Savings Category: Wind (All), Wind (Small) USDA- Biorefinery Assistance Program The project must meet the following requirements: Eligibility:...

  5. SPECIAL_TERMS_AND_CONDITIONS_FOR_USE_IN_MOST_GRANTS_AND_COOPERATIVE...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Publications Financial Assistance Funding Opportunity Announcement DISCLAIMER: FOIA Frequently Requested Documents: DE-EE0002884 Recovery Act - Integrated Algal Biorefinery (IABR)...

  6. Mitigation Action Plans (MAP) and Related Documents | Department...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    EA-1704: Mitigation Action Plan Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, BlueFire Fulton Renewable Energy, LLC, Fulton, Mississippi March 10, 2010...

  7. XL Renewables Inc | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Name: XL Renewables Inc Place: Phoenix, Arizona Zip: 85009 Product: Arizona based biorefinery developer, also involved in the diary production business. Coordinates: 33.44826,...

  8. EIS-0407: EPA Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    To Support the Design, Construction, and Startup of a Commercial-Scale Integrated Biorefinery, Federal Funding, Located near the City Hugoton, Stevens County, KS Notice of...

  9. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    USDA- Repowering Assistance Biorefinery Program The reimbursement amounts vary and are determined by the availability of funds, the project scope, and the ability of the proposed...

  10. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Motors, Other EE, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Geothermal Direct-Use USDA- Biorefinery Assistance Program The project must meet the following requirements: Eligibility:...

  11. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels USDA- Biorefinery Assistance Program The project must meet the following requirements: Eligibility:...

  12. Bioenergy 2015 Agenda

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Track C: Integrated Biorefineries and Waste-to-Energy Track Room 204 Track D: Finance, ... not limited to landfills, manure slurries, and municipal and industrial wastewaters. ...

  13. EIS-0407: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0407: Final Environmental Impact Statement ... The Final Abengoa Biorefinery Project EIS evaluates the potential direct, indirect, and ...

  14. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Municipal Solid Waste Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings USDA- Repowering Assistance Biorefinery Program The reimbursement amounts vary and are...

  15. EA-1786: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Ethanol from Hybrid Algae Under Recovery Act funding, Algenol will design, construct and operate a pilot-scale integrated biorefinery which would produce ethanol from ...

  16. EA-1788: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sapphire Energy, Inc.'s Integrated Algal Biorefinery (IABR) Facility in Columbus, New Mexico Sapphire Energy Company proposes to construct and operated an Integrated Algal...

  17. EA-1787: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Documents & Publications EA-1787: Final Environmental Assessment Myriant Succinic Acid Biorefinery Commercialization of Bio-Based Chemicals: A Successful Public-Private Partnership...

  18. Pacific Ethanol, Inc

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biofuels LLC Corporate HQ: Park Falls, Wisconsin Proposed Facility Location: Park Falls, Wisconsin Description: Construct a demonstration biomass-to-liquids (BTL) biorefinery CEO ...

  19. Microsoft Word - ThermoChemTechMemo2012.docx

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    technologies, costs, and logistics that are achievable today for supplying biomass feedstocks to pioneer biorefineries. The general architecture of these designs locates the...

  20. Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: BlueFire

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This project involves the development, construction, and operation of a biorefinery producing ethanol and other coproducts from cellulosic materials that utilize a patented concentrated acidhydrolysis process.

  1. Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at...

  2. Demonstration and Deployment Workshop Day 1 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Future Needs danddworkshopspaeth.pdf (2.32 MB) More Documents & Publications Myriant Succinic Acid Biorefinery 2013 Peer Review ...

  3. Demonstration and Deployment Workshop Day 1 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Beta Renewables: Sustainable Chemistry danddworkshopgray.pdf (479.7 KB) More Documents & Publications Abengoa Integrated Biorefineries Demonstration and Deployment Strategy ...

  4. November 2013 News Blast

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    November 2013 Request for Information: Demonstration and Deployment Strategies The ... TRLs 6-8 generally correspond to pilot-, demonstration-, and commercial-scale biorefinery ...

  5. Demonstration and Deployment Workshop - Day 1 | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Farm Bill Title IX Programs and Advanced Biorefinery Project Finance danddworkshopcrooks.pdf (2.01 MB) More Documents & Publications Project Finance and Investments 9003: ...

  6. 2011 News | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1 News Below are news stories related to Bioenergy. RSS Learn about RSS. October 3, 2011 NREL Issues RFI on Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility Services and Capabilities NREL ...

  7. EIS-0407: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    : Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0407: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Abengoa Biorefinery Project Near Hugoton, ...

  8. Biomass Indirect Liquefaction Workshop Presentation | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Integrated Biorefinery for the Direct Production of Synthetic Fuel from Waste Carbonaceous Feedstocks schuetzle_reii.pdf (9.57 MB) More Documents & Publications Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Renewable Energy Institute International 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries Bioenergy Technologies Office Overview

  9. Lignol Innovations Inc | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Lignol Innovations Inc Lignol Innovations Inc Lignol Innovations Inc (22.86 KB) More Documents & Publications Lignol Innovations, Inc. Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery Low Cost Carbon Fiber from Renewable Resources Top Value-Added Chemicals from Biomass - Volume II„Results of Screening for Potential Candidates from Biorefinery Lignin

  10. Flambeau_River_Biofuels.pdf | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Flambeau_River_Biofuels.pdf Flambeau_River_Biofuels.pdf Flambeau_River_Biofuels.pdf Flambeau_River_Biofuels.pdf (26 KB) More Documents & Publications Pacific Ethanol, Inc Flambeau River Biofuels Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery NewPage Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery

  11. EA-1811: NewPage Corporation Wood Biomass to Liquid Fuel, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EA will evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal to provide federal funding to NewPage for final design, construction and operation of a demonstration scale biorefinery. The NewPage biorefinery facility would be integrated with the existing paper mill and produce up to 555 barrels per day (bpd) of clean hydrocarbon biofuel. This EA is has been cancelled.

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

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Abengoa Bioenergy Integrated Biorefinery for Conversion of Biomass to Ethanol, Power, and Heat ibr_commercial_abengoa.pdf (227.38 KB) More Documents & Publications Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC ABENGOA BIOENERGY 2014 DOE Biomass Program Integrated Biorefinery Project Comprehensive Project Review

  14. Energy Department Finalizes $105 Million Loan Guarantee for

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    First-of-its-Kind Cellulosic Bio-Refinery in Iowa | Department of Energy 05 Million Loan Guarantee for First-of-its-Kind Cellulosic Bio-Refinery in Iowa Energy Department Finalizes $105 Million Loan Guarantee for First-of-its-Kind Cellulosic Bio-Refinery in Iowa September 23, 2011 - 3:39pm Addthis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the Department finalized a $105 million loan guarantee to support the development of one of the nation's first commercial-scale

  15. Biomass Oil Analysis: Research Needs and Recommendations

    SciTech Connect

    2004-06-01

    Report analyzing the use of biomass oils to help meet Office of the Biomass Program goals of establishing a commercial biorefinery by 2010 and commercilizing at least four biobased products.

  16. EA-1888: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of No Significant Impact EA-1888: Finding of No Significant Impact Old Town Fuel and Fiber Proposed Demonstration-Scale Integrated Biorefinery in Old Town, MN DOE has determined...

  17. Biomass Indirect Liquefaction Presentation | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Biomass RDD Review Template pearson_rentech_clearfuels.pdf (1 MB) More Documents & Publications ClearFuels-Rentech Pilot-Scale Biorefinery Biomass Indirect Liquefaction Strategy Workshop: Summary Report 2013 Peer Review Presentations-Plenaries

  18. Separation of Corn Fiber and Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals: Pilot-Scale Operation

    SciTech Connect

    None

    2006-04-01

    This project focuses on the development and pilot-scale testing of technologies that will enable the development of a biorefinery capable of economically deriving high-value chemicals and oils from lower value corn fiber.

  19. FY 2009 State Table

    Energy Saver

    ... Plants 0 0 384 Advanced Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle 1,000 1,000 550 ... Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Biomass and Biorefinery Systems R&D 0 0 44,905 ...

  20. FY 2005 State Table

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... R&D Utilization of Platform Output R&D 756 756 658 Industrial Gasification 0 0 118 Total Biomass & Biorefinery Systems R&D 776 756 756 Fuel Cell Technologies ...

  1. A Hybrid Catalytic Route to Fuels from Biomass Syngas

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    May 21, 2013 Gasification Mike Schultz, PhD., Project PI A Hybrid Catalytic Route to Fuels from Biomass Syngas Project Goal A hybrid biorefinery design that enables the production ...

  2. University of Florida | OSTI, US Dept of Energy Office of Scientific...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    UF Video Archive New biorefinery pilot plant a significant step in reducing reliance on oil University of Florida faculty win 5.4 million grant to study sorghum for energy The ...

  3. Feedstock Supply and Logistics: Biomass as a Commodity

    SciTech Connect

    2013-05-06

    The Bioenergy Technologies Office and its partners are developing the technologies and systems needed to sustainably and economically deliver a broad range of biomass in formats that enable their efficient use as feedstocks for biorefineries.

  4. Appendix A: Office Technology Pathway Structure, Bioenergy Technologie...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    A-1 Last updated: November 2014 Appendix A: Technology Pathway Structure High-level block flow diagrams for each biorefinery pathway are presented in Figures A-1 through A-5....

  5. CX-100059 Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Pilot-Scale Mixotrophic Algae Integrated Biorefinery Award Number: DE-EE0006245 CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15 Date: 09/15/2014 Location(s): IA Office(s): Golden Field Office

  6. CX-010749: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Pilot-Scale Mixotrophic Algae Integrated Biorefinery CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15 Date: 08/15/2013 Location(s): Illinois Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  7. CX-005067: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Developing Thermal Conversion Options for Biorefinery ResiduesCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 01/27/2011Location(s): Mulga, AlabamaOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  8. CX-010252: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Alpena Biorefinery Lignin Separation CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15 Date: 03/27/2013 Location(s): Michigan Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  9. EA-1440-S1: Mitigation Action Plan | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Mitigation Action Plan EA-1440-S1: Mitigation Action Plan National Renewable Energy ... Biorefinery Pilot Plant (TBPP). EA-1440-S1-MAP-2008.pdf (3.04 MB) More Documents & ...

  10. Replacing the Whole Barrel To Reduce U.S. Dependence on Oil

    SciTech Connect

    2013-05-13

    This overview provides highlights of the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office's major research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities to advance biomass conversion, technology integration in biorefineries, and supply logistics to provide a secure, sustainable supply of advanced biofuels.

  11. POET-DSM's Integrated Model | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    POET-DSM's Integrated Model POET-DSM's Integrated Model Breakout Session 1-C: Bringing Biorefineries into the Mainstream POET-DSM's Integrated Model Doug Berven, Vice President of ...

  12. CX-003519: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Southern Pine Based Biorefinery CenterCX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6Date: 08/26/2010Location(s): Atlanta, GeorgiaOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  13. CX-008528: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Demonstration of Pyrolysis Based Biorefinery Concept for Biopower, Biomaterials and Biochar CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15 Date: 05/21/2012 Location(s): Iowa Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  14. Energy Department Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial | Department...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    As demand grows and the market develops for biofuel made from new, non-food plant sources, ... trailer, has been purchased by biofuel company Abengoa for use at its biorefinery. ...

  15. Departments of Energy, Navy, and Agriculture Invest $210 million...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Departments to Invest in Drop-In Biofuel for Military Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for ...

  16. Feedstock Supply System Logistics

    SciTech Connect

    2006-06-01

    Feedstock supply is a significant cost component in the production of biobased fuels, products, and power. The uncertainty of the biomass feedstock supply chain and associated risks are major barriers to procuring capital funding for start-up biorefineries.

  17. Biochemical Platform Analysis

    SciTech Connect

    2006-06-01

    The objective of this project is to perform analysis for the Biochemical Platform to support the on-going research in biochemical conversion of biomass that will be part of an integrated biorefinery.

  18. South Table Mountain Campus Map

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    L o o p R o a d Garage Caf D e n v e r W e s t B l v d . Exit 263 IBRF Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility Shipping & Receiving Quaker St. Maintenance Building West Gate...

  19. U.S. Department of Energy Selects First Round of Small-Scale...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    to provide data necessary to bring online full-size, commercial-scale biorefineries. ... at least 36 billion gallons of U.S. motor fuel by 2022 and meet interim supply ...

  20. Feed Processing, Handling, and Gasification

    SciTech Connect

    2006-04-01

    Both current and future sugar biorefineries will generate a wide variety of residue streams that can be used as feedstocks for thermochemical processes, including corn stover, corn fiber, lignin-rich materials, and distillers dried grain and solubles.

  1. The Biomass Economy

    SciTech Connect

    2002-07-01

    This document is an excerpt from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2002 Research Review, 1st Edition, and provides information about the potential of biorefinery technology in the 21st century.

  2. CX-005939: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Developing Thermal Conversion Options for Pretreated Biorefinery ResiduesCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 06/03/2011Location(s): AlabamaOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  3. CX-002962: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Elevance Integrated BiorefineryCX(s) Applied: B3.6, A9Date: 07/08/2010Location(s): IllinoisOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  4. 2013 DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Project Peer Review

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Southern Pine Based Biorefinery Center May 20 - 23, 2013 Bio-Oil Technology Area Review ... residues and kraft lignin to a pyrolysis oil that could be used as a feedstock for green ...

  5. Microsoft Word - aDE-FOA-0000096.rtf | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    aDE-FOA-0000096.rtf Microsoft Word - aDE-FOA-0000096.rtf PDF icon Microsoft Word - aDE-FOA-0000096.rtf More Documents & Publications Integrated Biorefinery Process DISCLAIMER: GTP ...

  6. Bioenergy Upcoming Events | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Bioenergy Upcoming Events Bioenergy Upcoming Events October 2016 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Biorefinery Optimization Workshop ...

  7. USDA Offers Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies for Rural Businesses...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    by the 2008 Farm Bill, the program is only available to biorefineries that were in existence when the bill was enacted on June 18, 2008. Lincolnway Energy started making ethanol...

  8. Microsoft PowerPoint - 1-FY12_budget_rollout_presentation_DOE...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... 2,216 3,200 + 44% + 984 Solar Energy......FY12 vs FY10 Biomass and Biorefinery Systems RD&D...... 291 - 26% - 102 , Naval Petroleum & Oil Shale ...

  9. Recent Activity on Bioproducts that enable Biofuels in the Bioenergy Technologies Office

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Breakout Session 2C: Integrated Biorefineries – Building Blocks to Success Recent Activity on Bioproducts that enable Biofuels in the Bioenergy Technologies Office Andrea Bailey, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education Fellow –Conversion Technologies, Bioenergy Technologies Office

  10. Waste-to-Energy and Fuel Cell Technologies Overview | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Presentation by Robert Remick, NREL, at the DOE-DOD Waste-to-Energy Using Fuel Cells ... Integration at Biorefineries Report of the DOD-DOE Workshop on Converting Waste to Energy ...

  11. EA-1940: Proposed Federal Loan Guarantee for Montana Advanced Biofuels

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Montana Advanced Biofuels (MAB) submitted an application to DOE for a Federal loan guarantee to support construction of a multi-feedstock biorefinery that would produce approximately 115 million gallons per year of ethanol in Great Falls, Montana. The biorefinery would utilize renewable biomass in the form of barley and wheat to produce ethanol and other by-products, including wheat gluten, barley bran, and barley meal. NOTE: The EA is cancelled because the applicant withdrew from the program.

  12. Advanced Enzymes and Mixtures-final-sm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    enzyme mixtures to meet biorefinery conditions lowers conversion costs of lignocellulosic biomass to biofuel Genes are synthesized and expressed in an appropriate expression host, typically in E. Coli. Each enzyme is screened for activity across a range of temperatures, pH and biorefinery relevant conditions. An enzyme mixture developed by Sandia researchers that functions optimally at 70 °C and 20% of the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate. Biofuels: Advanced Enzymes and Mixtures

  13. Bioenergy Impacts … Self-Loading Trailer

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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.

  14. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities,

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office(BETO) IBR Project Peer Review *© 2015 ICM, Inc. All Rights Reserved. *1 Recovery Act: Pilot Integrated Cellulosic Biorefinery Operations to Fuel Ethanol Award Number: DE-EE0002875 March 23, 2015 Demonstration and Market Transformation Program Douglas B. Rivers, Ph.D. ICM, Inc. Project Goal Statement  Leverage its existing pilot plant  Operate the pilot cellulosic integrated biorefinery using a biochemical platform with pretreatment and enzymatic

  15. Sapphire Energy Out to Prove That Crud Can Take On Crude | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Sapphire Energy Out to Prove That Crud Can Take On Crude Sapphire Energy Out to Prove That Crud Can Take On Crude December 16, 2011 - 2:48pm Addthis An aerial view of Sapphire Energy's integrated biorefinery in Luna County, New Mexico. | Photo courtesy of Sapphire Energy. An aerial view of Sapphire Energy's integrated biorefinery in Luna County, New Mexico. | Photo courtesy of Sapphire Energy. Dr. Christine M. English Principle Engineer What does this project do? Aims to demonstrate

  16. Secretary Chu Checks In on Biomass Pilot-Scale Facility | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Checks In on Biomass Pilot-Scale Facility Secretary Chu Checks In on Biomass Pilot-Scale Facility November 22, 2011 - 10:03am Addthis Secretary Steven Chu visited Kapolei, Hawaii, to check on the process of an integrated biorefinery project awarded $25 million through the Recovery Act to construct the facility. | Image courtesy of the Energy Department. Secretary Steven Chu visited Kapolei, Hawaii, to check on the process of an integrated biorefinery project awarded $25 million

  17. Microbial Fuel Cells for Recycle of Process Water from Cellulosic Ethanol

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Biorefineries - Energy Innovation Portal Microbial Fuel Cells for Recycle of Process Water from Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefineries Oak Ridge National Laboratory Contact ORNL About This Technology Technology Marketing SummaryA method was invented at ORNL for removing inhibitor compounds from process water in biomass-to-ethanol production. This invention can also be used to produce power for other industrial processes. DescriptionLarge amounts of water are used in the processing of cellulosic

  18. 2013 DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Project Peer Review Sapphire Integrated Algal Biorefinery (IABR) Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Integrated Biorefineries Jaime E. Moreno, P.E. Sapphire Energy, Inc. Sapphire produces drop-in crude oil from algae, sunlight, and CO 2 - in a scalable and sustainable process CO 2 Sunlight Plentiful inputs Scalable, open pond facilities Green crude Fossil crude came from algae and other plants living millions of years ago; Sapphire radically accelerates a natural

  19. 2013 DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office(BETO) IBR Project Peer Review

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Office(BETO) IBR Project Peer Review *© 2013 ICM, Inc. All Rights Reserved. *1 Recovery Act: Pilot Integrated Cellulosic Biorefinery Operations to Fuel Ethanol Award Number: DE-EE0002875 May 20, 2013 Integrated Biorefinery Program Review Panel Douglas B. Rivers, Ph.D. ICM, Inc. Project Description > Project Location - ICM, Inc., St. Joseph MO > Company headquarters - ICM, Inc., Colwich, KS > High Level overview of:  Feedstock handling * Dry Frac Corn Fiber, Switchgrass/Energy

  20. Audit Report: IG-0893 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    IG-0893 Audit Report: IG-0893 September 9, 2013 Follow-up Audit of the Department of Energy's Financial Assistance for Integrated Biorefinery Projects The Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (Program) supports the development of biomass resources into commercially viable biofuels, bioproducts and biopower. The Program provides financial assistance for integrated biorefinery projects to assist in building and operating facilities at each scale of development: pilot, demonstration

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Cellulosic Ethanol Shipment | Department of Energy 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 Sterner Technology

  2. EIS-0407-SA-01: Supplement Analysis | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    -SA-01: Supplement Analysis EIS-0407-SA-01: Supplement Analysis Proposed Abengoa Biorefinery Project, near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas This EIS analyzed the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of the design, construction, and startup of a biomass-to-ethanol and energy production facility--the Biorefinery Project. The Supplement Analysis examines the potential environmental impacts of the Modified Proposed Action and addresses whether the potential environmental

  3. AVAPCO LLC RFI DE-FOA 0001615 Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BIOREFINERY Capabilities, Published July 20, 2016 Category 2: Lignin Company name: AVAPCO LLC, Thomaston Biorefinery Company contact: Vesa Pylkkanen/CTO Company address: 300 McIntosh Parkway, Thomaston, GA 30286 Phone number: 404-872-8807; E-mail address: Biorefine@americanprocess.com Disclaimer and Important Notes: AVAPCO LLC and American Process Inc. reserve right to select the customers based on merit of the project after assessing the safety, environmental, availability and economic factors.

  4. AVAPCO LLC RFI DE-FOA_0001615 Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BIOREFINERY Capabilities, Published July 20, 2016 Category 1: Lignocellulosic Sugars Company name: AVAPCO LLC, Thomaston Biorefinery Company contact: Vesa Pylkkanen/CTO Company address: 300 McIntosh Parkway, Thomaston, GA 30286 Phone number: 404-872-7194; E-mail address: Biorefine@americanprocess.com Disclaimer and Important Notes: AVAPCO LLC and American Process Inc. reserve right to select the customers based on merit of the project after assessing the safety, environmental, availability and

  5. Demonstration and Deployment Workshop - Day 1

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Farm Bill Title IX Programs and Advanced Biorefinery Project Finance DOE Bioenergy Demonstration and Deployment Strategy Workshop Argonne National Laboratory March 12, 2014 Tony Crooks USDA Rural Development $1.1 billion to leverage renewable energy industry investments in new technologies and feedstocks * Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) - $70 M * Biomass Research and Development Initiative -- $118 M * Biorefinery Assistance -- $75 M ('09), $245 M ('10) * Bioenergy Program for Advanced

  6. Demonstration and Deployment Workshop - Day 2 Report Out

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Feedstocks Top Advancement Activities Recommended by Group: 1. Demonstration and Development of Advanced Logistics Systems - Outcome: Increase the rate of developing feedstock supply systems that can achieve cost, availability/reliability and consistency/quality in parallel with the development of biorefineries, so the systems are deployment-ready when biorefineries are ready (e.g., cattle feed, biopower/CHP markets) 2 | Bioenergy Technologies Office Day 2 Report-Breakout Group: Feedstocks 2.

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

  8. EIS-0407: Record of Decision | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Issuance of a Loan Guarantee to Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC for the Abengoa Biorefinery Project Near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas (October 2011) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its decision to issue a $134 million loan guarantee under Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) to Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC (Abengoa) for construction and start-up of a cellulosic ethanol plant near Hugoton, Kansas (Project). The integrated biorefinery will

  9. Sarff102.pdf

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Sapphire Energy Out to Prove That Crud Can Take On Crude Sapphire Energy Out to Prove That Crud Can Take On Crude December 16, 2011 - 2:48pm Addthis An aerial view of Sapphire Energy's integrated biorefinery in Luna County, New Mexico. | Photo courtesy of Sapphire Energy. An aerial view of Sapphire Energy's integrated biorefinery in Luna County, New Mexico. | Photo courtesy of Sapphire Energy. Dr. Christine M. English Principle Engineer What does this project do? Aims to demonstrate

  10. The Journey to Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels in the United States |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy The Journey to Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels in the United States The Journey to Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels in the United States October 17, 2014 - 1:28pm Addthis Secretary Moniz (center) tours the Abengoa Biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.| Photo Courtesy of Abengoa. Secretary Moniz (center) tours the Abengoa Biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.| Photo Courtesy of Abengoa. David Danielson Former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and

  11. Energy Department Helping Lower Biofuel Costs for the Nation | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Helping Lower Biofuel Costs for the Nation Energy Department Helping Lower Biofuel Costs for the Nation January 29, 2015 - 9:31am Addthis Biofuels are produced in a biorefinery (bottom left) from feedstocks such as corn stover (bottom right) and switchgrass (top left). Biofuels are produced in a biorefinery (bottom left) from feedstocks such as corn stover (bottom right) and switchgrass (top left). Alicia Moulton Communications Specialist, Bioenergy Technologies Office U.S.

  12. Feedstock Logistics | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Logistics Feedstock Logistics Feedstock logistics encompasses all of the unit operations necessary to harvest the biomass and move it from the field or forest through to the throat of the conversion reactor at the biorefinery, while also ensuring that the delivered feedstock meets the specifications of the biorefinery conversion process. Multidisciplinary teams are designing and developing advanced equipment and systems to reduce cost, improve biomass quality, and increase productivity

  13. CX-005693: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    693: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-005693: Categorical Exclusion Determination Solazyme Integrated Biorefinery (SzIBR): Diesel Fuels from Heterotrophic Algae CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 04/12/2011 Location(s): Peoria, Illinois Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to provide federal funding to Solazyme to build, operate and optimize a pilot-scale Solazyme Integrated Biorefinery (SzIBR). DOE completed the National

  14. Turning Leftover Trees into Biogasoline | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Leftover Trees into Biogasoline Turning Leftover Trees into Biogasoline June 7, 2010 - 11:00am Addthis Researchers at Virginia Tech are working to show how biogasoline could potentially be created in existing petroleum refineries, instead of at new biorefineries as shown here. | File illustration Researchers at Virginia Tech are working to show how biogasoline could potentially be created in existing petroleum refineries, instead of at new biorefineries as shown here. | File illustration Joshua

  15. BETO Monthly News Blast, September 2014

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    September 2014 Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in Drop-in Biofuel for Military Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman joined Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus on September 19, 2014, to announce awards for three commercial-scale biorefinery projects that will help meet the transportation needs of the U.S. military and private sector. These three biorefinery projects-Emerald Biofuels on the Gulf Coast, Fulcrum BioEnergy in

  16. Benefits of Biofuel Production and Use in Iowa

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    is a national leader in the development of advanced biofuels. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-supported POET-DSM biorefinery in Emmetsburg leverages the state's extensive biomass resources and existing bioenergy infrastructure to produce advanced biofuels. Iowa Iowa's Integrated Biorefinery * Advanced biofuels produced from excess post-harvest waste help maintain soil health, create another income stream for rural communities, and improve energy security for Iowa. Some of the richest

  17. Benefits of Biofuel Production and Use in Kansas

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Kansas is a national leader in the development of advanced biofuels. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-supported Abengoa biorefinery in Hugoton leverages the state's extensive biomass resources and existing bioenergy infrastructure to produce advanced biofuels. Kansas Kansas' Integrated Biorefinery Advanced biofuels produced from excess post-harvest waste help maintain soil health, create another income stream for rural communities, and improve energy security for Kansas. Robust agricultural

  18. Continuous Succinic Acid Production by Actinobacillus succinogenes on Xylose-Enriched Hydrolysate

    SciTech Connect

    Bradfield, Michael F. A.; Mohagheghi, Ali; Salvachua, Davinia; Smith, Holly; Black, Brenna A.; Dowe, Nancy; Beckham, Gregg T.; Nicol, Willie

    2015-11-14

    Bio-manufacturing of high-value chemicals in parallel to renewable biofuels has the potential to dramatically improve the overall economic landscape of integrated lignocellulosic biorefineries. However, this will require the generation of carbohydrate streams from lignocellulose in a form suitable for efficient microbial conversion and downstream processing appropriate to the desired end use, making overall process development, along with selection of appropriate target molecules, crucial to the integrated biorefinery. Succinic acid (SA), a high-value target molecule, can be biologically produced from sugars and has the potential to serve as a platform chemical for various chemical and polymer applications. However, the feasibility of microbial SA production at industrially relevant productivities and yields from lignocellulosic biorefinery streams has not yet been reported.

  19. Continuous Succinic Acid Production by Actinobacillus succinogenes on Xylose-Enriched Hydrolysate

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    Bradfield, Michael F. A.; Mohagheghi, Ali; Salvachua, Davinia; Smith, Holly; Black, Brenna A.; Dowe, Nancy; Beckham, Gregg T.; Nicol, Willie

    2015-11-14

    Bio-manufacturing of high-value chemicals in parallel to renewable biofuels has the potential to dramatically improve the overall economic landscape of integrated lignocellulosic biorefineries. However, this will require the generation of carbohydrate streams from lignocellulose in a form suitable for efficient microbial conversion and downstream processing appropriate to the desired end use, making overall process development, along with selection of appropriate target molecules, crucial to the integrated biorefinery. Succinic acid (SA), a high-value target molecule, can be biologically produced from sugars and has the potential to serve as a platform chemical for various chemical and polymer applications. However, the feasibility ofmore » microbial SA production at industrially relevant productivities and yields from lignocellulosic biorefinery streams has not yet been reported.« less

  20. BETO-Funded Technology Produces Jet Fuel for Virgin Atlantic | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy BETO-Funded Technology Produces Jet Fuel for Virgin Atlantic BETO-Funded Technology Produces Jet Fuel for Virgin Atlantic September 27, 2016 - 11:36am Addthis Alcohol-to-jet production units at LanzaTech Freedom Pines Biorefinery in Soperton, Georgia. Alcohol-to-jet production units at LanzaTech Freedom Pines Biorefinery in Soperton, Georgia. LanzaTech recently announced a significant milestone-producing 1,500 gallons of renewable jet fuel from industrial waste gases. LanzaTech

  1. CX-100393 Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    93 Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-100393 Categorical Exclusion Determination Upgrading Lignin-containing Biorefinery Residues for Bioplastics Award Number: DE- EE-0007104 CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Bioenergy Technologies Office Date: 10/26/2015 Location(s): TX Office(s): Golden Field Office The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to provide federal funding to Texas A&M University to develop the process of upgrading lignin-containing biorefinery residues for use in bioplastics.

  2. DuPont's Cellulosic Ethanol Grand Opening Marks a Milestone for the

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Advanced Biofuels Industry | Department of Energy DuPont's Cellulosic Ethanol Grand Opening Marks a Milestone for the Advanced Biofuels Industry DuPont's Cellulosic Ethanol Grand Opening Marks a Milestone for the Advanced Biofuels Industry November 20, 2015 - 12:49pm Addthis DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Nevada, Iowa, opened on October 30, 2015. | Photo courtesy of DuPont DuPont's cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Nevada, Iowa, opened on October 30, 2015. | Photo courtesy

  3. Assessment of Gasification-Based Biorefining at Kraft Pulp and Paper Mills in the United States, Part A: Background and Assumptions

    SciTech Connect

    Larson, E. D.; Consonni, S.; Katofsky, R. E.; Iisa, K.; Frederick, W. J., Jr.

    2008-11-01

    Commercialization of black liquor and biomass gasification technologies is anticipated in the 2010-2015 time frame, and synthesis gas from gasifiers can be converted into liquid fuels using catalytic synthesis technologies that are already commercially established in the gas-to-liquids or coal-to-liquids industries. This set of two papers describes key results from a major assessment of the prospective energy, environmental, and financial performance of commercial gasification-based biorefineries integrated with kraft pulp and paper mills [1]. Seven detailed biorefinery designs were developed for a reference mill in the southeastern United States, together with the associated mass/energy balances, air emissions estimates, and capital investment requirements. The biorefineries provide chemical recovery services and co-produce process steam for the mill, some electricity, and one of three liquid fuels: a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic crude oil (which could be refined to vehicle fuels at an existing petroleum refinery), dimethyl ether (a diesel engine fuel or propane substitute), or an ethanol-rich mixed-alcohol product. This paper describes the key assumptions that underlie the biorefinery designs. Part B will present analytical results.

  4. Feedstock Sugar Interface

    SciTech Connect

    None

    2006-06-01

    To access enough biomass to meet petroleum displacement goals, a variety of feedstock and delivery systems are needed. Selection of the feedstock and delivery system for a biorefinery is important because it can affect the physical and chemical properties of the biomass input.

  5. May Wu | Argonne National Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    May Wu Team Leader - Water Assessment News Argonne model analyzes water footprint of biofuels E-mail mwu@anl.gov Website Water Analysis Tool for Energy Resources (WATER) Projects Biofuels Biorefinery Grey Water Analysis Electricity Petroleum Oil Water Footprint Water Impacts Analysis Water Use and Quality Assessment Watershed Modeling for Biofuels

  6. NREL Refinery Process Shows Increased Effectiveness of Producing Ethanol from Algae

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous methods.

  7. Biochemical Conversion | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Conversion Biochemical Conversion This area focuses on the research, development and demonstration of biological processes that convert biomass to biofuels, chemicals, and power. Biochemical processes also complement thermochemical conversion by providing residual materials for further processing. Biochemical conversion will advance in the future by enhancing fuel yields in integrated biorefineries which combine conversion types with heat and power efficiencies to produce fuel and products.

  8. Cellulosic Liquid Fuels Commercial Production Today | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Liquid Fuels Commercial Production Today Cellulosic Liquid Fuels Commercial Production Today Keynote Success Story Robert Graham, Chairman and CEO, Ensyn Corporation b13_graham_ensyn.pdf (1.44 MB) More Documents & Publications Advanced Cellulosic Biofuels Production of Renewable Fuels from Biomass by FCC Co-processing 2013 Peer Review Presentations-Integrated Biorefineries

  9. Research Facilities | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Research Facilities Our state-of-the-art facilities are available to industry entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, and universities for researching and developing their energy technologies. Our researchers and technicians who operate these labs and facilities are ready to work with you and share their expertise. Alphabetical Listings Laboratories Test and User Facilities Popular Facilities Energy Systems Integration Facility Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility Process Development

  10. Final Technical Report

    SciTech Connect

    John Cuzens; Necitas Sumait

    2012-09-13

    BlueFire Ethanol, Inc., a U.S. based corporation with offices in Irvine, California developed a cellulosic biorefinery to convert approximately 700 dry metric tons per day in to 18.9 million gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol. The Project is proposed to be located in the city of Fulton, County of Itawamba, Mississippi.

  11. Biochemical Processes | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Biochemical Processes NREL is developing biochemical conversion processes to generate sugars and sugars-derived intermediates for upgrading to biofuels and bioproducts. We develop hydrolytic and related deconstruction processes; improve enzymes, microbes, and catalysts; integrate and scale up process steps across the biochemical conversion pathway; and facilitate deployment and commercialization with our partners in the Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility. Enzyme and Microbial Development

  12. CX-100469 Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Biomass Electrochemical Reactor for Upgrading Biorefinery Waste to Industrial Chemicals and Hydrogen Award Number: DE-EE0007105 CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Bioenergy Technologies Office Date: 01/28/2016 Location(s): OH Office(s): Golden Field Office

  13. Advanced Cellulosic Biofuels | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Cellulosic Biofuels Advanced Cellulosic Biofuels Breakout Session 2-B: New/Emerging Pathways Advanced Cellulosic Biofuels Dr. Robert Graham, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Ensyn Corporation graham_bioenergy_2015.pdf (1.94 MB) More Documents & Publications Cellulosic Liquid Fuels Commercial Production Today Production of Renewable Fuels from Biomass by FCC Co-processing Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Presentations

  14. 3.1.1.2 Feed Processing and Handling DL2 Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    Elliott, Douglas C.; Magnuson, Jon K.; Wend, Christopher F.

    2006-09-30

    This milestone report is the deliverable for our Feed Processing and Handling project. It includes results of wet biomass feedstock analysis, slurry pumping information, fungal processing to produce a lignin-rich biorefinery residue and two subcontracted efforts to quantify the amount of wet biomass feedstocks currently available within the corn processing and paper processing industries.

  15. CX-006834: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Biomass Pre-Extraction, Hydrolysis and Conversion Process Improvements for an Integrated BiorefineryCX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1Date: 09/22/2011Location(s): VirginiaOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  16. Final Technical Report

    SciTech Connect

    Thomas F. Kauffman

    2007-03-30

    The goal of the project was to research and develop a biorefinery technology platform for adhesives, elastomers and foams. The program developed new bio-based products which can replace petrochemical-based polyurethane technology in film laminating and other adhesive, sealant and elastomer applications. The technology provides faster cure, lower energy consumption and safety enhancements versus incumbent urethane technology.

  17. CX-003202: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Pilot-Scale Biorefinery: Sustainable Transport Fuels from Biomass and Algae Residues via Integrated Pyrolysis and Catalytic HydroconversionCX(s) Applied: B3.6Date: 08/02/2010Location(s): Tesoro, IllinoisOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  18. CX-003601: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Demonstration of a Pilot Integrated Biorefinery for the Economical Conversion of Biomass to Diesel Fuel - Budget Period 2CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1Date: 08/23/2010Location(s): Toledo, OhioOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  19. Biomass Research Program

    ScienceCinema

    Kenney, Kevin; Wright, Christopher; Shelton-Davis, Colleen

    2016-07-12

    INL's mission is to achieve DOE's vision of supplying high-quality raw biomass; preprocessing biomass into advanced bioenergy feedstocks; and delivering bioenergy commodities to biorefineries. You can learn more about research like this at the lab's facebook site http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

  20. CX-005426: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Biorefinery in New York-Bio Butanol from BiomassCX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6Date: 03/03/2011Location(s): New YorkOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  1. CX-001736: Categorical Exclusion Determination

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Pilot Scale Biorefinery: Sustainable Transport Fuels from Biomass and Algal ResidueCX(s) Applied: B3.6, A9Date: 03/30/2010Location(s): IllinoisOffice(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  2. Eric Tan | Bioenergy | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Tan Eric Tan Senior Research Engineer, Biorefinery Analysis Team Eric.Tan@nrel.gov | 303-384-7933 Research Interests Conceptual process design, economics, and sustainability for conversion of biomass to biofuels and chemicals Renewable and sustainable energy Green engineering Carbon nano-structures, fuel cell, hydrogen production, kinetic modeling, and heterogeneous catalysis Affiliated Research Programs Thermochemical Conversion Platform Analysis Biochemical Conversion Platform Analysis

  3. Verenium Biofuels Fact Sheet | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Verenium Biofuels Fact Sheet Verenium Biofuels Fact Sheet Operation and maintenance of a demonstration-scale facility in Jennings, Louisiana with some capital additions. Verenium_Biofuels.pdf (19.29 KB) More Documents & Publications Pacific Ethanol, Inc Verenium Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery Pacific Ethanol, Inc

  4. FY 2011 Agency Performance Report

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    ... & Fuel Cell Technologies 180 2 Biomass & Biorefinery R&D 391 4 Solar Energy 258 5 ... Clean Coal 921 8 Petroleum Reserves 272 3 ... to 8.4 kW (2010) vs. 4.4 kW (2007), which ...

  5. Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Renewable Energy Institute International

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    The Renewable Energy Institute International, in collaboration with Red Lion Bio-Energy and Pacific Renewable Fuels, is demonstrating a pilot, pre-commercial-scale integrated biorefinery for the production of high-quality, synthetic diesel fuels from agriculture and forest residues using advanced thermochemical and catalytic conversion technologies.

  6. A Cost-Benefit Assessment of Gasification-Based Biorefining in the Kraft Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Eric D. Larson; Stefano Consonni; Ryan E. Katofsky; Kristiina Iisa; W. James Frederick

    2007-03-31

    Production of liquid fuels and chemicals via gasification of kraft black liquor and woody residues (''biorefining'') has the potential to provide significant economic returns for kraft pulp and paper mills replacing Tomlinson boilers beginning in the 2010-2015 timeframe. Commercialization of gasification technologies is anticipated in this period, and synthesis gas from gasifiers can be converted into liquid fuels using catalytic synthesis technologies that are in most cases already commercially established today in the ''gas-to-liquids'' industry. These conclusions are supported by detailed analysis carried out in a two-year project co-funded by the American Forest and Paper Association and the Biomass Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. This work assessed the energy, environment, and economic costs and benefits of biorefineries at kraft pulp and paper mills in the United States. Seven detailed biorefinery process designs were developed for a reference freesheet pulp/paper mill in the Southeastern U.S., together with the associated mass/energy balances, air emissions estimates, and capital investment requirements. Commercial (''Nth'') plant levels of technology performance and cost were assumed. The biorefineries provide chemical recovery services and co-produce process steam for the mill, some electricity, and one of three liquid fuels: a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic crude oil (which would be refined to vehicle fuels at existing petroleum refineries), dimethyl ether (a diesel engine fuel or LPG substitute), or an ethanol-rich mixed-alcohol product. Compared to installing a new Tomlinson power/recovery system, a biorefinery would require larger capital investment. However, because the biorefinery would have higher energy efficiencies, lower air emissions, and a more diverse product slate (including transportation fuel), the internal rates of return (IRR) on the incremental capital investments would be attractive under many circumstances. For nearly all of the

  7. Sustainable Biomass Supply Systems

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    Erin Searcy; Dave Muth; Erin Wilkerson; Shahab Sokansanj; Bryan Jenkins; Peter Titman; Nathan Parker; Quinn Hart; Richard Nelson

    2009-04-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aims to displace 30% of the 2004 gasoline use (60 billion gal/yr) with biofuels by 2030 as outlined in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which will require 700 million tons of biomass to be sustainably delivered to biorefineries annually. Lignocellulosic biomass will make an important contribution towards meeting DOEs ethanol production goals. For the biofuels industry to be an economically viable enterprise, the feedstock supply system (i.e., moving the biomass from the field to the refinery) cannot contribute more that 30% of the total cost of the biofuel production. The Idaho National Laboratory in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of California, Davis and Kansas State University are developing a set of tools for identifying economical, sustainable feedstocks on a regional basis based on biorefinery siting.

  8. JGI Fungal Genomics Program

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    Grigoriev, Igor V.

    2011-03-14

    Genomes of energy and environment fungi are in focus of the Fungal Genomic Program at the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI). Its key project, the Genomics Encyclopedia of Fungi, targets fungi related to plant health (symbionts, pathogens, and biocontrol agents) and biorefinery processes (cellulose degradation, sugar fermentation, industrial hosts), and explores fungal diversity by means of genome sequencing and analysis. Over 50 fungal genomes have been sequenced by JGI to date and released through MycoCosm (www.jgi.doe.gov/fungi), a fungal web-portal, which integrates sequence and functional data with genome analysis tools for user community. Sequence analysis supported by functional genomics leads to developing parts list for complex systems ranging from ecosystems of biofuel crops to biorefineries. Recent examples of such 'parts' suggested by comparative genomics and functional analysis in these areas are presented here

  9. Genomic Encyclopedia of Fungi

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    Grigoriev, Igor

    2012-08-10

    Genomes of fungi relevant to energy and environment are in focus of the Fungal Genomic Program at the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI). Its key project, the Genomics Encyclopedia of Fungi, targets fungi related to plant health (symbionts, pathogens, and biocontrol agents) and biorefinery processes (cellulose degradation, sugar fermentation, industrial hosts), and explores fungal diversity by means of genome sequencing and analysis. Over 150 fungal genomes have been sequenced by JGI to date and released through MycoCosm (www.jgi.doe.gov/fungi), a fungal web-portal, which integrates sequence and functional data with genome analysis tools for user community. Sequence analysis supported by functional genomics leads to developing parts list for complex systems ranging from ecosystems of biofuel crops to biorefineries. Recent examples of such parts suggested by comparative genomics and functional analysis in these areas are presented here.

  10. Roadmap for Agriculture Biomass Feedstock Supply in the United States

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    J. Richard Hess; Thomas D. Foust; Reed Hoskinson; David Thompson

    2003-11-01

    The Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee established a goal that biomass will supply 5% of the nation’s power, 20% of its transportation fuels, and 25% of its chemicals by 2030. These combined goals are approximately equivalent to 30% of the country’s current petroleum consumption. The benefits of a robust biorefinery industry supplying this amount of domestically produced power, fuels, and products are considerable, including decreased demand for imported oil, revenue to the depressed agricultural industry, and revitalized rural economies. A consistent supply of highquality, low-cost feedstock is vital to achieving this goal. This biomass roadmap defines the research and development (R&D) path to supplying the feedstock needs of the biorefinery and to achieving the important national goals set for biomass. To meet these goals, the biorefinery industry must be more sustainable than the systems it will replace. Sustainability hinges on the economic profitability of all participants, on environmental impact of every step in the process, and on social impact of the product and its production. In early 2003, a series of colloquies were held to define and prioritize the R&D needs for supplying feedstock to the biorefinery in a sustainable manner. These colloquies involved participants and stakeholders in the feedstock supply chain, including growers, transporters, equipment manufacturers, and processors as well as environmental groups and others with a vested interest in ensuring the sustainability of the biorefinery. From this series of colloquies, four high-level strategic goals were set for the feedstock area: • Biomass Availability – By 2030, 1 billion dry tons of lignocellulosic feedstock is needed annually to achieve the power, fuel, and chemical production goals set by the Biomass Research and Development Technology Advisory Production Committee • Sustainability – Production and use of the 1 billion dry tons annually must be

  11. NREL Releases Analysis of Renewable Electricity Standards - News Releases |

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    from Algae | Department of Energy NREL Refinery Process Shows Increased Effectiveness of Producing Ethanol from Algae NREL Refinery Process Shows Increased Effectiveness of Producing Ethanol from Algae February 11, 2016 - 5:07pm Addthis A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has proven to be significantly more effective at

  12. Catalytic Tar Reforming for Cleanup and Conditioning of Biomass-derived Syngas

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    Dayton, D. C.; Bain, R. L.; Phillips, S. D.; Magrini-Bair, K.; Feik, C. J.

    2006-01-01

    Biomass gasification is being investigated to produce clean syngas from biomass or biorefinery residues as an intermediate that can be used directly as a fuel for integrated heat and power production or further refined and upgraded by various processing technologies. Conditioning of biomass-derived syngas, with an emphasis on tar reforming, to make it a suitable feed for high temperature, pressurized liquid fuels synthesis is the goal of current research efforts.

  13. Bioenergy Impacts … Renewable Jet Fuel

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

  14. BiofuelsReportFinal

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    BASED ON THE JUNE 25-26, 2007 WORKSHOP WASHINGTON, D.C. A RESEARCH ROADMAP FOR MAKING LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOFUELS A PRACTICAL REALITY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST SPONSORED BY: Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels: Next Generation Hydrocarbon Biorefineries THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Publication Date: March 2008 Suggested citation for this document: NSF. 2008. Breaking the Chemical and Engineering

  15. Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: ICM, Inc.

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    21 * December 2012 Printed with a renewable-source ink on paper containing at least 50% wastepaper, including 10% post consumer waste 35,000-gallon hydrolysis reactors 10 T/D pre-treatment skid Pilot Integrated Cellulosic Biorefinery Operations to Fuel Ethanol ICM, Inc. has modified its existing pilot plant and begun operations to use its biochemical conversion technology to produce fuel- grade ethanol from corn fiber, switchgrass, and energy sorghum. ICM, Inc. is leveraging its existing dry

  16. Biopower Factsheet

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BIOMASS PROGRAM In converting biomass into biofuels and other products, integrated biorefineries can use lignin and other residues to generate biopower for use in processing or for sale to the grid. These biomass technologies generate varying amounts of electricity depending on the size of the technology deployment and the biomass resource itself. Biomass can also be used in combined heat and power (CHP) systems to produce both heat and electricity. With system efficiencies as high as 60-80%, 3

  17. Building a World of Difference | Department of Energy

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    Building a World of Difference Building a World of Difference Waste-to-Energy Roadmapping Workshop Building a World of Difference Presentation by Patricia Scanlan, Director of Residuals Treatment Technologies, Black & Veatch scanlan_waste_to_energy_2014.pdf (1.34 MB) More Documents & Publications Waste-to-Energy Workshop Summary Report Biogas Opportunities Roadmap Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries

  18. N - Phase 5, Performance

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    presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information Myriant Succinic Acid BioRefinery DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) 2015 Project Peer Review Mark Shmorhun, Principal Investigator March 25, 2015 2 Goal Statement * Renewable Succinic Acid Production * A high value bio based chemical derived from renewable feedstocks * Validate proposed technology at a demonstration plant located in Lake Providence, LA. * Nameplate Capacity: 30 million

  19. BioEnergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bio Economy through Innovation 2D -

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Integrated Bio Refineries - Building Blocks to Success | Department of Energy BioEnergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bio Economy through Innovation 2D - Integrated Bio Refineries - Building Blocks to Success BioEnergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bio Economy through Innovation 2D - Integrated Bio Refineries - Building Blocks to Success Breakout Session 2D: Integrated Biorefineries - Building Blocks to Success BioEnergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bio Economy through Innovation 2D - Integrated Bio Refineries -

  20. PowerPoint Presentation

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    Addressing fire risk in biomass handling and storage Erin Webb DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Rosemont, IL October 5, 2016 2 3 Government-Industry partnership Objectives * Understand fire behavior in biomass feedstocks * Improve codes/standards to better reflect current knowledge of biomass fire risk and industry practices * Develop training and reference materials for design professionals, code/standards developers, and code officials Biomass Industry Panel

  1. Energy Department Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial Energy Department Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial October 1, 2015 - 3:33pm Addthis Kelderman self-loading trailer 1 of 2 Kelderman self-loading trailer The Kelderman Manufacturing Self-Loading Trailer as adapted for Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas biorefinery. Image: Photo courtesy of Kelderman Manufacturing Kelderman self-loading trailer, open sides 2 of 2 Kelderman self-loading trailer, open sides Another version of the Kelderman

  2. ICM, Incorporated | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ICM, Incorporated ICM, Incorporated One page on ICM, Incorporated project. ICM will construct and operate a pilot integrated biorefinery using a proven biochemical platform pretreatment technology enhanced by energy recycling and process flow innovations to refine terrestrial lignocellulosic biomass into fuel ethanol. The proposed process furthers the cost effective production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass. ICM, Incorporated (19.82 KB) More Documents & Publications ICM,

  3. ICM, Incorporated | Department of Energy

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    ICM, Incorporated ICM, Incorporated ICM will construct and operate a pilot integrated biorefinery using a proven biochemical platform pretreatment technology enhanced by energy recycling and process flow innovations to refine terrestrial lignocellulosic biomass into fuel ethanol. The proposed process furthers the cost effective production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass. ICM_Incorporated.pdf (19.82 KB) More Documents & Publications ICM, Incorporated ICM, Incorporated Biomass IBR Fact

  4. Roasting Biomass May Be Key Process in Bioenergy Economy | OSTI, US Dept of

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    Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information Roasting Biomass May Be Key Process in Bioenergy Economy Back to the OSTI News Listing for 2010 Biorefineries may soon rely on a process akin to roasting coffee beans to get more energy-dense biomass. A new collaborative study between Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will investigate whether such roasting can create a more valuable product for the nascent biofuels industry. DOepatents is the

  5. Lignin Valorization-final-sm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Discovering effective methods of depolymerizing lignin will improve economics of biorefineries and create a renewable resource for chemicals Biofuels: Increasing the Value of Lignin Lignin Valorization Current lignocellulose biomass conversion to biofuels requires the breakdown of lignin to liberate sugars that can be converted into advanced fuels. The process results in a significant amount of lignin waste product that could be utilized for other byproducts improving the economics for

  6. Richland Badge Request PIA

    Energy Saver

    Research, Development, and Demonstration Research, Development, and Demonstration The Bioenergy Technologies Office's research, development, and demonstration efforts are organized around three key technical and three key crosscutting elements. The first two technical elements-Feedstock Supply and Logistics R&D and Conversion R&D-primarily focus on research and development (R&D). The third technical element-Demonstration and Market Transformation-focuses on integrated biorefineries

  7. Physical Energy Accounting in California: A Case Study of Cellulosic Ethanol Production

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    Coughlin, Katie; Fridley, David

    2008-07-17

    California's target for greenhouse gas reduction in part relies on the development of viable low-carbon fuel alternatives to gasoline. It is often assumed that cellulosic ethanol--ethanol made from the structural parts of a plant and not from the food parts--will be one of these alternatives. This study examines the physical viability of a switchgrass-based cellulosic ethanol industry in California from the point of view of the physical requirements of land, water, energy and other material use. Starting from a scenario in which existing irrigated pastureland and fiber-crop land is converted to switchgrass production, the analysis determines the total acreage and water supply available and the resulting total biofuel feedstock output under different assumed yields. The number and location of cellulosic ethanol biorefineries that can be supported is also determined, assuming that the distance from field to biorefinery would be minimized. The biorefinery energy input requirement, available energy from the fraction of biomass not converted to ethanol, and energy output is calculated at various levels of ethanol yields, making different assumptions about process efficiencies. The analysis shows that there is insufficient biomass (after cellulose separation and fermentation into ethanol) to provide all the process energy needed to run the biorefinery; hence, the purchase of external energy such as natural gas is required to produce ethanol from switchgrass. The higher the yield of ethanol, the more external energy is needed, so that the net gains due to improved process efficiency may not be positive. On 2.7 million acres of land planted in switchgrass in this scenario, the switchgrass outputproduces enough ethanol to substitute for only 1.2 to 4.0percent of California's gasoline consumption in 2007.

  8. 2013 DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)

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    IBR Project Peer Review Demonstration of a Pilot Integrated Biorefinery for the Economical Conversion of Biomass to Synthetic Diesel Fuel Alexandria, VA May 21, 2013 Dennis Schuetzle and Greg Tamblyn Renewable Energy Institute International (REII) W. Sacramento, CA and Robert Schuetzle, Alex Johnson and Fred Dichert Synterra Energy Corporation W. Sacramento, CA and Toledo, OH 1 Project Description REII Headquarters: Sacramento, CA Project Location: Toledo, OH Feedstock: Wood

  9. 2013 DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Project Peer Review

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    Avello ® and Bioasphalt® are trademarks of Avello Bioenergy, Inc. Copyright © 2013 All rights reserved. 2013 DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Project Peer Review Demonstration of Pyrolysis Biorefinery Concept for Biopower, Biomaterials and Biochar May 20, 2013 Bio-Oil Technology Area Review Dennis S Banasiak, PhD Avello Bioenergy, Inc. This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information TM Avello ® and Bioasphalt® are trademarks of

  10. A Review of DOE Biofuels Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    OF ENERGY BIOMASS PROGRAM A Review of DOE Biofuels Program 4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards (ICBS-2012) - NIST Zia Haq DPA Coordinator November 13, 2012 2 | Office of the Biomass Program eere.energy.gov Introduction * Develop and deploy integrated biorefineries * Research and develop advanced biofuels technologies * Navy/USDA/DOE Advanced Biofuels Initiative * Resource assessment - do we have enough biomass? * Techno-economic analysis - can biofuels be produced at competitive

  11. BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Map | Department of Energy

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    Map BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Map X BioenergizeME Map Explore the BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Map to view infographics submitted by student teams from across the country! Click the colored markers to see details about infographics. Then click "View Infographic" to access the infographic's Web page. Click the black markers to learn more about U.S. integrated biorefinery projects that have received funding from the Bioenergy Technologies Office. Get Started The

  12. Chapter 7: Advancing Systems and Technologies to Produce Cleaner Fuels | Biomass Feedstocks and Logistics Technology Assessment

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    Biomass Feedstocks and Logistics Chapter 7: Technology Assessments Introduction The sustainable supply of quality, cost-effective feedstocks to future biorefineries is fundamental to growing the bioenergy industry. The Department of Energy (DOE) has made significant contributions to ensuring a sustainably supply of biomass. However, the inherently dispersed, highly-variable, aerobically unstable nature of biomass, among other characteristics, are still a challenge. Technologies need to be

  13. Feedstocks Peer Review Overview Presentation

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    John Ferrell Feedstocks Peer Review Overview Presentation May 20, 2013 2 | Bioenergy Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Courtesy Sapphire Energy, LLC Introduction: Terrestrial and Algal Feedstocks Feedstock supply efforts focus on RD&D to develop and optimize cost-effective and sustainable integrated systems for growing, harvesting, collecting, storing, preprocessing, handling, and transporting quality feedstock to biorefineries. Courtesy Sapphire Energy, LLC 3 | Bioenergy Technologies

  14. Lanham, Maryland Harrisonburg, Virginia Fayetteville, New York

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    www.antaresgroupinc.com Lanham, Maryland Harrisonburg, Virginia Fayetteville, New York Lessons Learned, Progress, and Development Needs for Processing and Handling Herbaceous Biomass Presented By: Kevin Comer, Assoc. Principal kcomer@antaresgroupinc.com Phone: (540)227-8866 Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Chicago, IL; October 4, 2016 www.antaresgroupinc.com antaresgroupinc.com Presentation Overview * Company background (brief) * Background on lessons learned (to date) * Key challenges related

  15. NexSteppe: Dedicated to Sustainability | Department of Energy

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    NexSteppe: Dedicated to Sustainability NexSteppe: Dedicated to Sustainability Breakout Session 2D: Integrated Biorefineries - Building Blocks to Success NexSteppe: Dedicated to Sustainability Anna Rath, President and CEO, NexSteppe rath_bioenergy_2016.pdf (3.19 MB) More Documents & Publications Regional Feedstock Partnership Report Switchgrass as a High-Potential Energy Crop Biomass IBR Fact Sheet: Amyris, Inc.

  16. Feedstock Supply and Logistics

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    Mobilizing Our Nation's Biomass Providing biomass for conversion into high-quality biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts represents an economic opportunity for communities across the nation. The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and its partners are developing the technologies and systems needed to sustainably and economically deliver a diverse range of biomass in formats that enable efficient use in biorefineries. BETO works toward developing sus- tainable biofuels

  17. Strontium Transportation Type B Report-Fina

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    Stora Enso, North America Stora Enso, North America Stora Enso, North America (33.68 KB) More Documents & Publications NewPage Corporation Slide 1 NewPage Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery

    Storage Systems Analysis Working Group Storage Systems Analysis Working Group The Storage Systems Analysis Working Group, launched in March 2005, provides a forum to facilitate research and communication of hydrogen storage-related analysis activities among researchers actively engaged in hydrogen storage

  18. American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, ARRA, clean energy projects, energy

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    American Process Inc DE-FOA-0001615 Alpena Biorefinery Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001615: Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities, Published July 20, 2016 Category 1: Lignocellulosic Sugars Company name: American Process, Inc, Company contact: Vesa Pylkkanen/CTO Company address: 412 Ford Ave, PO Box 337, Alpena, MI 49707 Phone number: 404-872-8807; E-mail address: Biorefine@americanprocess.com Disclaimer and Important Notes: American Process Inc. reserves right to

  19. Bipartisan Policy Center DOE-QTR ex parte communications | Department of

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Presentations from the Biorefinery Optimization Workshop , hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office on October 5-6, 2016. Speaker Last Name Affiliation Title Hartford Jenike & Johanson, Inc. Biomass Material Handling Considerations Kenney Idaho National Laboratory Industrial Feed Handling of Lingocellulosic Feedstocks Webb Oak Ridge National Laboratory Addressing Fire Risk in Biomass Handling and Storage Comer Antares Group Inc. Lessons Learned, Progress, and

  20. Renewable Fuels from Algae Boosted by NREL Refinery Process - News Releases

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    | NREL Renewable Fuels from Algae Boosted by NREL Refinery Process February 9, 2016 A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research. The process, dubbed Combined Algal Processing (CAP), is detailed in a new paper by NREL's Tao Dong, Eric Knoshaug, Ryan Davis, Lieve Laurens, Stefanie Van Wychen, Philip Pienkos, and Nick

  1. Algal Pretreatment Improves Biofuels Yield and Value (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Science, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Advanced process for algal biofuel production captures the value of both the lipids and carbohydrates for conversion to biofuels. The major challenges associated with algal biofuels production in a biorefinery-type setting include improving biomass uti- lization, increasing the process energetic yields, reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and providing economically viable and scalable coproduct concepts. Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have dem-

  2. Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Production | Department of Energy

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    Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Production Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Production Breakout Session 3-A: Growing a Water-Smart Bioeconomy Achieving Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Production May Wu, Principal Environmental System Analyst in the Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory wu_bioenergy_2015.pdf (3.01 MB) More Documents & Publications Assessing Impact of Biofuel Production on Regional Water Resource Use and Availability Integrated Biorefinery Process

  3. Advanced Feedstock Supply System | Department of Energy

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    Feedstock Supply System Advanced Feedstock Supply System This is a presentation from the November 27, 2012, Sustainable Alternative Fuels Cost Workshop given by Erin M Searcy, Ph.D. searcy_caafi_workshop.pdf (2.33 MB) More Documents & Publications 2013 Peer Review Presentations-Feedstock Supply and Logistics Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries Challenge # 1. Feedstock & Production

  4. American Process Inc RFI DE-FOA 0001615 Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities

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    American Process Inc DE-FOA-0001615 Alpena Biorefinery Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001615: Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities, Published July 20, 2016 Category 1: Lignocellulosic Sugars Company name: American Process, Inc, Company contact: Vesa Pylkkanen/CTO Company address: 412 Ford Ave, PO Box 337, Alpena, MI 49707 Phone number: 404-872-8807; E-mail address: Biorefine@americanprocess.com Disclaimer and Important Notes: American Process Inc. reserves right to

  5. Renewable Fuels from Algae Boosted by NREL Refinery Process | Bioenergy |

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    NREL Renewable Fuels from Algae Boosted by NREL Refinery Process February 9, 2016 A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research. The process, dubbed Combined Algal Processing (CAP), is detailed in a new paper by NREL's Tao Dong, Eric Knoshaug, Ryan Davis, Lieve Laurens, Stefanie Van Wychen, Philip Pienkos, and Nick

  6. Energy Department Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Energy Department Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial Energy Department Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial Addthis Kelderman self-loading trailer 1 of 2 Kelderman self-loading trailer The Kelderman Manufacturing Self-Loading Trailer as adapted for Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas biorefinery. Image: Photo courtesy of Kelderman Manufacturing Kelderman self-loading trailer, open sides 2 of 2 Kelderman self-loading trailer, open sides Another version of the Kelderman

  7. DOE Perspectives on Advanced Hydrocarbon-based Biofuels

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    Perspectives on Advanced Hydrocarbon-based Biofuels U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biomass Program May 18, 2012 Zia Haq DPA Coordinator 2 | Office of the Biomass Program eere.energy.gov * Resource assessment - do we have enough biomass? * Techno-economic analysis - can biofuels be produced at competitive prices? * Integrated biorefineries - what is being funded at DOE and what are future plans? Biofuels Topics 3 | Office of the Biomass Program eere.energy.gov Resource Assessment -

  8. EA-1704: Mitigation Action Plan | Department of Energy

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    4: Mitigation Action Plan EA-1704: Mitigation Action Plan Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, BlueFire Fulton Renewable Energy, LLC, Fulton, Mississippi This Mitigation Action Plan specifies the methods for implementing mitigation measures that address the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of a lignocellulosic ethanol refinery, BlueFire Fulton Renewable Energy, LLC in Fulton, Mississippi. EA-1704-MAP-2010.pdf (2.11 MB)

  9. EIS-0407: DOE Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact

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    Statement | Department of Energy DOE Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0407: DOE Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement Abengoa Biorefinery Project near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas E9-22920.pdf (138.89 KB) More Documents & Publications EIS-0407: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0407: Amended Notice of Intent to Modify the Scope of the Environmental Impact

  10. Advanced Biofuels Cost of Production

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    OF ENERGY BIOMASS PROGRAM Advanced Biofuels Cost of Production Aviation Biofuels Conference Zia Haq DPA Coordinator October 12, 2012 2 | Office of the Biomass Program eere.energy.gov Introduction * Resource assessment - do we have enough biomass? * Techno-economic analysis - can biofuels be produced at competitive prices? * Sustainability - What are the greenhouse gas emissions? * Integrated biorefineries - what is being funded at DOE and what are future plans? 3 | Office of the Biomass Program

  11. Welcome to NREL | Department of Energy

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    Welcome to NREL Welcome to NREL Welcome presentation by Dale Gardner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, at the NREL/DOE Biogas and Fuel Cells Workshop held June 11-13, 2012, in Golden, Colorado. june2012_biogas_workshop_gardner.pdf (2.23 MB) More Documents & Publications Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries Biogas and Fuel Cells Workshop Agenda DOD-DOE Aircraft Petroleum Use Reduction Workshop Agenda

  12. ibr_overview

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    Biorefineries: Reducing Investment Risk in Novel Technologies Achieving national energy and climate goals will require a large, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable U.S. bioeconomy. The U.S. goal to build a diverse, robust, and resilient energy sector creates an urgent need to bridge the gap between promising research and pioneering large- scale production of advanced biofuels. Developing the U.S. bioeconomy requires building many integrated biorefneries capable of converting a

  13. 161005 DOE Biomass.pptx

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    - Material Handling Considerations Overview of the Efforts in Feedstock & Materials Handling - Key Technical and Economic Challenges Identified for Different Processes Biorefinery Optimization Workshop October 2016 DOE Carrie Hartford, P.E. Senior Project Engineer chartford@jenike.com www.jenike.com SCIENCE ⏐ ENGINEERING ⏐ DESIGN 2 BIOMASS "FLOWABILITY" Biomass types can vary significantly! „ Particle size, shape, and moisture variation „ Differences affect material

  14. ITP LEADER Case Study: Flambeau River Papers Makes a Comeback With a

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    Revised Energy Strategy | Department of Energy LEADER Case Study: Flambeau River Papers Makes a Comeback With a Revised Energy Strategy ITP LEADER Case Study: Flambeau River Papers Makes a Comeback With a Revised Energy Strategy case_study_flambeau.pdf (2.31 MB) More Documents & Publications Flambeau River Papers Makes a Comeback with a Revised Energy Strategy Flambeau River Biofuels Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery Flambeau_River_Biofuels.pdf

  15. Trojan Horse Project - Energy Innovation Portal

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    Biomass and Biofuels Biomass and Biofuels Find More Like This Return to Search Trojan Horse Project Biorefinery in a Plant Sandia National Laboratories Contact SNL About This Technology Publications: PDF Document Publication Market Sheet (720 KB) Technology Marketing Summary Sandia researchers have developed a technology that could potentially turn agricultural waste, weeds and other plant products that are typically discarded or destroyed into fuel. The idea is to create consolidated

  16. 2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Report | Department of Energy

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    Peer Review Report 2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Report This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations resulting from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Biomass Program's Biennial Peer Review Meeting, held June 27-28, 2011, at the DoubleTree Hotel-Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. 2011_program_review.pdf (2.02 MB) More Documents & Publications 2011 Biomass Program Platform Peer Review: Integrated Biorefineries 2011 Biomass

  17. National and Local Benefits of Domestic Biofuels

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    cellulosic biorefineries demonstrate the sustainable production of fuels from plant residues and wood waste, create green jobs, and support U.S. competitive advantage. Even with increased U.S. petroleum production from shale, 7.4 million barrels/day of foreign oil were imported in 2014. Investments in the bioeconomy create jobs and keep U.S. dollars at home. Economic Growth High-quality fuels grown in America reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Locally sourced biomass supply chains support

  18. November 2012 Newsblast

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    Monthly News Blast November 2012 November Features: Biomass Program Acting Director Valerie Reed This month, Biomass Magazine featured the Program's Acting Director, Valerie Reed, in a piece called "The Beltway Biochemist." Biomass Magazine interviewed Dr. Reed, touching on topics ranging from the Program's goal to replace the whole barrel of oil and recent cellulosic ethanol accomplishments, to ongoing efforts at commercial biorefineries, and more. Read the full interview on Biomass

  19. FOIA Frequently Requested Documents: DE-EE0002884 Sapphire Energy |

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    Department of Energy Sapphire Energy FOIA Frequently Requested Documents: DE-EE0002884 Sapphire Energy FOIA Frequently Requested Documents: DE-EE0002884 Sapphire Energy, GO-12-043 Redacted Sapphire FOIA. Part 1 (23.33 MB) Part 2 (40.19 MB) More Documents & Publications FOIA Frequently Requested Documents: DE-EE0002884 Recovery Act - Integrated Algal Biorefinery (IABR) Budget Justification, EERE 335 and 335.1 SF-424 A, Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs

  20. Feedstock Supply and Logistics Factsheet | Department of Energy

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    Feedstock Supply and Logistics Factsheet Feedstock Supply and Logistics Factsheet Providing biomass for conversion into high-quality biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts represents an economic opportunity for communities across the nation. The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and its partners are developing the technologies and systems needed to sustainably and economically deliver a diverse range of biomass in formats that enable efficient use in biorefineries.

  1. DOE Announces Additional Steps in Developing Sustainable Biofuels Industry

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    | Department of Energy Steps in Developing Sustainable Biofuels Industry DOE Announces Additional Steps in Developing Sustainable Biofuels Industry October 7, 2008 - 4:14pm Addthis Releases Results from Preliminary Intermediate Blends Report, Continues Commitment of Commercial Scale Biorefinery, Announces $7 Million for New Biofuels Projects WASHINGTON - Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman and Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer today released the National Biofuels Action Plan (NBAP). The

  2. Biogas Production Technologies | Department of Energy

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    Production Technologies Biogas Production Technologies Presentation about UC Davis's biogas technologies and integration with fuel cells. Presented by Ruihong Zhang, UC Davis, at the NREL/DOE Biogas and Fuel Cells Workshop held June 11-13, 2012, in Golden, Colorado. june2012_biogas_workshop_zhang.pdf (4.19 MB) More Documents & Publications Biogas Markets and Federal Policy Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries Project Reports for

  3. Challenge # 1. Feedstock & Production | Department of Energy

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    1. Feedstock & Production Challenge # 1. Feedstock & Production Presentation on Challenge # 1. Feedstock & Production on May 9, 2012, at the Pyrolysis Oil Workshop. pyrolysis_challenge1.pdf (805.78 KB) More Documents & Publications Biomass Derivatives Competitive with Heating Oil Costs. Biomass Program Perspectives on Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cell Integration at Biorefineries Conversion Technologies for Advanced Biofuels - Bio-Oil Upgrading

  4. NREL Science Central to Success of New Biofuels Projects: DuPont-NREL

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    Partnership Delivered Key Innovations for Large Scale Cellulosic Ethanol Facility in Iowa - News Feature | NREL NREL Science Central to Success of New Biofuels Projects: DuPont-NREL Partnership Delivered Key Innovations for Large Scale Cellulosic Ethanol Facility in Iowa February 23, 2015 This photo shows two men in front of a bin the size of a golf cart. Both men are reaching into the bin to touch the biomass inside. NREL Biochemical Conversion Manager Rick Elander toured NREL's Biorefinery

  5. Asad H. Sahir | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Asad H. Sahir Asad H. Sahir Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemical Process Engineer, Biorefinery Analysis and Exploratory Research Asad.Sahir@nrel.gov | 303-275-3060 Research Interests Production of transportation fuels from biomass through thermochemical routes Integration of biofuels into existing petroleum refinery infrastructure (blending, refinery planning and unit operation modeling) Combustion and gasification of fuels Carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) Modeling of reactors

  6. Citrus Waste Biomass Program

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    Karel Grohman; Scott Stevenson

    2007-01-30

    Renewable Spirits is developing an innovative pilot plant bio-refinery to establish the commercial viability of ehtanol production utilizing a processing waste from citrus juice production. A novel process based on enzymatic hydrolysis of citrus processing waste and fermentation of resulting sugars to ethanol by yeasts was successfully developed in collaboration with a CRADA partner, USDA/ARS Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory. The process was also successfully scaled up from laboratory scale to 10,000 gal fermentor level.

  7. Response to IG Recommendation to Create a Formal Lessons Learned Process |

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    Department of Energy Response to IG Recommendation to Create a Formal Lessons Learned Process Response to IG Recommendation to Create a Formal Lessons Learned Process Attachment 1: Recommendations Attachment 2: Compilation lessons_learned_ig_recommendations.pdf (364.48 KB) lessons_learned_ig_compilation.pdf (139.05 KB) More Documents & Publications Integrated Biorefinery Lessons Learned and Best Practices Demonstration and Deployment Workshop Day 1 2015 Program Management Review

  8. Sapphire Energy, Inc. Demonstration-Scale Project | Department of Energy

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    Sapphire Energy, Inc. Demonstration-Scale Project Sapphire Energy, Inc. Demonstration-Scale Project Sapphire Energy, Inc. is scaling up an operational facility to demonstrate conversion of algal carbon dioxide to green crude oil. ibr_arra_sapphire.pdf (263.32 KB) More Documents & Publications Demonstration and Deployment Successes: Sapphire Integrated Algal Biorefinery EA-1788: Finding of No Significant Impact EA-1788: Final Environmental Assessment

  9. Jennifer N. Markham | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Jennifer N. Markham Jennifer N. Markham Engineer I, Biorefinery Process Engineer Jennifer.Markham@nrel.gov | 303-275-4154 Research Interests Techno-economic analysis Algae cultivation and separation Biomass conversion to fuels and higher values products Affiliated Research Programs Process Design, Modeling, and Economics Areas of Expertise Aspen Plus Process Modeling Algae cultivation Anaerobic digestion Hydrocarbon separation Ethylene oligomerization Excel economic modeling Discounted cash flow

  10. Synthetic Metabolic Pathways for Bioconversion of Lignin Derivatives to Biofuels Presentation for BETO Project Peer Review

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    Synthetic Metabolic Pathways for Bioconversion of Lignin Derivatives to Biofuels WBS: 2.3.2.104 March 25, 2015 Technology Area Review: Biochemical Conversion Principal Investigator: Adam M. Guss Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2 Goal Statement * Goal: Develop microbial biocatalysts to convert lignin-rich streams into value-added products * Relevance: Adding value to the lignin fraction of plant biomass will improve the economics of biorefineries to enable a bioeconomy Fuels +

  11. The Current State of Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol | Department of

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    Energy The Current State of Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol The Current State of Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol At the February 12, 2009 joint Web conference of DOE's Biomass and Clean Cities programs, Andy Aden (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) discussed the current state of technology for cellulosic ethanol - How close are we? aden_20090212.pdf (1.83 MB) More Documents & Publications Integrated Biorefinery Process Process Design and Economics for Biochemical Conversion of

  12. Golden Reading Room: FINAL Environmental Impact Statements | Department of

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    Energy FINAL Environmental Impact Statements Golden Reading Room: FINAL Environmental Impact Statements Below are electronic versions of Golden Field Office Reading Room documents that were created after November 1, 1996, per the requirements of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendment of 1996. Most documents are available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Abengoa Biorefinery Project, Hugoton, Stevens County,

  13. High Solids Enzymatic Hydrolysis Reactors (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    Biorefinery Research Facility | NREL, Golden, Colorado | December 2011 | NREL/PO-5100-50150 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. * Designed for operation at total solids loadings greater than 20% (w/w) * Reactors are operated in a batch mode with a 36-hour turnaround time * Two reactors are staged to accept a continuous stream of pretreated biomass to achieve semi-

  14. 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

  15. Biochemical Process Development and Integration | Bioenergy | NREL

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    Biochemical Process Development and Integration Our mission is to develop, test, and demonstrate improved biochemically catalyzed processes to produce fuels and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass. Photo of NREL's High Bay Lab at the Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility, showing people in hard hats working on the bay floor and amongst the metal tubes and pipes. Our research scope spans bench-scale research and development (R&D) of diverse biomass conversion and separation processes to

  16. Techno-economic and uncertainty analysis of in situ and ex situ fast pyrolysis for biofuel production

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    Li, Boyan; Ou, Longwen; Dang, Qi; Meyer, Pimphan A.; Jones, Susanne B.; Brown, Robert C.; Wright, Mark

    2015-11-01

    This study evaluates the techno-economic uncertainty in cost estimates for two emerging biorefinery technologies for biofuel production: in situ and ex situ catalytic pyrolysis. Stochastic simulations based on process and economic parameter distributions are applied to calculate biorefinery performance and production costs. The probability distributions for the minimum fuel-selling price (MFSP) indicate that in situ catalytic pyrolysis has an expected MFSP of $4.20 per gallon with a standard deviation of 1.15, while the ex situ catalytic pyrolysis has a similar MFSP with a smaller deviation ($4.27 per gallon and 0.79 respectively). These results suggest that a biorefinery based on ex situ catalytic pyrolysis could have a lower techno-economic risk than in situ pyrolysis despite a slightly higher MFSP cost estimate. Analysis of how each parameter affects the NPV indicates that internal rate of return, feedstock price, total project investment, electricity price, biochar yield and bio-oil yield are significant parameters which have substantial impact on the MFSP for both in situ and ex situ catalytic pyrolysis.

  17. Techno Economic Model

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    2010-04-01

    The Technoeconomic model is a computational model of a lignocellulosic biorefinery that can be used by industry to establish benchmarks of performance and risk-benefit analysis in order to assess the potential impact of cutting edge technologies. The model can be used to evaluate, guide, and optimize research efforts, biorefinery design, and process operation. The model will help to reduce the risk of commercial investment and development of biorefineries and help steer future research to thosemore » parts of the refining process in need of further developments for biofuels to be cost competitive. We have now aded modules for the following sections: feed handling, pretreatment, fermentation, product and water recovery, waste treatment, and steam/electricity generation. We have incorporated a kinetic model for microorganism growth and production of ethanol, inclouding toxin inhibition. For example, the feed handling section incorporates information regarding feedstock transport distance-dependent costs. The steam and electricity generation section now includes a turbogenerator that supplies power to be used by other unit operations and contains equations for efficiency calculations.« less

  18. Lignin-Derived Carbon Fiber as a Co-Product of Refining Cellulosic Biomass

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    Langholtz, Matthew H.; Downing, Mark; Graham, Robin Lambert; Baker, Fred S.; Compere, Alicia L.; William L. Griffith; Boeman, Raymond G.; Keller, Martin

    2014-01-15

    Lignin by-products from biorefineries has the potential to provide a low-cost alternative to petroleum-based precursors to manufacture carbon fiber, which can be combined with a binding matrix to produce a structural material with much greater specific strength and specific stiffness than conventional materials such as steel and aluminum. The market for carbon fiber is universally projected to grow exponentially to fill the needs of clean energy technologies such as wind turbines and to improve the fuel economies in vehicles through lightweighting. In addition to cellulosic biofuel production, lignin-based carbon fiber production coupled with biorefineries may provide $2,400 to $3,600 added value dry Mg-1 of biomass for vehicle applications. Compared to producing ethanol alone, the addition of lignin-derived carbon fiber could increase biorefinery gross revenue by 30% to 300%. Using lignin-derived carbon fiber in 15 million vehicles per year in the US could reduce fossil fuel consumption by 2-5 billion liters year-1, reduce CO2 emissions by about 6.7 million Mg year-1, and realize fuel savings through vehicle lightweighting of $700 to $1,600 per Mg biomass processed. The value of fuel savings from vehicle lightweighting becomes economical at carbon fiber price of $6.60 kg-1 under current fuel prices, or $13.20 kg-1 under fuel prices of about $1.16 l-1.

  19. Attrition Resistant Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts Based on FCC Supports

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    Adeyinka Adeyiga

    2010-02-05

    Commercial spent fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts provided by Engelhard and Albemarle were used as supports for Fe-based catalysts with the goal of improving the attrition resistance of typical F-T catalysts. Catalysts with the Ruhrchemie composition (100 Fe/5 Cu/4.2 K/25 spent FCC on mass basis) were prepared by wet impregnation. XRD and XANES analysis showed the presence of Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} in calcined catalysts. FeC{sub x} and Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} were present in the activated catalysts. The metal composition of the catalysts was analyzed by ICP-MS. F-T activity of the catalysts activated in situ in CO at the same conditions as used prior to the attrition tests was measured using a fixed bed reactor at T = 573 K, P = 1.38 MPa and H{sub 2}:CO ratio of 0.67. Cu and K promoted Fe supported over Engelhard provided spent FCC catalyst shows relatively good attrition resistance (8.2 wt% fines lost), high CO conversion (81%) and C{sub 5}+ hydrocarbons selectivity (18.3%).

  20. Test Plan for Evaluating Hammer and Fixed Cutter Grinders Using Multiple Varieties and Moistures of Biomass Feedstock

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    2007-07-01

    Biomass preprocessing is a critical operation in the preparation of feedstock for the front-end of a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery. Its purpose is to chop, grind, or otherwise format the biomass material into a suitable feedstock for optimum conversion to ethanol and other bioproducts. Without this operation, the natural size, bulk density, and flowability characteristics of harvested biomass would decrease the capacities and efficiencies of feedstock assembly unit operations and biorefinery conversion processes to the degree that programmatic cost targets could not be met. The preprocessing unit operation produces a bulk flowable material that 1) improves handling and conveying efficiencies throughout the feedstock assembly system and biorefinery 2) increases biomass surface areas for improved pretreatment efficiencies, 3) reduces particle sizes for improved feedstock uniformity and density, and 4) fractionates structural components for improved compositional quality. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is tasked with defining the overall efficiency/effectiveness of current commercial hammer and fixed cutter grinding systems and other connecting systems such as harvest and collection, storage, transportation, and handling for a wide variety of feedstock types used in bioethanol or syngas production. This test plan details tasks and activities for two separate full-scale grinding tests: Material Characterization Test and Machine Characterization Test. For the Material Characterization Test, a small amount (~5-7 tons each) of several feedstock varieties will be ground. This test will define the fractionation characteristics of the grinder that affect the bulk density, particle size distribution, and quality of the size reduced biomass resulting from different separation screen sizes. A specific screen size will be selected based on the characteristics of the ground material. The Machine Characterization Test will then use this selected screen to grind several 30