Bioenergy Research

- January 27, 2015

Converting Olive Mash into Bio Cash

An experimental system to create heat and power with waste from olive oil processing is up-and-running in Spain. Carina Lagergren, a researcher from Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of...

Bill Scanlon - January 14, 2015

Enzyme Could Create Biofuels 14 Times Faster than Current Methods

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed an enzyme that could change the economics of biofuel conversion by converting biomass...

Bill Scanlon - November 03, 2014

Biofuel Opportunity: Reviving Algae from the (Almost) Dead

Tucked away in darkness and almost dead, algae can emerge from a frigid and foggy environment to live again — and perhaps even become the seeds for a new beginning that can provide...

Nancy Bazilchuk - October 22, 2014

Turning Humble Seaweed to Biofuel

The sea has long been a source of Norway’s riches, whether from cod, farmed salmon or oil. Now one researcher hopes to add seaweed to this list as he refines a way to produce “biocrude”...

- July 07, 2014

Researchers Developing Supercomputer to Tackle Grid Challenges

"Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for...

David Chandler - May 22, 2014

A New Way To Harness Waste Heat

Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants; researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this...

- May 12, 2014

Fuel from the Sea: Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Seawater

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery...

- May 09, 2014

Unzipping Poplars' Biofuel Potential

What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may now open the door to a much more energy- and cost-efficient way to convert...

- March 31, 2014

Algae May be a Potential Source of Biofuels and Biochemicals Even in Cool Climate

Algae are organisms useful in many ways in the transition towards a bio-economy. Even in a cool climate as in Finland, algae might be used to produce biochemicals and biofuels, besides...

Bill Scanlon - February 28, 2014

Unique Bioreactor Finds Algae's Sweet Spot

A unique bioreactor at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) can help find the ideal locations for farms to produce algae that could someday compete with...

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