The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of a newly updated Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP).The MYPP sets forth the goals and structure of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. It identifies the research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities the Office will focus on over the next five years and outlines why these activities are important to meeting the energy and sustainability challenges facing the nation. This MYPP is intended for use as an operational guide to help the Office manage and coordinate its activities, as well as a resource to help communicate its mission and goals to stakeholders and the public. Read the July 2014 Update of the MYPP.
DOE Hosts Alternative Aviation Fuels Workshop, New LUC Emissions Research Discussed
On September 14-15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted a two-day workshop with lead experts on aviation biofuels exploring opportunities to increase competitiveness of alternative jet fuels. The Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop was organized in four parallel breakout sessions covering the economic and technical competitiveness, fuel conversion and scale-up, environmental sustainability and life-cycle benefits, and feedstock and product supply chains of lignocellulosic biomass based aviation...
Enerstena becomes official supporter of WBA
The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce that Enerstena Group has become an official supporter of WBA. “Enerstena” Group of Companies is well-known in Lithuanian energy sector, distinguishing itself for its biomass heating technologies. They operate on the energy market since 2002. Their achievements are the following: development of own technology, establishment of the centre of science and research and building of the team of the strongest professionals. “It is an honour...
AMETEK LAND Bioenergy Insight - It`s getting hot in here
Derek Stuart and Richard Gagg, Global Product Managers at AMETEK Land, look at how bioenergy companies can minimise the risks of spontaneous heating and spontaneous combustion through effective temperature and gas measurements. Bioenergy Insight, September/October 2016 It`s getting hot in here Biomass isincreasinglybeing used as afuel for powergeneration becauseit is sustainable and has thepotential to be carbon-neutralin the medium term. In somecases, biomass is co-firedwithcoal, but a numberof electricity...
Future Bioeconomy Supported by More Than One Billion Tons of Biomass Potential
Within 25 years, the United States could produce enough biomass to support a bioeconomy, including renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources that could be used for energy and to develop products for economic, environmental, social, and national security benefits. The 2016 Billion-Ton Report, jointly released by the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), concludes that the United States has the potential to sustainably produce at least 1 billion dry tons of nonfood biomass...
NREL Names Mark Davis to Lead Biosciences Center
Dr. Mark Davis is the new director of the Biosciences Center at the Energy Department`s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). "Mark has been serving in this capacity for almost a year, and we are very excited to now have him in this position formally," said Adam Bratis, NREL`s associate lab director for BioEnergy Science and Technology. The Biosciences Center is under the umbrella of the BioEnergy Science and Technology directorate and is tasked with developing the underlying science and processes to...