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Biofuels Blend Right In: Researchers Show Ionic Liquids Effective for Pretreating Mixed Blends of Biofuel Feedstocks

Jian Shi, Seema Singh, and Blake Simmons of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI): research on the successful use of ionic liquids to pre-treat mixed blends of different biofuel feedstocks. Winemakers have long known that blending different grape varietals can favorably balance the flavor characteristics of the wine they produce. In the future, makers [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:04+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Biofuels, Biomass, Energy, Facilities, JBEI, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Biofuels Blend Right In: Researchers Show Ionic Liquids Effective for Pretreating Mixed Blends of Biofuel Feedstocks

National Academy of Sciences Released Algae Biofuels Sustainability Report

On Octo­ber 24, 2012, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released the prepublication version of the report, “Sustainable Devel­opment of Algal Biofuels.” Although algal biofuels are gaining attention as a domestic renewable fuel source, the study found that with current technologies, scaling up production to meet even 5% of U.S. transportation fuel needs could create [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:09+00:00 November 29th, 2012|Biofuels, Biomass, Energy, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Systems Analysis, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on National Academy of Sciences Released Algae Biofuels Sustainability Report

Northrop-Grumman, GE Partnerships Tap a Wide Range of Sandia Labs Experience

Sandia has signed a pair of umbrella cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) with Northrop Grumman Information Systems and General Electric Global Research that will broadly add to the Labs’ research. “These strategic agreements envision long-term partner­ships,” said Brooke Garcia, a Sandia business development specialist who helped negotiate the CRADAs. The Northrop-Grumman CRADA includes research [...]

Sandian Todd Lane’s “Pond Crash Forensics” Project Receives Secretarial Notice

The Pond Crash Forensics project, funded through the Office of Biomass Program (OBP) at EERE, was highlighted in a briefing with Energy Secretary Chu on October 11th as one of the key EERE-OBP funded activities on algal pond stability/productivity. This is a great recognition of the efforts of Todd and his team, as well as a [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:10+00:00 November 13th, 2012|Biofuels, Biomass, Energy, JBEI, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Sandian Todd Lane’s “Pond Crash Forensics” Project Receives Secretarial Notice