DOE FY22 Greenhouse Gas Reduction in First Generation Ethanol Production

DOE FY22 Greenhouse Gas Reduction in First-Generation Ethanol Production OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding to accelerate the production of biofuels and bioproducts to reduce emissions in hard-to-decarbonize sectors and create good-paying jobs in rural America. DOE is focused on applied research, development, and deployment to improve the performance and reduce…

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DOE FY22 Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries and Greenhouse Gas Reduction

DOE FY22 Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries and Greenhouse Gas Reduction OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding to accelerate the production of biofuels and bioproducts to reduce emissions in hard-to-decarbonize sectors and create good-paying jobs in rural America. DOE is focused on applied research, development, and deployment to improve the performance and…

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase I Request for Applications (RFA) – FY 2023

USDA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase I Request for Applications (RFA) – FY 2023 OPPORTUNITY The current authorization for the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs expires on September 30, 2022.  The 2023 RFA is being released before the program’s passage is reauthorized.…

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase II

OPPORTUNITY: The USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. Unlike fundamental research, the USDA SBIR program supports small businesses in the creation of innovative, and/or disruptive technologies and enables the application of research advancements from conception into the market. Different…

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Commercialization of Biofuels Technology

Commercialization of Biofuels Technology refers to the process that transforms a biofuels technology from concept into a profitable biofuels’ technology operating entity. Inventors and their investors must convert their concepts into commercial success to achieve a financial return with the least amount of risk exposure. The normal path for commercializing a biofuels technology idea includes…

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Anaerobic Digesters: Methanogen

Methanogen refers to an anaerobic process in which the electron equivalents in organic matter (BODL) are used to reduce carbon to its most reduced oxidation state, -4 in CH4, or methane. Methane is a poorly soluble gas that evolves from water. Thus, the BODL is removed from the water by directing electron equivalents to CH4,…

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Process Development: Bench to Commercialization

Process development -leading a process from bench-scale optimization and characterization through scale-up to piloting and commercialization requires a variety of knowledge and skills for the process development engineer and scientist.  Beyond core competencies (e.g. chemistry, thermodynamics, mass and energy balances, etc.) of those that work in process development teams, there are additional skills that help…

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Torrefied Biomass

Torrefied biomass is available, efficient, CO2 neutral and economic, and likely the best solid biomass on the market.  Torrefaction is a thermal pre-treatment technology used to upgrade lignocellulosic biomass to higher quality and more attractive biofuel. In the torrefaction process, biomass is heated to 250-350°C in a low oxygen atmosphere, so that all moisture is…

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