Clean Fuels & Products Shot TM: Alternative Sources for Carbon-based Products

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the launch of the Clean Fuels & Products ShotTM, which aims to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from carbon-based fuels and products critical to our way of life. This is the seventh U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Earthshot, and it focuses on reducing carbon emissions from the fuel and chemical industry through alternative, sustainable sources of carbon to achieve a minimum of 85% lower GHG emissions compared to fossil-based sources by 2035.

The Clean Fuels & Products Shot can help eliminate more than 650 million metric tons (MMT) of carbon dioxide equivalent per year by 2050. This significant decrease in the U.S. carbon footprint will establish the United States as a global leader in clean fuel production, create jobs, and bolster energy security by building robust and versatile supply chains for fuels and products.    

Secretary Granholm also participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) newly expanded Biomass Feedstock National User Facility (BFNUF), a center for rapid technology development and large-scale commercialization of biofuels and bioproducts. The BFNUF will be a critical component of the Clean Fuels & Products Shot efforts and essential to achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s clean fuels and products goals. The $15 million expansion and upgrade began in 2020 and was funded by DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.

Learn more about the Clean Fuels & Products Shot that supports the White House's national goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. More information on the cutting-edge research at the BFNUF can be found here.