February 29, 2024

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World’s First Ethanol-To-Jet Fuel Plant Paves the Way for Commercial Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

In January 2024, the first commercial production facility for converting ethanol into sustainable aviation fuel opened in Soperton, Georgia. Supported by DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO), LanzaJet’s Freedom Pines Fuel Facility will produce nine million gallons of SAF and one million gallons of renewable diesel in its first year of operations and will provide significant benefits for the local economy.

February 29, 2024

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Apply for Free Faculty Workshop This Spring! Integrating BRIDGES Bioenergy National Laboratory Case Studies

Apply today to help your students participate in the renewable energy transformation! The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will offer a free workshop for faculty May 15 – 17, 2024, to help cultivate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career pathways for college students.

February 28, 2024

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DOE Announces First Winners of the HBCU Clean Energy Education Prize Partnerships Track

Ten winners have been named in the inaugural HBCU Clean Energy Education Prize Partnerships Track. Each team will receive $100,000 to support programs and partnerships that equip students with the skills needed to succeed in the clean energy industry.

February 27, 2024

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First Macromolecular Model of Plant Secondary Cell Wall Enables Better Use of Biomass for Fuels, Chemicals, and Materials

A multidisciplinary approach has enabled a research team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to quantitatively define the relative positioning and arrangement of the polymers in Populus wood, and to create a computer model that details the findings.

February 26, 2024

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Register Today: U.S. Department of Energy Hosts a Two-Day Virtual Clean Fuels & Products Shot™ Summit!

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host the Clean Fuels & Products Shot™ Summit on April 8, 2024, from 11am – 2pm ET, and April 9, 2024, from 11am - 4pm ET. Register today for the virtual event that will gather stakeholders across government, industry, academia, and non-profit organizations to engage on the objectives, progress, priorities, and future plans for the seventh DOE Energy Earthshot™.

February 22, 2024

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DOE and EPA Announce $9.4 Million to Spur Development of Advanced Biofuels as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $9.4 million in funding for high-impact biofuel technology projects.

February 21, 2024

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Bioenergy Pioneer Awarded DOE’s Highest Recognition and Leaves an Extensive Legacy in the Renewable Energy Industry

Kevin Craig retired in December 2023 after nearly two decades of service to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO).

February 20, 2024

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New Research Pathway Uses Renewable Electricity to Produce Formic Acid from Carbon Dioxide

The technology developed can be used to produce sustainable aviation fuel.

February 15, 2024

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Register Today for the Department of Energy STEM Training and Education Opportunities!

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills are essential for workers in the bioeconomy and clean energy transition. The Department of Energy (DOE) has several opportunities with upcoming deadlines for students and educators to help expand knowledge, elevate career paths, and bring new tools into the classroom!

February 14, 2024

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U.S. Department of Energy Selects Six Projects to Advance Wood Heater Innovation and Reduce Wood Heater Pollution

The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, up to $2 million in Phase 1 funding for six projects to accelerate wood heater innovation and develop the next generation of efficient and clean wood heaters.