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June 23, 2022

Ethanol vs. Petroleum-Based Fuel Carbon Emissions

Biofuels have been proven to emit significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than petroleum-based fuels, and recent scientific studies indicate that net-zero emission biofuels are not only possible, but achievable. Corn ethanol and other biofuels

June 15, 2022

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Quantity in Search of Quality: Los Alamos National Laboratory Makes a Case for Improving Algae Genome Data

The potential for advancing algal biofuels and bioproducts relies on using algae strains that are best suited for industrial production.

June 14, 2022

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On the Road to a Net-Zero-Carbon Transportation Future

Climate change is speeding up, along with the urgency to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions responsible for global warming.

April 21, 2022

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Co-Processing Part 3: LANL Studies Quicker Method to Identify Renewable Carbon Percentages in Fuel Blends

Co-processing biomass-derived oil with crude oil in existing refineries is an effective way to stimulate the market for sustainable transportation fuels. With this approach, the fuel produced by co-producing bio-oil and petroleum can still be “dropped in”

April 21, 2022

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Co-Processing Part 2: Co-processing Waste-Derived Biocrudes in Petroleum Refineries Improves Diesel Quality

PNNL research elevates possibility of co-processing and looks to reduce deployment risks

April 21, 2022

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Co-Processing Part 1: With Carbon Isotopes and Catalytic Cracker, NREL Proves Co-Processing Can Result in Greener Fuel

Upgrading bio-oils with petroleum feedstocks at existing refineries—known as “co-processing”—could offer a fast pathway for lowering the carbon footprint of today’s transportation fuels.

March 29, 2022

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Not Your Average SOS: Research Methods to Respond to and Prevent Algae Crop Collapse

Algae are an exciting renewable feedstock for the future of sustainable fuels and products. One particularly interesting application, which the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is exploring, shows the potential to turn

March 15, 2022

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In Search of a Later Biomass Expiration Date

How Idaho National Laboratory's Dr. Lynn Wendt has come to understand and mitigate the detrimental impacts of biomass decay after harvest.

March 7, 2022

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Three partners, two problems, one bioenergy research article published

One of the most exciting things about bioenergy is the potential for one innovation to solve multiple problems. Last September, the U.S. secretaries of energy, transportation, and agriculture announced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge,

February 17, 2022

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Climate Friendly Jet Fuel: 3 Strategies for Accelerating Its Production

Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is striving to bring more low- and zero-net-carbon sustainable aviation fuel to the market.