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July 25, 2019
Nanostructured adsorbents can be synthesized in a variety of formats to adapt to recovery processes that function under a variety of conditions and operate at a variety of scales. Photo: Phil Laible, ANL.
ANL Researchers Pioneer Innovative Approach to Recover Bioproducts
Bioprose Blog: Argonne National Laboratory researchers pioneer innovative approach to recover bioproducts.
July 10, 2019
A lab tech working in a lab with a bucket of algae
Solving the Puzzle Surrounding Algae for Biofuels
Bioprose Blog: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory develops new model for analyzing biocrude yield and economics.
June 25, 2019
A photo of a farmer harvesting wheat
Integrated Landscape Management Reduces Biomass Production Costs By 20%
Bioprose Blog: An INL analysis showed that through integrated landscape management, stakeholders could produce biomass at costs 20% lower than...
May 16, 2019
The GREET Model workflow
GREET: The Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Model
Bioprose Blog: The Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) model is a tool that examines the...
May 8, 2019
Researchers at LBNL perform fermentation process development and scale-up at ABPDU.
ABPDU Leverages State-of-the-Art Facilities with Industry Innovation to Advance Biofuel Technologies
Bioprose Blog: DOE's Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory uses raw materials...
February 21, 2019
(Left to right) Structure based design of an enzyme is used to create a library of diversified genes. Smart microbial cell technology demonstrates the efficiency of enzyme variants by producing a readable fluorescence signal. High throughput screening ena
Lighting the Way to Bioproducts: Smart Microbial Biosensors for Conversion Pathway Design
Bioprose Blog: For several years, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) scientists have been taking advantage of the molecular tools that naturally...
February 6, 2019
A drawn photo of a fish leaping out of a small pond, with trees in the background.
One Fish Model Study Leads to Three Wins for the Environment
Bioprose Blog: PNNL, ORNL, & USFS have been modeling to understand the costs and benefits of thinning forests and the potential for improving habitat.
January 10, 2019
Photo of Amanda Barry inside of an algae lab.
Algae: As Different from Each Other as They Are from You and Me
Bioprose Blog: LANL is developing genetic engineering tools that would allow algae to grow faster and accumulate more biomass for biofuel production.
November 27, 2018
NREL has verified a very efficient gasification process for converting biomass to a high-octane gasoline blendstock.  (Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL)
Fueling the Future: Developing a More Efficient Process for Producing Biobased High-Octane Gasoline
Bioprose Blog: The Bioenergy Technologies Office and National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed a novel process that uses biomass gasification.
March 8, 2018
Neal Yancey and Jaya Tumuluru led research in fractional milling and high-moisture pelleting that together resulted in lower energy usage and a greater than 50% cost reduction in biomass preprocessing.
Idaho Researchers Slash Cost of Providing Biomass for Biofuels Production
Bioprose Blog: Idaho Researchers Slash Cost of Providing Biomass for Biofuels Production
February 22, 2018
Scientists at ANL’s Advanced Photon Source use X-ray spectroscopy to characterize catalysts for converting biomass into fuels.
Catalyst Collaboration: Argonne Accelerates Biofuel Production Technology
Bioprose Blog: Catalyst Collaboration―Argonne Accelerates Biofuel Production Technology
February 8, 2018
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory created a new catalyst production process that doubles the output of renewable BTX, a group of high-value chemicals that can be used to produce a range of everyday items, from soda bottles to tires.
It’s Elemental: Designing the Perfect Biofuel Catalyst
Bioprose Blog: It’s Elemental—Designing the Perfect Biofuel Catalyst
January 23, 2018
Collage of images, from left to right: scientist holding vial, bioenergy crop, tires, water bottles.
A New Source of Renewable Plastics: Converting Ethanol to Butadiene in a Single Step
Bioprose Blog: A New Source of Renewable Plastics: Converting Ethanol to Butadiene in a Single Step
January 11, 2018
BETO supports testing facilities, such as BFNUF, which lead the first leg of early-stage research and development before passing their technological advances on to industry. Industry can then take this technology to the next level in the bioenergy product
The Relay Race toward Energy Security: Passing the Baton from Bioenergy Research to Industrial Commercialization
Bioprose Blog: The Relay Race toward Energy Security: Passing the Baton from Bioenergy Research to Industrial Commercialization
December 12, 2017
shrub willow, a bioenergy crop
Researchers Find Bioenergy Crops Provide Critical Ecosystem Services
Bioprose Blog: Researchers Find Bioenergy Crops Provide Critical Ecosystem Services
November 29, 2017
Two people shaking hands.
Collaboration Success: Two Labs Develop a Promising Pathway to Biobased Fuels and Chemicals
Bioprose Blog: Collaboration Success: Two Labs Develop a Promising Pathway to Biobased Fuels and Chemicals
August 22, 2017
The collaboration between FDC, PGH, and others helped create a new market for energy crops, like switchgrass in Virginia.
Farm to Fuel: Biomass Feeds into Virginia’s Rural Economy
Bioprose Blog: Farm to Fuel: Biomass Feeds into Virginia’s Rural Economy
August 21, 2017
An image with four quadrants showing the different types of jobs within the Bioenergy service sector.
Bioenergy Helps Drive Domestic Economic Growth and Energy Independence
Bioprose Blog: Bioenergy Helps Drive Domestic Economic Growth and Energy Independence
August 18, 2017
6 Commercial Products You Probably Didn’t Know Are Made with Algae: You Probably Ate #3 for Breakfast
6 Commercial Products You Probably Didn’t Know Are Made with Algae: You Probably Ate #3 for Breakfast
Bioprose Blog: 6 Commercial Products You Probably Didn’t Know Are Made with Algae: You Probably Ate #3 for Breakfast
August 17, 2017
Renewable biomass and sustainable jobs. Sustainably produced domestic biomass not only offers the starting material to produce fuels and products for our advanced bioeconomy, it ensures reliable sustainable jobs up and down the supply chain.
Beyond Bioenergy—BETO’s Investments Ensure Our Nation Is Competitive in an Emerging Bioeconomy
Bioprose Blog: Beyond Bioenergy—BETO’s Investments Ensure Our Nation Is Competitive in an Emerging Bioeconomy
August 16, 2017
What You Need To Know About Bioprose
What You Need To Know About Bioprose
Bioprose Blog: What You Need To Know About Bioprose