News Archives - 2012
December 14, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will partner with Johnson Matthey, a global specialty chemicals company, in a five-year, $7 million effort to economically produce drop-in gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from non-food biomass feedstocks, the federal laboratory announced today.
November 26, 2012
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) combined different microscopic imaging methods to gain a greater understanding of the relationships between biomass cell wall structure and enzyme digestibility, a breakthrough that could lead to optimizing sugar yields and lowering the costs of making biofuels.
November 9, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched a new tool and redesigned DOE's Alternative Fuels Data Center Web site to help fleet managers, municipalities and consumers choose from a wide variety of alternative fuels and energy efficiency strategies for reducing petroleum use, vehicle emissions, and operating costs.
September 25, 2012
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a better way to use photosynthesis to produce ethylene, a breakthrough that could change the way materials, chemicals, and transportation fuels are made, and help clean the air.
June 19, 2012
Growing renewable butanol refiner demonstrates its process for a future scale-up of the drop-in petroleum replacement.
May 17, 2012
NREL provided training to the Hawaii Public Utility Commission to help them learn more about biomass and biofuels technologies and the possible applications in Hawaii.
April 11, 2012
Lab's patented material cleans up biomass gas, making it ready to convert into fuels compatible with today's infrastructure.
April 4, 2012
NREL, the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), and Honda Research and Development (Honda R&D) have teamed together to uncover a novel pathway for the conversion of agricultural residues and other feedstocks to fuel ethanol.