Stories with the tag: Biofuel
The nation’s land and water resources could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year in the United States, one-twelfth of the country’s yearly needs.
Release Date: 5/21/2013
PNNL researchers will discuss improving solar power forecasting, the resources needed to grow algae for biofuel, and predicting the environmental impacts of ocean energy at the 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
Release Date: 12/4/2012
PNNL bioinformaticist Sam Payne is receiving a 5-year, $2.5-million Early Career Research Award to develop new computational methods to identify proteins that could improve biofuel production.
Release Date: 5/14/2012
New research points to two important roles for bacteria that live in the underground fungal gardens of leafcutter ants: the bacteria both help decompose leaves that ants bring to the gardens and play a major role in turning those leaves into nutrients for both ants and the fungi.
Release Date: 3/1/2012
Computer analysis of how water traps methane or hydrogen provides a better understanding of these gas hydrates, a potential fuel source and carbon dioxide storage site.
Release Date: 1/18/2012
PNNL is working with Seattle biofuel producer Imperium Renewables to develop a new method using catalysts to make bio-based jet fuels.
Release Date: 9/29/2011
PNNL and other researchers are comparing genes between species of fungus to improve how to use the fungus to produce industrial chemicals such as citric acid and biofuels.
Release Date: 5/13/2011
A new study shows that 17 percent of the United States’ imported oil for transportation could be replaced by biofuel made from algae. Researchers also determined that the water needed to grow that algae could be substantially reduced by cultivating it in the nation’s sunniest and most humid regions.
Release Date: 4/13/2011
Molecular science research critical to DOE’s energy mission, EMSL director Allison Campbell testifies to House subcommittee on Energy and Environment.
Release Date: 9/10/2009
PNNL’s Dr. Scott Baker is working with the DOE’s Joint Genome Institute to understand how T. reesei bacteria can break down biomass for better biofuel production.
Release Date: 9/2/2009