November 2017 News Blast: Bioenergy Technologies Office News and Events

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November 2017 News Blast: Bioenergy Technologies Office News and Events

Nov. 30, 2017

Collaboration Success: Two Labs Develop a Promising Pathway to Biobased Fuels and Chemicals

National Lab Collaboration

Effective collaboration can be the key to success: This year, two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories—the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)—worked together to develop a promising conversion pathway for biobased fuels and chemicals. NREL researchers modified a microorganism to produce a useful intermediate from sugar fermentation—2,3-butanediol—which can be converted to fuels and chemicals using ORNL’s catalytic upgrading system. Check out this blog post to learn more.

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ChemCatBio Launches New Webinar Series

ChemCatBio In December, the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio) will launch a new webinar series to inform stakeholders about exciting research and development in identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Join us on Wednesday, December 6 for the first webinar in the series, which will provide an overview of the consortium, highlight recent advancements in the production of biofuels and bioproducts enabled by ChemCatBio, and discuss opportunities for engaging with the consortium. Register today!

Register Now for BETO’s Advanced Development and Optimization Workshop

Register now: On December 12–13, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host the Advanced Development and Optimization (ADO) Workshop in Golden, Colorado. BETO’s mission is focused on earlier development-cycle opportunities. BETO will use this workshop to seek feedback on how the new ADO program area can best serve stakeholders in the bioenergy industry, as well as to raise awareness of existing assets from past investments and discuss future needs and opportunities for maximizing their value. Register for the workshop today!

Energy in 3D: Learn about ORNL’s 3D Printing from Tim Theiss

Tim Theiss Energy TalksDid you know that ORNL uses biomass-derived materials as a feedstock for additive manufacturing—a type of industrial 3D printing? This month, ORNL Program Manager Tim Theiss gave a presentation at DOE’s Energy Talks, where he discussed recent advances in additive manufacturing and explained how 3D printing can remove steps from the manufacturing process—often leading to decreased energy use. Watch the full video recording and learn more about ORNL’s additive manufacturing research.

Get Your Bioenergy Buzz with Bioprose

Did you know that estimates show that continuing to develop our domestic biomass resources could contribute nearly $259 billion and 1.1 million jobs to the U.S. economy by 2030? Are you interested in learning how one state is creating a sustainable market for bioenergy crops, while saving tax payers upwards of $43,000 per year? BETO’s technical blog, Bioprose: Building the Bioeconomy through Technology and Communication, is your go-to resource for the latest scientific information on the U.S. bioeconomy, featuring topical blog posts from a diverse team of managers, scientists, and engineers. Check out our latest blog posts, which showcase an in-depth look at the technical details of bioenergy advances currently supported by BETO and its partners, and sign up for our tech-focused listserv to get updates delivered to your inbox.

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