Alternative Water Sources for Bioenergy Crops Production on Marginal Lands

Large scale biomass production that will permit a significant substitution for fossil fuels will require substantial irrigation water and land. While the southwest U.S. region such as west Texas and southern New Mexico has adequate marginal lands, finding reliable water sources to produce bioenergy crops is the main challenge. This challenge can be met by Read More

Software as a Service Platform Created using GLADIS for Modeling Next Generation Bioproduct and Bioenergy Market Logistics

Thorough analysis of a feedstock supply chain requires a holistic system analysis that includes facility location optimization, supply chain cost analytics, and robust uncertainty analysis. End users like the producers, biorefineries, and investors need the ability to conduct these analysis using readily available software that allows the users to enter and modify their own parameter Read More

Register Now for the Bio-Restore Workshop

On September 25 and 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office will host a workshop to identify data and R&D needs to enable the use of dedicated energy crops and algae for restoring water quality and enhancing soil health, while creating a new feedstock supply for Read More

Conversion-Ready Feedstock Webinar Series

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and its National Laboratories are dedicating the months of May and June to public exploration of renewable biomass feedstocks, many of which can be found right outside your window. These feedstocks are used for production of Read More

OSU Student Delegate Attends CABLE Spring Conference

Over 20 student delegates together with their faculty mentors and leadership team members attended the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership (CABLE) Spring Conference hosted by North Carolina State University from November 7-10, 2019. The conference was dedicated to presentations by CABLE student delegates detailing their research, findings, and recommendations on important topics facing industry leaders Read More

US DOE WEBINAR: Technology Options for Catalytically Upgrading Biochemically Derived 2,3-Butanediol from Lignocellulosic Biomass Feedstocks to Advanced Biofuels and Chemical Coproducts” (Repost from DOE BETO energy.gov April 19, 2019)

On April 24, join the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy (ChemCatBio) Consortium and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office for the “Technology Options for Catalytically Upgrading Biochemically Derived 2,3-Butanediol from Lignocellulosic Biomass Feedstocks to Advanced Biofuels and Chemical Coproducts” webinar. Recent advances in the fermentative production of 2,3-butanediol (BDO) from mixed sugars generated via Read More

Non-thermal Plasma Gasification System Cleans Up Syngas

Biomass gasification, which converts organic material into valuable gaseous product called syngas, is one of the efficient thermochemical process for the production of biopower, biofuels, and chemicals. However, one of the major problems of biomass gasification is the removal of tars from syngas. Tars can block the pipes and reduce the engine performance. Several approaches Read More

CARBON INITIATIVE SYMPOSIUM

This past year, OSU’s Carbon Initiative Team was selected among the top four teams to develop a full application for a Tier 1 Research Initiative (formerly known as HIBAR) that OSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research launched. Tier 1s are aimed to grow the research enterprise at OSU using the critical mass of Read More

Just Released! The Bioeconomy Initiative: Implementation Framework

The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a multi-agency strategy to accelerate innovative technologies that harness the nation’s biomass resources for affordable biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. The Bioeconomy Initiative: Implementation Framework was developed by the Biomass Research and Development Board (BR&D Board) to guide interagency coordination for such Read More