DOE Announces $118 Million for Biofuel Research

17 projects have been funded and are aimed at accelerating domestic biofuel production.

The Department of Energy (DOE) made $118 million available for 17 biofuel research projects and is continuing to fund the information gathering required to accelerate clean energy efforts.

Agency heads stated that there is a lot of latent energy stored in biological byproducts that are typically thrown away without reuse, such as algae, livestock waste, and corn mush. Universities and private research firms have found ways to turn these byproducts into usable fuel for cars, boats, and airplanes. This funding will help researchers find ways to scale up these biofuel conversion processes from small laboratory tests to easily manufacturable additions to the domestic economy.

“Biofuels are a versatile tool because they have the immediate potential to power our ships, trains, airlines and heavy-duty vehicles—a huge contributor to total carbon emissions—with a significantly reduced carbon footprint,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “DOE investments are helping to build out a domestic bioenergy supply chain that increases America’s energy independence, creates jobs, and accelerates the adoption of cleaner fuels for our transportation needs.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Granholm as she oversees the many projects pushing toward energy innovation.
  • For the Department of Energy to do what is in the best interest of the American people.

Sources: Department of Energy


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