Renewable chemical company Genomatica made significant progress toward increasing the range of feedstocks that can be used to commercially produce high-quality bio-based chemicals, in a project funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Genomatica improved the biochemical conversion of cellulosic sugars to 1,4-butanediol (BDO), a chemical used in products such as hard plastics used in computer keyboards, Invista’s Lycra® spandex, and high-performance fabrics.
Scientific Research Related to the Predictive Science Strategic Academic Alliances Program II (PSAAP) at University of California, Santa Barbara CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6 Date: 10/19/2015 Location(s): California Offices(s): NNSA-Headquarters
Algae are a promising source of renewable biofuels and bioproducts, and researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, are taking a step toward realizing the promise of sustainable, cost-effective algal biofuels for the American public.
Predictive Models and Novel Accelerated Tests for the Reliability of Front-Contact and Back-Contact Cell Metallization and Solder Joints in Photovoltaic Modules Award Number: DE-EE0007139 CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.16 Solar Energy Technologies Office Date: 09/23/2015 Location(s): California Office(s): Golden Field Office
Low-Energy, Low-Cost Production of Ethylene by Low-Temperature Oxidative Coupling of Methane Award Number: DE-EE0005769 CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Advanced Manufacturing Office Date: 09/21/2015 Location(s): California Office(s): Golden Field Office
Automating Solar Power Plants: Creating automated software and hardware tools to lower development, construction and O&M costs at utility-scale projects Award Number: DE-EE0007179 CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.2 Solar Energy Technologies Office Date: 09/16/2015 Location: California Office(s): Golden Field Office
Window innovations developed in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are cutting energy cost for American families, businesses, institutions, and governments every year. With funding from the Energy Department, Berkeley Lab has developed technologies that help prevent energy from escaping out of windows.