In support of the Obama Administration's comprehensive efforts to strengthen U.S. energy security, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced up to $12 million to fund three small-scale projects in Illinois, Wisconsin, and North Carolina that aim to commercialize novel conversion technologies to accelerate the development of advanced, drop-in biofuels and other valuable bio-based chemicals.
Fuel Properties to Enable Lifted-Flame Combustion CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 08/23/2011 Location(s): Madison, Wisconsin Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Cellulosic Biomass Sugars to Advantaged Jet Fuel: Catalytic Conversion of Com Stover to Energy Dense, Low Freeze Point Paraffins and Naphthenes CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 08/11/2011 Location(s): Wisconsin Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
Today, Secretary Chu announced the selection of 40 projects across 15 states to receive more than $175 million to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. From state-of-the-art electric drive batteries to light-weight vehicles, these projects will help improve vehicle fuel efficiency and create quality jobs.
The selected projects focus on eight key approaches to improving vehicle efficiency, including: