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DOE, NIFA to Help Fund Biomass R&D Projects

The Energy Department and the Agriculture Department‘s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will provide a total of $9 million in fiscal 2017 to research and development  projects that can help boost the country’s energy independence. The Biomass Research and Development Initiative seeks projects in the areas of biofuel development analysis, feedstock development and bio-based product …

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NASA Study: Biofuels Can Reduce Jet Engine Particle Emission

A NASA-led study has found that the use of biofuels to power jet engines can reduce particle emission levels by 50 percent to 70 percent. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions Study includes findings from a cooperative international research program that involved agencies from Germany and Canada, NASA said Thursday. ACCESS examined the …

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Obama Administration Unveils New International Clean Energy Funding Commitments

The Obama administration has announced a new set of renewable energy funding and innovation programs to support global transition efforts to zero-and-low carbon energy sources. The Energy Department said Monday that the current administration pledged to invest $125 million in renewable energy projects in El Salvador and India through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation as well as allocate $36 million …

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Navy Tests Biofuel in EA-18G Growler Aircraft

The U.S. Navy has flown a Boeing-built EA-18G Growler aircraft using fuel made from 100 percent alternative sources during an initial flight test at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. The military service said Friday it tested the catalytic hydrothermal conversion-to-jet fuel on the ground Aug. 30 at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s …

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Oak Ridge Scientists Demo Wireless Vehicle Charging with 85% Efficiency

Scientists at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have showcased a wireless charging unit that the lab says works at an 85-percent efficiency rate. DOE’s Allison Lantero wrote Thursday that 17 national labs are also exploring transportation technologies in an effort to improve air quality and minimize U.S. energy dependence on other countries. Researchers are developing …

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NASA, Intl Orgs Partner to Test Jet Fuel Alternatives

NASA will collaborate with the National Council of Canada and the German Aerospace Center to examine the interaction between alternative fuel emissions from planes and Earth’s atmosphere. The three organizations will start the flight tests May 7 at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California under the Alternative Fuel Effects …

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