Three Grants for Biofuels Research
UC Davis researchers are taking part in three clean energy grants totaling almost $4.5 million recently announced by the U.S. Department of Energy. The grants are among 15 funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) with the goal of making production of biofuels more efficient.
Biofuels such as ethanol, biodiesel and other products are usually made by fermentation of organic material. During the conversion process, some amount of carbon from the original material is lost as carbon dioxide. The overall goal of the program is to make biofuel production more efficient by reducing waste and carbon dioxide emissions.
“Biofuel is a powerful tool in the clean energy toolkit that has immense potential to power our ships and airlines with zero carbon emissions,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm in a news release announcing the grants. “DOE is investing in research to reduce emissions and maximize the availability of efficient biofuel as we strive to reach President Biden’s net-zero carbon goals.”
Read the full post by Andy Fell on Egghead.