Navigation Links
NREL and Johnson Matthey announce 5-year collaboration on biofuels
Date:12/18/2012

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will partner with Johnson Matthey, a global specialty chemicals company, in a five-year, $7 million effort to economically produce drop-in gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from non-food biomass feedstocks, the federal laboratory announced today.

The work will be conducted under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between NREL and Johnson Matthey.

"It's a way of leveraging the expertise of two organizations to solve a pressing national and international problem," NREL Senior Project Leader for Partnership Development Rich Bolin said. The goal is to improve vapor phase upgrading during the biomass pyrolysis process in order to lower costs and speed production of lignocellulose-based fuels.

Currently, NREL has 184 active CRADAs with industry, the most of any national laboratory.

"We're delighted to be collaborating with NREL in this exciting field," Andrew Heavers, Business Development Director for New Technologies at Johnson Matthey, said. "Combining Johnson Matthey's understanding of catalysis with NREL's biomass processing capabilities will help accelerate the development of more economic routes to biofuels."

It's a meeting of heavyweights. NREL is a world leader in biomass conversion research and will be conducting the necessary testing, from bench scale to pilot scale. Johnson Matthey is one of the world's leading suppliers of catalysts and process technologies for a range of environmental and chemical applications, with facilities in the United Kingdom, the United States and over 30 other countries around the world. As part of this agreement, the company will supply and develop innovative new catalytic materials to upgrade pyrolysis vapor to biofuel components.

"The goal is to find catalytic systems that can produce biofuels cost effectively at scale," said Mark Nimlos, NREL's research supervisor for molecular sc
'/>"/>

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Alnylam and UMass Medical School announce Tuschl I patent upheld in European opposition proceedings
2. Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. Announces a Revised Agreement for the Acquisition of Lumigene
3. ChromaDex® Announces Financial Results for the Year Ended 2011
4. Improved Authentication and Confidentiality Protection. ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces for Auction Important Patents in Data Encryption and Document Security
5. MARC travel awards announced for EB 2012
6. MARC travel award announced for the 2012 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting
7. FirstMark Announces New Hire Jay Houtman as Southeast Regional Sales Manager
8. Global Information Inc. Announces Discounted Conference Registration For Bio-IT World Asia and Biodetection Technologies 2012
9. Genzyme/ACMG Foundation Genetics Training Award in Clinical Biochemical Genetics announced
10. 2012 ACMG Foundation/Signature Genomic Laboratories Travel Award winner announced
11. Botanical institutions announce plans to create first online World Flora
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... of mesenchymal stem cells can stimulate neurogenesis in the ... disease (AD) and improve tissue and function injury under ... on the therapeutic effect of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) ... on oxidative injury and neurogenesis in the brain of ... of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, China transplanted ADSCs into ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... that cannabinoid receptor type 1 can inhibit ... and reduce neurotransmitter release. However, some scholars ... increase extracellular Ca2+ influx and increase neurotransmitter ... Tongji Hospital Affiliated to Tongji Medical College, ... used whole cell voltage-clamp and calcium imaging ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... of all vertebrates, information is transmitted through synapses, ... signal to be passed from one brain cell ... abundant type of synapse, can be either excitatory ... memory, perception and cognition, and the balance between ... For instance, every time we learn something, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Blame it on the astrocytes 2
... a study in her lab showed that mate (mah ... the activity of an enzyme that promotes HDL (good) ... scientist Elvira de Mejia headed for Argentina where mate ... She returned with a five-year agreement signed by ...
... rare Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), one of only ... captured and health-checked by experts from a consortium of ... group of organizations, including the Russian Academy of Sciences ... (WCS) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) captured ...
... more than 50 Earth Observation satellites is increasing ... synoptic views of our planet. Because these satellites ... analysis and environmental monitoring can be difficult, making ... Calibration and Validation processes. More than 50 ...
Cached Biology News:More on mate tea: lower cholesterol and an international agreement 2Critically endangered Amur leopard captured 2A roadmap for calibration and validation 2
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and ... study on the current state of the Nano Silver ... a basic overview of the industry, including definitions, applications ... domestic market analysis are provided with a focus on ... A comparison between the international and Chinese situation is ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. , July 11, 2014 ... wide variety of high-quality peptides that are used solely ... online. To honor two successful years in business, Maxim ... Performance LLC, has just launched a new and updated ... addition, the research blog section has been updated with ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... DUBLIN , July 11, 2014 ... "International Transfection Technology Market - Global Industry Analysis, ... report to their offering. ... to introduce nucleic acids (either DNA or RNA) into ... therapy, mutation of cancer cells and protein metabolism by ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 EPFL and the University of  ... of John P. Donoghue . The American neuroscientist ... . The new Wyss Center for ... Geneva , has named as its director ... P. Donoghue , founder of Brown University,s Institute for ...
Breaking Biology Technology:2014 Nano Silver Industry in Global and China Regions Development Proposals Analysis Available at DeepResearchReports.com 22014 Nano Silver Industry in Global and China Regions Development Proposals Analysis Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Maxim Peptide Celebrates Second Anniversary Online with an Updated Website and Special Deals Section 2International Transfection Technology Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019 2John P. Donoghue is Taking the Lead at the Wyss Center and is Appointed Professor at EPFL and University of Geneva 2John P. Donoghue is Taking the Lead at the Wyss Center and is Appointed Professor at EPFL and University of Geneva 3
... 32 social scientists and researchers from around the world, ... have concluded that fundamental reforms of global environmental governance ... system. The scientists argued in the March 16 edition ... is now for a "constitutional moment" in world politics. ...
... 2012   Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its request for ... for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome.  Carcinoid syndrome is ... originate from the gastrointestinal tract and is characterized by ...
... 2012 AlphaVax, Inc. ("AVX") is pleased to report that it ... Industry Excellence Award as the Best Early-Stage Vaccine Biotech Company. The ... Washington, DC in April. AVX is pleased to ... the panel of judges as well as being recognized as a ...
Cached Biology Technology:Fundamental steps needed now in global redesign of Earth system governance 2Fundamental steps needed now in global redesign of Earth system governance 3FDA Grants Lexicon Orphan Drug Designation for Telotristat Etiprate for the Treatment of Carcinoid Syndrome 2FDA Grants Lexicon Orphan Drug Designation for Telotristat Etiprate for the Treatment of Carcinoid Syndrome 3FDA Grants Lexicon Orphan Drug Designation for Telotristat Etiprate for the Treatment of Carcinoid Syndrome 4
... The Rice Oligo Microarray, 22K ... of rice genes associated with biological ... abiotic stress response. Each microarray contains ... of the rice (japonica) genome focuses ...
... ELF 97 Cytological Labeling Kit provides a ... detection of cellular targets, including cell-surface receptors ... Labeling Kit contains the patented ELF 97 ... yellow-green precipitate at the site of enzymatic ...
... Ligands\n\nReceptor-related research has long been enabled by ... selected to keep pace with new discoveries. ... and services for receptor research and drug ... you do not find exactly what you ...
... Feature Extraction Software reads ... files to prepare microarray data ... , * one 2-year ... for NFP/Academic accounts , * ...
Biology Products: