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DOE Highlights NABC's Work to Advance Market-Ready Drop-in Transportation Biofuels

August 15, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium's (NABC) initial selection of two "drop-in" biofuels technology pathways that will advance to the next development stage: Fermentation of Lignocellulosic Sugars, led by Amyris, and Catalysis of Lignocellulosic Sugars, led by Virent. The pathways moving into Stage II under the NABC program will be funded with $26 million from DOE and will leverage an additional $12 million in cost share. Two additional promising pathways—Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis and Hydrothermal Liquefaction—have three months to generate missing feasibility study data, at which point NABC will determine whether they may proceed to Stage II.

NREL Biofuels Program Manager Discusses NABC at TAPPI BioPro Expo

March 21, 2011

Dr. Adam Bratis, NREL's Biofuels Program Manager, presented an overview of the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium at the TAPPI BioPro Expo, held March 14-16 in Atlanta, Georgia. During Session 3, "Bioenergy – A Changing Market Place," Dr. Bratis provided background on the NABC and discussed the consortium's planned down-select process, including how and when the NABC leadership team will select process strategies for Stage II research and development. The Biofuels Digest provided their perspective on the presentation and the down-select in their online feature Bracketology.

Race to the Pump: Biofuel Technologies Vie to Provide a Sustainable Supply of Transportation Fuels

February 14, 2011 | Chemical & Engineering News

NABC partners Virent Energy Systems and Amyris Biotechnologies are featured in a Chemical & Engineering News article about the race to commercialize infrastructure-compatible biofuels technology. As part of the NABC, these companies are expanding their processes to produce advanced biofuels from lignocellulosic feedstocks as well as sugars. Virent leads the catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic sugars process strategy and Amyris leads the fermentation of lignocellulosic sugars process strategy.

Woody and Agricultural Residues Harvested for NABC Research Teams

January 3, 2011

Catchlight Energy LLC and Iowa State University's (ISU's) Bioeconomy Institute have collected and prepared 17 tons of feedstock for research and for delivery to the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium (NABC) process strategy teams. Catchlight Energy harvested 9 tons of forest residual chips and ISU harvested 8 tons of corn stover. Both feedstocks were dried, milled, and shipped by ISU to the NABC partners that make up the six strategy teams. The strategy teams have begun testing the feedstocks in a variety of thermochemical, chemical, and biochemical processes to produce hydrocarbon fuels.

NABC Explains its 3-Year Goal

December 2, 2010 | Biorefining Magazine

Biorefining Magazine reports on a presentation that NABC Chief Technology Officer John Holladay gave at a recent DOE-sponsored Webinar, "Advanced Biofuels Research Pathways." Visit the EERE Biomass Program's Webinar page to view the slides or listen to the audio recording from the November 18th Webinar.

National Advanced Biofuels Consortium Director Tom Foust Named one of Top 100 People in Bioenergy

October 13, 2010

Tom Foust, Director of the NABC, was recently named among Biofuels Digest's "Top 100 People in Bioenergy." He was awarded the #59 spot for his strong capability in presenting the biofuels message and his leadership of the NABC.

Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $80 Million Investment for Advanced Biofuels Research and Fueling Infrastructure

January 13, 2010 | News from the U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy will invest nearly $80 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for advanced biofuels research and fueling infrastructure development that will help support the growth of a clean, sustainable transportation sector. The National Advanced Biofuels Consortium was selected to receive up to $33.8 million of this funding to develop cost-effective processes to produce biofuels that are compatible with today's transportation infrastructure.

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