University of Illinois
The U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, has awarded $156 million in funding for cutting-edge energy technology projects running the gamut from innovative plant-based fuels to conversion devices aimed at transferring utility-scale solar energy directly to the grid at much higher voltages than is currently possible.
Another week and another report on the prospects for commercial algae-based biofuels.
- Last week, research/marketing consulting firm Pike Research, based in Boulder, Colorado, predicted that 61 million gallons of algae-based biofuels per year at a market value of $1.3 billion ($21 a gallon) would be produced by 2020.
- On Tuesday, the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) in Berkeley, California, funded by BP plc (NYSE: BP), conjured a scenario in which algae-based oil could be produced at $5.71 to $7.86 per gallon.
20 collegiate teams from all over the world will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon. The teams design, build and operate energy-efficient, solar-powered homes that are attractive and affordable.
One of the most exciting Department of Energy (DOE) programs is drawing to close for 2009.
They call it a decathlon, although there are no tracks to sprint, no javelins to throw. But there are hurdles to jump. That’s because it is the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.