Gran Bio received an $80 Million grant from the US Department of Energy for the Thomaston facility
美国.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $118 million in funding for 17 projects to accelerate the production of sustainable biofuels for America’s transportation and manufacturing needs. 选定的项目, 位于大学和私人公司, will drive the domestic production of biofuels and bioproducts by advancing biorefinery development, 从预试验到示范, to create sustainable fuels that reduce emissions associated with fossil fuels. Funding for this opportunity supports President Biden’s goals to deliver an equitable, 清洁能源的未来, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, 整体经济, 不迟于2050年. Projects selected as part of this funding opportunity will contribute to meeting DOE’s goal to achieve cost-competitive biofuels and at least a 70% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030.
Made from widely available domestic feedstocks and advanced refining technologies, 能源-dense biofuels provide a pathway for low-carbon fuels that can lower greenhouse gas emissions throughout the transportation sector and accelerate the bioeconomy. Financing for novel biorefinery process systems can be a barrier to commercializing advanced biofuels, and this funding will reduce technological uncertainties and enable industry deployment.
选定的项目包括预试点, 飞行员, and demonstration projects that will scale-up existing biomass to fuel technologies that will eventually create millions of gallons of low-carbon fuel annually. 通过投资这些技术, the projects will create good-paying jobs in rural and underserved communities in nine states. Plans submitted by the selected projects show intent to collaborate with local school districts to educate and train the bio能源 workforce of tomorrow. Additionally, the funded projects align with renewable fuels goals in the first-ever U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization, a multi-agency framework for reducing emissions, 打造一支强大的运输队伍, 确保美国的能源独立. 这些项目也支持了美国政府.S. 可持续航空燃料大挑战 goal of enabling the production of three billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel annually by 2030 and 35 billion gallons annually by 2050.
The 17 selected projects fall into four areas:
- Demonstration Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries, and
The selected projects are located in nine states and Washington, DC, and focus on technologies including anaerobic digestion, 纤维素糖到SAF的转化, 催化biorefining, 等.
这些奖励将由美国能源部管理 生物能源技术办事处 (名叫BETO), which is focused on developing technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources into low-carbon biofuels and bioproducts.