Jervois to acquire SMP nickel & cobalt refinery in Brazil; concentrate from Idaho for refining, cobalt metal back to US

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Jervois currently is a cobalt company with nickel and copper exposure, with mining assets in Idaho, Uganda, and Australia. Jervois intends for the SMP acquisition to transform it into a vertically integrated producer when the Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) commences commercial production.

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Dynexus licenses Idaho Lab’s IMB technology for forecasting battery health

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The 2011 R&D 100 Award-winning Impedance Measurement Box (IMB) was invented by INL’s Energy Storage Group in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with support from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office. As battery end-user expectations increase and the consequences of battery failures become more pronounced, there is a pressing need for timely insights about battery health to ensure predictable performance, personal safety and reduction of waste.

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OriginOil and Idaho National Lab to develop direct conversion of algae into renewable crude oil for existing oil refineries

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the developer of a technology to extract oil from algae, plans to co-develop an integrated system with the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for direct conversion of raw algae into a renewable crude oil that can be used by existing petroleum refineries. Algae is a high energy biomass and can function as a force multiplier to blend in other biomass waste such as from forestry and agriculture into a uniform renewable crude oil substitute. OriginOil, Inc.,

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Idaho National Lab Nominates Supercritical/Solid Catalyst for Biodiesel Production for R&D 100 Awards

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Idaho National Laboratory has nominated its supercritical/solid catalyst for biodiesel production from waste fats, oils and greases for the R&D 100 Awards. The Supercritical/Solid Catalyst (SSC) can handle waste greases with up to 100% free fatty acid (FFA) content, more than 30% water content, and high in impurities such as sulfur, phosphorous, calcium and others. scaled SSC in a successful demonstration of the technology at a pilot plant in American Falls, Idaho.

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GE, INL Researchers Collaborate on Waste Heat Recovery Research

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Researchers from Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and GE Global Research are collaborating on a two-year, public-private partnership project designed to optimize an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) process to convert low-temperature waste heat (below 500 °) from gas turbine or reciprocating engine exhaust to produce electricity. Our new evaporator permits direct transfer of this waste heat, which increases overall efficiency at a far more affordable price than before ” Wetzel said.

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DOE to award $35M to 24 projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing

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Colorado State University will develop a novel, low-cost turbo-compression cooling system that utilizes the ultra-low-grade waste (less than 150°C) heat available in many industrial processes, the energy from which is not traditionally recovered. Idaho National Laboratory. Idaho National Lab will be conducting research to develop a new pathway to produce hydrocarbon feedstocks and fuels from ethane via an electrochemical process, as well as generating hydrogen.

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DOE Critical Materials Institute rare-earth recycling invention licensed to US Rare Earths

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The membrane solvent extraction system, invented by CMI partners Oak Ridge and Idaho national laboratories, is the first commercially licensed technology developed through the CMI. A membrane solvent extraction system developed through the Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute can help recover and recycle rare-earth elements found in electronic waste. Co-inventors of the technology are ORNL’s Ramesh Bhave and Daejin Kim and Idaho National Laboratory’s Eric Peterson.

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DOE to award $33M to advance hydrogen and fuel cell R&D and the H2@Scale vision

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H2NEW includes National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory as co-leads, and focuses on R&D to enable affordable, durable and efficient large-scale electrolyzers, which produce hydrogen from electricity and water (at both high and low temperatures). The second focus area supports technology development which enables low cost hydrogen production via waste and biomass conversion.

2020 258

USDA awards $5.6M to 220 biofuel producers

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These awards include: The National Biodiesel Board and Regents of the University of Idaho received $768,000 and $192,000 respectively, through the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program. Examples of eligible feedstocks include but are not limited to: crop residue; animal, food and yard waste; vegetable oil; and animal fat. AgPower Jerome of Shoshone, Idaho, is receiving $3,027 for the conversion of nearly 137 million gallons of dairy cattle manure into 25.5

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CMI rare-earth elements separation technology licensed to Marshallton; diglycolamide extractants

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Developed by scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory in the Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI), the technology provides insight into how to separate in-demand rare-earth elements cost-effectively, which could shift the industry to benefit producers in the United States. Their physical and chemical similarities make them extremely difficult and costly to separate while generating a lot of waste.

OriginOil analysis suggests production cost as low as $2.28/gallon for algae-derived renewable gasoline or diesel using feedstock blending

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points to a potential production cost as low as $2.28/gallon ($0.60/Liter) for gasoline or diesel using a blend of algae and waste feedstocks, using the latest growth, harvesting and fuel conversion technologies from OriginOil and other innovators. In the lowest-cost scenario, algae harvested using OriginOil’s Algae Appliance is blended with waste feedstocks and converted onsite to achieve a modeled production cost of $2.28

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DOE researchers develop energy-efficient, cost-effective process to extract rare earth elements from scrapped magnets

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It’s an improvement over traditional processes, which require facilities with a large footprint, high capital and operating costs and a large amount of waste generated. Extracting desirable elements without co-extracting undesirable ones means less waste is created that will need downstream treatment and disposal. No commercialized process currently recycles pure rare earth elements from electronic-waste magnets.

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DOE’s Manufacturing Institute to award $35M to support R&D in recycling, reuse and remanufacturing

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Manufacturing Institute announced approximately $35 million to support research and development (R&D) that will enable US manufacturers to increase the recovery, recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing of plastics, metals, electronic waste, and fibers. Western Michigan University, Idaho National Laboratory, Graphic Packaging International, WestRock Company.

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Republic Services to Deploy 226 Natural Gas Trucks in West

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Republic Services, a provider of recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal in the United States and Puerto Rico, announced that 20% of the trucks it is adding to its fleet in 2010 will be powered by natural gas. Republic’s Allied Waste divisions in Gardena, Sun Valley, Anaheim, Long Beach, Pacheco and Chula Vista, California; Bellevue and Kent, Washington and Boise, Idaho will be receiving the vehicles.

2010 160

General Atomics launches bid for DOE small modular reactor program with EM2

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The current amount of used nuclear fuel waste in storage at US nuclear plants is sufficient for 3,000 EM 2 modules. EM 2 will also provide three times the energy per pound of fuel compared to current technology and reduce waste by 80% utilizing just a single pass through fuel cycle, GA says. Idaho National Laboratory offers capabilities to test the new EM 2 fuel system.

2013 223

DOE to award up to $13M to four advanced biofuels projects

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Hydrocarbon-based biofuels made from non-food feedstocks, waste materials, and algae can directly replace gasoline and other fuels. Idaho National Laboratory will also bring their feedstock pre-processing capabilities to the project. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four research and development projects designed to bring next-generation biofuels on line faster and to drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass.

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DOE Co-Optima researchers identify 6 high-potential blendstocks

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Much of the Co-Optima research is focused on blendstocks which can be produced from a wide spectrum of domestic resources including renewable, non-food, domestic biomass such as forestry and agricultural waste, as well as petroleum or natural gas. Sponsored by DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office and Bioenergy Technologies Office, Co-Optima partners include NREL, Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories.

2019 163

DOE Critical Materials Institute selects four projects to support critical materials supply chain innovation

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Project Title: Improvements to Cobalt Beneficiation from Domestic Ore at the Iron Creek Deposit, Central Idaho. The Colorado School of Mines, in collaboration with First Cobalt, will couple new physical and chemical separation methods to remove unwanted materials and create a higher concentration of cobalt from mined ore in the Iron Creek Deposit in Central Idaho. This improved process could help reduce costs, energy consumption, and generated waste material.

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DOE announces more than $65M in public and private funding to commercialize promising energy technologies

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Idaho National Laboratory. Robust Carbonic Anhydrases for Novel Biological, Sustainable and Low Energy CO2 Scrubbing Process from Waste Gases, $250,000.

2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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New to the 2016 report is novel assessments of potential biomass supplies from algae, from new energy crops (miscanthus, energy cane, eucalyptus), and from municipal solid waste. These renewable resources include agricultural, forestry, and algal biomass, as well as waste.

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DOE Selects 42 University-Led Nuclear Research and Development Projects for $38 Million in Funding

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Idaho State University - $650,000. The goal of this research area is to research and develop the next generation of nuclear reactors that will produce more energy and create less waste. Idaho State University - $1,287,921. Idaho State University - $597,252. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 42 university-led research and development projects for awards totaling $38 million.

2010 168

DOE and USDA Select Projects for More Than $24M in Biomass Research and Development Grants

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Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corporation (Columbus, OH) up to $1,800,000: to demonstrate, at scale, the operation of a dry fermentation system that uses pre- and post-consumer food wastes from supermarkets and restaurants, waste sawdust, grass, leaves, stumps and other forms of wood waste to produce biogas, heat, and electrical power.

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Rentech Takes 25% Stake in Biomass Gasification Company

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The ClearFuels technology can convert multiple cellulosic biomass feedstocks such as sugarcane bagasse and virgin wood waste into clean synthesis gas (syngas) suitable for integration with synthetic gas-to-liquids technologies. ClearFuels has also licensed the use of the Rentech Fischer-Tropsch Process for the production of renewable synthetic fuels from virgin wood waste at up to twelve US-based projects.

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USDA Report Provides Regional Roadmap To Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022; Southeast to Provide ~50% of Advanced Biofuels

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Woody biomass, municipal waste potential. Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington. 0.3% (this is only for dedicated energy crops and woody biomass from logging waste). The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report outlining both the current state of renewable transportation fuels efforts in the US and a plan to develop regional strategies to increase the production, marketing and distribution of biofuels.

2010 183

Co-Electrolysis of CO2 and H2O for the Production of Liquid Fuels

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In one of the papers presented at the May conference, Carl Stoots from the Idaho National Laboratory noted that while it is possible to produce syngas by separately electrolyzing steam and CO 2 , there are. There is no need for a separate reverse water-gas shift reactor to produce syngas, and the waste heat from exothermic fuel synthesis is useful in the process. Diagram of the proposed closed-loop fuel cycle.

2010 214

OriginOil, Carbon Sciences Apply for DOE Grants for CO2 to Fuels

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The consortium includes the Idaho National Laboratory of the Department of Energy (DOE), two top US universities, and materials technology firm Media & Process Technology. The industrial sources include, but are not limited to, cement plants, chemical plants, refineries, steel and aluminum plants, manufacturing facilities, and power plants using opportunity fuels (petroleum coke, municipal waste, etc.). OriginOil, Inc.,

2009 168

PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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On the other hand, drivers of other vehicles waste considerable time making special trips to refuel their internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles at the liquid fuel station or their battery electric vehicle (BEV) at the rapid recharging station. b) Long distance BEVs achieve their driving range with giant battery packs that are very heavy and expensive, making these vehicles wasteful and inefficient in fuel use for the short distance local travel that drivers need most often.

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LA-based SMLC to lead new DOE Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute; ~$800M for 5 new hub competitions

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Process intensification breakthroughs can dramatically shrink the footprint of equipment needed on a crowded factory floor or eliminate waste by using the raw input materials more efficiently. Georgia Institute of Technology; Idaho National Laboratory; Jet Propulsion National Laboratory; Lamar U.;

2016 150

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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To ignore this potential is wasteful and foolish. The impetus for this change came from a study by the US Idaho National Lab [ 2 ]. It is wasteful and destructive to be burning this versatile molecule; we must stop. The electrical system has perhaps 85% excess capacity most of the year which means we are wasting money in excess electric generation and distribution infrastructure and resources. by Professor Andrew Alfonso Frank. CTO Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

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DOE to Award Up to $27M in Phase III Small Business Awards; Algae Processing, Fuel Cells, Improved Materials for Motors, Synthetic Fuels Among Areas of Interest

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An emphasis on bio-fuels, which are suitable for an SOFC and derived from sources (such as cellulosic biomass, agricultural residues, or municipal solid waste) that do not compete with food supply, is required.

2010 183

US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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The project will expand the use of alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technology to create a regional sustainable market for renewable alternative fuels with the lowest lifecycle emissions, such as biogas made from waste products and solar energy, to power electric vehicles; enhance the local economy; and elevate public awareness through innovative outreach campaigns designed to reach an audience of over 30 million people per year.

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Heidi On The Hot Seat

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When you’re flying back and forth from Sacramento to Santa Monica in your private jet on a nightly basis and using the same jet to spend your available leisure time in Idaho you are no Climate Action Hero. Waste. All Global Warming Is Local. The South Bay region I live and work in covers an area of 161 square miles and encompasses 15 cities plus portions of the City of Los Angeles and unincorporated portions of the County of Los Angeles.

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