Virent, Inc. (up to $4 million; Madison, Wis.): Virent will develop an innovative separation process which uses its BioForming technology to efficiently convert carbon from lignocellulosic biomass into hydrocarbon fuels. Virent will work to improve the overall carbon conversion efficiency of biomass—helping to reduce the cost of producing hydrocarbon biofuels that work with our existing transportation fuel infrastructure and are capable of meeting the Renewable Fuel Standard. Idaho National Laboratory will also bring their feedstock pre-processing capabilities to the project.
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The Energy Department announced up to $12 million in new funding for projects that aim to drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass.
Companies will integrate technologies to accelerate the cost of competitive production of transportation fuels and bioplastics from biomass and waste feedstocks.
Cellulosic biofuel production well below Congress' target.