ADVERTISEMENT
2 /3 FREE ARTICLES LEFT THIS MONTH Remaining
Chemistry matters. Join us to get the news you need.

If you have an ACS member number, please enter it here so we can link this account to your membership. (optional)

ACS values your privacy. By submitting your information, you are gaining access to C&EN and subscribing to our weekly newsletter. We use the information you provide to make your reading experience better, and we will never sell your data to third party members.

ENJOY UNLIMITED ACCES TO C&EN

Business

Energy Department Funds Biomaterials

by Michael McCoy
October 20, 2014 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 92, ISSUE 42

The Department of Energy has pledged up to $13.4 million to five organizations seeking to convert biomass into useful materials. NatureWorks and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will get up to $2.5 million apiece to develop routes that convert biogas into lactic acid and muconic acid, respectively. American Process will receive up to $3.1 million for work on upgrading cellulosic sugars into solvents. The University of Wisconsin, Madison, will get up to $3.3 million toward a process that produces plasticizers and other chemicals from biomass. And Vertimass will get up to $2.0 million to commercialize the conversion of ethanol into transportation fuels.

X

Article:

This article has been sent to the following recipient:

Leave A Comment

*Required to comment