DOE Selects Projects to Accelerate Adoption of Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven projects – totaling $1.94 million – to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks.

These fuels are derived from renewable feedstocks, and can deliver exceptional efficiency with low emissions. The seven projects will leverage National Laboratory capabilities as part of the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative.

“When you consider how much U.S. households spend on transportation – second only to housing expenses – even a small boost in fuel economy can have an important impact on families’ expenses,” says Daniel R Simmons, assistant secretary for DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).