U.S. Department of Energy Press Releases
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The Energy Department announced nearly $18 million in four innovative pilot-scale biorefineries that will test renewable biofuels as a domestic alternative to power cars, trucks, and planes, and that also meet military specifications for jet fuel and shipboard diesel.
The Energy Department recognized Nissan’s participation in the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge and its showcase project at the company’s new energy-efficient paint plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, which is expected to cut energy use by almost a third compared to its predecessor.
U.S. consumers spent 2.7% of their household income on home energy bills last year, the lowest percentage in 10 years, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) analysis.
Walmart announced the company’s next step on the path to achieving its goal of being 100% supplied by renewable energy.
Last fall, scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) successfully demonstrated the technical advances needed to produce cellulosic ethanol cost competitively at $2.15 per gallon—a process that was modeled at $9 per gallon just a decade ago.