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August 27, 2015
Energy Department Awards up to $4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

The Energy Department today announced two additional projects selected to receive up to $4 million to develop next-generation biofuels that will help reduce the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass.

February 3, 2014
Energy Department Announces $12 Million for Technologies to Produce Renewable Carbon Fiber from Biomass

The Energy Department today announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based feedstocks such as agricultural residues and woody biomass.

August 1, 2013
Secretary Moniz Announces New Biofuels Projects to Drive Cost Reductions, Technological Breakthroughs

During remarks at the Energy Department’s Biomass 2013 annual conference, Secretary Moniz highlighted the important role biofuels play in the Administration’s Climate Action Plan.

July 31, 2013
Florida Project Produces Nation’s First Cellulosic Ethanol at Commercial-Scale

Groundbreaking Project Deploys Technology Developed Through Early Energy Department R&D Investments

July 25, 2012
Agriculture and Energy Departments Announce New Investments to Drive Innovations in Biofuels and Biobased Products

U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy announced a $41 million investment that will drive more efficient biofuels production and feedstock improvements.

July 2, 2012
Obama Administration Announces New Investments to Advance Biofuels Industry and Enhance America’s Energy Security

Energy Department Announces Biofuel Investments to Drive Cost Reductions and Technological Breakthroughs

April 13, 2012
Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Advance Technologies for Clean-Burning, Efficient Biomass Cookstoves

The Energy Department announced up to $2.5 million available this year for applied research to advance clean biomass cookstove technologies for use in developing countries.

April 6, 2012
Energy Department Announces up to $15 Million to Research Biomass-Based Supplements for Traditional Fuels

As part of President Obama’s blueprint for an economy fueled by homegrown and alternative energy sources, the Energy Department announced up to $15 million available to demonstrate biomass-based oil supplements that can be blended with petroleum.

March 22, 2012
Obama Administration Announces New Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative

Research to advance next generation biofuels and renewable energy technologies

February 23, 2012
President Obama Announces Funding for Breakthroughs in Natural Gas and Biofuels as Alternative Fuels for Vehicles

$30 Million Will Fund Breakthrough Natural Gas Vehicles Technologies, $14 Million to Support Development of Transportation Fuels from Algae

February 10, 2012
Nebraska Biofuel Enzyme Plant Hosts Tour with Senior DOE Official

Energy Department Senior Advisor Peter Gage Highlights President Obama’s Blueprint for an American Economy Built to Last

August 10, 2011
Department of Energy Releases New ‘Billion-Ton’ Study Highlighting Opportunities for Growth in Bioenergy Resources

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy today released a report – 2011 U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industrydetailing U.S. biomass feedstock potential nationwide.   The report examines the nation’s capacity to produce a billion dry tons of biomass resources annually for energy uses without impacting other vital U.S.