Bioenergy Technologies Office

  • Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future

    Bioenergy: America's Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States.

  • Energy Department Helping Lower Biofuel Costs for the Nation

    U.S. gasoline prices are currently at their lowest point since 2009, saving you money at the pump. The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is looking beyond current gas prices and working to lower the cost of biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol—which can be blended with gasoline—and “drop-in” hydrocarbon fuels—which can directly replace gasoline.

  • Alpena Biorefinery

    The American Process Inc. (API) Alpena Biorefinery converts the industrial waste stream from a neighboring board manufacturing mill into a cellulosic biofuel and by-product.

  • U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework

    The Bioenergy KDF supports the development of a sustainable bioenergy industry by providing access to a variety of data sets, publications, and collaboration and mapping tools that support bioenergy research, analysis, and decision making.

Program Areas


Algal Biofuels

Conversion Technologies

Demonstration and Market Transformation




About the Bioenergy Technologies Office

Integrated  Biorefineries

Biomass 2014 Conference

Interactive Bioenergy Overview

Education and Workforce Development

Financial Opportunities