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August 20, 2014
Energy Department Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement for Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA),“Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts.”

August 19, 2014
BETO Announces Request for Information on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites public comment on its request for information (RFI) regarding landscape design for sustainable bioenergy systems. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from bioenergy stakeholders on landscape design approaches that integrate cellulosic bioenergy feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability.

August 12, 2014
Energy Department Joins Farm to Fly 2.0

During Biomass 2014, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced that the Energy Department is joining Farm to Fly 2.0 to support the development of sustainable biofuels that require no jet engine modifications.

July 30, 2014
Energy Department Announces $11 Million to Advance Renewable Carbon Fiber Production from Biomass

The Energy Department announced today up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim 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.

July 23, 2014
BETO Announces Updated Multi-Year Program Plan

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP).

July 23, 2014
BETO-Funded Invention Wins R&D 100 Award

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers won an R&D Magazine R&D 100 award this month for their Bioenergy Technologies Office-funded invention of a new class of membranes that could help reduce the price of bio-ethanol, ethanol-gasoline blend fuels, and drop-in fuels from bio-oil processing.

July 17, 2014
Energy Department Awards $3.5 Million to Develop Cost-Competitive Algal Biofuels

The Energy Department announced today $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports the Department’s goal of producing 2,500 gallons of algal biofuel feedstock per acre per year by 2018, an important milestone toward reducing the cost of algal biofuels to cost-competitive levels of 5,000 gallons per acre per year by 2022.

July 15, 2014
Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Advance Cost-Competitive Biofuels

The Energy Department today announced $6 million for two projects to develop next generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. These projects are a part of the Energy Department’s continued effort to develop technologies that will enable the production of clean, renewable and cost-competitive drop-in biofuels at $3 per gallon by 2017.

June 10, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Algal Biofuels Consortium Research Results, Solar Energy Maps, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

June 9, 2014
BETO Announces June Webinar: Algal Biofuels Consortium Releases Groundbreaking Research Results

BETO will host a live webinar titled “Algal Biofuels Consortium Releases Groundbreaking Research Results” on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

May 27, 2014
Bioenergy Technologies Office Judges Washington State University Energy Competition

Washington State University is hosting the Imagine Tomorrow competition to challenge high school students to explore new ways to support the transition to alternative energy sources. The competition, held on May 30–June 1, 2014, asks students to work together in teams to research topics related to biofuels, technology, behavior, or design.

May 22, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Genetically Modified Algae, NREL’s Fuel Cell Contaminant Database, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. View this week's webinars.

April 15, 2014
Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Technologies to Produce Advanced Biofuel Products from Biomass

The Energy Department today announced up to $10 million in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks, and bioproducts made from renewable, non-food-based biomass, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass.

February 26, 2014
BETO Announces Launch of the Bioenergy KDF Legislative Library

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of a new Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (Bioenergy KDF) resource: the Legislative Library.

February 25, 2014
BETO Staff Voted into the "Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy" for 2013-2014

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) congratulates Jonathan Male (Director), Valerie Reed (Deputy Director), and Joyce Yang (Technology Manager) for being voted into the "Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy" for 2013-€œ2014.

February 25, 2014
BETO Announces Bioenergy Technologies Incubator FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has released a new $10 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help achieve bioenergy development goals, but are not significantly represented in the Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETOÃ's) existing multi-year program plans or current research and development portfolio.

February 21, 2014
BETO Releases 2013 Peer Review Report

In the spring and summer of 2013, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) implemented a comprehensive external review of its research, development, and demonstration portfolio.

February 20, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Strategic Energy Planning, the Successful Commissioning of Refrigeration Systems, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. View this week's webinars.

February 12, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Forecasting Metrics, the DOE Wind Vision, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

February 5, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Natural Gas for Biomass Technologies, Additive Manufacturing for Fuel Cells, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required.

February 4, 2014
Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Announces Renewable Carbon Fiber Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) BETO announces $12 million funding opportunity for technologies to produce renewable carbon fiber from biomass.

January 22, 2014
Webinar on the Potential for Natural Gas to Enhance Biomass Technologies

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will present a live webinar titled "The Potential for Natural Gas to Enhance Biomass Technologies" on Thursday, February 6, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. During the webinar, Mr. Zia Haq and Mr. Prasad Gupte, of BETO, and Mr. Timothy Skone, of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, will present an overview of Natural Gas-Biomass to Liquids technology, advantages of using natural gas, and some key themes that were established at the September Natural Gas-Biomass to Liquids Workshop.

January 15, 2014
New User Facilities Web Page Highlights Work at National Laboratories

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) recently added a Web page titled, "User Facilities," to highlight the work at BETO-supported national laboratories.

January 2, 2014
Bioenergy Technologies Office Releases Symbiosis Biofeedstock Conference Summary Report

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted the two-day Symbiosis Biofeedstock Conference at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, on June 20-€œ21, 2013. The conference brought together diverse members of the public, private, and academic sectors to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with expanding the commercial use of microbial-based products to increase biofeedstock production.

November 5, 2013
Request for Information: Demonstration and Deployment Strategies

The Bioenergy Technologies Office seeks stakeholder feedback regarding bioenergy technology validation to accelerate the deployment of advanced biofuel, bioproducts, and biopower technologies. BETO is specifically interested in technologies that are ready for technology validation at a technology readiness level (TRL) of 6 or higher.