The Bioenergy Technologies Office: Advancing a Thriving and Sustainable Bioeconomy Fueled by Innovative Technologies

Highlights

Bioeconomy 2018
Register today for Bioeconomy 2018 in San Francisco, California, on November 9!
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Bioprose: Building the Bioeconomy through Technology & Communication
The Bioenergy Technologies Office Bioprose blog is a key resource for scientific information on the U.S. bioeconomy.
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2017 Project Peer Review Report
Read the full results of BETO's 2017 Project Peer Review and Program Management Review in the final Peer Review Report.
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2016 Billion-Ton Report
The 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy is the third in a series of Energy Department national assessments
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Bioeconomy 2017
On July 11–12, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted our 10th annual conference—Bioeconomy 2017!
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Learn More About The Bioenergy Technologies Office

About the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)
BETO works to develop industrially relevant technologies to enable domestically produced biofuels and bioproducts. Learn more about BETO.
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Multi-Year Program Plan
View the Multi-Year Program Plan, which identifies the goals and research and development activities the Office will focus on in the future.
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Strategic Plan
View the Strategic Plan for a Thriving and Sustainable Bioeconomy, which provides the framework to realize BETO’s mission.
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Bioenergy Basics
What is biomass? Where does it come from? How are biofuels made? What is bioenergy? Browse through our informational resources to learn more.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about BETO or bioenergy, we have answers. Browse through our frequently asked questions section to learn more.
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Research & Development

Feedstock Supply & Logistics (FSL)
FSL focuses on developing technologies to ensure a reliable, affordable, and sustainable supply of terrestrial biomass feedstock sources.
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Algal Biofuels
BETO’s algal program focuses on improving the productivity of algal biomass and enhancing the efficiency of cultivation and harvesting.
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Conversion Technologies
Conversion R&D works to develop cost-effective technologies to convert non-food feedstocks into biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower.
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Sustainability
BETO finds and addresses issues affecting advanced bioenergy systems’ scale-up potential, public acceptance, and long-term viability.
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Analysis
The Strategic Analysis Program helps determine the overall goals and priorities for BETO and covers issues that cut across all program areas.
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Advanced Development and Optimization
BETO aims to reduce investment risk in bioenergy technologies with key initiatives like the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines.
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Emerging Technologies
The production of bioproducts and the utilization of waste streams to generate energy are two areas that have potential to advance BETO goals.
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Resources & Opportunities

Funding Opportunities
BETO provides funding for applied research for converting biomass resources into biofuels and bioproducts. Find out more about funding.
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Information Resources
BETO offers a range of materials providing information on BETO activities, research, publications, tools, multimedia, and terminology.
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Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF)
The KDF provides access to data sets, publications, and mapping tools that support bioenergy research, analysis, and decision making.
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User Facilities
BETO’s national user facilities are available for external use and provide access to the most advanced tools to enhance bioenergy research.
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Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot
The SBV Pilot program provides U.S. small businesses with unparalleled access to the expertise and facilities of its national laboratories.
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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects Map
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the launch of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Pro
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Education & Workforce Development
Learn more about training programs and career building, as well as find lesson plans and other activities for students. .
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Fellowship Opportunities
Learn more about internship and fellowship programs in the sciences, engineering, and liberal arts.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

Energy Department Broadens Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, Launches Two New Prizes
The Energy Department announces the launch of two new prizes as part of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge.
December 4, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development
R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, bio-based products, and power from non-food biomass and waste feedstocks.
September 4, 2018
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BETO Publishes New Workshop Summary Report on Performance-Advantaged Biobased Chemicals
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) published the summary report for its workshop on Moving Beyond Drop-In...
June 28, 2018
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EERE Success Story—From Breakfast to Biocrude: Study Identifies Production Potential across Nation
Researchers look at wastewater sludge; animal manure; food waste; and fats, oil and grease as sources for the production of biofuel
June 20, 2018
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A First-of-a-Kind Algal-based College Certificate Program Sends Off Its First Graduates
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) is proud to announce...
June 18, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces $40 Million for Bio-Based Research
Projects to advance research in the development of microbes as practical platforms for the production of biofuels and from renewable resources.
June 18, 2018
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Department of Energy Selects $3 Million in Research Projects to Advance Biofuels, Bioenergy, and Biobased Products
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million in funding for advanced biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products.
May 9, 2018
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Secretary Perry Announces Up to $78 Million for Bioenergy Research Funding Opportunities
Four funding opportunities support early-stage bioenergy research and development.
May 3, 2018
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Energy Department Announces Up to $12 Million for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines
BETO and VTO announce the Co-Optima Funding Opportunity.
May 2, 2018
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Going for Gold: Second Round of Finalists Announced for the 2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge
BETO and the Alliance for Green Heat announce the second round of finalists for the 2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge.
March 6, 2018
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BETO BLOG

Fueling the Future: Developing a More Efficient Process for Producing Biobased High-Octane Gasoline
Bioprose Blog: The Bioenergy Technologies Office and National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed a novel process that uses biomass gasification.
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An Historical Time for Renewable Jet Fuel
The world’s first commercial flight using ground-breaking sustainable aviation fuel made from recycled waste carbon flew from Orlando to London
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Join Us at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioeconomy 2018 at ABLC Global!
Join Us at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioeconomy 2018 at ABLC Global!
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Idaho Researchers Slash Cost of Providing Biomass for Biofuels Production
Bioprose Blog: Idaho Researchers Slash Cost of Providing Biomass for Biofuels Production
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Catalyst Collaboration: Argonne Accelerates Biofuel Production Technology
Bioprose Blog: Catalyst Collaboration―Argonne Accelerates Biofuel Production Technology
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Breakthrough Fuels-Engines R&D Offers Dramatic Boost in Fuel Savings, Economy, and Energy Security
As global energy demand grows, America needs to keep innovating. New energy options can create jobs, boost the economy, and improve national security.
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It’s Elemental: Designing the Perfect Biofuel Catalyst
Bioprose Blog: It’s Elemental—Designing the Perfect Biofuel Catalyst
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Ready, Set, Go! Bioenergy Research Facilities and Industry Run the Relay Race toward Energy Security
In the race to achieve U.S. energy independence, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office is running full speed ahead.
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A New Source of Renewable Plastics: Converting Ethanol to Butadiene in a Single Step
Bioprose Blog: A New Source of Renewable Plastics: Converting Ethanol to Butadiene in a Single Step
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The Relay Race toward Energy Security: Passing the Baton from Bioenergy Research to Industrial Commercialization
Bioprose Blog: The Relay Race toward Energy Security: Passing the Baton from Bioenergy Research to Industrial Commercialization
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Bioprose Featured Technical Blogger

Read the latest blog post from Kevin Kenney, Idaho National Laboratory.

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