cover page for the BETO 2020 R&D State of Technology report, showing an airplane flying over a field of crops.

The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) funds research and development (R&D) of technologies necessary for the deployment and production of cost-competitive bioenergy, primarily biofuels.

Results of experimental efforts are periodically compiled and compared with benchmark technology designs to assess progress made toward BETO goals. This report provides a status of those R&D efforts at the end of 2020 and discusses technical challenges and barriers facing the industry.

Access the BETO 2020 R&D State of Technology report on BETO’s Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework website.