The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) focuses on research and development (R&D) to enable sustainable and cost-effective technologies capable of producing bioenergy from sources such as cellulosic biomass, algae, and waste.
National laboratories and industry partners receive BETO funds for R&D to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, high-performance bioproducts, and renewable biopower to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions while enabling a thriving U.S. bioeconomy.
By working with public- and private-sector partners to advance the domestic bioenergy industry, BETO ensures American families and businesses have more affordable, reliable, and domestically-sourced energy and transportation options.
Throughout the years, BETO has achieved significant R&D advances in renewable fuels and bioproducts. These accomplishments help to:
- Reduce CO2 emissions to combat climate change
- Create domestic jobs
- Enhance U.S. economic growth
- Maximize the use of America's abundant renewable bioenergy feedstocks
- Improve quality of life for all Americans
- Secure the nation's global leadership in advanced bioenergy and clean energy technologies.
Learn more about BETO's recent accomplishments from the following resources:
- Bioprose: Bioenergy R&D Blog – A key resource for scientific information on the U.S. bioeconomy. The blog posts communicate knowledge from innovative experts such as DOE national laboratory researchers and BETO technical managers
- BETO Publications – A list of BETO publications by name, description, and date that showcase key research and development activities for all BETO technologies
- BETO Email and Newsletter Updates – Subscribe to the BETO email distribution list to stay current on all successes and activities.