The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) staff regularly participate in industry meetings and events. Additionally, the BETO participates in the biennial Peer Review process, an evaluation mandated by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The Peer Review process entails a formal, documented evaluation from independent reviewers using objective criteria. The corresponding meetings are used to produce a formal report that assists BETO in improving its productivity, project management, and overall effectiveness in a variety of project areas. 

BETO schedules meetings and workshops throughout the year. Below are the upcoming meetings and workshops. Please subscribe to the BETO mailing list to receive news, events, and funding opportunities.

Upcoming Meetings and Workshops

Deploying Purpose-Grown Energy Crops for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Workshop

SAVE THE DATE: The Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge is the result of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other federal government agencies working together to develop a comprehensive strategy for scaling up new technologies to produce SAF on a commercial scale. To meet the goal of supplying 100% of projected domestic aviation jet fuel by 2050, purpose-grown energy crops, including algae, will need to be cultivated on a large scale.

On June 6-7, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri, the DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting a workshop titled Deploying Purpose-Grown Energy Crops for Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The workshop will discuss successes, challenges, information gaps, and opportunities for deploying these energy crops and novel ideas will be encouraged. Vital results from this workshop will help guide future research and development direction in feedstock innovation to reduce the cost, improve the quality, increase the quantity, and maximize the environmental benefits of these renewable carbon resources.

For more information, visit the Deploying Purpose-Grown Energy Crops for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Workshop webpage.


Transitioning to a Sustainable, Circular Economy for Plastics Workshop

SAVE THE DATE: The technology, regulatory, and economic landscape related to plastic use and recycling is rapidly changing. The increasing use of plastics coupled with stagnated recycling rates is driving concern over pollution but also represents an opportunity to valorize waste streams enabling efforts to decarbonize the U.S. economy.

On June 8-9, 2023, in Seattle, Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) are hosting a workshop titled, Transitioning to a Sustainable, Circular Economy for Plastics, to bring stakeholders together from across the plastic value chain to understand the current challenges in transitioning to a sustainable, circular economy for plastics in the United States.

For more information, visit the Transitioning to a Sustainable Circular Economy for Plastics Workshop webpage.


Past Meetings and Workshops

For presentations or materials from past meetings with Office representation, visit the Past Meetings page

See also Conferences, Webinars, and other Events.

Project Peer Review

To view results from a past peer review or to view information about an upcoming peer review, visit the page listed by year.