The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s research and development efforts include programs in Renewable Carbon Resources; Aviation Fuels; Bioproduct Production; CO2 Utilization, and Storage; Conversion Technologies; Data, Modeling, and Analysis; Feedstock Technologies; Systems Development and Integration, and Waste-to-Energy.

The Renewable Carbon Resources subprogram develops strategies and supports technology development to mobilize renewable carbon resources to enable the production of bioenergy and bioproducts. Learn more >>

The Bioproduct Production program develops bio-based products and chemicals that can enable biofuel production. Learn more >>

The CO2 Utilization portfolio investigates technical pathways for converting carbon dioxide into biofuels and bioproducts. Learn more >>

The Conversion Technologies program supports research and development in technologies for converting biomass feedstocks into finished liquid transportation fuels—such as renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel—co-products or chemical intermediates, and biopower. Learn more >>

The Data, Modeling, and Analysis program supports research, analysis, and tool development to address the economic and environmental dimensions of bioenergy and bioproducts. Learn more >>

The Systems Development and Integration program works to lower the risk of bioenergy production technologies through verified proof of performance at the pilot or lower scales, facilitating further development and validation at demonstration and pioneer scales by private stakeholders. Learn more >>

scientists pose with a clear vial containing a low-carbon biofuel.

BETO’s transportation biofuels research aims to accelerate the production of advanced biofuels capable of decarbonizing heavy modes of transportation, such as the aviation and maritime sectors. Learn more >>

Research on converting waste to energy as potential high-impact resources for the domestic production of biofuels, bioproduct precursors, heat, and electricity. Learn more >>