The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) supports research, development, and demonstration to enable the sustainable use of domestic biomass and waste resources for the production of biofuels and bioproducts.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge
The U.S. Department of Energy, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other federal government agencies, has developed a comprehensive strategy for scaling up new technologies to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a commercial scale. Read the full SAF Grand Challenge Roadmap report to learn more about the SAF Grand Challenge and BETO's SAF research and development.
2022–2023 AlgaePrize Competition
Launched in January 2022, the AlgaePrize is a new competition from DOE BETO that encourages students to pursue innovative ideas for the development, design, and invention of technologies within the commercial algae value chain. Learn more about this student competition.
2023 Multi-Year Program Plan
This Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) sets forth the mission, goals, and strategic approach of BETO. The new plan identifies BETO’s research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) strategies and crosscutting programmatic activities and outlines why these undertakings are critical to meeting the energy and sustainability challenges facing the nation. Read the full 2023 Multi-Year Program Plan.
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