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

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Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge Program (BRIDGES)

BRIDGES is a brand-new case study-based education curriculum created by the Bioenergy Technologies Office in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory as well as education, community, industry, and other government partners.

Renewable Carbon Resources
BETO develops strategies and supports technology development to mobilize renewable carbon resources.
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Bioproduct Production
BETO supports developing bio-based products and chemicals that can enable biofuel production.
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CO2 Utilization
BETO establishes research strategies and technology pathways for converting gaseous feedstocks into biofuels or bioproducts.
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Conversion Technologies
BETO is exploring a variety of conversion technologies that can be combined into pathways, from feedstock to product.
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Data, Modeling, & Analysis
BETO supports research, analysis, and tool development to address the economic and environmental dimensions of bioenergy and bioproducts.
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Systems Development & Integration
BETO is focused on lowering the risk of bioenergy production technologies through pre-pilot, pilot, and demonstration-scales.
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Transportation Biofuels
BETO’s transportation biofuels research aims to accelerate the production of climate-friendly, sustainable fuels for transportation.
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Wet waste, solid waste, and gaseous waste streams are potential high-impact resources for the domestic production of biofuels, bioproduct precursors,
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