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 (SAF) Grand Challenge
A comprehensive interagency strategy for scaling up new technologies to produce SAF on a commercial scale.
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SAF Grand Challenge Roadmap
A roadmap outlining six action areas spanning all activities to support industry in achieving the SAF Grand Challenge objectives.
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Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge Program (BRIDGES)
A bioenergy case study-based education curriculum to foster innovative ideas and develop critical thinking skills in students.
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AlgaePrize 2023-2025 Competition
A competition that inspires students to innovate within the commercial algae value chain, building the next generation of bioeconomy professionals.
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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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