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.
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.
AlgaePrize 2023–2025 Competition
Initially launched in January 2022, the second round of the AlgaePrize competition, sponsored by DOE BETO and supported by the Algae Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, challenges students to become the next generation of bioeconomy professionals by pursuing innovative ideas for the development, design, and invention of technologies within the commercial algae value chain. Learn more about this student competition.
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