Bioenergy Technologies Office Funding Opportunities

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) mission is to enable the cost-effective and sustainable production of drop-in biofuels, high-performance bioproducts and baseload biopower from America’s abundant renewable biomass feedstocks and waste resources in order to improve our energy security, reliability and resilience while creating economic opportunities across the country. In carrying out this mission, BETO selects research and development projects through open and competitive procurements called Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) and encourages collaborative partnerships among industry; universities; national laboratories; federal, state, and local governments; and non-government agencies.

This website offers information and additional resources about current and past funding opportunities, requests for information, and links to related opportunities from other DOE offices and federal organizations.

Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Opportunities

  • Currently, there are no open funding opportunities.

Requests for Information

  • Request for Information (RFI): Understanding Catalyst Production and Development Needs at National Laboratories

    On August 2, 2018, BETO issued a request for information (RFI) on catalyst research and production capabilities for biochemical and thermochemical conversion of biomass. Catalysts increase the rate of a chemical reaction and are used in many industrial chemical processes. Through this RFI, BETO seeks input to help identify new areas of catalyst research to address production scale up and systems integration challenges. Information collected through this RFI will help guide BETO’s research strategy, and inform how industry can leverage national laboratory capabilities to efficiently convert lignocellulosic biomass, other waste streams, and algae into renewable fuels and products. Learn more about this RFI on EERE Exchange. Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. ET on September 14, 2018.

Closed Funding Opportunities

View closed funding opportunities.

Other Funding Opportunities

View other funding opportunities that may be investing in biomass and related renewable technologies.

Note: Official notices of solicitations can be found at EERE Exchange or To view all current solicitations for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), see the EERE Funding Opportunities page. This list is for information only—it may not be inclusive of all solicitations. Funding amounts and schedule dates are subject to change.