The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops industrially relevant, transformative, and revolutionary bioenergy technologies to enable sustainable, domestically produced biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower that can improve our energy security, reliability, and resilience while creating economic opportunities across the country.
BETO selects research and development projects through open and competitive procurements called funding opportunity announcements (FOA) and encourages collaborative partnerships among:
- National laboratories
- Federal, state, and local governments
- Non-government agencies.
This section on the BETO 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.
Technology Verification Guidance
BETO often requires funding opportunity award recipients to comply with technical and economic validation of novel chemical, biological, and thermochemical technologies at the R&D, pilot, demo, and commercial scales. To assist FOA awardees, and help applicants better understand the FOA process, BETO has launched a comprehensive set of web resources and guidance to explain the three-phased process and team approach used to validate these technologies.
Learn more about BETO’s technology verification process, requirements, and available guidance resources.
New EERE eXCHANGE Log-In Process: To make the sign-in process more secure, the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange (eXCHANGE) has been updated to integrate with Login.gov—a secure service used by the public to sign into participating government agencies. All potential applicants and reviewers must have a Login.gov account to apply to open opportunities. Please read the MFA Quick Guide for more information.
Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Opportunities
- DOE Releases Request for Information to Achieve Rail Sector Decarbonization
- DOE Issues Notice of Intent to Fund Research for Waste-to-Energy Community Solutions and Advance the U.S. Bioeconomy
- DOE Announces $16.7 Million in Project Selections to Advance Production of Affordable Biofuels and Biochemicals
- DOE Releases Request for Information on Building Supply Chains to Meet Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge Goals
- DOE Announces $18.6 Million to Support Production of Low-Carbon Biofuels and Bioproducts
- DOE Awards $2.5 Million to Accelerate Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies
- Interagency Collaboration Releases Request for Information on the Establishment of Green Shipping Corridors between the U.S. and the UK
- Department of Energy Releases Request for Information on the Progression of Clean Fuels in the Shipping Industry
- U.S. Department of Energy Announces $3 Million for Waste-to-Energy Community-Driven Solutions
- DOE Announces $14 Million to Optimize Production of Affordable Biofuels and Biochemicals
- DOE Announces $25.5 Million to Improve Biofuels and Bioproducts
- FY23 Scale Up FOA Selections for Accelerating Domestic Biofuel Production
- FY23 MSRDC Minority Serving Institutions for Bioenergy Research Selections
- New Notice of Intent for Improving Bioenergy Feedstocks and Optimizing Production of Biofuels and Biochemicals
Cooperative Research and Development Agreements
- DOE and the National Science Foundation Select Three Projects to Accelerate Biomanufacturing Innovation and Advance the U.S. Bioeconomy
- DOE Selects Three Projects to Help Industry Leverage FCIC Capabilities to Overcome Bioenergy and Bioproduct Challenges
- DOE’s Agile BioFoundry Selects Three Projects in Partnership with MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium
- DOE Announces $4 Million to Reduce Wood Heater Pollutants and Accelerate Innovative Technology
- Agile BioFoundry Announces 2023 Cooperative Research Solicitation
Closed Funding Opportunities
Other Funding Opportunities
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Interested in Becoming a BETO Project Reviewer?
BETO is always in need of subject matter experts to review research funding applications. If you would like to become a BETO reviewer, download this fact sheet for more information on how to apply, or apply directly on the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange Registration web page.