Beau Hoffman is a technology manager with the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) at the U.S. Department of Energy. Based in BETO’s Golden, Colorado, office, Beau has expertise in biochemical processes, particularly those that utilize advanced fermentation and separations strategies for the cost-competitive production of biofuels and bioproducts. Beau is also actively involved in BETO’s waste-to-energy activities that focus on wet and gaseous waste streams and the challenges associated with those feedstocks. Prior to his current role, Beau worked as an engineer at Luca Technologies, where he served as the project engineer for the company’s eastern United States field projects. He served as a staff technical lead for business development, techno-economic analysis, mergers/acquisitions, and regulatory activities. His background also includes experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, performing reserves forecasting and resource valuations. Beau received his bachelor’s degree in chemical and biological engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.