The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) forms cost-shared, public-private partnerships to help sustainably develop cost-competitive biofuels and bioproducts in the United States from non-food biomass resources. The potential exists to sustainably produce at least 1 billion dry tons of non-food biomass resources by 2040—a sufficient quantity to produce 50 billion gallons of biofuels without impacting food or feed needs.1 Biofuels are a major component of DOE’s multipronged strategy to address energy security, harmful emissions from the transportation sector, and U.S. job growth.

Fiscal year (FY) 2016 realized advances in renewable jet fuel and feedstocks research, as well as other hydrocarbon biofuel research and development breakthroughs.