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The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) blog posts are a great source to learn about the progress BETO is making toward its goals to sustainably develop cost-competitive biofuels and bioproducts. 

October 1, 2015
Energy Department Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial

Developed with funding and support from the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, a self-loading trailer created by...

September 24, 2015
A team of high school students designed this infographic about cellulosic ethanol. View the entire infographic from the <a href="http://energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergizeme-infographic-challenge-cellulosic-ethanol">Bioenergy Technologies Office website</a>.
Students Recognized in Washington, D.C. for their Winning Bioenergy Infographic

A team of five freshmen from Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design in Brooklyn, New York—designed an infographic on the benefits of...

August 26, 2015
Renewable Jet Fuel Is Taking Flight

It’s been one year since we at the Energy Department ramped up our efforts to develop renewable jet fuel for the military and commercial aviation...

August 13, 2015
8 Questions for a Scientist: Molecular Biologist Dr. Amanda Barry
8 Questions for a Scientist: Molecular Biologist Dr. Amanda Barry

We chatted with one of the Energy Department's leading molecular biologists, Dr. Amanda Barry, who is working to create biofuels from algae at Los...

July 29, 2015
3 Reasons We’re Closer to an Algae Future than You Think
3 Reasons We’re Closer to an Algae Future than You Think

Algae shows great potential as a homegrown and renewable fuel source. Here's why it will be a big part of our nation’s energy mix sooner than you...

July 8, 2015
Through the new Small Business Vouchers Pilot, small businesses will be able to access tools like this large-scale 3D-printer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
New National Labs Pilot Opens Doors to Small Businesses

New Small Business Vouchers Pilot will connect clean energy innovators across the country with the top-notch scientists, engineers, and world-class...

June 26, 2015
Farmer Bruce Nelson and a representative from biofuels company POET-DSM stand between square and round bales of corn stover stock piled outside of POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol biorefinery. Selling the corn plant residue after their corn harvest has generated a new revenue stream for many farmers, including Bruce. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU0Cu45cLT4" target="_blank">Watch a video segment</a> about Bruce’s story at the beginning of the film “Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future.”
EERE Energy Impacts: Biorefineries Give Local Farmers Opportunities for Additional Income

Selling corn stover—the non-edible corn stalks, husks, and leaves of a corn plant—after the corn harvest has generated a new revenue stream for...

June 24, 2015
Sustainable Transportation Day Drives Innovation Forward

Energy Department technology Offices showcase how EERE’s strategic investments in sustainable transportation technologies are improving vehicle...

June 19, 2015
6 New Things Happening with Biofuels
6 New Things Happening with Biofuels

The science and industry of biofuels is changing rapidly. See what’s new with the fuels of the future.

June 18, 2015
Drivers can learn about fuel efficiency in the Green Racing Simulator which models a hybrid race car. Photo: courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
Come see the Next Generation of Vehicles on Sustainable Transportation Day-June 22, 2015

On June 22, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is hosting a free Sustainable Transportation Day at the Energy Department’s...

June 3, 2015
Seizing our Bioenergy Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape

At the Bioenergy Technologies Office, we’re working with public and private partners to develop an industry of advanced biofuels and bioproducts...

May 22, 2015
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Test Your Energy Knowledge with Our Bioenergy Quiz

We are very excited to announce our first ever bioenergy quiz—an online, interactive tool that’s both enlightening and entertaining! Interested in...

May 11, 2015
Dr. David Danielson, the Energy Department's Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), speaks at the annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards on Thursday, May 7 at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.
NREL’s Record-Setting Year Highlights Clean Energy Innovation and Commercialization at National Labs
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado—the Energy Department’s primary national lab for renewable energy and energ...
April 13, 2015
The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office engages with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on many projects, including guidance on the proper removal of corn stover (non-edible corn husks, stalks, and leaves) from the field when it is used for cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuel production. A corn stover bale is pictured here.
Smart Federal Partnerships Build Our Biofuels Future

I was honored to speak at the Agricultural Outlook Forum this spring, hosted by our friends at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This year...

March 31, 2015
Preparing the Next Generation of Bioenergy Leaders

Engaging and supporting the next generation of renewable energy researchers and innovators is one of the important roles the Bioenergy Technologies...

March 24, 2015
All cars competing in the TUDOR Championship utilize alternative fuels including E10, cellulosic E85 and renewable synthetic clean diesel. The Department of Energy supports the use of clean renewable fuels on the racetrack. <em>Photo courtesy of International Motor Sports Association</em>
Innovation Unleashed: Sportscar Racing Takes Next Step toward Driving Technology and Renewable Fuel Development

As motorsports enthusiasts know, racing innovation once meant turbine-powered Indy cars and six-wheeled formula cars, but those days are mostly...

March 17, 2015
AGCO Project: AGCO Corporation’s Single-Pass Combination Harvester
Five Harvesting Technologies are Making Biofuels More Competitive in the Marketplace

It may look like ordinary farm equipment, but take a second look. This innovative machinery was developed with Energy Department funding to help...

January 29, 2015
Biofuels are produced in a biorefinery (bottom left) from feedstocks such as corn stover (bottom right) and switchgrass (top left).
Energy Department Helping Lower Biofuel Costs for the Nation

U.S. gasoline prices are currently at their lowest point since 2009, saving you money at the pump. The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies...

December 30, 2014
Year in Review: Top Five EERE Blog Posts of 2014
From solar's record-shattering pace to breakthroughs in biomass, 2014 was a big year for clean energy. On our blog, we highlight Energy Department-...
December 18, 2014
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Students Share Experiences from First Run of BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair
Last week concluded the beta run of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) sponsored BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair—a high school competiti...
October 31, 2014
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Cornstalks Aren't Just for Scarecrows Anymore

For years, farmers have been using cornstalks to make scarecrows, preventing crows and other predators from destroying their crops. This fall, the...

October 22, 2014
A Virtual Visit to Bioenergy Research at the National Laboratories

For National Bioenergy Day on October 22, bioenergy facilities across the country are holding open houses to increase public awareness of bioenergy...

October 17, 2014
Secretary Moniz (center) tours the Abengoa Biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.| Photo Courtesy of Abengoa.
The Journey to Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels in the United States

In Hugoton, Kansas, a state-of-the-art biorefinery has begun producing 25 million gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol.

October 16, 2014
Known as the “race within the race,” the Green Racing initiative’s Green Challenge Award recognizes the teams and manufacturers of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship that go the farthest and fastest with the smallest environmental footprint. | Photo credit: Rick Gillam.
Racing with Relevance: Green Racing Redefines Sustainable Motorsports

Green Racing is helping to bring new levels of "Clean, Fast, and Efficient" to motorsports competition and consumer vehicles through the...

October 15, 2014
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Five Things to Know about Biorefinery Investments

This week, Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, will have its grand opening—right on the heels of POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY in...