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» Bioenergy News
June 28, 2018
BETO Publishes New Workshop Summary Report on Performance-Advantaged Biobased Chemicals
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) published the summary report for its workshop on Moving Beyond Drop-In...
June 20, 2018
EERE Success Story—From Breakfast to Biocrude: Study Identifies Production Potential across Nation
Researchers look at wastewater sludge; animal manure; food waste; and fats, oil and grease as sources for the production of biofuel
June 18, 2018
A First-of-a-Kind Algal-based College Certificate Program Sends Off Its First Graduates
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) is proud to announce...
June 18, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $40 Million for Bio-Based Research
Projects to advance research in the development of microbes as practical platforms for the production of biofuels and from renewable resources.
May 9, 2018
Department of Energy Selects $3 Million in Research Projects to Advance Biofuels, Bioenergy, and Biobased Products
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million in funding for advanced biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products.
May 3, 2018
Secretary Perry Announces Up to $78 Million for Bioenergy Research Funding Opportunities
Four funding opportunities support early-stage bioenergy research and development.
May 2, 2018
Energy Department Announces Up to $12 Million for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines
BETO and VTO announce the Co-Optima Funding Opportunity.
March 6, 2018
Going for Gold: Second Round of Finalists Announced for the 2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge
BETO and the Alliance for Green Heat announce the second round of finalists for the 2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge.
February 15, 2018
Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels: Breakthrough Research in Engine and Fuel Co-Optimization
DOE released two studies from the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels initiative (Co-Optima).
February 6, 2018
Bioenergy Technologies Office Evaluated in New Report!
Read the results of BETO's 2017 Project Peer Review Report.
February 1, 2018
BETO Publishes Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day Summary Report, Announces Rewiring Initiative
BETO Publishes Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day Summary, Announces Rewiring Initiative
January 9, 2018
EERE Success Story—Archer Daniels Midland Partners with PNNL to Become a Leading Producer of Biobased Propylene Glycol
With the help of PNNL, Archer Daniels Midland is a leading producer of Biobased Propylene Glycol.
December 11, 2017
NREL Research Finds a “Sweet Spot” for Engineering Better Biofuel Enzymes
Researchers at NREL are seeking to unlock the bioenergy stored in plant cell walls—with a little sugar on top.
December 7, 2017
Renewable Biomass Could Make Less Expensive, More Sustainable Carbon Fiber Possible
Read about this groundbreaking work on producing biobased renewable acrylonitrile that was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Science.
December 7, 2017
The Competition is Heating Up: Wood Stove Design Challenge Announces Initial Round of Finalists
The Bioenergy Technologies Office is proud to announce the initial round of finalists from the fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge.
November 30, 2017
BETO Launches New Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is proud to announce the establishment of the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium.
September 28, 2017
Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop Summary Report Released!
The Bioenergy Technologies Office published a summary report of its Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop in May 2017.
September 26, 2017
Energy Department Announces $3.5 Million for the Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY2) Additional Selection
The Energy Department announced the selection of one additional project under BETO’s Advanced Algal Systems Program funding opportunity announcement.
September 20, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects
Projects will work to solve critical research and developmental challenges encountered for the successful scale-up of integrated biorefineries.
September 8, 2017
Energy Department Announces up to $8.8 Million for Innovations in Algae Technology
DOE announced the selection of four additional projects from the Productivity Enhanced Algae and ToolKits funding opportunity.
August 28, 2017
Bioenergy Technologies Office Evaluations Presented at 2017 Program Management Review
In March, BETO hosted the 2017 Project Peer Review in Denver, Colorado. During the event, BETO presented to the public approximately 192 projects.
August 24, 2017
EERE Success Story—Artificial Intelligence-Based Control System Improves Biomass Preprocessing
Researchers have successfully tested an intelligence-based control system that increased the reliability of feedstock preprocessing equipment.
August 23, 2017
Get the Scoop on the Latest Innovations That Are Helping To Expand the Bioeconomy with BETO’s New Tech Blog
BETO announced the release of its new Bioprose blog—a key resource for scientific information on the U.S. bioeconomy.
August 14, 2017
Let the Challenge Begin: DOE Partners to Launch Fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the launch of the fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge.
August 2, 2017
Energy Department Announces Additional MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Award
DOE announced that it will award a fourth project—up to $1.8 million—under the MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Funding Opportunity.