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May 4, 2017
Bioenergy News
Map Out Your Career in the Bioeconomy with BETO’s New Bioenergy Career Map!

Are you looking to jump-start a career in the exciting and growing field of bioenergy? The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)...

April 21, 2017
A drone conducts an aerial inspection of a wind turbine.
Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses
Program helps small businesses tap into the intellectual and technical resources they need to overcome critical technology challenges.
April 14, 2017
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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects Map
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the launch of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Pro
March 28, 2017
BETO Publishes Alternative Aviation Fuels Report

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) published a report titled Alternative Aviation Fuels: Overview of...

March 1, 2017
The Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines initiative simultaneously explores fuel and engine innovations to maximize performance and provide dramatic cuts in fuel use and emissions. Photos courtesy of iStock (left) and Shutterstock (right).
BETO-VTO Joint Initiative Gathers Feedback and Guidance from Stakeholders in Fuel and Vehicles Industries

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), and national laboratories hosted a...

February 23, 2017
Report Analyzes the Use of Biogas-Derived Electricity To Power Electric Vehicles

With joint funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Strategic Programs, Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), and Vehicle...

February 21, 2017
BETO Announces Launch of Consortium of National Laboratories To Overcome Catalysis Challenges

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the launch of its Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy...

January 13, 2017
Volume 2 of the 2016 Billion-Ton Report Analyzes Potential Environmental Effects

The 2016 Billion-Ton Report (BT16), Volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from Volume 1, jointly released by the U.S....

January 12, 2017
Aerial photograph of Roeslein Alternative Energy’s Ruckman farm facility used to generate renewable natural gas from organic waste for delivery to the national pipeline. Photo courtesy of Roeslein Alternative Energy.
Technology Converts Wastewater Sludge to Renewable Natural Gas

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams to generate two bioproducts. The...

January 10, 2017
Bioenergy News
BETO Publishes Analysis of Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the publication of a report, titled Biofuels and...

January 6, 2017
Energy Department Partners with Department of Agriculture for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization

The Energy Department (DOE) and the Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) jointly announced $22.7...

January 5, 2017
Cleaning up nutrients from surface waters while growing biomass for biofuel production. Photos Courtesy | Sandia National Laboratories
EERE Success Story—Double-Win “Algal Turf Scrubbers” Help to Clean Up Baltimore Harbor and Fuel Cars
Algae absorb nutrients and produce oxygen—ecosystem services that are vital to the health of impaired water bodies like the Chesapeake Bay and Gu...
December 29, 2016
BETO Releases Strategic Plan

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released its new strategic plan, titled Strategic Plan for a Thriving and...

December 29, 2016
Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines
Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced up to $7 million for eight universities to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and su...
December 28, 2016
Energy Department Announces Six Projects for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower

Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million in federal funding, entitled, “Project...

December 16, 2016
Bioenergy News
Regional Feedstock Partnership Report Highlights Work to Enable the Billion-Ton Vision

The Regional Feedstock Partnership (the Partnership)—a multi-institutional collaboration of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S....

November 30, 2016
BETO Launches Multi-Lab Consortium to Advance Separations Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the establishment of the Bioenergy Separations Consortium ...

October 28, 2016
BETO-Funded Study Enhancing the Economics of Advanced Biofuel Production Through Improved Infrastructure Materials Selection

With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) evaluated the...

October 27, 2016
Aerial photograph of the company’s algae test ponds in Kauai, Hawaii. | Photo courtesy of Global Algae Innovations, Inc.
EERE Success Story—Algae Hard at Work in Hawaii

The beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii, is known for its pristine beaches and dramatic mountain ranges. But Kauai is not just a vacation spot; it is...

October 21, 2016
Life-Cycle Analysis Shows Potential for Almost 70% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions of Renewable Diesel from Algae Fractionation Compa...

A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the...

October 18, 2016
Celebrating the Legacy of Bioenergy Director Lt. Col. William C. Holmberg

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) recognizes the foundational accomplishments of retired Marine...

October 11, 2016
New Pilot Plant Demonstrates the Potential to Co-Process Biomass Streams with Petroleum

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with leading petroleum refining technologies supplier W.R. Grace, and leading pilot plant...

October 7, 2016
Fermentation tank from Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit, used by Lygos for pre-pilot testing of malonic acid production. (Photo from “<a href="https://youtu.be/EjdixWf1tYw?t">Enabling the Billion-Ton Bioeconomy</a>” video; Lygos Founder and CEO, Eric Steen, appears in a <a href="https://youtu.be/EjdixWf1tYw?t=1m53s">segment</a> of the video.)
Lygos Wins Innovation Award for Cutting-Edge Progress Toward Biobased Chemical Production

Industrial biotechnology company Lygos, Inc. won the “Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the Year” award at the inaugural Bio-Based Live conference...

October 5, 2016
BETO Establishes a Consortium of National Laboratories to Streamline Biomanufacturing

On October 1, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) established the Agile BioFoundry (ABF)—a new consortium of nine...

October 5, 2016
NREL Lowers Biofuel Costs Through Catalyst Regeneration and Vapor-Phase Upgrading
This past June, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with Particulate Solids Research, Inc. and Springs F...