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October 20, 2015
EERE Success Story—BETO Project Improves Production of Renewable Chemical from Cellulosic Feedstocks
EERE Success Story—BETO Project Improves Production of Renewable Chemical from Cellulosic Feedstocks
October 19, 2015
Ryan Davis and Sandia National Laboratories colleagues have developed a method to recycle critical and costly algae cultivation nutrients phosphate and nitrogen. Photo by Dino Vournas.
EERE Success Story—Sandia Algae Researchers Cut Costs with Improved Nutrient Recycling
EERE Success Story—Sandia Algae Researchers Cut Costs with Improved Nutrient Recycling
October 13, 2015
BETO Project Improves Production of Renewable Chemical from Cellulosic Feedstocks

Renewable chemical company Genomatica made significant progress toward increasing the range of feedstocks that can be used to commercially produce...

October 5, 2015
Ryan Davis and Sandia National Laboratories colleagues have developed a method to recycle critical and costly algae cultivation nutrients phosphate and nitrogen. Photo by Dino Vournas.
Sandia Algae Researchers Cut Costs with Improved Nutrient Recycling

Algae are a promising source of renewable biofuels and bioproducts, and researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, are...

October 2, 2015
Algenol Announces Commercial Algal Ethanol Fuel Partnership
U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) partner Algenol signed an agreement with Protec Fuel to market and distribute c...
October 2, 2015
Workforce development and education 2015 Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships spring interns and mentors at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The Algae Foundation Announces New DOE Funded Education Initiative to Enhance Algae Workforce Development

The Algae Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to expanding the algae industry through research, education, and outreach, announced...

September 3, 2015
BETO Seeks Stakeholder Input on Achieving High Yields from Algal Feedstocks

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has released a Request for...

August 27, 2015
Energy Department Awards up to $4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

The Energy Department today announced two additional projects selected to receive up to $4 million to develop next-generation biofuels that will...

August 26, 2015
Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Energy Department today announced up to $10 million in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based...

August 21, 2015
Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Sustainability of Cellulosic Bioenergy Systems

The Energy Department today announced up to $9 million for the design of sustainable bioenergy systems that maintain or enhance the environmental...

August 13, 2015
Cyanobacteria cultures. Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
BETO-Funded Algae Project at NREL Named a Finalist for 2015 R&D 100 Awards
The R&D 100 Awards, presented annually by R&D Magazine, recognize 100 of the most innovative technologies and services of the year across nine cate...
August 5, 2015
Argonne National Laboratory Scientists Study Benefits of Bioenergy Crop Integration

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), are studying...

July 23, 2015
BETO Partners Win 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Two of the six winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards—LanzaTech and Algenol—have active projects with the U.S....

July 15, 2015
BETO-Funded Study Finds Increased Carbon Intensity from Canadian Oil Sands

A recently released study from Argonne National Laboratory shows that gasoline and diesel refined from Canadian oil sands have a higher carbon...

July 9, 2015
Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae

The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based...

June 30, 2015
Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Photo credit: Roy Kaltschmidt/Berkeley Lab
Innovative Breakthrough Demonstrated for Biological Ethanol Production
Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, together with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit
June 17, 2015
Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity for Innovative Bioenergy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announces its intent to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy...

May 20, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Biofuel Affordability and Tools for Evaluating Tribal Energy Efficiency

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

May 19, 2015
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EERE Success Story—Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California San Diego Results in First Algae Surfboard
EERE Success Story—Bioenergy Technologies Office R&D with University of California San Diego Results in First Algae Surfboard
May 12, 2015
EERE Success Story—Milestone Reached: New Process Reduces Cost and Risk of Biofuel Production from Bio-Oil Upgrading
EERE Success Story—Milestone Reached: New Process Reduces Cost and Risk of Biofuel Production from Bio-Oil Upgrading
May 6, 2015
Battelle’s hydrotreatment system converts bio-oil into biofuel. Photo courtesy of Battelle.
Milestone Reached: New Process Reduces Cost and Risk of Biofuel Production from Bio-Oil Upgrading

Battelle—a nonprofit research and development organization that operates many of the national laboratories—reached an Energy Department project...

May 4, 2015
Agave sisilana growing in East Africa. Image courtesy of Jeff Cameron.
Report Explains How Bioenergy Supports Global Sustainability Goals
According to an international report on bioenergy and land use, informed management of bioenergy crops can actually alleviate factors contributing ...
April 29, 2015
Peer Review Presentations Now Available Online

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted the 2015 Project Peer Review from March 23–27, 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia. The individual project...

April 14, 2015
Fermenter used in the scale-up of malonic acid. Credit: Roy Kaltschmidt/Berkeley Lab
EERE Success Story—Versatile and Renewable: Malonic Acid, It’s in Everything
EERE Success Story—Versatile and Renewable: Malonic Acid, It’s in Everything
April 3, 2015
Update Released to BETO’s Multi-Year Program Plan

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP). The MYPP sets forth the...