Bioprose Blog

You are here


Providing valuable insight into BETO’s early-stage research and development programs as well as the people who contribute to the success of the U.S. bioeconomy.

Learn more or meet our bloggers.

January 14, 2021
An NREL researcher pulls samples from specialized bottles (patent pending) in NREL’s programmable algae cultivator.
NREL Cultivates Algae Indoors to Learn How to Boost Growth and Productivity Outdoors
Bioprose Blog: NREL Researchers Working to Lower the Cost of Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts Find Success with Indoor Cultivators
December 8, 2020
Fieldside storage of corn stover bales in Iowa. Researchers have found that under suboptimal storage conditions, biomass polymers can break down which can cause stacks of biomass to collapse or deform. Photo by Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
FCIC Research, Accomplishments, and Opportunities
Bioprose Blog: The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium shares highlights from 2020 and plans for 2021
November 30, 2020
Members of the bioeconomy workforce. Photos by Dennis Schroeder / National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Broadening Participation in the Bioeconomy through Small Business Partnerships
Bioprose Blog: BETO seeks to broaden participation in the bioeconomy
November 18, 2020
a photo of 3 researchers in a lab
Taking Off into Cleaner Skies with LANL Research
Bioprose Blog: Researchers at LANL develop a renewable jet fuel additive
November 10, 2020
NREL researchers Joseph Roback (left) and Nolan Wilson (right) study separation approaches to isolate purified chemical products using scalable and cost-effective unit operations.
NREL Recycles Biorefinery Waste Streams to Create High-Value Chemical Products
Bioprose Blog: NREL researchers develop a method to enhance the value of aqueous waste streams
October 27, 2020
Collage of men and women working in a lab.
Bioenergy Technologies Office Requests Stakeholder Input on Workforce/Career Development
Bioprose Blog: Request for Information closes November 2, 2020
October 23, 2020
Aerial view of POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
BETO and POET-DSM Biorefinery Pivots to Support the COVID-19 Response
Bioprose Blog: POET-DSM produces pharmaceutical-grade ethanol necessary for hand sanitizer
October 21, 2020
Open source software applications are a response to partner feedback received at ABPDU’s Industry Listening Day in 2019.
ABPDU's Open Source Software Benefits Biotech Community
Bioprose Blog: ABPDU incorporates stakeholder feedback to create open source software applications
October 21, 2020
a collage of feedstock images
How BETO is Developing the Next Generation of Biofuels
Bioprose Blog: Insights from EERE Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation and BETO Acting Director, Michael Berube
October 20, 2020
The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium team
A Three-Year Review of BETO's Bioprocessing Separations Consortium
Bioprose Blog: The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium makes progress addressing four critical challenges in biochemical & thermochemical processing.
October 19, 2020
An example of a feedstock blend that combines biomass and MSW to improve feedstock quality.
Waste Not, Want Not: INL Studies Potential of Municipal Solid Waste for Biofuels
Bioprose Blog: INL researchers identify feedstock variability factors and develop technologies to improve the feedstock quality
October 1, 2020
Two screw augers, one new (foreground) and one eroded (background), which was pulled from the machinery for rebuilding
Variability — Understanding the True Complexity
Bioprose Blog: Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium researchers use advanced techniques to analyze biomass.
September 15, 2020
White plane flying through clouds.
Importance of Advanced Aviation Fuels Provides Catalyst for New Government Working Group
Bioprose Blog: Interagency efforts highlight significance of advanced aviation fuels to the bioeconomy
September 10, 2020
a group of 9 people standing in a field.
NREL's Catalysis Research Team Boosts Efficiency for the Production of High-Octane Gasoline and Jet Fuel from Biomass
Bioprose Blog: Techno-economic analysis leads to a market-responsive biorefinery concept
July 21, 2020
Microcospy images of P. soloecismus
Strain Improvements Keep Algae Ponds Growing Strong
Bioprose Blog: New LANL research enables quick detection of algae pond problems and streamlines screening of potential biofuel-producing algae candida
July 16, 2020
A flip flop on a work bench
New Foams Made Entirely from Algae Could Support Your Next Yoga Mat, Skateboard, or Mattress
Bioprose Blog: New flow chemistry methods from UCSD enable 100% renewable foam made from algae feedstocks.
June 30, 2020
BioEconomy 2020 - US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office.
Bioeconomy 2020 – Everything You Need to Know!
Bioprose Blog: On July 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office will host its annual conference—Bioeconomy 2020.
May 21, 2020
2 researchers looking at a ozone concentration in the pretreatment reactor
Positive Results Achieved from NREL's Use of Industry-Relevant Ozone Treatment to Deconstruct Biomass
Bioprose Blog: NREL researchers showed several cost-saving benefits by using a common pulp and paper industry method to breakdown biomass.
May 20, 2020
a photo of a 3d printed leaf
Scientists Develop Plant-Based Materials to Grow Nation’s Bioeconomy
Bioprose Blog: ORNL scientists researched the complexities of lignin structure to develop new bioadvantaged materials.
May 12, 2020
A strain of algae growing in a reactor developed by NREL.
Algae Education and the Future of the Bioeconomy
Bioprose Blog: Learn how the Algae Technology Educational Consortium leads the way toward educating the next generation of bioeconomy professionals.
May 4, 2020
The ABPDU works with industry and academic partners to transform raw materials into sustainable products.
ABPDU Celebrates Successes and its 50th Industry Partner
Bioprose Blog: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit (ABPDU) at Lawrence Berkeley Nationa
April 23, 2020
a photo of a forest with sun peaking through the leaves
Run, Forest, Run—with Biomass
Bioprose Blog: Forests—acres upon acres of fragrant trees huddled closely together, a paradise for hikers, campers, and wildlife alike.
March 24, 2020
Sludge from Metro Vancouver’s wastewater treatment plant has been dewatered prior to conversion to biocrude oil at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Photo Credit: WE&RF
The Secret Sauce: Industry Partnerships Key to Advancing Bio-Based Chemicals and Fuels
Bioprose Blog: Since the dawn of the industrial age, petroleum-based chemicals and fuels have driven countless inventions and products used every day.
March 4, 2020
A scientist adding spent grain to a hydrothermal liquefaction system
PNNL Brews Up Batch of Biocrude Oil
Bioprose Blog: Researchers produced 10 liters of biocrude from 200 kg of low-value, wet, plant-based feedstock.
December 17, 2019
5 researchers, holding a petri dish and a vial with algal samples.
Research Reveals Fast-Growing, Resilient Algal Strain
Bioprose Blog: With their ability to convert carbon dioxide into renewable biomass, microalgae have potential applications in the sustainable...