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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 10, 2019
Leveraging Biofuels for a Cleaner Mobility Future
Leveraging Biofuels for a Cleaner Mobility Future
October 7, 2019
Sustainable Transportation Drives Smart Energy Choices
Sustainable Transportation Drives Smart Energy Choices
September 18, 2019
A photo of a man and a women working in an algae lab.
Age-Old Farming Practice Modified into New Storage Technique for Algae
INL researchers have demonstrated that microalgae can be successfully stored for up to six months without the added energy costs of drying.
September 4, 2019
PNNL’s High Throughput Center includes robotic systems that quickly and accurately perform repetitive physical tasks. Additional features include automated material screening and advanced analytics with data visualization. Photo courtesy of PNNL.
No Sweat: High Throughput Center Excels at the Small Stuff
PNNL robotic systems quickly carry out small-scale testing and routine laboratory tasks for bioenergy research and development.
July 25, 2019
Nanostructured adsorbents can be synthesized in a variety of formats to adapt to recovery processes that function under a variety of conditions and operate at a variety of scales. Photo: Phil Laible, ANL.
ANL Researchers Pioneer Innovative Approach to Recover Bioproducts
Bioprose Blog: Argonne National Laboratory researchers pioneer innovative approach to recover bioproducts.
July 10, 2019
A lab tech working in a lab with a bucket of algae
Solving the Puzzle Surrounding Algae for Biofuels
Bioprose Blog: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory develops new model for analyzing biocrude yield and economics.
June 25, 2019
A photo of a farmer harvesting wheat
Integrated Landscape Management Reduces Biomass Production Costs By 20%
Bioprose Blog: An INL analysis showed that through integrated landscape management, stakeholders could produce biomass at costs 20% lower than...
June 24, 2019
Co-Optima Identifies Innovation Needed to Continue Momentum in Fuel Economy Gains
We now know what innovation is needed to make real fuel economy gains.
May 16, 2019
The GREET Model workflow
GREET: The Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Model
Bioprose Blog: The Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) model is a tool that examines the...
May 8, 2019
Researchers at LBNL perform fermentation process development and scale-up at ABPDU.
ABPDU Leverages State-of-the-Art Facilities with Industry Innovation to Advance Biofuel Technologies
Bioprose Blog: DOE's Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory uses raw materials...
May 2, 2019
2019 project peer review
Government, National Labs, Academia, and Industry Convene at the DOE’s 2019 BETO Peer Review!
At BETO’s 2019 Project Peer Review, researchers presented results from more than 400 early-stage R&D projects across BETO’s technology areas.
February 21, 2019
(Left to right) Structure based design of an enzyme is used to create a library of diversified genes. Smart microbial cell technology demonstrates the efficiency of enzyme variants by producing a readable fluorescence signal. High throughput screening ena
Lighting the Way to Bioproducts: Smart Microbial Biosensors for Conversion Pathway Design
Bioprose Blog: For several years, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) scientists have been taking advantage of the molecular tools that naturally...
February 6, 2019
A drawn photo of a fish leaping out of a small pond, with trees in the background.
One Fish Model Study Leads to Three Wins for the Environment
Bioprose Blog: PNNL, ORNL, & USFS have been modeling to understand the costs and benefits of thinning forests and the potential for improving habitat.
January 10, 2019
Photo of Amanda Barry inside of an algae lab.
Algae: As Different from Each Other as They Are from You and Me
Bioprose Blog: LANL is developing genetic engineering tools that would allow algae to grow faster and accumulate more biomass for biofuel production.
November 27, 2018
NREL has verified a very efficient gasification process for converting biomass to a high-octane gasoline blendstock.  (Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL)
Fueling the Future: Developing a More Efficient Process for Producing Biobased High-Octane Gasoline
Bioprose Blog: The Bioenergy Technologies Office and National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed a novel process that uses biomass gasification.
November 26, 2018
Photo taken of plane prior to historic flight
An Historical Time for Renewable Jet Fuel
The world’s first commercial flight using ground-breaking sustainable aviation fuel made from recycled waste carbon flew from Orlando to London
September 27, 2018
BioEconomy 2018 graphic
Join Us at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioeconomy 2018 at ABLC Global!
Join Us at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioeconomy 2018 at ABLC Global!
March 8, 2018
Neal Yancey and Jaya Tumuluru led research in fractional milling and high-moisture pelleting that together resulted in lower energy usage and a greater than 50% cost reduction in biomass preprocessing.
Idaho Researchers Slash Cost of Providing Biomass for Biofuels Production
Bioprose Blog: Idaho Researchers Slash Cost of Providing Biomass for Biofuels Production
February 22, 2018
Scientists at ANL’s Advanced Photon Source use X-ray spectroscopy to characterize catalysts for converting biomass into fuels.
Catalyst Collaboration: Argonne Accelerates Biofuel Production Technology
Bioprose Blog: Catalyst Collaboration―Argonne Accelerates Biofuel Production Technology
February 20, 2018
Breakthrough Fuels-Engines R&D Offers Dramatic Boost in Fuel Savings, Economy, and Energy Security
Breakthrough Fuels-Engines R&D Offers Dramatic Boost in Fuel Savings, Economy, and Energy Security
As global energy demand grows, America needs to keep innovating. New energy options can create jobs, boost the economy, and improve national security.
February 8, 2018
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory created a new catalyst production process that doubles the output of renewable BTX, a group of high-value chemicals that can be used to produce a range of everyday items, from soda bottles to tires.
It’s Elemental: Designing the Perfect Biofuel Catalyst
Bioprose Blog: It’s Elemental—Designing the Perfect Biofuel Catalyst
January 24, 2018
Ready, Set, Go! Bioenergy Research Facilities and Industry Run the Relay Race toward Energy Security
Ready, Set, Go! Bioenergy Research Facilities and Industry Run the Relay Race toward Energy Security
In the race to achieve U.S. energy independence, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office is running full speed ahead.
January 23, 2018
Collage of images, from left to right: scientist holding vial, bioenergy crop, tires, water bottles.
A New Source of Renewable Plastics: Converting Ethanol to Butadiene in a Single Step
Bioprose Blog: A New Source of Renewable Plastics: Converting Ethanol to Butadiene in a Single Step
January 11, 2018
BETO supports testing facilities, such as BFNUF, which lead the first leg of early-stage research and development before passing their technological advances on to industry. Industry can then take this technology to the next level in the bioenergy product
The Relay Race toward Energy Security: Passing the Baton from Bioenergy Research to Industrial Commercialization
Bioprose Blog: The Relay Race toward Energy Security: Passing the Baton from Bioenergy Research to Industrial Commercialization
December 12, 2017
shrub willow, a bioenergy crop
Researchers Find Bioenergy Crops Provide Critical Ecosystem Services
Bioprose Blog: Researchers Find Bioenergy Crops Provide Critical Ecosystem Services