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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. 

December 6, 2017
Sludge from a wastewater treatment plant
Q&A with Bioenergy Researchers: Making Biocrude and Biofuel from Human Waste
This Q&A with bioenergy researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discusses creating biocrude from human waste.
December 4, 2017
Computer Science Education Week
Decoding Biology: Computer Scientists Advancing Biofuel Research
This week is Computer Science Education Week (December 4–10), which raises awareness about the significance of computer sciences in many careers
November 29, 2017
Two people shaking hands.
Collaboration Success: Two Labs Develop a Promising Pathway to Biobased Fuels and Chemicals
Bioprose Blog: Collaboration Success: Two Labs Develop a Promising Pathway to Biobased Fuels and Chemicals
October 31, 2017
Photo of a witch stirring liquid in a cauldron with the title how to make biofuel.
How to Make Biofuel (Halloween Edition)
Boo! It’s Halloween and the Bioenergy Technologies Office's cauldron is full of biofuel! Here's how it works.
October 25, 2017
A scientist works on equipment inside Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Advanced Biofuels Process Development Unit
4 Emerging Bioenergy Technologies Fueled by the National Labs
Here are four ways the Energy Department's national labs are bringing emerging bioenergy technologies to market.
August 22, 2017
The collaboration between FDC, PGH, and others helped create a new market for energy crops, like switchgrass in Virginia.
Farm to Fuel: Biomass Feeds into Virginia’s Rural Economy
Bioprose Blog: Farm to Fuel: Biomass Feeds into Virginia’s Rural Economy
August 21, 2017
An image with four quadrants showing the different types of jobs within the Bioenergy service sector.
Bioenergy Helps Drive Domestic Economic Growth and Energy Independence
Bioprose Blog: Bioenergy Helps Drive Domestic Economic Growth and Energy Independence
August 18, 2017
6 Commercial Products You Probably Didn’t Know Are Made with Algae: You Probably Ate #3 for Breakfast
6 Commercial Products You Probably Didn’t Know Are Made with Algae: You Probably Ate #3 for Breakfast
Bioprose Blog: 6 Commercial Products You Probably Didn’t Know Are Made with Algae: You Probably Ate #3 for Breakfast
August 17, 2017
Renewable biomass and sustainable jobs. Sustainably produced domestic biomass not only offers the starting material to produce fuels and products for our advanced bioeconomy, it ensures reliable sustainable jobs up and down the supply chain.
Beyond Bioenergy—BETO’s Investments Ensure Our Nation Is Competitive in an Emerging Bioeconomy
Bioprose Blog: Beyond Bioenergy—BETO’s Investments Ensure Our Nation Is Competitive in an Emerging Bioeconomy
August 16, 2017
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What You Need To Know About Bioprose
Bioprose Blog: What You Need To Know About Bioprose
July 3, 2017
algae surfboard blog post
Catch Waves with an Algae-Based Surfboard
As you head to the beach this year, you may find some new products at the surf shop, made of bioplastics from algae.
June 26, 2017
5 bioenergy daily uses
5 Everyday Products Made from Biomass: A Few May Surprise You
You likely use products made from biomass—organic plant, algae, and waste material—every day.
June 12, 2017
Researchers growing algae to study how it can be used as a renewable source of food, fuels, and other products.
5 Things You Need to Know about Algae
5 things you should know about algae and why the Energy Department is excited to invest in this "green" technology.
March 7, 2017
Mango Materials' new process is being tested at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit. Photo|Berkeley Lab
New Process Being Tested for Biodegradable Plastics

What if plastic came from renewable resources? Mango Materials has developed a new way of producing plastics that make it biodegradable and...

February 21, 2017
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DOE Lab-Corps Launches the Program's Fifth Class

A new class of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE's) Lab-Corps pilot launched this week in Denver, Colorado, marking the fifth round of this...

February 6, 2017
a photo take high up above a field.
Meet the Plant that is Bridging Renewable Energy, Rural Development, and Environmental Benefits
A project funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is working to show how perennial plants grown for bioenergy could be integra
December 27, 2016
This infographic summarizes the production potential, as well as the economic and environmental outcomes, of utilizing 1 billion tons of biomass per year. To see the kinds of biomass that could constitute the bioeconomy, check out the <a href="https://youtu.be/EjdixWf1tYw?t" target="_blank">“Enabling the Billion-Ton Bioeconomy”</a> video.
Envisioning the Economic and Environmental Outcomes of Tripling the U.S. Bioeconomy
Within the next 15 years, the United States has the potential to sustainably produce at least 1 billion tons of biomass annually, according to the ...
November 30, 2016
Crude Science
Crude Science

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed technology that can convert human waste into sustainable biofuel.

November 23, 2016
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There Is a Cornucopia of Feedstock Options for Making Biofuels
Right now, biofuels and consumer products made from biomass are not commercially widespread. However, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technolog...
November 10, 2016
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted biobased, high-octane fuel experiments using this modified turbocharged Cadillac. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Achieving the Best of Both Worlds—Improved Vehicle Performance with Fuel that's Better for the Environment

Is it possible to increase your vehicle’s performance and fuel efficiency while also slowing climate change through reduced greenhouse gas...

October 27, 2016
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“Witchgrass” Switchgrass: A Feedstock for Future Flights
You might think it would take a Halloween trick to transform grasses, corn husks, and other plants and organic waste into fuel you can use to power...
October 24, 2016
Aerial photograph of the company’s algae test ponds in Kauai, Hawaii. | Photo courtesy of Global Algae Innovations, Inc.
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 19, 2016
Bioenergy: Renewable, Sustainable, Attainable
Happy Bioenergy Day! Today, bioenergy organizations across North America are celebrating the benefits of bioenergy by holding events and open house
October 14, 2016
Renewing Forests in Colorado: Opportunities for Bioenergy
Decomposition of dead trees occurs naturally and is healthy for a forest ecosystem. However, too many dead trees makes the region prone to forest f...
October 5, 2016
Innovations are moving the bioenergy industry forward. Photos courtesy of Virgin Atlantic (left), Sapphire Energy, Inc. (center), and DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (right). Watch the video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9HONJ0g9Dc" target="_blank">Bioenergy Innovation</a> to hear bioenergy researchers explain what “bioenergy innovation” means to them.
3 Breakthroughs Show How Bioenergy Innovations are Energizing the Energy Landscape

Learn about three bioenergy innovations that are helping to provide Americans with sustainable, renewable energy and alternatives to fossil fuels...