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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 17, 2014
Secretary Moniz (center) tours the Abengoa Biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.| Photo Courtesy of Abengoa.
The Journey to Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels in the United States

In Hugoton, Kansas, a state-of-the-art biorefinery has begun producing 25 million gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol.

October 16, 2014
Known as the “race within the race,” the Green Racing initiative’s Green Challenge Award recognizes the teams and manufacturers of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship that go the farthest and fastest with the smallest environmental footprint. | Photo credit: Rick Gillam.
Racing with Relevance: Green Racing Redefines Sustainable Motorsports

Green Racing is helping to bring new levels of "Clean, Fast, and Efficient" to motorsports competition and consumer vehicles through the...

October 15, 2014
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Five Things to Know about Biorefinery Investments

This week, Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, will have its grand opening—right on the heels of POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY in...

October 2, 2014
DOE, USDA, and Navy are working with private industry to produce advanced drop-in biofuels that can be used by the Department of Defense and the private transportation sector. | Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.
Energy Department Joins Agriculture and Navy in the Fight for Clean Energy Transportation

Earlier this month, on September 19, 2014, Energy Department (DOE) Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman joined Secretary Tom Vilsack of the Department...

September 30, 2014
Five Energy Department Accomplishments in Algal Biofuels
The Energy Department announced this week a funding opportunity of up to $25 million to help improve the economics of making biofuel from algae.
September 3, 2014
Four Cellulosic Ethanol Breakthroughs

Today, the nation's first ever commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery to use corn waste as a feedstock officially opened for business in...

August 12, 2014
Catherine Woteki (from left), Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture; David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Steve Csonka, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative; Jim Hileman, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Environment, Federal Aviation Agency; stand together at Biomass 2014 in Washington, D.C., where the Energy Department announced it is joining Farm to Fly 2.0. | Energy Department photo
Farm to Fly 2.0: Energy Department Joins Initiative to Bring Biofuels to the Skies

The United States airline industry uses 23 billion gallons of fuels on passenger and cargo airlines annually, and globally, the international...

July 25, 2014
The biomass industry has about a $100 billion direct and indirect impact on the U.S. economy today. | Photo courtesy of Myriant
Biomass Fueling America’s Growing Clean Energy Economy

Biomass is the most abundant biological material on the planet. It is renewable; it grows almost everywhere; and it provides fuel, power, chemicals...

July 16, 2014
Many fields of study can lead to a career in the bioenergy industry.
Educated and Equipped: Jump-Start Your Career in the Bioenergy Industry

Are you a recent college graduate looking to jump-start your career? Whether you majored in engineering or English, science or political science,...

July 14, 2014
Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy

Register for Biomass 2014 today and don’t miss your chance to take part in this important event that will help move the nation to a more secure,...

June 10, 2014
Imagine Tomorrow participants Pavan Kumar (from left), Isaak Nanneman, Ethan Perrin, Andrew Wang and Oisin Doherty were selected by the Bioenergy Technologies Office to present their idea at the Biomass 2014 conference next month. The student team from Redmond, Washington, was chosen for their idea on how to help the nation transition to renewable forms of energy using cellulosic ethanol. | Energy Department photo
Generating Bioenergy Solutions for the Clean Energy Economy of Tomorrow

Bioenergy Technologies Office selects student team from Redmond, Washington, to present at the Biomass 2014 conference, which is taking place July...

May 28, 2014
Imagine Tomorrow: Student Competition Leads to Innovative Biofuel Ideas

For this year’s Imagine Tomorrow competition, the Bioenergy Technologies Office will select a student team to present their idea and project at the...

May 16, 2014
Wood waste such as this is frequently used to produce sustainable energy. Spero Energy, started by researchers at Purdue University, has created a cost effective process that converts sustainable wood sources into chemicals that improve the production of biofuels.  | Photo by National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Biofuels and Barbecue Chips: Small Business Develops Process to Create Versatile Chemicals

Spero Energy, started by researchers at Purdue University, has created a cost effective process that converts sustainable wood sources into ...

May 9, 2014
API ships first RIN-qualified cellulosic ethanol from their Alpena Biorefinery. Photo: Alex Wisniewski
Breakthrough in Bioenergy: American Process Sells First RIN-qualified Cellulosic Ethanol Shipment

​Imagine powering a plane or car with fuels made from grasses, wood, or other plant residues. This type of fuel, called cellulosic ethanol, has the...

March 17, 2014
A racecar heads into the pits for refueling during the 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida on Saturday. Integrated biorefinery INEOS Bio now supplies cellulosic ethanol to VP Racing Fuels, which fuels the action at TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series races. | Photo by Natalie Committee, Energy Department
Green Racing Series Revs Engines with Renewable Fuel from INEOS Bio

NASCAR’s International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), a Green Racing partner, announces Florida-based integrated biorefinery INEOS Bio as the...

January 10, 2014
Making Algal Biofuel Production More Efficient, Less Expensive

Tiny algae can play a big role in tackling America's energy challenges. Recent scientific breakthroughs and projects, funded by the Energy...