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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) staff regularly participate in industry meetings and events. Additionally, the Office participates in the biennial Peer Review process, an evaluation mandated by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The Peer Review process entails a formal, documented evaluation from independent reviewers using objective criteria. The corresponding meetings are used to produce a formal report that assists the Office in improving its productivity, project management, and overall effectiveness in a variety of project areas. 

Upcoming Meetings and Workshops

We are committed to accomplishing the goals of BETO events at a later time, and are gathering information on the best options for a new date. We will share that information as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience as we finalize the logistics. If you have any questions, please email us at

Predictive Models and High Performance Computing as Tools to Accelerate the Scaling-Up of New Bio-Based Fuels Workshop – June 9–11, 2020. BETO will host the Predictive Models and High Performance Computing as Tools to Accelerate the Scaling-Up of New Bio-Based Fuels Workshop. The virtual workshop is designed to determine if predictive models and high performance computing can be utilized to:

  • Accelerate scaling-up of biotechnologies
  • Reduce uncertainty in biotechnologies 
  • Optimize operations of equipment and processes.

The main goal of the workshop is to determine if effective utilization of mathematical models and artificial intelligence with machine learning in conjunction with highly instrumented bench-, pilot-, and demonstration-scaled facilities can be used to validate and improve system and subsystem models. Learn more about this workshop.

Leveraging Existing Bioenergy Data Workshop – July 21–23, 2020. BETO will host an online workshop to discuss how to collect and valorize underused datasets and associated knowledge, with the goal of making this information public on existing databases. This workshop seeks to connect industry scientists, data owners, and lawyers with federal government, academic, and National Laboratory representatives to shepherd valuable datasets and other knowledge to be used to maximum benefit. This effort would bolster the growing bioeconomy with industrially-relevant data across the supply chain, and result in accelerated development and utilization of biotechnologies. Learn more about this workshop.

Bioeconomy Initiative Forum – DATE TBD. The Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board is hosting the Bioeconomy Initiative Forum celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Biomass Research and Development Act. The interactive and public forum is designed to solicit stakeholder input and share the Bioeconomy Initiative’s progress, including accomplishments of the BR&D Board’s Interagency Working Groups, since the release of The Bioeconomy Initiative: Implementation Framework in 2019.

The Bioeconomy Initiative Forum is free and open to the public. For more information please review the Bioeconomy Initiative Forum webpage.

Understanding the Rules of Life: Complexity in Algal Systems – DATE TBD. BETO and the National Science Foundation will sponsor a workshop titled, “Understanding the Rules of Life: Complexity in Algal Systems.” This event will bring together leaders from both basic and applied research backgrounds across academia, industry, and National Laboratories to outline the challenges in understanding algal biology and ecology and to discuss research strategies on algae engineering and cultivation efforts. Learn more about this workshop.

Peer Review

To view results from a past peer review or to view information about an upcoming peer review, visit the page listed by year.

Past Meetings

For presentations or materials from past meetings with Office representation, visit the Past Meetings page

See also Conferences, Webinars, and other Events.