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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

Bioeconomy Initiative Forum – September 15-16, 2020. 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.