The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted its 2023 Project Peer Review on April 3‒7, 2023. The presentations from the Organic Waste Conversion session are available to view below. For more information, including a complete schedule, view the 2023 Project Peer Review Agenda.

Organic Waste Conversion




Technology Area Daily Intro

Beau Hoffman, Bri Farber, Katie Davis


Advanced Pretreatment/Anaerobic Digestion

Birgitte Ahring

Washington State University

Develop an efficient and cost-effective novel anaerobic digestion system producing high purity of methane from diverse waste biomass

Shulin Chen

Washington State University

Maximizing Bio-Renewable Energy from Wet Wastes (M-BREWW)

Lance Schideman

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Integrated biochemical and electrochemical technologies (IBET) to convert organic waste to biopower via North American research and educational partnerships

Lutgarde Raskin

University of Michigan

Biomethanation to Upgrade Biogas to Pipeline Grade Methane

Kevin Harrison

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Upgrading Biogas through in situ Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Biomethane in Anaerobic Digesters

Zhen (Jason) He

Washington University at St. Louis

Renewable Natural Gas from Carboneaceous Wastes via Phase Transition CO2/O2 Sorbent Enhanced Chemical Looping Gasification

Fanxing Li

North Carolina State University

Catalytic Upgrading of Carbohydrates in Waste Streams to Hydrocarbons

Sunkyu Park

North Carolina State University

Waste-to-Energy Technical Assistance

Anelia Milbrandt

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Waste-to-Energy: Optimized feedstock aggregation and blending at scale

Tim Seiple

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Analysis and Sustainability Interface - PNNL

Lesley Snowden-Swan

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Bench Scale HTL of Wet Wastes

Michael Thorson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Denitrogenation of wet waste-derived biocrude to meet SAF specifications

Michael Thorson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A Catalytic Process to Convert Municipal Solid Waste Components to Energy

Mike Timko

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Synergistic Thermo-Microbial-Electrochemical (T-MEC) Approach for Drop-In Fuel Production from Wet Waste

Z. Jason Ren

Princeton University

Novel and Viable Technologies for Converting Wet Organic Waste Streams to Higher Value Products

Yanna Liang

The Research Foundation of SUNY, University of Albany

Innovative Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) Production with Microbial Electrochemical Technology (MET)

Stephanie Lansing

University of Maryland

Electro-Enhanced Conversion of Wet Waste to Products Beyond Methane

Ken Reardon

Colorado State University