The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted the 2017 Project Peer Review on March 6–9, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. During the event, approximately 192 projects in BETO’s research, development, and demonstration portfolio were presented to the public and systematically reviewed by more than 40 external subject matter experts from industry, academia, and federal agencies. The 2017 Project Peer Review included six simultaneous review sessions of projects within the nine technology areas highlighted below:

  1. Feedstock Supply and Logistics 
  2. Advanced Algal Systems
  3. Thermochemical Conversion
  4. Biochemical Conversion
  5. Waste to Energy 
  6. Analysis and Sustainability 
  7. Demonstration and Market Transformation 
  8. Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines 
  9. Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium. 

2017 Project Peer Review Report

Full results of the BETO Project Peer Review and Program Management Review are available in the 2017 Project Peer Review Report

2017 Project Peer Review Meeting Materials


The full agenda is available for review and download on the 2017 Project Peer Review Program Booklet



2017 Program Management Review

The 2017 Program Management Review took place on July 13, 2017, following Bioeconomy 2017: Domestic Resources for a Vibrant Future, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

Our third-party review panels compiled their evaluations of BETO’s project portfolio, and the Steering Committee prepared a programmatic evaluation, which covers the following topics: project portfolio impact, strategic plan clarity and comprehensiveness, budget priorities, partnership effectiveness, and emerging technologies and market trends.

The Program Management Review agenda included a summary of both the programmatic evaluation and BETO’s response. Review panel leaders also provided presentations covering the project portfolio evaluations of the nine technology areas reviewed.