The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in developing sustainable, cost-competitive biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower translate into clean, affordable fuels for the cars and trucks of today and tomorrow, and products and power that can help reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Explore EERE's bioenergy success stories below.

March 21, 2019

Iowa Creates a Biomass Conversion Action Plan for State's Bioeconomy

Implementing a state energy plan can help ensure that a state is doing everything economically feasible to manage energy consumption and reduce energy

June 20, 2018

EERE Success Story—From Breakfast to Biocrude: Study Identifies Production Potential across Nation

Researchers look at wastewater sludge; animal manure; food waste; and fats, oil and grease as sources for the production of biofuel

January 9, 2018

EERE Success Story—Archer Daniels Midland Partners with PNNL to Become a Leading Producer of Biobased Propylene Glycol

With the help of PNNL, Archer Daniels Midland is a leading producer of Biobased Propylene Glycol.

August 24, 2017

EERE Success Story—Artificial Intelligence-Based Control System Improves Biomass Preprocessing

Researchers have successfully tested an intelligence-based control system that increased the reliability of feedstock preprocessing equipment.

July 18, 2017

EERE Success Story—New Membrane Technology Will Improve Efficiency of Biofuel Production

A new class of porous membranes developed by ORNL show potential for increasing production speeds and improving the quality of bioproducts.

May 5, 2017

EERE Success Story—New Algae Degree Program Passes Its First Semester

The Algae Technology Education Consortium (ATEC), a collaboration among the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Algae Foundation, universitie...

January 5, 2017

EERE Success Story—Double-Win “Algal Turf Scrubbers” Help to Clean Up Baltimore Harbor and Fuel Cars

Algae absorb nutrients and produce oxygen—ecosystem services that are vital to the health of impaired water bodies like the Chesapeake Bay and Gu...

August 22, 2016

EERE Success Story—Aviation Biofuel Milestone Reached: 5 Gallons of Jet Fuel Produced from Industrial Waste Gasses

EERE Success Story—Aviation Biofuel Milestone Reached: 5 Gallons of Jet Fuel Produced from Industrial Waste Gasses

February 10, 2016

EERE Success Story—EERE National Laboratories’ Inventions Take Home Nine R&D 100 Awards

The 53rd R&D 100 Awards ceremony took place at the end of 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Going all the way back to 1963, these prestigious awards have ...