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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.

January 31, 2014
EERE Success Story—California and New Mexico: Sapphire Energy Advances the Commercialization of Algae Crude Oil
The Sapphire Green Crude Farm is the first algae-to-energy facility. If adopted and commercialized by other refineries, this algae-based crude oil ...
January 31, 2014
EERE Success Story—California: Breakthrough in Algae Biology
Breakthrough in algae biology will have a significant impact in the economics of algal biofuel production.
November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—Nationwide: The Nation’s First Commercial-Scale Biorefineries
EERE's investment aids in the creation of the first commercial-scale biorefineries in the United States.
August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—Washington: Enabling the Successful Transition of Microalgae from Lab to Pond
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a promising technology that can accelerate the pace at which EERE reaches DOE's biofuel production ...
April 19, 2013
EERE Success Story—Department of Energy Delivers on R&D Targets around Cellulosic Ethanol
Scientists at DOE national laboratories successfully demonstrated technical advances required to produce cellulosic ethanol that is cost competitiv...
April 18, 2013
EERE Success Story—Washington: State Ferries Run Cleaner With Biodiesel
Washington State Ferries now uses blended biodiesel to run its ferries, preventing the emission of more than 29,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide p...
April 18, 2013
EERE Success Story—California: Advanced 'Drop-In' Biofuels Power the Navy's Green Strike Group
EERE's investment allowed Solezyme to increase its algal oil production by a factor of 10, leading to the U.S. Navy's purchase of 450,000 gallons o...
April 18, 2013
EERE Success Story—California: Cutting-Edge Biofuels Research and Entrepreneurship Provide a Proving Ground
The Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory helps researchers test, develop, and perfect experimental...
April 18, 2013
EERE Success Story—California: Agricultural Residues Produce Renewable Fuel
Logos Technologies and EERE are partnering with Edeniq of Visalia to build a plant that will produce cellulosic ethanol from switchgrass, wood chip...
April 9, 2013
EERE Success Story—Refining Bio-Oil alongside Petroleum
W.R. Grace and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are working to establish a bio-oil refining process that users existing petroleum refinery inf...
April 9, 2013
EERE Success Story—Louisiana: Verenium Cellulosic Ethanol Demonstration Facility
Verenium's demonstration plant validates a design to produce energy from energy cane and bagasse.