Tiny algae can play a big role in tackling America's energy challenges. Recent scientific breakthroughs and projects, funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, have resulted in a number of advancements that are helping make algal biofuel more cost competitive and widely available.
The Energy Department is working to cut the cost of biofuel production by supporting advanced development and demonstration facilities throughout the country that enable researchers to fully examine their efforts on a large scale without having to maintain an expensive pilot plant.
Argonne National Laboratory, in partnership with the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, has released two online tools to assess the resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with biofuel production.
When Wellington Muchero got a part-time job in a plant molecular biology lab as a college student, there was no turning back. Learn how this quantitative geneticist advances breakthroughs in biofuels production in the latest "10 Questions."
Over the past two weeks, we’ve featured a number of stories about how advanced biofuels are strengthening our national security and creating economic opportunities across the country. Today, we want to hear from you as we host a live Twitter Q&A on biofuels with Dr. Valerie Reed, Acting Manager of the Biomass Program – starting at 1 PM EST this afternoon.