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Bioenergy Technologies Office

  • 2016 Billion-Ton Report

    Within 25 years, the United States could produce enough biomass to support a bioeconomy, including renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources that could be used for energy and to develop products for economic, environmental, social, and national security benefits.

  • Register for the Biorefinery Optimization Workshop

    Register now for the Biorefinery Optimization Workshop that will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on October 5–6, 2016. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, the workshop aims to advance the understanding of the current capabilities, as well as barriers and opportunities, for the operation of integrated biorefineries to produce biofuels, biochemicals, and bioproducts.

  • Algae Education Helping Grow Jobs of the Future

    Algae is coming out of the pond and into the classroom, thanks to the significant efforts of the Algae Technology Education Consortium (ATEC) this past year. The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is funding ATEC’s project to strengthen workforce capabilities in the algal biofuels industry.

  • Watch the Sustainability in Bioenergy Video

    From its big screen premier at Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape, “Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected” is a short documentary film highlighting personal stories and the efforts being made by communities across the United States to develop, produce, and provide bioenergy, while ensuring it is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.

  • U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework

    The Bioenergy KDF supports the development of a sustainable bioenergy industry by providing access to a variety of data sets, publications, and collaboration and mapping tools that support bioenergy research, analysis, and decision making.

Program Areas


Algal Biofuels

Conversion Technologies

Demonstration and Market Transformation




About the Bioenergy Technologies Office

Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation



Education and Workforce Development

Financial Opportunities