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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.

  • Bioenergy: Renewable, Sustainable, Attainable

    On October 19, bioenergy organizations across North America are celebrating the benefits of bioenergy by holding events and open houses in their local communities. Here at the Energy Department we’re celebrating as well, with extra coverage of bioenergy successes and news all month.

  • Renewing Forests in Colorado: Opportunities for Bioenergy

    When you think of Colorado, images of snow-capped mountains and lush evergreen forests may come to your mind. But Colorado’s forests have been under attack. It began more than two decades ago when severe drought led to an infestation of mountain pine beetles, spruce beetles, and other pests. Fortunately, there is an opportunity here to renew Colorado’s forests by removing and converting some of the dead trees into biofuels and bioproducts.

  • 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