Bioenergy Technologies Office

  • Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation

    On July 12–14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its ninth annual conference—Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation. Partnering with the Clean Energy Research and Education Foundation (CEREF), this year's conference will focus on opportunities to grow future feedstock supplies and breakthrough technology barriers to achieve a stronger bioeconomy.

  • Co-Optimized Fuel-Engine Systems to Transform Our Nation’s Vehicles

    The critical need to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector has prompted great interest in the advancement of clean energy technologies. Rather than address these goals separately, why not design engines that better accommodate next-generation fuels? The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) recent Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines Initiative (Co-Optima) seeks to accomplish just that by combining previously independent areas of biofuels and engine-combustion research and development to design new fuels and engines that are co-optimized—designed in tandem to maximize vehicle performance and carbon efficiency.

  • Bioenergy Basics 101 Game

    The Bioenergy Basics 101 Game is a fun game designed for individuals with a general background in high school biology or environmental science. There are six categories corresponding to specific components of the bioenergy supply chain.

  • 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

Feedstocks

Algal Biofuels

Conversion Technologies

Demonstration and Market Transformation

Sustainability

Analysis

Resources

About the Bioenergy Technologies Office

Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation

Peer Review

Interactive Bioenergy Overview

Education and Workforce Development

Financial Opportunities