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Education and Workforce Development

Education and Workforce Development


Future leaders and innovators exploring America’s bioenergy choices.

OPERATION BioenergizeME is the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) education and workforce development base camp for students and educators and anyone seeking to better understand the promises and challenges in developing a thriving bioeconomy. OPERATION BioenergizeME has a three-fold mission:

  • Improve public accessibility to information about bioenergy production and the bioenergy industry.
  • Support formal and informal education, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and vocational programs, in exploring issues relevant to sustainable production of biopower, biofuels, and other bioproducts. 
  • Engage future scientists and engineers in developing solutions to technical and nontechnical challenges associated with broad adoption of bioenergy technologies.

leaf_bioenergy_basics.jpgBioenergy Basics

What is biomass? Where does biomass come from? How are biofuels made? What is bioenergy? Browse through the informational resources to learn more. 

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Find lesson plans, science projects, and other activities that can be done in the classroom or at home to get K-12 students excited about bioenergy!

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The Bioenergy Technologies Office fellowship program provides opportunities for scientists and engineers to gain first-hand experience with policymaking and implementation. Learn more about these opportunities. 

operation_bioenergizeme2.jpgBioenergizeME Infographic Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge, challenges high school students to design an infographic that responds to one of four bioenergy topics.