This page provides a variety of multimedia products to enhance knowledge and understanding of biomass resources, processes, and projects. The links on this page lead to biomass-related images, videos, and presentations.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) maintains a searchable online library of photographs called Photographic Information Exchange (PIX).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Photo Gallery is an excellent source for agricultural and forestry biomass resource photographs. Additionally, a selection of good photos of potential dedicated bioenergy crops, such as switchgrass and poplars, can be found at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Bioenergy Feedstock Development Program.
Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected
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.
- "Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected" full version
- "Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected" short version
National Laboratory Videos
National laboratories prepared films showcasing their bioenergy research. Energy Department research at the national laboratories is helping to advance bioenergy.
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Idaho National Laboratory
- The Idaho National Laboratory’s Bioenergy Team Addresses Tomorrow’s Biofeedstock Challenges—BETO research that addresses feedstock variability is a critical component in the biofuel production process.
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Berkeley Lab's 2012 Open House—"Adventures in Science"—Growing the bioeconomy begins at a young age through Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Open House.
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Breakthrough Video—BETO supported research at The Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit at Berkeley Lab.
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Turning Algae into Energy in New Mexico—BETO supports research into using algae as a feedstock.
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- NREL Grows the Bioeconomy Beyond the Laboratory—BETO supported research into growing the bioeconomy and furthering sustainability.
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- 90 Seconds of Discovery: Biofuel Catalyst Life and Plugs—BETO supported research in biofuel catalysts.
- 90 Seconds of Discovery: Biofuels for Jet Engines—BETO supported research in aviation biofuels.
- Sandia National Laboratory
- Overview of Sandia’s Biomass Program—Sandia’s Biomass Program includes projects supported by BETO.
Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future
In July 2014, the Bioenergy Technologies Office released the short documentary film Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future. The film highlights stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy. The film also demonstrates that investing in bioenergy helps maintain America’s competitive advantage while creating domestic jobs for manufacturers, scientists, and engineers.
Biomass 2013 Videos
In June 2013, the Bioneregy Technologies Office released a video preview of the Biomass 2013 conference. The video shows clips from Biomass 2012, as well as highlights what attendees can expect to gain from participating in Biomass 2013. In August 2013, the Department of Energy also released a video of Secretary Ernest Moniz's speech at Biomass 2013.
- Biomass 2013 Preview YouTube video
- Biomass 2013 Preview Text version
- Secretary Moniz's Speech YouTube video
Energy Department's Energy 101 Series | Feedstocks for Biofuels and More
In May 2013, the Energy Department highlighted feedstock production for high-quality biofuels and bioproducts in its Energy 101 video series. The video shows a variety of non-edible feedstocks and demonstrates how they are harvested and prepared for biofuels. More specifically, the video discusses the critical work of the Energy Department and the Bioenergy Technologies Office to advance feedstock supply and logistics.
Energy Department's Energy 101 Series | Algae-to-Fuels
In September 2012, the Energy Department highlighted algae in its Energy 101 video series. The video shows an algae farm and demonstrates how algae is converted into energy. More specifically, the video discusses algae's viability to create biofuels.
Energy Department's Energy 101 Series | Biofuels
In July 2012, the Energy Department highlighted biofuels in its Energy 101 video series. The video shows how biomass is broken down and refined into sustainable biofuels via biochemical and thermochemical processes.
On July 10–11, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted its fifth annual conference, Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities – Sustaining a Commitment to Bioenergy, at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The Bioenergy Technologies Office has created several videos archiving the event, including an interview with Secretary Chu, clips from keynote speakers, an image documentary, as well as several interview spots with conference participants. Click on the link to the Bioenergy KDF YouTube channel below to view highlights from the conference.
Project LIBERTY Groundbreaking
On March 13, 2012, the Bioenergy Technologies Office's Brian Duff participated in the POET-DSM Project LIBERTY groundbreaking activities in Emmettsburg, Iowa. Click on the links below to view the keynote speakers at the event.
- Brian Duff, Chief Engineer, Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office
- Stephan Tanda, Member Managing Board, Royal DSM N.V.
- Jeff Lautt, President, POET, LLC
- Jack Kibbie, Iowa State Senator
- Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa
Cellulosic biofuels made from agricultural residue have caught the attention of many farmers and could be the next revolution in renewable biofuels production. Click on the video link below to see how an innovative technology that converts agricultural residues from the corn harvest into renewable biofuels could help the United States produce increasing volumes of cellulosic biofuels over the coming decade.