U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Bioenergy Technologies Office


May 19, 2014

Webinar on Genetically Modified Algae: A Risk-Benefit Assessment

The Bioenergy Technologies Office will present a live webinar titled "Genetically Modified Algae: A Risk-Benefit Assessment" on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. During the webinar, Dr. Richard Sayre, of Los Alamos National Laboratory , will present an overview of key biocontainment challenges and policies, as well as examples of algal genetically modified traits engineered to enhance photosynthesis and biomass productivity with respect to risk analysis. More

May 12, 2014

DOE-Funded Spero Energy, Inc. Wins Aviation Energy Prize at the 2014 Clean Energy Challenge

This April, Spero Energy, Inc. won the 2014 Clean Energy Challenge’s $50,000 Aviation Energy Prize, presented by United Airlines, Boeing, and Honeywell UOP. More

May 6, 2014

BETO Issues Request for Information on Biofuel Pathways

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has issued a request for information (RFI) to solicit input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on the eight representative biofuel pathways it has selected to guide its research and development (R&D) strategy.  More

April 16, 2014

BETO Announces Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products FOA

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has released a new $10 million funding opportunity announcement to support the research of drop-in biofuels—such as agricultural residues and woody biomass—to substitute petroleum-based feedstocks, products, and fuels.  More

March 17, 2014

BETO Director Jonathan Male Attends Green Racing Event

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director Jonathan Male joined the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mike Carr to represent the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the 12 Hours of Sebring racing event in Florida, March 12–15. More

March 13, 2014

DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory Partners with Vertimass LLC to Commercialize Biofuel Technology

Vertimass LLC, a California-based start-up company, licensed a technology created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  More

February 26, 2014

BETO Announces Launch of the Bioenergy KDF Legislative Library

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of a new Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (Bioenergy KDF) resource: the Legislative Library.  More

February 25, 2014

BETO Announces Bioenergy Technologies Incubator FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has released a new $10 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help achieve bioenergy development goals, but are not significantly represented in the Bioenergy Technology Office’s (BETO’s) existing multi-year program plans or current research and development portfolio. More

February 25, 2014

BETO Staff Voted into the "Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy" for 2013–2014

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) congratulates Jonathan Male (Director), Valerie Reed (Deputy Director), and Joyce Yang (Technology Manager) for being voted into the "Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy" for 2013–2014. More

February 21, 2014

BETO Releases 2013 Peer Review Report

In the spring and summer of 2013, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) implemented a comprehensive external review of its research, development, and demonstration portfolio. More

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