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An American Bioeconomy: Our Green Future Is Now!

Posted on July 23, 2014 12:21 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin



Biomass is the most abundant biological material on the planet. It is renewable; it grows almost everywhere; and it provides fuel, power, chemicals, and many other products. But most people don’t know that biomass is a major part of the U.S. economy.

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Jump-Start Your Career with the Bioenergy Industry

Posted on June 25, 2014 11:42 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin



Are you a recent college graduate looking to jump-start your career? Bioenergy is a dynamic and emerging field, and whether you majored in engineering or English, science or political science, business or biology, there are numerous possibilities to use your skills and education in the industry.

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Imagine Tomorrow: Student Competition Leads to Innovative Biofuel Ideas

Posted on May 28, 2014 10:41 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin


The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Leslie Ovard will be a judge for the the biofuels challenge in this weekend’s Imagine Tomorrow student competition, and one BETO-selected project will get the opportunity to present at Biomass 2014!

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BETO Celebrates Earth Day, Every Day

Posted on April 22, 2014 10:55 | via Biomass Blog Admin


One day a year, Americans celebrate the Earth and often think about what they’re doing to help protect the environment in which we live. Here at the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), every day is Earth Day, and mitigating the impacts petroleum use has on climate change is one of the primary reasons why BETO and its partners work every day to develop a domestic biomass industry.

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FY 2015 Bioenergy Technologies Office Budget Request Released

Posted on March 26, 2014 07:46 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

On March 14, 2014, President Obama's complete Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Congressional Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was publicly released. The request includes $253.2 million for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to continue its work catalyzing the development of a domestic capability to produce price-competitive, renewable fuels from non-food biomass resources. BETO’s funding represents 11% of the $2.3 billion requested for DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and 0.9% of the $27.9 billion requested for DOE.

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BETO-Funded Biorefinery Fuels Racecars in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Series

Posted on March 25, 2014 10:50 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

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At the "12 Hours of Sebring" racing event March 12–15, NASCAR's International Motor Sports Association announced INEOS Bio as the supplier of cellulosic ethanol to racecars in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series. INEOS Bio's Indian River BioEnergy Center, which is located in Vero Beach, Florida, was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO).

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Newly Expanded Bioenergy KDF Tracks Congress, Connects the Industry

Posted on February 26, 2014 02:10 | via Biomass Blog Admin

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Approximately 60 bioenergy-related bills were introduced in Congress in 2013, and 10 proceeded to a vote. Where did your congressmen and congresswomen stand? You can easily find out with the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework’s (Bioenergy KDF’s) new Legislative Library—a database resource released today by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO).

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Advancements in Algal Biofuels: Year in Review

Posted on January 10, 2014 11:53 | via Biomass Blog Admin

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Exciting algae biofuels research and development (R&D) breakthroughs and industry milestones made 2013 a noteworthy year on the road to algal biofuel commercialization–and 2014 already looks promising!

Research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) resulted in a number of advancements that can help make the production of algal biofuel less costly—the most significant barrier to commercialization.

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From the Lab to the Field: BETO’s Demonstration & Deployment Efforts

Posted on November 12, 2013 13:55 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

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To achieve the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) vision of a sustainable, domestic bioenergy industry, the Office’s efforts stretch beyond research and development projects to demonstration and deployment activities. The ultimate goal is commercialization and widespread adoption of advanced technologies that will help move our nation to a more secure and economically sound future.

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Top Five Things You Didn't Know About Algae

Posted on November 5, 2013 11:15 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

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In honor of the Bioenergy Technologies Office's (BETO) upcoming Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop, the Office is introducing some of the top five things you didn't know about algae. These basic outline will get you up to date on some of the key reasons why algae is such a valuable resource for the development of biofuels, bioproducts, and bioenergy.

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