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Growing the Future Bioeconomy with Biomass 2014

Posted on August 28, 2014 09:03 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin



How does the Bioenergy Technologies Office help grow the bioeconomy? By bringing together bioenergy professionals from innovative companies, universities, national laboratories, government agencies, and non-profit organizations from across the nation to explore the critical challenges and key opportunities for the bioenergy industry. This year, 580 industry professionals attended Biomass 2014 in Washington, D.C.

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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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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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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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Harvest Your Energy

Posted on October 24, 2013 10:07 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

Candy, leaves, and pumpkins enter a conversion device to create energy to power a haunted house


This Halloween, think of turning seasonal municipal solid waste (MSW) to energy as a very important “trick”! The Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) wants to illustrate how even common holiday waste can have a positive environmental impact.

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Myriant Biorefinery Opens in Lake Providence, Louisiana

Posted on August 14, 2013 13:18 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

myriant facility at night


Local businesses and news are buzzing in Lake Providence, Louisiana, as the city of four thousand welcomes a new biorefinery facility. Myriant, one of the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO) integrated biorefinery (IBR) project partners, opened earlier this year and has started commercial-scale production of bio-succinic acid. Even at its young age, the biorefinery is having a visible, positive impact on the surrounding community.

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Biomass 2013: Day One Recap

Posted on August 1, 2013 07:51 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

Margo Oge at Biomass2013


The first day of our sixth annual conference, Biomass 2013: How the Advanced Bioindustry is Reshaping American Energy, is complete. If you missed our live tweeting or couldn't attend the conference, check out some of our key highlights. 

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Going Green in Illinois: A National Lab Talks Biomass on Marginal Land

Posted on July 16, 2013 08:38 | via Bioenergy Blog Admin

attendees at ANL workshop


Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), a partner of the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), is engaging landowners in Illinois about opportunities to join the bioindustry by capitalizing on an underutilized resource: marginal land. The laboratory had plenty of ideas to share about marginal land usage at its recent “Bioenergy Crops in Central Illinois” workshop. 

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