The Energy Department has released a new video in its Energy 101 series highlighting terrestrial feedstock production.

Fuels made from organic materials, or biomass, could replace much of the oil we import to power our nation's transportation systems and industries. That's why the Energy Department and the Bioenergy Technologies Office are working with partners to identify and develop economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable feedstocks for biofuels production here in the United States.

The new video covers potential non-edible feedstocks for use, as well as the harvesting and preparation processes needed before the material can be made into biofuel or other bioproducts at a biorefinery. Check out the Feedstocks for Biofuels and More video below:


Did you miss the last two bioenergy-related 101 videos that were released in 2012? The Bioenergy Technologies Office has you covered. To learn about the Office’s efforts to develop algae into bioenergy and biofuels, watch the Algae-to-Fuels video below:


To learn about thermochemical and biochemical conversion processes that are used to turn feedstocks into fuel, watch the Biofuels video below:


For more Energy 101 videos, visit the Energy Department’s YouTube Channel.