BETO announces winners of Infographic Challenge

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has announced the winner of the 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge. The winning infographic, titled “Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae,” was created by two students from Normal Community West High School in Normal, Illinois. BETO has invited the team to present…

BETO releases bioeconomy strategic plan

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released its new strategic plan, titled Strategic Plan for a Thriving and Sustainable Bioeconomy. The plan lays out BETO’s mission to accomplish its vision in a dynamic setting that realizes changes in the energy landscape… [Read the full story]

EERE may fund “up to $8 million” for algal biofuel advances

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), has announced their intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $8 million, subject to appropriations. The FOA, entitled “Productivity Enhanced Algae…

New algal diesel process > 60% lower emissions

A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the potential of an algae fractionation process to produce renewable diesel fuel with 63% – 68% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than conventional diesel. The peer-reviewed…

UCSD algae biofuels program tops BETO ranking

The U.S. Department of Energy has ranked UC San Diego’s algae biofuels research effort the number one such program in the nation for the fourth consecutive year. The latest ranking is contained in a recently released report from the agency’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)… [Read the full story]

BETO ups algae focus for 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has announced the 2016 update of the BETO Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP), reflecting a non-specific increase in the attention toward algal biofuels. BETO’s “Algal Feedstocks Research and Development”… [Read the full story]

Obama proposes increased funding for BETO

President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request was released earlier this month, proposing increased funding levels for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The request proposes $278.9 million for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), which is a $53.9 million (24%) increase from the enacted… [Read the full story]

BETO on algal renewable energy

The US Energy Department Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Deputy Director Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed’s commentary, “Algal Progress Report,” was published in the February edition of the bimonthly research journal Industrial Biotechnology. Her commentary details the promise of algae…

Budget request would increase BETO by $21M

President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request, proposing funding levels for the U.S. Department of Energy, has been released and includes $246 million for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). This budget would be a $21 million increase from BETO’s enacted budget for FY 2015… [Read the full story]

EERE to award $13-25M for algal biofuel research

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001162, entitled…

BETO to host Biomass 2014 July 29-30

On July 29-30, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its seventh annual conference: Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy. Co-hosted with…