Tag: BETO

Forest Concepts awarded $1.8 million BETO grant to improve biomass processing

Forest Concepts awarded $1.8 million BETO grant to improve biomass processing

June 21, 2018 |

In Washington state, Forest Concepts LLC has been awarded a $1.8 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to address the critical issues of poor flowability, high friction, and highly variable physical properties that have plagued the biomass industry. Biomass materials have a wide range of moisture contents that are […]

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BETO publishes 2017 project peer review

BETO publishes 2017 project peer review

February 13, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office published the results of last year’s Peer Review. The 2017 Project Peer Review Report contains project and technology area recommendations on the focus, management, and impact of the projects in each technology area, as well as project investigators’, technology area managers’, and BETO leadership’s responses to reviewer recommendations. […]

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What’s the latest in bioenergy R&D, DOE? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office

What’s the latest in bioenergy R&D, DOE? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office

December 17, 2017 |

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food biomass resources, including cellulosic biomass, algae, and wet waste (e.g., biosolids). BETO works with a broad spectrum of government, industrial, academic, agricultural, and nonprofit partners across the United States […]

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Advanced fuel designed for advanced engines: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Co-Optima Initiative

Advanced fuel designed for advanced engines: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Co-Optima Initiative

July 9, 2017 |

What’s the CoOptima initiative? Out of the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, the initiative aims to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable biofuels and high-efficiency, low-emission vehicle engines. This project’s ambitious, first-of-its-kind approach simultaneously tackles fuel and engine innovation to co-optimize performance of both elements and provide dramatic and rapid cuts in […]

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Wassup, DOE? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

Wassup, DOE? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

March 16, 2017 |

What’s up at the DOE? Bioenergy Technologies Office Director Jonathan Male answered the question in this update, given at ABLC 2017 in Washington. In this deck, he looks at milestones ahead, programs, goals and challenges.

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BETO launches Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium

BETO launches Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium

February 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the launch of its Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio), a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Made up of seven DOE national laboratories, ChemCatBio will bring new catalytic materials to commercial bioenergy […]

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BETO, NIFA launch $22.7M funding opp to support integrated biorefinery development

BETO, NIFA launch $22.7M funding opp to support integrated biorefinery development

January 15, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture have announced up to $22.7 Million in Funding for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization, to support research and development of “Integrated Biorefinery (IBR) Optimization.” The $22.7 million is […]

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Joint funding opportunity announced for biorefineries

Joint funding opportunity announced for biorefineries

January 12, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a joint funding opportunity to support Integrated Biorefinery Optimization. DOE has funded biorefinery technology development projects since 2002 to meet […]

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BETO looks to potentially fund applied research to boost algae biofuel production methods

BETO looks to potentially fund applied research to boost algae biofuel production methods

December 19, 2016 |

In Washington, the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy arm of the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) made a Funding Opportunity Announcement that will support an applied research focus on biological variables which contribute most greatly to the modeled minimum fuel selling price of algal biofuels. These biological variables include: biomass productivity; biomass composition […]

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Beyond petroleum: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

Beyond petroleum: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

December 4, 2016 |

BETO. I think it’s Latin for “I forbid petroleum.” So while presidents have the Veto, technologists have the Beto. It’s most widely known in its modern variant, as the acronym for the DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, the hearth and home of the US government’s efforts to change the energy mix. At ABLC Next 2016, the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s […]

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