Tag: BETO

BETO’s 2021 virtual Project Peer Review coming soon

BETO’s 2021 virtual Project Peer Review coming soon

February 21, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office virtual 2021 Project Peer Review is March 8–12, March 15–16, and March 22–26, 2021. BETO will present research and development projects across its technology areas. The projects will be reviewed by subject matter experts from industry, academia, and federal agencies. Michael Berube, Acting Deputy […]

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NREL cultivates algae indoors to learn how to boost growth and productivity outdoors

NREL cultivates algae indoors to learn how to boost growth and productivity outdoors

January 17, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., a programmable algae cultivator—designed and patented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with funding support by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office—is speeding up research to improve algae growth and productivity in outdoor algae farms. The indoor cultivator lets researchers mimic the growth conditions in the warm, dry climate of […]

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FCIC publishes 2020 report highlighting accomplishments on bioenergy pathways

FCIC publishes 2020 report highlighting accomplishments on bioenergy pathways

January 17, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., led by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium published its Annual Review of Research Fiscal Year 2020 report which covers both the low- and high-temperature conversion pathways and all three process areas (feedstock harvest and storage, preprocessing, and conversion) and planned FY2021 work that will build […]

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U.S. Department of Energy announces $35M for bioenergy research and development

U.S. Department of Energy announces $35M for bioenergy research and development

December 13, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $35 million in funding for bioenergy feedstock technologies and algae research and development. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports the White House priority for advancing the domestic bioeconomy, as well as the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s goals of improving the performance and lowering the cost […]

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U.S. Department of Energy releases SBIR and STTR funding opportunities

U.S. Department of Energy releases SBIR and STTR funding opportunities

November 17, 2020 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced a funding opportunity under its SBIR and STTR programs. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development with the potential for commercialization. BIOENERGY The […]

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NREL recycles biorefinery waste streams to create high-value chemical products

NREL recycles biorefinery waste streams to create high-value chemical products

November 15, 2020 |

In Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), developed a method to isolate organic compounds, specifically the monomers which are precursors to everyday materials like plastics, out of biorefinery aqueous waste. The NREL team addressed the thermochemical conversion strategy of catalytic fast […]

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BETO seeks input on bioenergy workforce and career development opportunities

BETO seeks input on bioenergy workforce and career development opportunities

November 1, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) issued a workforce development Request for Information (RFI) to better understand existing and emerging bioenergy workforce development assets and gaps in the bioenergy industry and academia. BETO supports groundbreaking technologies to produce biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower from biomass and waste resources. RFI responses […]

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POET-DSM biorefinery pivots to support COVID-19 response

POET-DSM biorefinery pivots to support COVID-19 response

November 1, 2020 |

In Iowa, POET-DSM saw an opportunity to utilize the Project LIBERTY facility to produce the pharmaceutical-grade ethanol ingredient necessary for hand sanitizer. BETO recognized the urgency to address the COVID-19-related demand for ethanol-based hand sanitizer and supported POET-DSM’s request to shift the facility’s use. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office […]

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ABPDU creates open source software to benefit biotech community

ABPDU creates open source software to benefit biotech community

October 25, 2020 |

In California, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit (ABPDU) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shared two software applications that standardize bioreactor feeding processes that enable the wider biotech community to focus resources on the commercializing of technologies. The open source software applications, alongside a set of […]

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U.S. Department of Energy announces $27M in plastics R&D, LanzaTech, Algenesis, BASF, Pepsi, Stora Enso, ADM, AltAir included

U.S. Department of Energy announces $27M in plastics R&D, LanzaTech, Algenesis, BASF, Pepsi, Stora Enso, ADM, AltAir included

October 18, 2020 |

What does plastic have to do with the bioeconomy? Well, everything. It’s about taking plastic waste, breaking it down into building blocks and converting it into a valuable treasure and it’s about creating biobased plastics. News from the U.S. Department of Energy on their $27 million in funding for plastics recycling and new biobased plastics […]

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