October 2017 News Blast: Bioenergy Technologies Office News and Events

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October 2017 News Blast: Bioenergy Technologies Office News and Events

Oct. 31, 2017

Check Out What’s Brewing in Our Cauldron: How To Make Biofuel

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While everyone else is talking about brewing potions this Halloween, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is focused on brewing biofuels. To get in the Halloween spirit, read BETO’s latest blog, “How To Make Biofuel (Halloween Edition).” The blog provides a high-level overview of biofuel production and describes how utilizing the nation’s biomass resources can create new jobs and promote economic growth. Read the blog to learn how we’re working to perfect our biofuel “recipe."

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Four Bioenergy Technologies You Need to Know About Emerging Bioenergy Technologies from the National Labs

DOE’s 17 national laboratories are the crown jewels of the nation’s innovative energy research portfolio. At these state-of-the-art facilities, scientists and engineers conduct critical research that contributes to more affordable and reliable domestic energy choices. Check out this new blog, “4 Emerging Bioenergy Technologies Fueled by the National Labs,” to learn more about how BETO, the national laboratories, and industry are working together to advance bioenergy and bioproduct technologies.

Upcoming BioenergizeME Webinars: Invite a Bioenergy Expert To Meet Your Students

BioenergizeMECalling all science teachers! There will be two opportunities in November―November 1 and November 15―to schedule a bioenergy scientist or engineer to interact with your class via webinar. BETO technology managers Nichole Fitzgerald and Devinn Lambert will discuss topics that improve your students’ awareness of the opportunities and benefits of a thriving domestic bioeconomy, such as exciting career pathways, everyday biobased products, and the impact of waste to energy! Did you know that jet fuel, water bottles, clothing, and cosmetics can be made from biomass? Register today to reserve one of these spots for your class!

Save the Date for BETO’s Advanced Development and Optimization Workshop

Save the date: On December 12–13, BETO will host the Advanced Development and Optimization (ADO) Workshop in Golden, Colorado. BETO’s mission is focused on earlier development-cycle opportunities. BETO will use this workshop to discuss how BETO’s new ADO program area can best serve stakeholders in developing the bioenergy industry, as well as to raise awareness of existing assets from past investments and discuss future needs and opportunities for maximizing these assets’ value. More information and online registration will be available soon on the workshop web page.

Bioeconomy 2017Presentations from BETO’s Annual Conference Now Online!

On July 11–12, 2017, BETO hosted its 10th annual conference—Bioeconomy 2017: Domestic Resources for a Vibrant Future! More than 300 attendees from industry, government agencies, the national laboratories, and academia gathered to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the growing U.S. bioeconomy. View the available presentations online today.

New Infographic: Four Fast Facts About Biomass

4 Fast Facts About Biomass

Did you know that, by 2030, the United States could produce 1 billion tons of biomass per year? That’s enough biomass to fill a 16-foot flatbed truck stacked up to the moon! Check out BETO’s new infographic to learn more facts about this great domestic and sustainable energy resource.

BETO Director Jonathan Male at ABLC Next 2017Jonathan Male

Earlier this month, BETO Director Jonathan Male and Technology Managers David Babson, Daniel Fishman, Jay Fitzgerald, and Prasad Gupte were excited to attend the 2017 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on Next-Generation Technologies (ABLC Next 2017) in San Francisco. BETO co-sponsored ABLC Next 2017—a connected series of five conferences on the most important issues in the bioeconomy, including new technologies in advanced renewable fuels, chemicals, materials, and nutrition. During the Industry Horizons forum on October 17, BETO Director Jonathan Male discussed future research and development directions that could enable the growth of the U.S. bioeconomy, such as increasing the value and performance from biomass and waste streams and reducing technology uncertainty.

In Case You Missed It: Celebrating Energy All Month Long

October has been an exciting month for BETO! We celebrated Energy Action Month, DOE’s 40th anniversary, and National Bioenergy Day! To see what we’ve been up to all month long, check out these hashtags on Facebook and Twitter―#EnergyActionMonth, #Energy40, and #BioenergyDay. We also created cool posters depicting some of the everyday products made from biomass. Check them all out on our website.

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