DOE Science Showcase - Biofuels
"Corn stalks growing in Northern Colorado,"
Image Credit: Warren Gretz, NREL.
Biofuels are biomass or organic materials converted to liquid or gaseous fuels such as ethanol, methanol, methane, and hydrogen. The expanded use of biofuels offers an array of benefits for our energy security, economic growth, and environment. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office is focused on collaborating with industry, national laboratories, and other stakeholders to transform the nation’s renewable biomass resources into cost-competitive high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. Work is underway to develop emerging production technologies beyond bench-scale to pre-commercial demonstration scale, culminating in the construction of pioneer biofuels production plants. With research and development to produce these fuels sustainably and affordably, we can provide home-grown alternatives for a transportation sector that is so heavily dependent on imported oil.
Visit the links below to learn more about DOE’s important biofuels research.
DOE Biofuels Research Information in DOE Databases
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"Algae, algal research" Image Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
Bioenergy Science Center – Research focuses on biomass formation and modification, biomass deconstruction and conversion, and enabling technologies all supported by integrating activities.