07/31/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/31/2020 08:45
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy. These projects will improve the performance and lower the cost and risk of technologies that can be used to produce biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts from biomass and waste resources.
'Advancements made in bioenergy technologies will help expand America's energy supply, grow our economy, and enhance our energy security,' said Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes. 'These projects will ensure the United States' leadership across all segments of the growing global bioeconomy, and allow us to provide U.S. consumers and businesses more homegrown energy choices for their fuels and products.'
The selected projects will address a variety of research and development areas, including:
More information about how DOE is working to develop industrially relevant, transformative, and revolutionary bioenergy technologies can be found on EERE's Bioenergy Technologies Office website.