Division of Bioenergy

The Division of Bioenergy aids in the development of systems producing sustainable bioenergy and bio-based products. The division administers grants that support work throughout the bioenergy development process, from growth of raw materials for bioenergy to the processing, handling, and commercialization of final products.

GOALS

  • Develop systems that deliver liquid transportation biofuels to help meet the nation’s goal of 36 billion gallons of biofuels per year by 2022
  • Support domestic sources of renewable biomass and technologies for conversion to biofuels, bioenergy, and bio-based products
  • Improve the use of biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks
  • Contribute to the improvement of the quality of our nation’s surface water and groundwater resources
  • Advance small business’ approach to feedstock genetic development, production, logistics and conversion
  • Develop paints, coatings, and adhesives for composites that are manufactured from domestic agricultural materials