U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Bioenergy Technologies Office
In May 2011, the Bioenergy Technologies Office began sending out a monthly "News Blast," highlighting Office events, solicitations, publications, related blogs, and other relevant information. This page recaps the most recent news blast and archives the past blasts by month.
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March 2014 Blast Recap
Below are some highlights from the March 2014 News Blast.
BETO Gets Innovative with New Interactive Tool
BETO website visitors can view the updated Integrated Biorefineries (IBR) Map, which displays the locations of BETO-supported IBRs and illustrates U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) investments in states across the country. The map's interactive features reveal additional information about each state's IBR projects by identifying the types of technology used and the products manufactured at these facilities. This map will help users expand their understanding of IBRs as it applies to the potential for facilities to produce valuable materials that can be used in American-made products.
New Fellowships Web Page
Fellowships at BETO provide postdoctoral scientists with valuable opportunities to gain experience in federal policymaking while living in the nation's capital. Check out BETO's new Fellowships Web page for information about opportunities offered through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and to learn about the experiences of three BETO AAAS fellows.
EERE Internships and Fellowships
There are plenty of opportunities for students, recent graduates, and others looking for internships, fellowships, and similar programs within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). EERE offers exciting student volunteer internships throughout the year in its Washington, D.C., headquarters office, which provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. To learn more about these positions, please visit the EERE Internships and Fellowships Web page, or contact BETO's Deputy Director Valerie Reed.
Sun Grant BioWeb Launches Online Resource for Bioenergy and Bioproducts
Want to learn more about bioenergy and bioproducts? The Sun Grant BioWeb is a non-commercial, educational website that provides general and technical information about using biomass resources for bioenergy, biopower, and bioproducts. This recently revamped resource is designed to help visitors understand what biomass is, where it is, and how much is available. Visit the website to read updated information regarding the current state of biomass technology, research, production and use, as well as biomass economics and policy.
Bioenergy Spotlight Video
BETO Director Jonathan Male describes his vision for the bioenergy industry in this new Bioenergy Spotlight video. Watch the video to hear him discuss the important role biofuels play in a more sustainable energy future. Be sure to check out all of the BETO videos on the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework YouTube channel.
BETO Blog: BETO Blog: FY 2015 BETO Budget Request Released
On March 14, 2014, President Obama's complete Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Congressional Budget Request for DOE was publicly released. The request includes $253.2 million for BETO to continue its work catalyzing the development of a domestic capability to produce price-competitive, renewable fuels from non-food biomass resources. For details about the Office's proposed FY 2015 activities, see the BETO blog.
EERE Blog: Green Racing Series Revs Engines with Renewable Fuel
This month, BETO Director Jonathan Male authored a blog describing DOE's involvement with Green Racing at the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series. Visit the EERE blog to read all about the racing event in Florida and the role of DOE-funded INEOS Bio as the official cellulosic ethanol supplier.
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