Bioenergy and Biofuels

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Fuels from farm products - energy from plants and animal materials - are becoming increasingly important in world energy systems. Find information about biofuel options and related technologies, research, policies and programs.



Exploring Ways to Use Biomass Energy

DOE. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Covers topics including fuels, electric power, products made from biomass materials, and wood or pellet heating for consumer homes and vehicles.


Biomass Program

DOE. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Covers topics including biomass benefits and outlook, potential feedstocks, research and technologies, the Biomass Document Database, current news and events.


Biomass Energy Basics

DOE. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Provides information on research to develop and advance technologies for biofuels, biopower, bioproducts and other biomass energy applications.


Renewable Energy

USDA. Office of the Chief Economist. Office of Energy Policy and New Uses.

Develops and coordinates energy policy, programs and strategies for biodiesel research, ethanol studies, energy use in agriculture and measurement of atmospheric emissions associated with renewable energy. Also, conducts research on the feasibility and economic potential of new uses for agricultural products.


Bioenergy

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Showcases economic data and analysis on ethanol, biodiesel and other biofuels. Also, links to many related USDA resources on biofuels.


Farm Energy Alternatives

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Includes sections on biodiesel, ethanol, and anaerobic digesters and other biomass options covering a diversity of topics from heating with compost to switchgrass.


Educational Web Site on Biomass and Bioenergy

International Energy Agency Bioenergy.

Tools, educational materials and experts cover all aspects of biomass including definitions, technologies, sustainability, environment, economy, benefits and implementation.


Biomass Electricity

California Energy Commission. Consumer Energy Center.

Focuses on specific topics including wood heat in your home, digester and landfill gas and municipal solid waste.


Biofuels

Journey to Forever.

Includes a rationale for biofuels use, information on ethanol and biodiesel, and both a Biofuels Library and a Biofuels Supplies and Suppliers list.


Bioeconomy Institute

Iowa State University.

Information about education, research, and outreach programs on bioproducts from a large research institution. News, events, job opportunities and other information sources are also provided.


Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy

USDA. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

Information about the relationship of sustainable agriculture to renewable energy including the fact sheet, Researching Alternative Fuels (217 KB | PDF).


Featured Search for Bioenergy

Science.gov.

Executes an automated search for authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies on the topic of bioenergy.