(75a) DOE Efforts to Accelerate Deployment and Commercialization of Advanced Biofuels
The US Department of Energy (DOE)is actively engaged in establishing a domestic biomass utilization and advanced biofuels industry. The department has an established track record of successfully fostering emerging biomass conversion technologies that address energy security, economic development and environmental sustainability. Over the last decade, the DOE has invested in a diverse technology portfolio, culminating in the current construction of a number of integrated biorefinery (IBR) projects. The work of the Demonstration and Deployment (D&D) Program within the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is intended to de-risk the technological and financial risks associated with scale up and creation of pioneer, or first-of-a-kind (FOAK), commercial scale biorefineries. This presentation will focus on a description of the breadth of research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) activities within BETO, including some of the notable successes, with a focus on a review of the current status of the D&D portfolio of IBR projects.