The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) collaborates with the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), the Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration, the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative, the Environmental Protection Agency, and others to:

  • Identify opportunities and challenges in developing new fuel specifications
  • Assist stakeholders in developing optimized vehicle systems, fuel compositions, and infrastructure
  • Evaluate the impacts of advanced biofuels and biofuel blends[1]

BETO coordinates with federal agencies to develop a safe, reliable, and cost-effective infrastructure for renewable fuels. BETO works with the Clean Cities Program to bring together the public and private sectors through outreach to implement infrastructure for alternative fuels.[2]

The Biomass Research and Development Board’s Transport, Distribution, Infrastructure, and End Use Working Group                coordinates federal agency activities that help to overcome the challenges to the deployment of biofuels and bioproducts. The working group evaluates, coordinates, and communicates transport, storage, distribution, and availability of biomass and bio-based products for end use in order to increase the competitive advantage of the materials.[3]

The goals of the working group include, advancing efficient transportation methods for new biofuels and bioproducts, develop distribution methods for biofuels, optimize systems for alternative fuels and biofuel blends, facilitate end user market expansion, outreach to new and existing end users.[4]

Updated by Erin Bennett, June 2022