The goal of the US Department of Energy’s Demonstration and Market Transformation focus at the BioEnergy Technologies Office is to de-risk bioenergy production technologies through validated proof of performance at the pilot, demonstration, and pioneer scales and to conduct activities that will transform the biofuels market by reducing or removing commercialization barriers.
This is achieved through public-private partnerships that build and operate integrated biorefineries and through projects focused on infrastructure and end-use market barriers and opportunities. These activities are essential to resolving key issues in the construction and scale-up of IBR systems, primarily by reducing risk to help overcome the commercial financing barriers that currently face the bioenergy industry. By creating a pathway to market, DMT helps address the final links of the bioenergy supply chain and works to enable a robust demand for end products.
DOE Technology Manager Liz Moore gave this illuminating overview of the DOE’s progress towards its Demonstration and Market Transformation goals at the DOE’s Project Peer Review sessions.