Switchgrass as a bioenergy crop.  (Photo credit ARS)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.

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.

International Energy Agency Bioenergy.

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

DOE. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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

DOE. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Covers topics including the use of algae as a biofuel, biofuel feedstocks, biorefineries, research and technologies, funding, current news, events. and more.

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.

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