Upcoming BETO Webinars: A New Database, Small Businesses, and Technical Assistance

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October 6, 2021

Upcoming BETO Webinars: A New Database, Small Businesses, and Technical Assistance

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Register for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) upcoming webinars! From public-access databases, to community partnerships with small businesses, to technical assistance for waste-to-energy initiatives, BETO and its partners will be covering it all. Read more about the events below and register today!


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Data Benchmarking and Accessibility for Faster Research With the Catalyst Property Database, October 13, 2021, 12-12:45 p.m. MT

Join BETO’s Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio) on October 13, 2021, 12–12:45 p.m. MT for a webinar on the Catalyst Property Database (CPD).

In this webinar, Kurt Van Allsburg from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will share the motivations for the CPD, how to search and upload data, applications, and future plans to grow types and quantity of data.

The webinar will end with a Q&A session; comments and questions are welcome. Register now!

ChemCatBio is a BETO-funded collaborative and interdisciplinary effort among eight DOE national laboratories. The mission of the consortium is to accelerate the catalyst and process development cycle for bioenergy applications.


How DOE Is Supporting Small Businesses to Strengthen Community Partnerships and Workforce Development, October 21, 2021, 3–4 p.m. ET

Join the DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), and Office of Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs and BETO on October 21, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET, for a webinar to learn how DOE is working to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through the SBIR/STTR programs.

The webinar, How DOE Is Supporting Small Business to Strengthen Community Partnerships and Workforce Development, will feature Eileen Chant, Outreach Manager, Office of SBIR/STTR Programs; Jasmine Bridges, Commercialization Executive, OTT; and Elizabeth Burrows, Technology Manager, BETO.

Panelist discussions will include:

  • An overview of the SBIR/STTR Programs and how to get involved
  • SBIR-wide efforts to increase DEI
  • SBIR Enhancement Effort
  • The recent DOE SBIR/STTR Programs, Phase II awards
  • Award impact experienced by local community workforce development partnerships.

Register here today!


Community Waste Management Technical Assistance Forum: Exploring Solutions to Convert Waste to Energy and Bioproducts, November 4, 2021, 1:00 p.m. ET

As communities work to reduce their emissions, many are exploring solutions to not only cut down on waste but to convert it to energy and other products.

In 2021, BETO and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provided technical assistance to 18 communities across the US: from Alaska to Florida and from California to Massachusetts. Over the past several months, these partnerships explored a multitude of topics in conjunction with NREL experts, including resource assessment, economic trade-off analysis, technology evaluation, and many others.

On November 4, at 1:00 p.m. ET, BETO is hosting a forum with a panel of community experts involved in the partnerships to share updates about the program and plans for further technical assistance in 2022.

The BETO forum will include a series of presentations from several partnering communities, followed by a Q&A session to hear about how various communities are looking to tackle their organic waste challenges and how NREL can aid in this planning.

Register for this event today and subscribe to BETO Updates to learn more about the forum and other BETO events.


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