Biological and Environmental Research – Biological Systems Science


Energy, Energy - Alternative

Subsidy Type


Committees of Jurisdiction

House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

$753 FY 22 Budget Score (in mil.)
$7,521 FY 22-31 Budget Score (in mil.)

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program conducts peer-reviewed scientific research, involving studying health and environmental issues. In 2007, the DOE established three Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) in order to focus advanced biotechnology-based resources on biofuel production. According to the DOE, the BRCs are presently conducting research on processes needed for large-scale, cost-effective production of advanced biofuels from cellulosic biomass.

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