Biological and Environmental Research – Biological Systems Science


Energy - Alternative

Subsidy Type


Committees of Jurisdiction

Senate Agriculture Committee

$294 FY 16 Budget Score (in mil.)
$2,943 FY 16-25 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, DOE established three Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) in order to focus advanced biotechnology-based resources on biofuel production. According to 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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