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Deadline Extended to Apply to Be Bioenergy Project Reviewer

November 28, 2022 by Dan McCue
Mike Cleary, director, NREL's National Bioenergy Center talks about biomass feedstock with congressional staff members during a tour of the Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has extended its application deadline for subject matter experts wishing to participate in its 2023 Project Peer Review. 

The extension is part of the office’s ongoing effort to expand its reviewer pool to broaden participation and create a more inclusive and equitable review process.

During the 2023 Peer Review event, projects in BETO’s research and development portfolio will be presented to the public and systematically reviewed by external subject-matter experts from industry, academia and federal agencies. Expertise areas include but are not limited to:

  • Municipal solid waste preprocessing and utilization
  • Resource and energy recovery from organic waste streams
  • Local organic waste management strategies and impacts
  • Biochemical conversion, specifically strain engineering
  • Thermochemical conversion concentrating on catalyst development
  • Biorefinery scale-up and process engineering
  • Process simulation
  • Feedstock logistics
  • Algae expertise
  • Life-cycle analysis
  • Techno-economic analysis as it relates to biotechnology processes

Individuals with applied or academic knowledge in diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or energy equity and environmental justice, are invited to sign up to be a peer reviewer. 

To apply, follow the steps on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Funding Opportunity Exchange and send your resume to eere_bioenergy@ee.doe.gov.

To be eligible to review applications for the 2023 Project Peer Review, interested parties must apply by Dec. 16.

For more information, visit the BETO reviewer page and watch this video for a step-by-step guide on the initiative.

Dan can be reached at dan@thewellnews.com and at https://twitter.com/DanMcCue

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