Alternative clean energy sources like bioenergy are playing a key role in reaching the current administration’s goal of a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced this week $178 million in funding for bioenergy research to advance sustainable technology breakthroughs.

The funding will support cutting-edge biotechnology research and development of bioenergy crops, industrial microorganisms, and microbiomes.

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