On March 28, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the 2016 update of the BETO Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP). The MYPP helps BETO coordinate its activities and details BETO's activities in the coming years. The latest MYPP includes three major changes:
- A revised vision statement, 'Developing and demonstrating transformative and revolutionary bioenergy technologies for a sustainable nation,' to emphasize the role of BETO in the bioeconomy.
- The renaming of the 'Algal Feedstocks Research and Development' program area to 'Advanced Algal Systems Research and Development,' reflecting a stronger focus on the algal biofuels' supply chain and new technical targets for the Algae Farm Design Case.
- An updated Demonstration and Market Transformation section with new milestones for the integrated biorefinery strategy.