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June 19, 2015

DOE Presents Bioenergy 2015 Next Week In Washington, D.C.


It is not too late to register for Bioenergy 2015, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the Clean Energy Research and Education Foundation (CEREF), and taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on June 23–24, 2015.

Speakers include Jonathan Male, Director, BETO; Franklin (Lynn) Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy, DOE; Robert M. Simon, Principal Advisor to the Director for Energy, Transportation, and Resources, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President; and Gregory L. Rorrer, Program Director for the Energy for Sustainability Program in the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) Science Advisor and Senior Chemist for BRAG affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., will be at Bioenergy 2015.

Bioenergy 2015 program highlights include:

Plenary Sessions

  • Policy and Market Overview
  • Biofuels in a Global Marketplace
  • Early Market Adopters
  • Fuels of the Future: Accelerating the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines
  • Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting Misconceptions

Breakout Sessions

  • Biomass Feedstocks for the Bioeconomy
  • Innovations in Basic Science across Agencies and Offices to Enable Bioenergy
  • Bringing Biorefineries into the Mainstream
  • The Pitch
  • The Future of Algae-Based Biofuels
  • New/Emerging Pathways
  • Biogas and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities for Advanced Biofuels from Wet-Waste Feedstocks
  • Reaching Your Stakeholders: Effectively Engaging and Educating Key Audiences
  • Growing a Water-Smart Bioeconomy
  • The Changing Landscapes for Biobased Chemicals: A Decade After the Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass
  • Renewable Gaseous Fuels
  • How States are Promoting Advanced Biofuels