DOE focuses in on “Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape” at Bioenergy 2015

June 15, 2015 |

DOElogoIn Washington, on this June 23–24 the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its eighth annual conference—Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape. Co-hosted with the Clean Energy Research and Education Foundation (CEREF), this year’s conference will focus on opportunities and challenges in our current highly dynamic energy ecosystem.

Each year, approximately 600 participants attend the conference, including key stakeholders from the bioenergy industry, Congress, national laboratories, academia, and the financial community.

This year’s line-up is heavy with hot topics and key figures. Highlights from the agenda are below and the complete agenda and event information is here.

Keynoters include:

David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Jonathan Male, Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Franklin (Lynn) Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Peter W. Davidson, Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Reuben Sarkar, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S.

Robert M. Simon, Principal Advisor to the Director for Energy, Transportation, and Resources, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Christopher Grundler, Director, Office of Air Quality and Transportation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Topics include:

Plenary I: Policy and Market Overview

Plenary II: Biofuels in a Global Marketplace

Plenary III: Early Market Adopters

Plenary IV: Fuels of the Future: Accelerating the Co- Optimization of Fuels and Engines

Plenary V: Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting Misconceptions

Breakout sessions

1-A: Biomass Feedstocks for the Bioeconomy
1-B: Innovations in Basic Science across Agencies and Offices to Enable Bioenergy
1-C: Bringing Biorefineries into the Mainstream
1-D: The Pitch

2-A: The Future of Algae-Based Biofuels
2-B: New/Emerging Pathways
2-C: Biogas and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities for Advanced Biofuels from Wet-Waste Feedstocks
2-D: Reaching Your Stakeholders: Effectively Engaging and Educating Key Audiences

3-A: Growing a Water-Smart Bioeconomy
3-B: The Changing Landscapes for Biobased Chemicals: A Decade After the Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass
3-C: Renewable Gaseous Fuels
3-D: How States are Promoting Advanced Biofuels  

Speakers include voices from:

Algae Biomass Organization, Renewable Fuels Association, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Albright Stonebridge Group, POET-DSM, Advanced Biofuels Association, LanzaTech, Vice President of Business and Corporate Development, Beta Renewables, North Carolina State University, Biomass Magazine, Amyris, University of Minnesota, Wisconsin Energy Institute, PacificAg, American Process Inc., Tesoro, Flagship Ventures, Leidos Engineering, TPG Alternative and Renewable Technologies, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Mango Materials, Industrial Microbes, xF Technologies, Iron Goat Technology, Virent, Holland & Knight, Airlines for America, U.S. Maritime Administration, US Navy, Ford Motor, Company, POET, National Association of Convenience Stores, The Fuels Institute, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, BioProcess Algae, Renewable Algal Energy,  Cal Poly, Arizona State University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vertimass, Calysta Energy, Renmatix, Ensyn Corporation Algae Systems, Argonne National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, National Association of State Energy Officials, DomesticFuel.com, Abengoa, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Fuels America, Kiverdi, BioAmber, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Nature Works, American Biogas Council, University of Delaware, Southern California Gas Company/San Diego Gas & Electric, MultiGen International, Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Michigan State University, State of Iowa, Great Plains Institute, Algenol, Union of Concerned Scientists, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Argonne National Laboratory, Dartmouth College

Complete agenda and event information is here.

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