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Bioenergy 2015 Agenda

Below is an agenda overview of the Bioenergy 2015 schedule of events.

A more detailed agenda with session descriptions and speakers (as they become available) is also available.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 a.m.–8:15 a.m. Welcome Keynote
8:15 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Congressional Keynote(s)

8:30 a.m.–8:40 a.m. Introductory Keynote
8:40 a.m.–9:00 a.m. BETO Keynote
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Plenary I: Policy and Market Overview

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Morning Break with Posters and Exhibitors

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Plenary II: Biofuels in a Global Marketplace

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

BETO Multi-Media Presentation

1:45 p.m.– 2:15 p.m. Afternoon Keynote
2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Breakout Session I

  • 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
3:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break with Posters and Exhibitors

4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Plenary III: Early Market Adopters

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Evening Poster Reception


Day 2: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 a.m.–8:15 a.m.

Day 2 Introductory Keynote

8:15 a.m.–8:45 a.m.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Keynote 

8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. White House Keynote
9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Morning Keynote

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Plenary IV: Fuels of the Future: The Co-Optimization of Fuels and Vehicles    
10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Morning Break with Posters and Exhibitors
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

  • 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
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m. BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Award Ceremony
1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

  • 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
3:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break with Posters and Exhibitors
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

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

4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Afternoon Keynote
5:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Conference Close and Thank You