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Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation

Jonathan Male, director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office and Jim Spaeth, program manager and conference chair of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, invite you to attend Bioenergy 2016 in Washington, D.C., July 12–14.

July 12–14, 2016Bioenergy 2016 Conference Logo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

On July 12–14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted its ninth annual conference—Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation. Partnering with the Clean Energy Research and Education Foundation (CEREF), this year's conference focused on opportunities to grow future feedstock supplies and break through technology barriers to achieve a stronger bioeconomy.

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

Attendees discussed critical bioenergy issues such as:

    • Innovation and emerging pathways
    • The vision for a national bioeconomy 
    • Feedstocks forecasting and supply analysis
    • Marketplace Exploration
    • Strategic public engagement.

    Bioenergy 2016 Conference Agenda

    Additional information on the schedule and specific plenary and breakout sessions is available on the Bioenergy 2016 Agenda.

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    Bioenergy 2016 Confirmed Speakers

    View the Bioenergy 2016 Confirmed Speakers web page for a full list of confirmed speakers for Bioenergy 2016. To learn more about our speakers, download the Speaker Biographies file.

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    Arrive early to catch the Sustainable Transportation Summit before Bioenergy 2016

    sustainableTransportation.pngOn July 11–12, the U.S. Department of Energy hosted the first-ever Sustainable Transportation Summit. The summit brings together transportation and mobility leaders to discuss the technology, policy, and market innovations that hold the potential to shape the transportation system of the future. The Sustainable Transportation Summit seeks to engage a diverse stakeholder community whose interests span a broad technology portfolio, from fuel cells and vehicle electrification to the bioenergy supply chain. This year’s summit highlighted progress and achievements in transportation research and development and bring new transportation technologies to market.

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    Bioenergy 2016 Attendee Networking Tool

    The Attendee Networking Tool provided information on attendee backgrounds, areas of expertise, and business contact details to help attendees network and identify potential partners working in the bioeconomy. For questions about the tool, please contact

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    Join us after Bioenergy 2016 for the Progress and Products from the Regional Feedstock Partnership Meeting

    sungrant-logo-1-official-480.pngIn 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and the Sun Grant Initiative established the Regional Feedstock Partnership (RFP). The partnership was designed to address information gaps on productivity and yield potential of key energy crops and related sources of biomass. The RFP evolved into an expansive project with more than 100 field trials in 48 states incorporating advanced genetic material to ascertain current growth and yield characteristics, assess sustainability attributes, and define production economics. Engaging the nation’s leading researchers, the partnership has populated the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework with new data on energy crop yields, generated information to refine assumptions made in the 2016 Billion-Ton Report, and created new education and outreach tools for bioenergy stakeholders.  

    RFP team leaders assembled to highlight the critical advances and valuable products resulting from this important partnership. The meeting was open to the public and held directly after Bioenergy 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on July 14 from 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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