The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting a workshop on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. This workshop will explore the resource expansion potential for conventional refineries by considering biomass-derived oils as a supplemental feedstock. BETO wants to identify the next step(s) in gathering information about the physiochemical properties, reactivities, and compatibilities of intermediates to petroleum refineries. Understanding and specifying bio-oil intermediate requirements for use in petroleum refineries and the limitations of the distribution infrastructure are critical. The workshop will convene university, national laboratory, industry, advocacy, government, and other stakeholders from both the renewable energy and petroleum refining industries to discuss the potential for bio-oil co-processing, the challenges currently facing the refining industry, and the advantages that could be realized in a co-processing partnership.

Bio-Oil Co-Processing Workshop Event Information

April 3, 2014
Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel
700 Tchopitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

This half-day workshop will be held on Thursday morning—and again in the afternoon—to provide flexibility for participants' schedules.

To register for this workshop, please visit the Bio-Oil Co-Processing registration site.


Lodging is available at the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel for a discounted rate. For reservations, call (504) 613-2330 and reference the BETO Oils Workshop Sleeping Room Block.


Morning Workshop: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Workshop: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.