March 30–31, 2010
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Thank you to everyone who made Biomass 2010 a success, including the speakers, moderators, sponsors, and exhibitors! 

More than 600 attendees were able to discuss some of the most pressing issues in the biomass community as well as recent accomplishments and the challenges that lie ahead. We were able to focus on the role of biomass in our nation's energy portfolio and address important issues like technology innovation, biopower, rural development, and commercialization. Technical breakout tracks for the conference included coordinating basic/foundational science and applied R&D; feedstocks; hydrocarbon fuels; and sustainability and the environment. Plenary sessions focused on building a biomass industry, creating biopower from biomass, and growing biomass innovation.

Advancing biomass technologies will require a firm commitment across our nation. Through conferences such as this one, leaders from government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector can work together to build the foundation for a robust domestic biomass industry.

Biomass 2010 featured keynote speakers, including Dr. Steven Koonin, Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy; Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy; and Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Speaker Presentations

The conference support staff maintains files from the Biomass 2010 conference. Please note that not all presentations from the conference are available at the request of certain speakers. Presenters retain full copyrights to the information contained in their presentations. To access presentations from Biomass 2010, please contact the BETO webmaster.

To learn more details about the event, please view the full and detailed agenda.


Please contact the BETO webmaster for any questions about this conference. 


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