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Bioenergy: America's Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy. This outreach product supports media initiatives to expand the public’s understanding of the bioenergy industry and sustainable transportation and was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Green Focus Films, and BCS, Incorporated.

For information about this year's conference, visit the Bioeconomy 2017: Domestic Resources for a Vibrant Future web page.


July 29–July 30, 2014
Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

On July 29–30, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) held its seventh annual conference—Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy. Co-hosted with Advanced Biofuels USA, this year's conference took place at the Washington Convention Center. The event brought together top government officials, members of Congress, industry leaders, and experts from across the bioenergy supply chain to continue ongoing dialogue about the critical challenges and key opportunities for the industry. Notable speakers included Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Dr. Cathie Woteki, and U.S. Navy Captain James C. Goudreau. These and other conference participants focused on the innovative technologies, priority pathways, financing strategies, and public policies needed to grow the bioeconomy of the future.

Should you have any questions regarding this year’s conference, please contact the  Biomass 2014 Support Team


Biomass 2014 Presentations

Available speaker presentations are now posted and can be viewed on the Biomass 2014 Agenda page. Please note that not all conference presentations are available on this site at the request of certain speakers. Presenters retain full copyrights to the information contained in their presentations.

Biomass 2014 Poster Session

One of the highlights of the Biomass 2014 conference was the popular, third annual poster session. Posters were prominently displayed in the plenary room throughout the duration of the conference. Event participants also had the opportunity to view the posters and interact with poster presenters during the evening reception.

Poster topics included:

  • Advanced Research on Renewable Feedstock Resources
  • Feedstock Supply Logistics, Sustainability, and Feasibility
  • Conversion Technologies, Catalytic and Microbial Developments
  • Updates on the Development of Algal Biofuels
  • Advanced Drop-In Biofuels and Bioproducts
  • Techno-Economic Analysis and Advanced Computer Modeling
  • Sustainable Environmental Practices for Biofuels

Poster presenters included university, graduate, and postdoctoral students; researchers from national laboratories, research institutes, and the private sector; and members of the public. Posters were evaluated on the validity and technical merit of the approach; applicability to BETO's mission and activities, and the Biomass 2014 theme; clarity of description of motivation, methods, results, and conclusions; and diversity of student, lab, research institute, and industry participation.

Biomass 2014 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