Biomass 2013: How the Advanced Bioindustry is Reshaping American Energy

Biomass 2013

July 31–August 1, 2013
Washington, D.C. Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

On July 31–August 1, 2013, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Advanced Biofuels USA will co-host the Office's sixth annual conference, Biomass 2013: How the Advanced Bioindustry is Reshaping American Energy, at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.

This year's conference will highlight the successes of the bioenergy industry over the past 20 years and provide a forum to exchange ideas, showcase new technologies, and discuss opportunities for the future. Like previous BETO conferences, the event will feature high-profile speakers from Congress, federal agencies, industry, and environmental organizations. The Biomass 2013 Agenda outlines events from the conference, including information about the exciting breakout sessions.

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Biomass 2013 will bring together hundreds of diverse stakeholders involved with various steps throughout the bioenergy supply chain to promote new partnerships, acknowledge recent progress and achievements, and explore new opportunities and challenges on the horizon. This year's conference will also focus on initiatives in sustainability, exciting new trends in bioenergy, new directions for BETO, and possible future funding opportunities, with a forum for stakeholder input.

Over 700 people attended last year's event at the Convention Center, a short distance from Capitol Hill, the White House, federal agencies, and the headquarters of numerous national and international organizations. Biomass 2013 promises to be an exciting and important conference for all things related to biomass, biofuels, and bioenergy.

For more information about the conference, please contact the Biomass 2013 support staff.

Biomass 2013 Hotel Accommodations

A hotel room block has been reserved for Biomass 2013 conference attendees at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. Rooms are available for July 30 and 31, 2013, at a reduced group rate of $169 per night, plus tax.

Additional information on how to book with this special reduced rate is available below:

Renaissance Washington, D.C., Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

To make reservations online, please visit:

To make reservations by phone, please call 202-898-9000. For phone reservations, please reference the code "DOE Biomass" to receive the special rate.

Register for Biomass 2013

Consistent with new Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines for all federal conferences, there will be a modest registration fee collected to offset logistical costs for this year's Biomass 2013 conference. The registration fee breakdown structure is below:

  • Student – $50.00
  • Federal Employee – $50.00
  • National Laboratory Staff – $100.00
  • General (by July 8th) – $100.00
  • General (after July 8th) – $150.00

Register now to reserve your space at Biomass 2013.