In May 2011, the Bioenergy Technologies Office began sending out a monthly "News Blast," highlighting Office events, solicitations, publications, related blogs, and other relevant information. This page recaps the most recent news blast and archives the past blasts by month.
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Below are some highlights from the May 2013 News Blast.
Registered for Biomass 2013 Yet?
The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting its sixth annual biomass conference this summer—have you registered yet? Biomass 2013: How the Advanced Bioindustry is Reshaping American Energy will be held July 31–August 1 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. To learn more about the specific events planned, please see the draft agenda. Why wait? Join us for this important conference. Sign up today and take advantage of the special hotel room rates to attendees.
Ionic Liquid Webinar in June
BETO will host the "Ionic Liquid Pretreatment Technologies Webinar" on Monday, June 24, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET. Dr Blake Simmons of Sandia National Laboratories will present on the discovery, design, and optimization of an ionic liquid pretreatment technology that can efficiently process hardwoods, softwoods, agricultural residues, and other energy crops. Please join us for this information and insightful discussion. The webinar is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please register now.
May 2013 Multi-Year Program Plan Update Released
The May 2013 update to the Multi-Year Program Plan is now available on our website. The MYPP outlines the Office's research, development, demonstration, and deployment priorities for the next four years.
In the Spotlight: BETO Project Portfolio
The BETO project portfolio took center stage this month at the 2013 Project Peer Review. So while there's no new Staff Spotlight video for May, there will be lots to see from the Project Peer Review on our website soon. In the meantime, catch up on the first six episodes of the BETO Staff Spotlight Video Series.
In May, the Bioenergy Technologies Office Blog featured a post on Idaho National Laboratory's new Energy Systems Laboratory Facility. The facility features a characterization laboratory, a biomass resource library, and the process demonstration unit. Read out the BETO blog to learn more.
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