Missed Registration? Attend Biomass 2011 via Webinar

July 21, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Biomass Program will host its fourth annual conference, Biomass 2011: Replace the Whole Barrel, Supply the Whole Market—The New Horizons of Bioenergy, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, through Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Biomass 2011 will focus on topics surrounding the use of biomass as a replacement for petroleum to supply the energy, products, and power markets.

Although registration for Biomass 2011 is now closed and the conference is at capacity, this year, for the first time, the Program is offering a live-feed webinar of all general session events, including keynote speeches from DOE Secretary Steven Chu, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Navy Assistant Secretary Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, other plenary sessions, our general session debate, and select breakout track sessions. Space is limited, so please register in advance to ensure a spot in the webinar.

Paul Bryan will be attending the conference for the first time as the manager of the Biomass Program. When asked about the conference, Dr. Bryan remarked, “The Biomass Program’s annual conference is a great opportunity to continue spreading the word, sharing information, and forging partnerships to address the challenges and promise of the biomass industry. We are pleased to have Secretary Steven Chu and Secretary Tom Vilsack participate this year, along with other high-level speakers from industry and government, to create a unique and dynamic forum for the advancement of biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower.” Biomass 2011 will feature the Program’s first ever general-session debate about the best uses of biomass and include interactive exhibits that showcase the National Labs’ research and development efforts along the bioenergy supply chain. Dr. Bryan concluded his remarks by saying, “We look forward to another successful conference this year and continued efforts to look beyond the horizon to further the nation’s renewable energy goals.”

To learn more about the event, including viewing the agenda and list of speakers/presenters, please visit the Biomass 2011 website.