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We would like to thank everyone for attending Biomass 2008. We also would like to extend a special thank you to all of our speakers and sponsors/exhibitors for making Biomass 2008 such a successful event.




The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Biomass Program invites you to participate in Biomass 2008: Fueling Our Future to be held April 17-18, 2008 in Alexandria, Virginia at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center


The purpose of this unique conference is to bring together experts from industry, academia, and government to participate in two-day dialogue on the role of biofuels in reducing our nations oil addiction. 

Participants will discuss the technical, market and policy mechanisms needed to make biofuels a robust contributor to our nations energy portfolio.  Participants will hear the latest development from leaders in the fields of fuels, automotives, financing, distribution, and sustainable development. We anticipate between 400 and 500 participants.  Plenary sessions will focus on the long term outlook for biofuels as well as marketing and commercialization.  Technical tracks will focus on biofuels conversion technologies, financing, environmental and sustainability issues, infrastructure, and federal and state biofuels policy.

An exhibition hall will be open throughout and will feature the latest in biofuels technology.

Why participate?

  • Be Heard!
  • Contribute to U.S. Department of Energy strategy discussions on:
    • Sustainability
    • Technology Development
    • Infrastructure Readiness
    • Market Transformation, and
    • Policy
  • Hear from industry experts, senior policy makers and leading researchers
  • Learn about cutting edge technology advances
  • Network with leaders in agriculture, industry, energy, finance, policy, and sustainability
  • Check out the latest biofuels vehicles and technology at our Exhibition Hall

Topics will include:

  • Environmental Impacts of Biofuels Production and Use
  • Transportation and End-Use Infrastructure
  • Financing a Growing Cellulosic Biofuels Industry
  • Federal, State, and International Policy
  • Integrated Biorefineries

Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia.
Registration Fee:
Complimentary. Please be aware that space is limited and receipt of invitation does not guarantee admittance.


following speakers have been confirmed:
    U.S. Secretary of Energy, Samuel W. Bodman   

    Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND)

    David Sandalow, Brookings Senior Fellow; author Freedom from Oil
    Richard Hamilton, CEO; Ceres
    Dr. Aristides Patrinos, President; Synthetic Genomics
    Elizabeth Lowery, Vice President, Environment, Energy, and Safety Policy; General Motors
    Dr. Tom Foust, Technology Manager; National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Bill Schafer, Senior Vice President; Range Fuels
    Ed Feo, Parnter; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP
    Prof. Charles Wyman; University of California, Riverside

To see the latest list of sponsors and exhibitors, visit or Sponsor and Exhibitor page.


If you have any questions, please email us or call 877-648-7967.

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