Renewable Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Vehicles Workshop
Date and location:  Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport, Detroit, MI

Advanced registration is now closed. However, there will be limited availability for onsite registration.

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Event Objective & Description: 
The Bioenergy Technologies Office, in coordination with the Advanced Manufacturing and Vehicle Technologies Offices, is hosting a workshop on the use of renewable, low-cost carbon fiber for lightweight vehicles on June 4 - 5, 2013. The workshop will leverage the complementary insight and expertise of the Energy Department's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy offices to support end-to-end technology development for an enhanced domestic supply chain for low-cost carbon fiber that has the potential to increase energy productivity and the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. Issues discussed at this event will include the technical challenges of carbon fiber manufacturing, including meeting end product specifications for vehicle structural components; the technical challenges of converting biomass resources to "drop-in" carbon fiber intermediates; and the resources, challenges and opportunities in unconventional carbon fiber.

The two-day Renewable Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Vehicles Workshop will be held in Detroit, Michigan, registration is free and it is open to all. While registration is not restricted, it is first come, first served. Please register as soon as possible, as space is limited.

Hotel Information:
Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport Hotel
8000 Merriman Road
Romulus, MI 48174
(734) 729-2600

Reservations: A small block of rooms has been set up for your convenience.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-866-716-8103 for the special group rate (also per diem lodging rate) of $91 per night plus applicable taxes.  This special rate is available 3 days prior to and 3 days following the meeting.  Please make your reservations Monday, May 20, 2013.  After May 20th availability at the hotel or the group rate cannot be guaranteed.  Reservations can be made online by using the following link: United States Department of Energy.

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