U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Bioenergy Technologies Office

Secretary Moniz Speaking at Biomass 2013

July 15, 2013

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz has confirmed that he will be speaking at the upcoming Biomass 2013 Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C. July 31–August 1. Secretary Moniz will present on Thursday, August 1, and joins a long list of exciting presenters and attendees at the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO) sixth annual conference. The event marks the Secretary’s first major appearance with the bioenergy industry since taking his post in May.

Keynotes on the first day include BETO’s Acting Director, Valerie Reed, as well as Michael Carr, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Also speaking on July 31 is Dan Utech, the Deputy Director for Energy and Climate Change for the White House, and Margo Oge, former Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality at the Environmental Protection Agency. Joining Secretary Moniz as a speaker on the second day is Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

Biomass 2013: How the Advanced Bioindustry is Reshaping American Energy is a critical event that brings together hundreds of diverse stakeholders involved with various steps of the bioenergy supply chain. It provides an opportunity to promote new partnerships, acknowledge recent progress and achievements, and explore new opportunities and challenges ahead.

BETO has reserved a special room block for registrants at a discounted rate, available for a limited time. Biomass 2013 is open to the public with a small registration fee. Space is limited, so participants must register in advance. The deadline for discounted registration and the special room rate is July 22, 2013. For more information about the event, please visit the Biomass 2013 Web page.