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Algae Industry Leaders at Biomass 2014

Next week several algae industry leaders will be in Washington, DC attending Biomass 2014, the annual conference hosted by the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Some of the Algae Biomass Organization members on the program include:
Matt Carr, Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization
John McGowen, Director of Operations, ATP3, Arizona State University
Martin Sabarsky, Chief Executive Officer at Cellana
Kimberly Ogden, Professor, University of Arizona; Engineering Technical Lead, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts
Jose A. Olivares, Bioscience Division Lead, Executive Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Read on for more details about the event’s special breakout session on algae as well as registration information!
Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy
 On July 29-30, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its seventh annual conference-Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy. Co-hosted with Advanced Biofuels USA, this year’s conference will take place at the Washington, DC Convention Center. As in past years, Biomass 2014 will bring together top government officials and members of Congress with industry leaders and experts from across the bioenergy supply chain to continue ongoing dialogue about the critical challenges and key opportunities for the industry. The event will focus on the innovative technologies, priority pathways, financing strategies, and public policies needed to grow the bioeconomy of the future.
Watch the Biomass 2014 video to learn more about the event from Bioenergy Technologies Office Director Jonathan Male and Conference Chairperson Jim Spaeth.
Registration is required to attend this event. To register for Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy, please visit the Biomass 2014 registration Web page. 
This year’s conference will include a variety of exciting elements, including compelling breakout and plenary sessions, informative posters, and exhibits. View the latest agenda to get more details on confirmed speakers and discussion topics.
The BETO Algae Program will host the following breakout session:
Integration of Supply Chains III: Algal Biofuels Strategy-Report on Workshop Results and Recent Work
This session will present the outcomes of the two DOE-hosted algae stakeholder workshops and outcomes of DOE sponsored research. The final results of the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts consortium will be reported. New data generated by testbed projects will be highlighted followed by a panel discussion on the impacts of biofuel-enabling bioproducts on the algae industry.
Moderator: Roxanne Dempsey, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Breakout Speakers:
  • Jose A. Olivares, Bioscience Division Lead, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Executive Director, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts
  • John McGowen, Director of Operations, ATP3, Arizona State University
  • Kimberly Ogden, Professor, University of Arizona; Engineering Technical Lead, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts
  • Martin Sabarsky, Chief Executive Officer, Cellana
Confirmed Speakers
View the latest agenda to get more details on confirmed speakers and discussion topics.

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