On June 6–7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will sponsor a workshop to advance the understanding of current market barriers and opportunities for increasing the deployment of biofuels and bioproducts manufactured from wet and gaseous waste streams. This will continue BETO’s efforts in supporting emerging waste-to-energy technologies.
The event will have a strong pragmatic emphasis, with a focus on tangible challenges and potential solutions in facilitating market success for innovative, cost-effective solutions in the waste-to-energy platform. Participants will include feedstock providers, technology developers, potential customers, and relevant state actors.
The event’s primary purpose is to elicit stakeholder input about the following topic areas:
Key factors in feedstock disposition decision making
Critical biofuel and bioproduct customer considerations
Next steps for overcoming challenges and advancing commercialization.
The results will be published in a publically available report with an objective of informing both public- and private-sector planning in the future.
For more information about the Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Market Barriers and Opportunities Workshop, please contact Mark Philbrick (Mark.Philbrick@hq.doe.gov) or David Babson (David.Babson@ee.doe.gov).