NREL to host global forum on bioenergy

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will host a global forum titled "Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals" May 4 through 7 in Colorado.


April 30, 2003 -- The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will host a global forum titled "Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals" May 4 through 7 in Colorado.

The 25th annual forum, to be held in Breckinridge, Colo., is an international conference which over the years has become the principal forum for researchers to learn about the latest biotechnology research and development for making fuels and chemicals from biomass.

More than 400 scientists, engineers, industrial leaders, and policy makers are expected to gather for formal presentations, poster sessions and informal discussions about the state-of-the-art technology for producing our consumer and industrial energy needs from sustainable plant and plant-derived materials rather than fossil fuels.

These symposia are alternately hosted by the two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories most active in this vital research arena, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

NREL is a national laboratory managed by Midwest Research Institute, Battelle, and Bechtel. In addition to its work on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals, the lab is a leading center for research into photovoltaics, wind energy, energy-efficient buildings, advanced vehicle design and hydrogen fuel cells.

For more information, visit the Symposium Web site: http://www.nrel.gov/biotech_symposium/.


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