Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 10:00 AM

Challenges to a successful biofuels industry and Department of Energy efforts to overcome them

Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Office of the Biomass Program, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20585

This paper will address the technical, political, and infrastructure barriers facing the development of a successful biofuels industry in the U.S., as well as the efforts the Department is taking to overcome them through its Biofuels Initiative.  This discussion will include a description of the goals of the Biofuels Initiative, current programmatic work, major research and development successes, and planning for the future.