Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals

DOE Biomass Program

April 30 – May 3, 2012 – Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA

Registration Coming Soon | Abstracts Now Being Accepted!


The conference organizers welcome you to the 34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (aka SBFC), hosted this year by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. By popular demand, we are back in New Orleans, home of Jazz. On the topic of Jazz, the 34th SBFC will be held in the middle of Jazz Fest 2012 and we encourage you to take advantage of this during the weekends surrounding your SBFC activities.

A “Don’t Miss” Meeting Program

We have assembled an impressive technical program that includes 19 session with one Special Topic evening session on international bioenergy center progress, as well as 2 large poster sessions. Technical topics span new biomass sources and sustainability, biomass recalcitrance and pretreatment, enzyme and microbial advances, new types of biofuels and infrastructure issues, bioprocessing, and biorefineries, and the bioenergy research center update. See all session topics.

Great Networking Opportunities

As was the case for the 33rd SBFC, there will be 3 concurrent sessions except for poster and special topic sessions. With the 2 poster sessions, mid-session breaks, a free Wednesday afternoon, and the banquet/reception, there will be ample opportunities for technical discussions and networking across 4 days of stimulating programming. We encourage you to take full advantage of the meeting by active participation. Remember to book your rooms early, Jazz Fest draws a huge crowd from out of town.