Celebrate Bioenergy Awareness

Laura McNamara

The U.S. Agriculture Department is celebrating Bioenergy Awareness this week. The even will feature exhibits on agriculture and natural resource-based renewable energy research, energy efficiency and education programs in Washington on June 19, 20, 21 and 22 as part of Bioenergy Awareness Days. The USDA, in partnership with 25×25, will also announce Grand Challenge essay winners on agriculture and natural resource based renewable energy and energy conservation and efficiency.

USDA agencies, private sector organizations, and universities from across the country will travel to Washington to exhibit in front of the Whitten Building and at the National Arboretum. 55 exhibits will be at the Whitten Building and 35 will be at the Arboretum, including a special Power Plant display of 21 plants that offer bio-energy options.

Government and private sector spokespeople, researchers, and university representatives will respond to questions about important renewable energy issues making today’s headlines.

Exhibits open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. The Whitten exhibits close on Friday. The Arboretum exhibits open at 8 a.m. and are also open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Energy, Environment