Media Advisory: U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Navy to Announce New Procurement Opportunities for Advanced Biofuels

2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy



      U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will announce new procurement opportunities for advanced biofuel. The announcement will be made from Washington, D.C. via teleconference, and Navy’s Director for Operational Energy will be in San Diego to answer questions from reporters and biofuel companies attending the BIO Pacific Rim Summit.


Chris Tindal, PE, CEM, Director for Operational Energy Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy


BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Room Sierra B, Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101


Tuesday, Dec. 10, 11:30am – 12:15pm


The procurement announcement by the Navy and USDA is of particular interest to biofuel and biotechnology companies attending BIO’s eighth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, from Dec. 8-11 in San Diego. BIO will provide a live connection to the teleconference with Secretaries Vilsack and Mabus. Director Tindal will be available for Q&A with companies and press following the announcement and will be providing additional details at a conference session later in the day .

All Pacific Rim Summit sessions are open to credentialed media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters with valid press credentials working full time for print, broadcast or web publications.

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Release Summary

Navy Director of Operational Energy to hold Q&A on advanced biofuel procurement opportunities with reporters and advanced biofuel companies at BIO Pacific Rim Summit conference in San Diego.


Paul Winters, 202-962-9237