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Acting Biomass Program Manager Dr. Valerie Reed to Host Live Twitter Q&A on Advanced Biofuels

December 16, 2011 - 10:27am


Washington, D.C. – On Friday, December 16th, the Energy Department (@energy) will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A on biofuels with Dr. Valerie Reed, Acting Manager of the Biomass Program.

Dr. Reed holds a Ph. D. in Biochemistry from Georgetown University. In addition to her programmatic activities, Valerie is a founding member of the Metabolic Engineering Working Group, which is an interagency effort to advance metabolic engineering technologies for industrial, agricultural and human needs. She also co-chairs the Interagency Working Group on Conversion Technologies established through the Biomass R&D Board to coordinate the Federal effort on Bioenergy.

This live Q&A caps off a string of stories about the Department’s efforts to develop and commercialize advanced biofuels that have been featured throughout the past two weeks on

You can submit your questions on biofuels to Dr. Valerie Reed in advance of the event by:

·         Sending an email to;

·         Tweeting your question to @energy with the hashtag #biofuels; or

·         Leaving a question for Dr. Reed at

WHAT:          @Energy Twitter Q&A with Biofuel expert Dr. Valerie Reed

WHEN:          TODAY, Friday, December 16, 2011

                       1:00 PM EST

HOW:            Join the conversation at @Energy

To learn more about the Department’s efforts to develop and commercialize advanced biofuels, visit our biomass page:

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