Conference Agenda

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Sunday, June 14

8:00 am - 7:30 pm Registration Desk Open

Monday, June 15

6:30am - 12:00 pm Registration Desk Open
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am OPENING REMARKS
  • Tom Bryan, Vice President of Content & Communications, BBI International
8:45 am - 9:15 am SPECIAL PRESENTATION:
CONSOLIDATED BIOPROCESSING
  • Alan Belcher, Senior Vice President of Operations, Mascoma Corporation
9:15 am - 9:45 SPECIAL PRESENTATION:
ADVANCED BIOFUELS COMMERCIALIZATION OUTLOOK
  • Will Thurmond, Managing Principal, Emerging Markets Online
9:45 am - 10:30 am MIXED ALCOHOLS & BIOBASED HYDROCARBONS
  • Moderator: Craig Johnson, Communications Manager, BBI International
  • Cellulosic Biomass to Mixed Alcohol BiofuelDavid Bradin, CEO, Maverick Biofuels Inc.
  • Corn Ethanol to Hydrocarbon Fuels ManufacturingThomas Dries, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing, Gevo Inc.
10:30 am - 10:45 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm CELLULOSIC ETHANOL
  • Moderator: Tom Hipkins, Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
  • The New Ethanol: New Hope for the IndustryThomas Corle, Co-Founder, Gteam
  • Woody Biomass Material Preparation and Handling SystemsPaul Douglas and Heikki Rinta-Koski, Larson Engineering Inc.
  • Integrating and Piloting Lignocellulose Biomass Conversion TechnologyDaniel Schell, Senior Biochemical Engineer, National Bioenergy Center - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Increasing Anhydrosugars Yields in the Bio-oil Aqueous Fraction During Biomass Pretreatment and Fast PyrolysisFei Yu, Assistant Research Professor, Mississippi State University
Noon - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm ADVANCED BIOFUELS PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
  • Moderator: Joseph Rokicsak, Managing Director, NextGen Energy LLC
  • Business Considerations for Deployment of Third-Generation Cellulosic BiorefineriesAndreas Vietor, Chief Financial Officer, ZeaChem Inc.
  • Biofuels CommercializationAlan Propp, Senior Technical Specialist, Merrick & Company
  • Trends and Developments in Federal Financing of Advanced Biofuels ProjectsJohn Herrick, Senior Counsel, Brownstein Hyatt, Farber & Schreck
  • Leveraging Intellectual Property for Biofuel InnovatorsPeter Jackman, Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Refreshment Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm BIOMASS-BASED DIESEL, BIO-OIL AND ALGAE
  • Moderator: Andy Braff, Attorney, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
  • Hydrotreating of Biomass Pyrolysis OilRichard French, Senior Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Opportunity Feedstocks: Algae to BiofuelMark Hanson, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Converting Waste Fats, Oils and Greases into Low-Carbon BiodieselAnand Subramani, Product Marketing Manager, BioFuelBox Corporation
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm General Session Closing Remarks

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