Plenary Program

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Innovative Technologies to Transform the Biobased Economy

Lunch Plenary, Monday, December 8

12:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Industrial biotechnology thought leaders will discuss technology breakthroughs in renewable specialty chemical applications and biobased products.  

Moderator: Steve Gatto, CEO, Entrinsic Health Solutions LLC

Panelists:

Alan Shaw, CEO, Calysta

Jeff Martin, Co-Founder & CEO, Yulex

Nicolas Denis, Principal, McKinsey& Company 

 
Steve
Gatto
Alan
Shaw
Jeff
Martin
Nicolas
Denis

 

Feedstocks: A Global Comparison

Breakfast Plenary, Tuesday, Decemeber 9

8:00 am - 9:30 am

This panel will explore the realities faced by feedstock producers in today’s marketplace.  Panelists will delve into issues in production and logistics, feedstock availability, ability to scale, competing applications for feedstock use, and new markets. 

Moderator: Susan Jenkins, Managing Director, Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI)

Panelists:

Ajarin Pattanapanchai, Deputy Secretary General, Thai Investment Board

Timothy Volk, Senior Research Associate, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Dirk Kronemeijer, Founder and Managing Director, SkyNRG (invited)

Susan
Jenkins
Ajarin
Pattanapanchai
Timothy
Volk
Dirk
Kronemeijer  

Green Machines: The Latest in Algae Bioproduction

Lunch Plenary, Tuesday, December 9 

11:30 pm  - 1:45 pm 

Our diverse array of panelists will discuss exciting advancements in research, development, and production of algae biomass for use in fuels and other specialized applications.  

Moderator: Margaret McCormick, CEO, Matrix Genetics

Panelists:

Martin Sabarsky, CEO, Cellana

Jamie Levine, CEO, Sapphire Energy

Ami Ben-Amotz, CSO, NBT Ltd.

Margaret
McCormick
Martin
Sabarsky
Jamie
Levine
Ami
Ben-Amotz  

 Brent Erickson  Adam Monroe