Pre-Conference Workshops

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All Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Monday, May 12th from 3:00 PM-4:30 PM. Please join us in for the Women in Industrial Biotechnology Reception  immediately following the workshop.

U.S. Policy Outlook: From the RFS to Tax Reform to Farm Bill Implementation - What Lies Ahead for Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals?
 
Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: TBD
 

Moderator: James Greenwood, President & CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization

Opening Remarks: Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Member of Congress for Pennsylvania’s 13th District and Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania (invited)

Panelists:
James Massie, Alpine Group
Ryan Stroschein, Green Capitol LLC
Tim Urban, Washington Council Ernst & Young

This year marks a watershed in industrial biotech commercialization, with a new wave of cellulosic and advanced biofuels facilities coming online, and investments from across the globe to develop and produce renewable chemicals and biopolymers. But 2014 also promises unprecedented policy challenges that could threaten progress – particularly in the U.S. Hosted by BIO President & CEO and former Member of Congress, Jim Greenwood, this dynamic panel of leading policy experts will assess the threats and opportunities on the U.S. federal policy landscape for 2014. James Massie, Alpine Group, will discuss the status of EPA’s 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard proposed rule and efforts in Congress to repeal or revise the RFS. Ryan Stroschein, Green Capitol LLC, will outline the recently enacted Farm Bill, including exciting new opportunities for renewable chemicals, and discuss the timeline for implementation of Energy Title programs. Tim Urban, Washington Council Ernst & Young, will discuss the status of tax reform and the future of advanced biofuel and renewable chemical tax credits.