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Advanced Biofuel Producers Are Reaching Milestones in Commercial Development

March 26, 2014
In a recent press release, BIO announced its Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms Track Sessions to be showcased at its annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.

“Advanced biofuels companies are reaching a key stage of commercialization this year, with three commercial scale pioneer plants scheduled to come online,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “BIO’s World Congress will provide a status report on additional advanced biofuel technologies – such as aviation biofuels and drop-in hydrocarbons – that are being commercialized. ”

Breakout Program Sessions on biofuels include:

Track 1: Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms

Progress in the Aviation Biofuels Industry 
Session 1: Tuesday, May 13, 8:30am-10:00am
Moderator: TBD
Panelists:

  • Jeff Trewella, PetroTech Consultants LLC

  • Steve Csonka, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)

  • Charles Wyman, Vertimass LLC


Commercialization of Drop-in Biofuels 
Session 2: Tuesday, May 13, 10:30am-12:00pm
Moderator: TBD
Panelists:

  • Perry Toms, Steeper Energy


DOE Bioenergy Research Centers Achievements 
Session 3: Tuesday, May 13, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Moderator: Brian Davison, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Panelists:

  • Timothy Donohue, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)

  • Paul Gilna, BioEnergy Science Center (BESC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Blake Simmons, Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)


Next Wave of Commercial Cellulosic Projects 
Session 4: Wednesday, May 14, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Moderator: Robert Graham, Ensyn Corporation
Panelists:

  • Patrick Foody, Iogen Corporation

  • Craig Stuart-Paul, Fiberight LLC

  • Martin Mitchell, Clariant

  • Bill Brady, Mascoma


New Uses for CO2
Session 5: Thursday, May 15, 8:30am-10:00am
Moderator: Laurel Harmon, LanzaTech
Panelists:

  • Jonathan Carley, C02 Solutions, Inc.

  • Sissi Liu, Joule

  • Kef Kasdin, Proterro

  • Bryan Tracy, Elcriton Inc.


The Future of the Renewable Fuel Standard 
Session 6: Thursday, May 15, 10:30am-12:00pm
Moderator: TBD
Panelists:

  • Jeremy Martin, Union of Concerned Scientists


The World Congress will be held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Visit the conference site for more details visit here: http://www.bio.org/worldcongress