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Status Report: The Synthetic Biology Pathway to Innovation in Fuels and Chemicals

Lunch Plenary
Sponsored by Life Technologies
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:15PM

Robert Carlson, Principal, Biodesic


Patrick Yizhi Cai
Senior Scientific Consultant, Beijing Genomics Institute, Shenzhen Postdoctoral Fellow, John Hopkins University School of Medicine


Todd Peterson Todd Peterson 1 & 2
Vice President, Synthetic Biology Research and Development, Life Technologies

Lori Giver, Vice President, Systems Biology, Codexis

Peter Ackermann, Industry Liaison Officer, Synberc


Flying Green: Why Airlines See a Bright Future in Biofuels

Breakfast Plenary
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Time: 8:00AM – 9:30AM

Ross MacFarlane, Senior Advisor, Business Partnerships, Climate Solutions

Sean Newsum, Regional Director, Environmental Strategy, Boeing Commercial Airlines

 Steve Fabijanski
  Chief Executive Officer, Agrisoma

Hideo OhtakeHideo Ohtake
Director, CSR Promotion, All Nippon Airways

Warren Lampitt, General Manager, Technical Programs Air Canada

Overcoming Regional Biomass Feedstock Supply Challenges with Public Policy and Science

Lunch Plenary
Sponsored by Novozymes
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:45PM

Paul Lansbergen, Association Secretary, Director (Energy, Economics, and Climate Change), Forest Products Association of Canada

Linda Beltz
Linda Beltz
Director, Technology Partnerships, Weyerhaueser

Mike Jostrom
Director of Renewable Resources, Plum Creek Timber Company

Jeffrey Jacobs,Vice President, Biofuels, Chevron Technology Ventures

Anna Rath
President and CEO, Nexsteppe

Michael Rushton, Chief Operating Officer, Lignol Innovations

Trevor StuthridgeTrevor Stuthridge
General Manager, Sustainable Design, Scion

Biotechnology and Renewable Chemicals: The Future is Now

Closing Plenary (With Lite Fare Served)
Sponsored by Praj Matrix
Date: Friday, October 12, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

William H. Baum, Chief Business Development Officer, Genomatica

Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries

Charles R. EggertCharles R. Eggert
President and CEO, OPX Bio

Takehiko Bando, Director of Strategy and Planning, Sustainable Resources Business Development, Mitsubishi Chemical