ABLC – March 25     
  THE BIOECONOMY INITIATIVE FORUM    
  Yates Auditorium, US Department of the Interior    
800 Bioeconomy Initiative Forum — Opening Remarks    
  Host: Kathy Benedetto, Sp. Asst. (BLM) to the Sec. of the Interior  
  Daniel Simmons, DOE Board Co-Chair    
  Scott Hutchins, USDA Board Co-Chair    
       
830 Overview of the Bioeconomy Initiative,  Implementation Framework  
  Alison Goss Eng, DOE    
       
900 Mitigating Risks and Barriers    
  Moderator: Mark Elless, DOE    
  Mitigating risks, through techno-economic and risk assessments, is a key priority of the Bioeconomy Initiative. This panel will explore how understanding and quantifying technology uncertainties and financial risks is pivotal to the success of the bioeconomy.    
  Tim Cesarek, CCO, Gevo    
  Chris Clark, EPA    
925 Audience Discussion and Questions    
       
945 Metrics and Indicators    
  Moderator: Brian Heninger, EPA    
  As the bioeconomy evolves, it is critical to stay at the cutting edge of understanding and assessing potential environmental, social, and economic effects of various technologies and bioeconomy scenarios. This panel will focus on developing a catalogue of key metrics and indicators, as well as methods and guidance to support their application, to help identify best practices and maximize the benefits of the bioeconomy, while mitigating impacts.    
  Rolf Hogan, Exec. Dir., Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials  
  Jeremy Guest, University of Illinois     
1010 Audience Discussion and Questions    
       
1030 Innovation and Technology Development    
  Moderator: Devinn Lambert, DOE    
  Performing innovative research and developing enabling platforms and applications is a critical factor to drive an innovation-based bioeconomy. This panel will the highlight new advancements in basic and applied research across the bioenergy and bioproduct supply chain.    
  Matt Crisp, CEO, Benson Hill Biosystems (invited)    
  Deepti Tanjore, Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit   
1055 Audience Discussion and Questions    
       
1115 Stakeholder Engagement and Technology Transfer    
  Moderator: Bill Goldner, USDA    
  Strategic, sustained stakeholder engagement is essential to growing the bioeconomy to effectively reduce technology uncertainties and improve supply chain performance. Federal agencies, in collaboration with universities, industry, stakeholders, and non-governmental organizations, will need to build strong partnerships for technology transfer to the bioeconomy industry.    
  John Hannon, COO, Vertimass    
  Dan Geller, University of Georgia     
  Ira Levine, University of Southern Maine     
1140 Audience Discussion and Questions    
       
1200 Closing Remarks    
       
  ABLC – March 25     
  THE ADVANCED AGRICULTURE SUMMIT  
  Yates Auditorium, US Department of the Interior    
       
1230 INDUSTRY HORIZONS: PLENARY ADDRESSES    
  Moderator: Jim Lane, editor, The Digest    
  Kevin Chen, CEO, Crop Enhancement    
  Pedro Cuelho, CEO, Provivi    
  Richard Broglie, CTO, Pivot Bio    
       
130 TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRAMS & TECHNOLOGIES    
  Mike Hart, Sierra Energy    
  Rick Gilmore, CEO, GIC Group    
       
230 ADVANCED NUTRITION SUMMIT    
  Mod: James Iademarco, Strategic Avalanche    
  Rob Evans, COO, Purissima    
  Miguel Calatayud, CEO, iWi    
       
330 Networking break    
       
350 ADVANCED AGRICULTURE SUMMIT    
  Mod: Helena Kennedy, managing editor, The Digest    
  Bruce Mathews, Dean, Coll. of Ag., Forestry, and Nat. Resource MGMT, UH Hilo  
  Brent Zacharias, CEO, Nuseed    
  Jerry Steiner, CEO, CoverCress    
       
435 BIOGAS & GASIFICATION SUMMIT    
  Mod: Max Melnick, Hydrogen Digest    
  Michael Bakas, EVP, Ameresco    
  Brian Foody, CEO, Iogen    
  Rashi Akki, CEO, Ag-Grid Energy    
  Jeff Mahaffey, CEO, Glycos    
       
  The Mayflower Marriott Hotel, Washington DC    
630 THE DIGEST’S 2020 STATE OF THE INDUSTRY,     
  25 TOP TRENDS & NETWORKING EVENT    
730 THE DIGEST’S 2020 STATE OF THE INDUSTRY,     
  25 HOT MARKETS & NETWORKING EVENT    
       
  ABLC – March 26 – ADVANCED MARKETS AND TECHNOLOGIES  
       
800 BIOECONOMY POLICY FORUM    
  Moderator: Jim Lane, editor, The Digest    
  Mike McAdams, president, Advanced Biofuels Association    
  Kurt Kovarik, VP, Federal Affairs, National Biodiesel Board    
  Stephanie Batchelor, VP, Biotechnology Innovation Organization    
       
900 Holmberg Award presentation and address    
  Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech    
       
915 INDUSTRY HORIZONS: PLENARY ADDRESSES    
  Moderator: Jim Lane, editor, The Digest    
  Todd Becker, CEO, Green Plains    
  Atul Thakrar, president, DSM Biobased    
  Pavel Molchanov, VP, Raymond James & Associates    
       
1010 Networking Break    
       
1040 ABLC GLOBAL LEADERSHIP KEYNOTE    
  CJ Warner, CEO, Renewable Energy Group    
       
1100 MARKET PERSPECTIVES: PLENARY ADDRESSES    
  Moderator: Rina Singh, CEO, AFCC    
  Pat Gruber, CEO, Gevo    
  Pramod Chaudhari, Chairman, Praj    
  Christophe Schilling, CEO, Genomatica    
  Valerio Coppini, Vice President, NEXTCHEM    
       
1200 ABLC KEYNOTE    
  Senator Angus King of Maine    
       
  MARKET PERSPECTIVES: PLENARY ADDRESSES    
1225 Tom van Aken, CEO, Avantium    
  Edward You, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI    
  Eric McAfee, CEO, Aemetis    
100 Lunch    
       
200 ADVANCED BIOFUELS SUMMIT RENEWABLE CHEMICALS SUMMIT SUSTAINABLE AVIATION SUMMIT
  Mod: Paul Bryan, Sandia National Labs Mod: Doris Guzman Mod: Steve Csonka, CAAFI
  Paolo Corvo, VP, Clariant Eric Steen, CEO, Lygos Michael Baer, CEO,  Energy for Airlines
  Axens Charlie Dimmler, CEO, Checkerspot Chuck Red, VP, ARA
  Rebecca Boudreaux, president, Oberon Fuels Neil Jakel, Partner, Strat.& Tech, Fluid Quip Technologies Nancy Young, VP, Environment, A4A
  Adam Belyamani, COO, Saola Energy David Sudolsky, CEO, Anellotech Dan Szeezil, Offering Mgr, UOP Renew Ergy & Chem.
       
315 Networking Break    
       
345 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT FINANCE & INVESTMENT SUMMIT SUSTAINABLE AVIATION SUMMIT
  Mod: David Dodds, Dodds & Associates Mod: Riedy Kirkwood Mod: Chris Tindal, CAAFI
  Alex Michine, CEO, MetGen New Energy Risk Jim Macias, CEO, Fulcrum BioEnergy
  Don Siefkes, E100 Group Goldman Sachs Jeff Manternach, CFO, Red Rock Biofuels
  Pramod Kumbar, CTO, Praj Mark Riedy, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend Dave Smoot, CEO, US Advanced Biofuels
  John Oyen, Mgr, BD, Nam Oil, Gas & Petroch., ABB John Kirkwood, Partner, FaegreDrinker Bryan Sherbacow, World Energy
       
500 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT NORDIC BIOECONOMY SUMMIT DIGITAL BIOLOGY FORUM
  Mod: Rebecca Coons, Nuu Mod: Doug Faulkner, Leatherstocking LLC Mod: Michele Rubino, Synthetic Genomics
  Markus Pompejus, VP, Innovation & Scouting, BASF Ismo Sillanpää, VP Strategic Sales, Dolea Blake Simmons, JBEI, Agile BioFoundry
  Ken Brown, CEO, Smisson-Mathis Energy Markku Hämäläinen, CEO, Kotkamills Dan Grushkin, President, BioDesign Challenge
  Inder Pal Singh, CEO, SBI Bioenergy Kati Kaivonen, Director, Atlntc Joint Bus, Finnair Alexander Zanghellini, CEO, Arzeda
  Mike McCurdy, MD, Energy Advisory Services ICF    
       
615 50 Best Places to Work announce and 50 Hottest Companies Reception  
       
  ABLC – March 27 – BIOECONOMY 2020    
       
830 BIOENERGY R&D PROGRAMS PLENARY FORUM    
  Mod: TBA    
  Jonathan Male, Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office, DOE  
  Mark Brodzyski, Director, RBS, USDA    
  Jim Keiser, Corrosion Science & Technology Group, Oak Ridge National Lab  
       
1000 ABLC KEYNOTE    
  Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary of Energy, EERE    
1030 Networking Break    
1100 Algae Products: Making Green by Going Green Innovative Sensing Technologies for Biomass and Feedstock Production and Logistics Marine and Heavy Duty Biofuel Opportunities
  Moderator: Dan Fishman Moderator:  Mark Elless Moderator:  Zia Haq
  Ryan Hunt, Algix LLC Liang Dong, Iowa State University Mike Kass, Oak Ridge National Lab
  Michael Burkart, Professor, UCSD Bonnie Hames, B Hames Consulting Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, Good Fuels
  Trygve Lundquist, CTO, MicroBio Engineering  Melba M. Crawford, Professor, Purdue University Lee Kindberg, Dir., Env. & Sustainability, MAERSK
  Speaker TBA Troy Semelsberger, Staff Scientist, Los Alamos Nat. Lab Tom Thompson, Tech. Adv., US Maritime Admin.
    Melba M. Crawford, Professor, Purdue Univ.  
1230 Lunch    
       
130 Bio Optimized Technologies for Plastics Recycling Performance Advantaged Biofuels and Bioproducts AI / Machine Learning in Bioenergy
  Moderators: Nichole Fitzgerald & Jay Fitzgerald Moderator: Alicia Lindauer Moderator: Mark Shmorhun
  Linda Broadbelt, Professor, Northwestern University Virginia Klausmeier, CEO, Sylvatex, Inc.  Ben Brown, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
  Gregg Beckham, Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader, National Renewable Energy Lab Michael Saltzberg, Global Business Director, DuPont Hector Garcia  Martin, Deputy VP of Biofuels and Bioproducts,  JBEI
  Jinwen Zhang, Professor, Washington State University Anthe George, Manager, Biomass Science and Conversion Technologies, Sandia National Laboratories Quang Nguyen, Idaho National Lab
  Meg Sobkowicz Kline, U Mass Lowell   Margaret Lentz, Special Advisor, Artifical Intellignce & Technology Office at U.S. Department of Energy
300 Networking Break    
       
330 Innovations in Biomass Pretreatment System Integration and Advancements Lower Carbon Intensity Fuels
  Moderator: Beau Hoffman Moderator: Josh Messner Moderator: Ian Rowe
  Jim Dooley, Forest Concepts Cheryl Teich, Owner, Teich Process Development LLC Jeff McDaniel, Vice President, New Projects, Velocys
  Xiaowen Chen, NREL Ed Wolfrum, Principle Researcher and Manager, National Renewable Energy Lab Terry Mazanec, COO, Lee Enterprises Consulting
  Ian Klein, COO, Spero Renewables Mark Yancey, CTO, D3Max, LLC A J Simon, Group Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  Allison Ray, Idaho National Lab Brandon Emme, Principal  Scientist, ICM Speaker TBA
       
500 ABLC WOLFPACK    
  Live, on-stage due diligence analysis of leading advamced bioecnomy companies, featuring the ABLC Wolves
  Paul Bryan, David Dodds, James Iademarco, Michele Rubino, Joel Stone, Steve Weiss    
600 CLOSING REMARKS