ABLC – March 25 – Day 3    
1250 Opening remarks
100 ADVANCED AGRICULTURE SUMMIT    
  ABLC will focus in on yield improvement, sustainable crop protection, novel feedstocks, supply chain development, the rise of protein production for animal and human nutrition, opportunities for vegan technologies, and trends in advanced R&D including major case studies on industry consortia aimed at developing new feedstock platforms.    
210 ADVANCED AGRICULTURE SUMMIT    
  See above    
230 Networking Break    
300 ADVANCED AGRICULTURE SUMMIT    
  See above    
415 AGRICULTURAL ENERGY & RNG SUMMIY    
  Identifying real resources, timelines to scale, aggregation that works, sustainability metrics, and feedstocks that are proving to be early-stage or later-on winners.    
530 THE DIGEST’S 2020 STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: 25 KEY TRENDS, & NETWORKING EVENT  
630 THE DIGEST’S 2020 NEW FORTUNES: 24 INNOVATIVE OPPORTUNTIES, & NETWORKING EVENT  
       
  ABLC – March 26 – Day 3    
       
800 BIOECONOMY POLICY FORUM    
  Defining the Ask: What carbon policies will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy; what are the rewards for countries, states and communities that move forward on carbon policy, and what’s the outlook for both current and new policies around the globe.    
       
900 Holmberg Award presentation and address    
  Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement has been previously given to Bill Holmberg of ACROE; Brian Foody of Iogen, Robert Graham of Ensyn; Guido Ghisolfi of Grupo M&G, and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa    
       
915 INDUSTRY HORIZONS: PLENARY ADDRESSES    
  Deploying at Scale:  First commercial projects and technologies ready for deployment at scale.  Attracting Capital: accessing strategic relationships; leveraging existing resources; new products and strategies that extend value for existing projects; what role carbon pricing plays, and how much and where and when. Early Movement: Designing platforms and breakthrough first products that reduce cash burn and create brand visibility; monetizing through new and existing channels.    
1030 Break for Networking    
       
1100 ABLC GLOBAL LEADERSHIP KEYNOTE    
  Keynote address by ABLC Global Leadership Award winner; previous recipients include Jeff Broin of POET, Jennifer Holmgren of LanzaTech, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.    
       
1120 MARKET PERSPECTIVES: PLENARY ADDRESSES    
  Gaining Speed: new strategies for increasing speed to market; development in parallel; accessing opportunities in emerging markets and making them work.  Being Sustainable: Identifying real resources, timelines to scale, aggregation that works, sustainability metrics, and using residues.    
       
1205 ABLC Secret Speaker    
       
1220 Lunch    
       
120 ADVANCED BIOFUELS SUMMIT RENEWABLE CHEMICALS SUMMIT SUSTAINABLE AVIATION SUMMIT
  In the Advanced Biofuels Summit, ABLC will be focusing on demonstrated cellulosic biofuels, expansion opportunities in biomass-based diesel, progress in aviation fuels; Low Carbon Fuel Standards and their impact, progress in emerging alternatives to gasoline and diesel including DME, butanol and more, upgrade and expansion technologies for first-gen plants and thermochemical technologies that are on the rise. In the Sustainable Aviation Summit, ABLC will highlight success stories and emerging technologies for aviation fuels for commercial and military application, including a look at consortia aimed at deployment, and the emerging policy and airline industry puchasing trends. In the Sustainable Aviation Summit, ABLC will highlight success stories and emerging technologies for aviation fuels for commercial and military application, including a look at consortia aimed at deployment, and the emerging policy and airline industry puchasing trends.
       
230 ADVANCED NUTRITION SUMMIT FINANCE & INVESTMENT SUMMIT SUSTAINABLE AVIATION SUMMIT
  In the Advanced Nutrition Summit and the Advanced Feeds Summit, ABLC Global will focus in on the rise of protein production for animal and human nutrition, opportunities for vegan technologies, the growing interest in the microbiome and the implications for R&D, and the expanding universe of nutraceuticals. In the Financing & Investing Workshop, ABLC Global will brings together the latest case studies of successful financing, and introduce the players, the models, the geographies, and the steps to success from financing early-stage companies through to commercial-scale deployment. In the Sustainable Aviation Summit, ABLC will highlight success stories and emerging technologies for aviation fuels for commercial and military application, including a look at consortia aimed at deployment, and the emerging policy and airline industry puchasing trends.
340 Break and Structured Networking    
       
410 ADVANCED MATERIALS SUMMIT HYDROGEN SUMMIT DIGITAL BIOLOGY FORUM
  In the Renewable Chemicals & Biomaterials Summit, the event will focus on new demand for renewable chemical Intermediates, expansion in biobased plastics & packaging, the rise of fragrances & flavors, strategic interest and intent in organic acids and novel-performance chemicals. The Hydrogen Summit will look at the production of sustainable hydrogen including new feedstocks and novel technologies; the distribution, and refining; and the development of end-use applications including energy, chemicals and applications in heavy-industry.  In the Digital Biology Summit, ABLC Global will address the development of the new biological and manufacturing tools that support the rise of all these market segments — as well as the companions advances in robotics, genetics, big data and mobility that are ensuring that the nexus of biology and information science continues to power innovation across a wide selection of industries
520 ABLC WOLFPACK    
  Live, on-stage due diligence analysis of leading advamced bioecnomy companies, featuring the ABLC Wolves    
620 HOT 50 Announce and the HOT PARTY    
       
  ABLC – March 27 – Day 3    
       
830 BIOENERGY R&D PROGRAMS PLENARY FORUM  
  Looking at Federal R&D and support programs that bring new options to industry and foster partnerships that leverage public investments into world-scale achievements.    
1000 ABLC KEYNOTES    
       
1030 Break and Structured Networking    
       
1100
ALGAE PRODUCTS: MAKING GREEN BY GOING GREEN
INNOVATIVE SENSING TECHNOLOGIES FOR BIOMASS AND FEEDSTOCK PRODUCTION AND LOGISTICS MARINE AND HEAVY DUTY BIOFUEL OPPORTUNITIES
 

Highlight the diverse products from the global algae industry and how R&D supports the innovators in this market

Moderator: Dan Fishman, Program Manager, US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office

Ryan Hunt, CTO, Algix LLC
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New advancements in sensor technologies to evaluate the quality of biomass and feedstocks as well as sensors in farming applications.

Moderator: Mark Elless, Program Manager, US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office

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Marine and Heavy duty applications with a focus on drivers (emissions control, sulfur reduction in marine). 

Moderator: Zia Haq, Program Manager, US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office

Neville Fernandes, NESTE
Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, Good Fuels
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1230 Lunch    
       
130 BIO OPTIMIZED TECHNOLOGIES FOR PLASTICS RECYCLING SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND ADVANCEMENTS AI / MACHINE LEARNING  IN BIOENERGY
 

Session highlighting selective, scalable technologies for plastics deconstruction and upcycling, and recyclable-by-design plastics.


Moderator: Nichole Fitzgerald, Program Manager, US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office

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Biorefinery systems panel covering biorefinery operations with a focus on robustness and feedstock handling; Process and systems integration; Lessons learned and successes

Moderator: Josh Messner, Program Manager, US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office

Cheryl Teich, Retired, Dow Chemical Company
Ed Wolfrum, NREL
Neil Kemmet, ACE Ethanol
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AI / Machine Learning successes across the biobased industry.

Moderator: Mark Shmorhun, Program Manager, US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office

Ben Brown, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
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300 Break and Structured Networking    
       
330 INNOVATIONS IN BIOMASS PRETREATMENT  PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGED BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS LOWER CARBON INTENSITY FUELS
 

The session would talk about some of the advantages for new pretreatment strategies such as disc refining, reductive catalytic fractionation (aka lignin first). Showcasing the benefits of new pretreatment approaches – whether that is avoiding the need to utilize pressure, producing a non-condensed lignin stream, reducing toxicity of sugars etc.

Moderator: Beau Hoffman, Program Manager, US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office

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Biofuel blendstocks can provide fuel properties that improve performance and reduce emissions. Bio-based products can offer performance advantages over their petroleum counterparts. This session will explore opportunities for performance advantaged biofuels and bioproducts.

Moderator: Alicia Lindauer, Program Manager, US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office

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Transportation sector fuels from CO2 and other sources of waste carbon with lower life-cycle carbon intensity. (on and off-road, aviation, marine).

Moderator: Ian Rowe, Program Manager, US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office

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500 CLOSING REMARKS