At ABLC, all the leaders are there. Expected on-stage — the leaders of BIO, the Advanaced Biofuels Business Council, the Advanced Biofuels Association, the National Biodiesel Board, Renewable Industries Canada, the re:chem Alliance and the Algae Biomass Organization and the American Biogas Council.

200 Organizations, Technologies, and Strategies Go Under the Microscope

At ABLC, you’ll see more than 200 organizations and their technologies or services on-stage, through company preentations and also via ABLC360™, where we turn the tables and industry due diligence experts join us as we tear apart technologies and business cases to separate the true value from the hype. What’s real? What’s new? What’s essential? Every major industry trend is investigated, weighed and summed up at ABLC.

5 Conferences in One

ABLC is a connected series of 5 conferences on the most important issues in the Bioeconomy right now.

These conferences-within-a-conference are:

1. The 8th Annual Advanced Fuels Summit

We’ll be concentrating on two dynamic subjects for fuels this year:

Advanced Biomass Diesel and BioCrude 

Advanced technologies, feedstocks and strategies driving down prices and driving market share for diesel engines – including the latest in pyrolysis, esterifcation, enzymatic conversion and hydrotreating, as well as feedstocks from conventional oilseeds to advanced algae.

Advanced Alcohols and Alternatives to gasoline. Making cellulosic ethanol, biobutanol, CNG or other alternatives from hydrogen to fuel-cell vehicles? We’ll look at bolt-on, retrofit, and co-product technologies that add value to conventional ethanol plants. We’ll also look at use of existing infrastructure assets — rail, power, logistics, feedstock supply, terminals and fueling stations, that support the deployment of greenfield plants to support the dramatic expansion of fuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard. And we’ll preview new drivetrain options in hydrogen and fuel cells that offer extended range, domestic energy and dramatic emissions reductions.

2. The 7th annual Renewable Chemicals Summit 

Two dynamic sessions on chemicals this year.

First, the Organic Acids Forum: where can renewable chemicals beat low-cost oil by targeting oxygenated renewable chemicals, used to make higher-value building blocks, lacquers, coatings, sealants, plastics, flavors and fragrances.

Second, the 1-Step to Higher Value Chemicals Forum: using biotechnology to directly produce high-value complex molecules at high yield and purity that must be made in multiple steps from petroleum — e,g, BDO. Big molecules and simpler ones. The focal point: where can renewable chemicals beat low-cost oil through lower-cost, less intense, production processes.

3. The 8th annual Aviation Biofuels Summit

In association with the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative,. What’s driving jet fuel to scale? We look at deployment-ready technologies using waste oils, MSW, cellulosic and conventional sugars, veggie oils, woody biomass and more — and signature offtake and investment agreements with the likes of United Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Southwest, Alaska Airlines — and the collaborative support of companies like Boeing and research consortia around the country.

4. The 3rd annual ABLC Feedstocks Summit

In association with the US Department of Agriculture, a one-day session on March 1st at the USDA, focused entirely on developing a sustainable, affordable, reliable, available supply chain for the advanced bioeconomy. How to aggregate at the lowest cost. How to transport it, store it, crush it, prep it, chop it, and time it. On stage- policymakers, financiers, technology developers, owner-operators, media, consultants,  and suppliers  — looking at MSW, woody biomass, biogas and methane sources, crop residues, waste fats, oils & greases, new energy crops from algae to dedicated energy crops such as sorghum and switchgrass.

5. The 1st ABLC Gas Conversion & Markets Summit

In the spotlight more and more fuels, chemicals and feed made from methane, CO2, carbon monoxide or syngas. Some use biotechnology for conversion, some use renewable feedstocks, many use both. All are advanced strategies to access extreme low-cost feedstocks and produce viable margins in fuels and exotic margins for chemicals and protein. Where are the markets, what are the prospects? What’s real, what’s hype?

The organisms include advanced yeasts, cyanobacteria, bacteria or algae. The feedstocks either captured in a gas state or gasified from low-cost biomass including wood or MSW. The speakers will cover the selection aggregation and development of feedstocks, the development path for conversion technologies – and address “novel vs off-the-shelf” questions all through the supply chain — and how to build a value chain with investors and customers.