Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Iowa Economic Development – Iowa leads the way in the R&D of next generation chemical building blocks necessary to champion development in energy, feedstock, manufacturing and transportation goods. Iowa’s central location, robust transportation and infrastructure, highly educated and productive workforce, abundant raw materials and pro-business state government contribute to the state’s success in the biofuels and biorenewables industry. Visit www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com

Silver Sponsors

CRI Catalyst Company LP is part of CRI/Criterion Inc., the global catalyst technology company of the Shell Group. CRI operates research laboratories, development facilities, manufacturing plants and business units throughout the world. It is dedicated to providing a broad customer base with effective and cost-efficient catalysts and technologies. CRI has a range of products with specific focus on environmental applications, selective oxidation, selective hydrogenation, specialty zeolites and the production of renewable fuels. Website: www.cricatalyst.com


Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a Washington D.C. law firm focusing on conventional, biobased, biotech, and nanoscale industrial, agricultural, and specialty chemical product regulation and approval matters.  Its professions include lawyers, scientists, and  other experts focusing on conventional and emerging chemical product technologies. The Acta Group, B&C’s scientific and regulatory consulting arm with offices in Washington D.C., Manchester England, and Beijing China, provides strategic, comprehensive support for global chemical registration, regulation, and sustained compliance.

Fluid Quip Process Technologies®
Fluid Quip Process Technologies (FQPT) was founded on extensive experience and knowhow within the corn wet milling (grain processing) industry. FQPT’s skilled engineering and technical leadership has been developing new technologies and process solutions applicable to the biofuels and biochemical markets for more than 30 years. FQPT has industrialized multiple patented and patent-pending technologies geared towards enhancing the base corn-to-ethanol dry grind process and the growing need for carbohydrate building blocks in the biochemical market.

Thermal Kinetics
At the forefront of new techniques and technologies in distillation, dehydration and evaporation, Thermal Kinetics has been providing full-service process equipment, engineering, process development and design services to the Fuel Ethanol and Biofuels industries since 1999. We offer advanced energy-saving solutions, patented technologies of integration and sophisticated process plant development — proudly matching each of our customers’ specific needs with optimum productivity and profitability. We welcome the opportunity to show you how we can improve your ethanol plant efficiency.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture
The USDA has many programs resources available to assist the broad complement of stakeholders to respond to bioeconomy-related issues and opportunities, including basic scientific research to the development and commercialization of new technologies, outreach and education, technical and financial assistance, and infrastructure..USDA is leading the way for a clean energy future for our country.

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office works with industry, academia, and national laboratory partners on a balanced portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities in feedstock supply and logistics, conversion technologies, and integrated biorefineries.  The Office is helping transform our renewable, abundant biomass resources into sustainable, cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, value-added products, and biopower to reduce our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels.

Corporate, Organization Support and Break Sponsors

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FaegreBakerDaniels
Faegre Baker Daniels is a full service law firm providing business solutions to local, national and international organizations. We serve clients with the highest levels of professionalism, skill and integrity. Our 750 corporate, litigation and regulatory professionals collaborate across 13 locations in the United States, U.K. and China to deliver practical solutions for our clients’ business needs.

Kilpatrick Townsend is a full-service, international law firm with more than 630 lawyers who work with forward-thinking clients to solve their most critical business matters. The firm’s energy practice draws from other firm-wide teams to tap into Project Finance, Construction & Infrastructure, Private Placement, Private Equity, and Intellectual Property knowledge. 

New Energy Risk (NER) has created a new, sophisticated insurance solution to facilitate efficient financing and promote customer adoption of clean, high efficiency, renewable energy technologies. NER Performance Insurance addresses technology risk in the operation of an energy facility or technology by insuring the level of performance sufficient to meet debt service or by supporting the warranty obligation of the technology provider. NER was acquired by the global reinsurer XL Catlin (NYSE: XL, S&P Financial Strength rating “A+”) in 2015.

 

The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing America’s first Advanced Biofuel. The group works to create sustainable biodiesel industry growth through education, communication, governmental affairs, technical and quality assurance programs. Serving as the coordinating body for research and development in the US the National Biodiesel Board is comprised of state, national, and international feedstock and feedstock processor organizations, biodiesel suppliers, fuel marketers and distributors, and technology providers.

The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) seeks to enhance energy security and environmental sustainability for aviation through alternative jet fuels. CAAFI is a coalition that focuses the efforts of commercial aviation to engage the emerging alternative fuels industry. It enables its diverse participants – representing all the leading stakeholders in the field of aviation – to build relationships, share and collect data, identify resources, and direct research, development and deployment of alternative jet fuels.

Airlines for America® (A4A) vigorously advocates for the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility; and as the indispensable network that drives our nation’s economy and global competitiveness. Today, A4A members and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. While representing only 2 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, the U.S. airlines are committed to continuing to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions through technology, air traffic management, energy and infrastructure advances. A4A and its members are vigorously pursuing the development and deployment of sustainable alternative aviation fuels through the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative® (CAAFI), the Farm to Fly program and other collaborative initiatives. For more information visit http://www.airlines.org/Pages/Environment_Alternative_Fuels.aspx

The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) is a national organization representing the new generation of advanced and renewable technologies that will help drive America’s new economy by creating jobs, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels while fueling a sustainable future for the world.  The ABFA has quickly become a leading voice for America’s domestic biofuels industry since it was established in 2009. Based in Washington, D.C., the ABFA engages the federal government at all levels to secure a level playing field for its 40 member companies by encouraging public policies that are consistent, technology neutral, utilize sustainable feedstocks and offer subsidy parity.

Holland & Knight is an international law firm with 1,000 lawyers in 21 U.S. offices. Other offices around the world are located in Bogota, Colombia and Mexico City, Mexico. Holland & Knight provides representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law.