Agenda

Wednesday October 27th

12:00-5:00pm REGISTRATION OPEN
(Photo ID and proof of vaccination required)

2:00pm Network Like Crazy
INTRODUCTIONS AND MEET-UPS
Fuels, Chemicals, Materials, Finance, Feedstocks, Labs, Organisms & Proceeses
 
3:00pm Network Like Crazy
INTRODUCTIONS AND MEET-UPS
Fuels, Chemicals, Materials, Finance, Feedstocks, Labs, Organisms & Proceeses 

4:00pm Network Like Crazy
INTRODUCTIONS AND MEET-UPS
Fuels, Chemicals, Materials, Finance, Feedstocks, Labs, Organisms & Proceeses 

5:00pm STATE OF THE INDUSTRY presentation
And Networking: Self-introductions by all attendees

6:00pm ABLC Due Diligence Wolfpack
Green Hydrogen Technology
The Wolfpack:
David Dodds, Dodds & Associates
Michele Rubino, industry consultant
Steve Slome, Director, Nexant ECA
Joel Stone, President, ConVergince, and EVP, LEC
Steve Weiss, President, Grey Heron Consulting
 
7:00pm STATE OF THE INDUSTRY presentation
And Networking: Self-introductions by all attendees

Thursday October 28th

7:00am REGISTRATION OPEN
(Photo ID and proof of vaccination required)

7:30-8:00am COFFEE & PASTRIES

8:00am Industry Horizons
Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association
Kurt Kovarik, VP, Federal Affairs, National Biodiesel Board
Graham Noyes, Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition
Tim Zenk, President, Molecule
Moderator: Jim Lane, The Daily Digest

9:00am Net Zero Futures
Sean Simpson, co-Founder and CTO, LanzaTech
Brian Foody, CEO, Iogen
Chris Cooper, President, Renewable Aviation Fuels, Neste USA
Patrick Gruber, CEO, Gevo
Eric McAfee, CEO, Aemetis
Moderator: Jim Lane, The Daily Digest

10:15am Coffee Break & Industry Networking sponsored by Clariant

10:45am ABLC KEYNOTES
Karel Kapoun, GM, Renewable Natural Gas, Shell Energy
Dr. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj
Jigar Shah, Director, US Department of Energy Loan Programs Office
Moderator: Jim Lane, The Daily Digest

11:45am The Finance & Investment Summit
Mark Riedy, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton
John Kirkwood, Partner, FaegreDrinker
Mark Glotfelty, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Brentan Alexander, CCO, New Energy Risk
Harrison Clay, Head of Biogas, Energy Transition, Mercuria Energy America
Justin Goldstein, VP, Goldman Sachs
Bryan Sherbacow, CEO, Alder Fuels
Andrew Chang, MD, Corporate Development, United Airlines Ventures
Lela Jgerenaia, Vice President, Starwood Energy Group

12:45pm Lunch & Industry Networking

1:45pm TRACK A The Advanced Biofuels Summit
John Oyen, Director, ABB
Jayant Godbole, President and Director, Praj Americas
David Schwalje, Director, Axens
Valerio Coppini, Commercial Director, NextChem
Moderator: Basil Karempelas, industry consultant

1:45pm TRACK B The Hydrogen Summit Presented by LINDE
Roman Grosman, National BD Director, Linde
Jean-Louis Kindler, CEO, Ways2H
Marc Bacon, COO, OMNI Conversion Tech
Rebecca Boudreaux, CEO, Oberon Fuels
Moderator: Joel Stone, President, ConVergince

1:45pm TRACK C The Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit presented by CAAFI
John Briere, Director, Fuel Supply Chain Management, Southwest Airlines
Dale Smith, Regional Director, Environmental Strategy, Boeing
Syed Ali, BD Manager, Americas, Honeywell UOP
Jeff McDaniel, VP, New Projects, Velocys
Moderator: Chris Tindal, Assistant Director, CAAFI

2:45pm Coffee Break & Industry Networking sponsored by Kiewit

3:15pm TRACK A The Advanced Biofuels Summit: Leveraging the USG as a partner
Taite McDonald, Partner, Holland & Knight
Mark Brodziski, Dep. Administrator, Energy Programs, USDA-RBS
Moderator: Jim Lane, The Digest

3:15pm TRACK B The Advanced Biofuels Summit
Henrik W. Rasmussen, MD, Americas, Haldor Topsoe
Claudio Bertelli, VP, Business Development, LanzaTech  
Marcos Filgueiras, VP, Business Development & Marketing, Thermal Kinetics
Jim Spaeth, BETO Program Manager, Systems Development & Integration, US Deparment of Energy
Moderator: Michele Rubino, industry consultant

3:15pm TRACK C The Renewable Chemicals & Biomaterials Summit presented by Solugen
Dooma Wendschuh, President, Province Brands
Sean Hunt, CTO, Solugen
Etosha Cave, CSO, Twelve
John Bissell, CEO, Origin Materials
Neal Jakel, Managing Director, Fluid Quip Technologies
Moderator: Ethan Woods, CABLE Delegate, North Carolina State University

4:30pm TRACK A Announcement of Consider Corn Challenge III Winners presented by the National Corn Growers Association
Sarah McKay, Director of Market Development, National Corn Growers Association
Winning Company presentation
Winning Company presentation
Winning Company presentation
Winning Company presentation
Winning Company presentation
Winning Company presentation

4:30pm TRACK B The Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit presented by CAAFI
Kevin Weiss, CEO, Byogy
Blake Simmons, CTO, JBEI
Ben Harvey, Director, US Naval Weapons Research Lab
Mike McCurdy, Director, ICF
Moderator: Chris Tindal, Assistant Director, CAAFI

4:30pm TRACK C Hot Technologies
David Anton, Director, Activate/Cyclotron Road
Aanindeeta Banerjee, CEO, ReSource Chemical
Marilyn Bruno, CEO, Aequor
Jay Fitzgerald, BETO Chief Scientist, US Department of Energy
Moderator: David Dodds, President, Dodds & Associates

6:00pm ABLC Industry Reception & Cocktail Party

Friday October 29th

7:00am REGISTRATION OPEN
(Photo ID and proof of vaccination required)

7:30-8:00am COFFEE & PASTRIES

8:00am Industry Horizons
Sunil Chandran, SVP, Head of R&D, Amyris
Matt Lipscomb, CEO, DMC Bio
Alexandre Zanghellini, CEO, Arzeda
Charles Dimmler, CEO, Checkerspot
Moderator: Jim Lane, The Daily Digest

9:00am Sustainable Futures
Natalie Merrill, SVP, Business Development, Renewable Energy Group
Jordan Solomon, CEO, Ecostrat
Paul Bloom, Chief Carbon Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Gevo
Gino Vansteenhuyse, CEO, Pinnacle Propane
Moderator: Tim Zenk, President, Molecule

10:15am Coffee Break & Industry Networking sponsored by Airlines 4 America

10:45am ABLC KEYNOTES
Hon. Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture
Kelly Speakes-Backman, Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy, EERE
Moderator: Jim Lane, The Daily Digest

11:30am Hot Technologies
Steve Slome, Director, Nexant ECA
Murali Prahalad, CEO, Iridia
Andreas Reindl, Head of Business Industrial Enzymes & Technologies, Clariant
Michael Darcy, CEO, DG Fuels
Moderator: Steve Slome, Director, Nexant ECA

12:30pm Lunch & Industry Networking

1:30pm TRACK A The Advanced Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals and Biomaterials Summit
Perry Toms, CEO, Steeper Energy
Tom Quinn, CEO, EFUELS 100
Jeff Robert, Process Consultant, MetGen
Jay Potter, CEO, ECOR
Moderator: Danielle Uchimura Pascoli, CABLE Delegate, University of Washington

1:30pm TRACK B The Crops & Genetics Summit
Glenn Johnston, Director, Nuseed
John McKay, CTO, New West Genetics
John Benemann, CEO, MicroBio Engineering
Colleen McMahan, Research Chemist, Western Regional Research Center, USDA-ARS
Moderator: Steve Weiss, President, Grey Heron

2:45pm Coffee Break & Industry Networking sponsored by CJ Corporation

3:15pm TRACK A Biogas, RNG and Rural Opportunity Summit
Rashi Akki, CEO, Ag-Grid Energy
Marina Kalyuzhnaya, VP, C1PRO
John Hanselman, CSO, Vanguard Renewables
Bill Orts, Bioproducts Research Leader, USDA-ARS
Moderator: Jeff Robert, Process Consultant, MetGen

3:15pm TRACK B Hot Technologies
Sarah Boisvert, Sr. Consultant, Nexant ECA
Derek Wells, CEO, ExoPolymer
Beau Hoffman, BETO Technology Manager, US Department of Energy
Moderator: Kyle Land, CABLE Delegate, Associate Bioprocess Engineer, Automated Engineering Services

4:30pm ABLC Due Diligence Wolfpack
ABLC Trends of the Week, Under the Microscope
The Wolfpack:
David Dodds, Dodds & Associates
Michele Rubino, industry consultant
Steve Slome, Director, Nexant ECA
Joel Stone, President, ConVergince, and EVP, LEC
Steve Weiss, President, Grey Heron Consulting
Moderator: Jim Lane, The Daily Digest

5:30pm ABLC Closing Remarks