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Monday, June 14

7:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Desk Open
America's Center Plaza Lobby
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
Room 130
8:00 am – 8:10 am Welcome
Rooms 123-124
Tim Portz, Program Manager, BBI International
8:10 am – 8:30 am Keynote Address
Rooms 123-124
Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association

8:30 am – 10:00 am Game Changing Pathways: Exploring New Roads to Tomorrow’s Advanced Biofuels
Rooms 123-124
  • Moderator: Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association

  • Gregory Pal, Senior Director, Corporate Development, LS9, Inc.
    High-Quality, Low Cost Drop-In Fuels & Sustainable Chemicals
  • Greg Keenan, Vice President, Business Development, Virent Energy Systems, Inc.
    Production of Infrastructure Compatible Liquid Fuels Using the BioForming Process
  • Randal Goodfellow, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, Envergent Technologies
    Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP™): A Proven Pathway to Renewable Liquid Fuel
  • Omar Abou-Sayed, Vice President, Corporate Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Building a Biorefining Industry using Metathesis
10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break
Room 130
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Basic Value Proposition: Understanding the Why and How of Selected Advanced Biofuels
Rooms 123-124
  • Moderator: Tim Portz, Program Manager, BBI International

  • Michael Slaney, Managing Director, Gevo Development LLC
    Advancing the New Era of Renewables
  • Gary Luce, Chief Executive Officer, Terrabon LLC
    Keeping it Simple is Hard – Technology Only Gives You a Seat at the Table
  • Ted Aulich, Process Chemist and Senior Research Manager, Energy & Environmental Research Center
    Renewable and Petroleum Diesel Integration and Economics
  • Karl Seck, President, Mercurius Biofuels LLC
    Catalytic Hydrolysis: A Novel Biomass Conversion Technology
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
Room 130
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Second Life: Upgrading Existing Industrial Facilities for Advanced Biofuels Production
Rooms 123-124
  • Moderator: Ron Kotrba, Editor, Biodiesel Magazine

  • Eric Connor, Sales, TRI ThermoChem Recovery International
    Thermochemical Biorefinery Integration Strategies and a Pilot Plant Review and Update
  • Richard Aves, Chief Executive Officer, Cetane Energy
    Small Scale Hydroprocessing
  • Roman Wolff, President, Enhanced Biofuels LLC
    Sensible Solutions: Add-ons and Retrofits to Process and Upgrade High Acidity Feedstock
  • John Monks, Business Director, DSM BioProducts
    Practical Add-on Bio-Conversion Solutions for Improved Ethanol Yield
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Refreshment Break
Room 130
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Drop-In Biofuels: The Importance of Developing Fuels that are Infrastructure Ready
Rooms 123-124
  • Moderator: Tom Foust, Biofuels Research Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Seth Snyder, Section Leader, Process Technology Research, Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory
    Drop-In Biofuels: The Importance of Developing Infrastructure-Ready Fuels
  • Jeff McDaniel, Director, Business Development, Velocys
    Enabling Cellulosic Diesel with Microchannel Technology
  • Steve Howell, President, MARC-IV Consulting, Inc.
    Biodiesel Status and Activities on Multi-Product Pipelines
4:30 pm Seminar Adjourns

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