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MONDAY, JUNE 20

7:00 am - 3:00 pm Annual FEW Golf Outing
Brown Deer Golf Course (Learn More | Register)
Buses board at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center & Hyatt Regency Milwaukee at 6:30 am
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Expo Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
Exhibit Hall
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TUESDAY, JUNE 21

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
Ballroom CD Foyer
8:30 am - 11:00 am General Session
Ballroom CD

Welcome
Industry Awards

Keynote Address
  • Emily Skor, CEO, Growth Energy
Pathways to Fully Realizing the Bold Promise of the Broader Biofuels Industry

Moderator: Tim Portz, Executive Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine
  • Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President, American Coalition for Ethanol
  • Geoff Cooper, Senior Vice President, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Anne Steckel, Vice President of Federal Affairs, National Biodiesel Board
  • Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels Business Council

Exploring Strategies to Unlock Greater Marketplace Access for Conventional and Advanced Biofuels

Moderator: Tom Bryan, President, BBI International & Editor in Chief, Ethanol Producer Magazine
  • Dave VanderGriend, CEO, ICM Inc.
  • Robert White, Vice President of Industry Relations, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Mike O’Brien, Vice President of Market Development, Growth Energy
11:00 am - 6:30 pm Expo Open
Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Dedicated Expo Time
Exhibit Hall
Noon - 1:30 pm
  • Lunch in the Expo
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmConcurrent Tracks
Track 1: Advanced & Cellulosic Ethanol
The Here and Now Opportunity to Produce Cellulosic Gallons at Existing Starch Based Ethanol Production Facilities
Room 103 CDE
Read Panel Description

Moderator: John Caupert, Executive Director, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
  • Kalpesh Parekh, Business Development, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Corn Fiber to Ethanol: Maximize the Value of Every Kernel with Generation 1.5 Technologies
  • Virginia Klausmeier, CEO, Sylvatex, Inc
    Novel Approach to Upgrade First Generation Ethanol to Advanced Biofuels
  • James Kacmar, Pathway Program Director, Edeniq Inc.
    Produce Cellulosic Ethanol in Existing Plant with Edeniq’s Pathway Platform
  • Miloud Araba, Lead, Enogen Technical Services, Syngenta
    Cellerate Process Technology
Track 2: Biodiesel & Other Advanced Biofuels
Technologies Unlocking New Opportunity for Advanced Biofuels In Aviation Markets
Room 103 AB
Read Panel Description

Moderator: Ron Kotrba, Editor, Biodiesel Magazine
  • Anthony Barnette, Sales Support Manager- Green Fuels & Chemicals, Honeywell UOP
    Commercial Scale Aviation and Marine Biofuels Become a Reality
  • Bin Yang, Professor, Washington State University – Tricities
    Production of Jet Fuels from Biomass-Derived Lignin
  • Charles Wyman, President & CEO, Vertimass LLC
    Single Step Ethanol Conversion to BTEX and Jet Fuel, Diesel Fuel, and Gasoline Blending Components
  • Chris Ryan, President, Gevo Agri-Energy
    Isobutanol, Jet and Isooctane: Diversifying Ethanol Assets
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRefreshment Break in the Expo
Exhibit Hall
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmConcurrent Tracks
Track 1: Advanced & Cellulosic Ethanol
Paving the Way: Processes Smoothing the Road to Commercial Scale Cellulosic Ethanol Production
Room 103 CDE
Read Panel Description

Moderator: Mark Yancey, Chief Technical Officer, D3MAX LLC
  • James Ramm, Founding Partner & Senior Engineer, EcoEngineers
    From Grandfathered Fuels to Advanced and Cellulosic Fuels
  • Steve Hartig, Vice President, Technology Development, ICM Inc.
    The Path from Corn Ethanol towards Cellulosic Ethanol
  • Martin Mitchell, Global Business Development Manager, Clariant
    Clariant’s sunliquid® Process: Cellulosic Biorefinery - Key Technology Features, Applications and Economics
  • Amol Sheth, Joint General Manager, Business Development, Advanced Biofuels & Biochemicals, PRAJ Industries Limited
    Examining Praj’s enfinity 2G Technology for the Production of Cellulosic Biofuels and Biochemicals
Track 2: Biodiesel & Other Advanced Biofuels
The Common Sense Argument for Deploying Biodiesel Production Assets at Operating Ethanol Plants
Room 103 AB
Read Panel Description

Moderator: Adam Belyamani, Managing Partner - Business Development, Saola Energy LLC
  • Bernie Hoffman, Biofuels and Energy Consultant, K-Coe Isom
    Bolt-On Biodiesel or Renewable Diesel Considerations
  • Rabbi Abraham Juravel, Orthodox Union
    Biodiesel and Fuel Ethanol: The Kosher Connection
  • Raj Mosali, CEO, Jatrodiesel Inc.
    Advantages to Co-locating Biodiesel Production at Ethanol Plants
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Reception in the Expo
Exhibit Hall
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
7:30 am - 1:30 pm Expo Open
Exhibit Hall
8:30 am - 10:00 amConcurrent Tracks
Track 1: Advanced & Cellulosic Ethanol
Leveraging the Leading Edge of Biological Innovation to Increase the Available Pathways to Cellulosic Ethanol Production
Room 103 CDE
Read Panel Description

Moderator: Mark Yancey, Chief Technical Officer, D3MAX LLC
  • Allan Froehlich, Manager, Research & Development, Mascoma LLC
    A New Standard in the Fermentation of Cellulosic Sugars
  • Trent Nguyen, President & CEO, Ebio LLC
    Alcoli Improves Ethanol Production
  • Eric Johnson, Manager, Atlantic Consulting
    Integrated Enzyme Production Lowers the Cost of Cellulosic Ethanol
  • Mamatha Devarapalli, Visiting Fermentation Scientist, Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Production of C4-C9 Alcohols by ‘+1’ Pathway Engineered E.coli using Alternative Feedstocks
Track 2: Biodiesel & Other Advanced Biofuels
Examining Transactions in the Biofuels Industry to Better Assess Overall Industry Health
Room 103 AB
Read Panel Description

Moderator: Tim Rudnicki, Executive Director, Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association
  • Tim Rudnicki, Executive Director, Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association
    Transactions to Drive Demand, Innovation and Growth
  • Jeremiah Frueauf, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
    Reviewing Renewables: Strategies for Acquisition and Operation of Patent Portfolios for Renewable Fuels and Products
10:00 am - 10:30 amRefreshment Break in the Expo
Exhibit Hall
10:30 am - NoonConcurrent Tracks
Track 1: Advanced & Cellulosic Ethanol
Emerging Technologies Available to Corn Ethanol Producers Ready to Tap High Value Chemical Markets
Room 103 CDE
Read Panel Description

Moderator: Kyle Althoff, President, Equinox LLC
  • Luca Zullo, VP, Business Development & Commercialization, Greenyug LLC
    Ethanol as the Renewable Naphta: Diversification into Chemicals via Catalytic Upgrade of Ethanol
  • Neal Jakel, VP Strategy & Technology, Fluid Quip Process Technologies LLC
    Cost Effective “Clean Sugar” Solution for the Biofuel and Biochem Markets
  • Bryan Tracy, CEO, White Dog Labs
    MixoFerm™: 50% More Ethanol lowers Cellulosic CapEx
Track 2: Biodiesel & Other Advanced Biofuels
How and Why Biogas Producers are Winning Market Share in Advanced Biofuel Markets
Room 103 AB
Read Panel Description

Moderator: Katie Fletcher, Associate Editor, Biomass Magazine
  • Jennifer Aurandt, R&D Program Manager, Valicor Inc.
    Transformative Applications of Selective Anaerobic Digestion
  • Jeff Tocio, National Sales Manager, Pentair
    Biogas Upgrade Generating Dual Value Stream: CO2 + CH4
  • Will Charlton, President, Digester Doc
    Microbial Enhancement for Anaerobic Digester Optimization
  • Lars Holm, CEO & Managing Director, Renew Energy A/S
    Biogas: Biorefinery’s Pathway a Reduced Carbon Footprint and Nutrient Recovery
Noon - 1:30 pmLunch in the Expo
Exhibit Hall
1:30 pmExhibitor Move-Out
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmConcurrent Tracks
Track 1: Advanced & Cellulosic Ethanol
Using Pilot and Demonstration Scale Production to Perfect Your Technology, Prove its Viability and Bring it to Commercial Reality
Room 103 CDE
Read Panel Description

Moderator: Katie Fletcher, Associate Editor, Biomass Magazine
  • Jeff Ross, Process Engineer, Harris Group Inc.
    Scale-up of New Technology: How Can I Get A Good Night’s Sleep?
  • Doug Rivers, Director, Research & Development, ICM Inc.
    Commercialization of Fermentation Processes: The Value of Contracted Piloting
  • Arno Van de Kant, Business Development Director, BPF
    New Open Access Pilot Facility: From Lab to Commercial Scale
  • John Gieseman, Group Manager, Jacobs Consultancy
    How to Build a Process Demonstration Plant that Provides Clear and Compelling Results
Track 2: Biodiesel & Other Advanced Biofuels
An Ever Evolving Industry I: New Approaches to Biodiesel Processing
Room 103 AB
Read Panel Description

Moderator: Ron Kotrba, Editor, Biodiesel Magazine
  • Russell Teall, President & Founder, Biodico Sustainable Biorefineries
    Energy Self-Sufficient Biodiesel Production Advantages Under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
  • Kurt C. Holecek, CEO, Energia Tech s.r.o.
    Muscle Up My Production: On a Budget
  • Dehua Liu, Professor & Director, Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Dept., Tsinghua University
    A Commercial Demonstration of Biorefinery of Lipids: Coproduction of Biodiesel and 1,3-propanediol
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRefreshment Break
Ballroom AB Lobby & 101/102 Lobby
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Track 2: Biodiesel & Other Advanced Biofuels
An Ever Evolving Industry II: New Approaches to Biodiesel Processing
Room 103 AB
Read Panel Description

Moderator: Ron Kotrba, Editor, Biodiesel Magazine
  • Erik Anderson, Process Engineer & Doctoral Candidate, Biosystems & Bioproducts Engineering, University of Minnesota
    A Novel Process for Low-Sulfur Biodiesel Conversion from Scum
  • Larry Sakin, CEO, FYT Fuels
    Equilibrium Studies of Canola Oil Transesterification Using a Sodium Glyceroxide Catalyst Prepared from a Biodiesel Waste Stream
  • Chetan Sayankar, Project Team Lead, GDL Engineering India Pvt. Ltd
    Selective Biodiesel Production Process Using Specialized Liquid Lipase Enzyme to give Better Production Results
5:00 pmSessions Conclude
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmNetworking Event
Harley Davidson Museum (Learn More)
Buses board at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center & Hyatt Regency Milwaukee beginning at 5:15 pm
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THURSDAY, JUNE 23

8:30 am - 2:00 pm FEW Industry Tour
United Ethanol (Learn More | Register)
Please note: Buses board at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center at 7:45 am & Hyatt Regency Milwaukee at 8:15 am
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