Bioenergy 2015 Confirmed Speakers

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The following are confirmed speakers for Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape, which will be held on June 23–24, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.:

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Mark Brodziski, Director of the Rural Business-Cooperative Services Energy Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
  • David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Peter W. Davidson, Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Christopher Grundler, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senate (D-MN)
  • Jonathan Male, Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Franklin (Lynn) Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Gregory L. Rorrer, Program Director, Energy for Sustainability Program, Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems, National Science Foundation
  • Reuben Sarkar, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Robert M. Simon, Principal Advisor to the Director for Energy, Transportation, and Resources, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Confirmed Plenary and Breakout Session Speakers

  • Robert C. Abt, Professor of Natural Resource Economics and Management, North Carolina State University
  • Toby Ahrens, Chief Technology Officer, BioProcess Algae
  • James E. Anderson, Technical Expert, Ford Motor Company
  • Matthew Atwood, President and Chief Executive Officer, Algae Systems, LLC
  • David Babson, Senior Fuels Engineer, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Brian Baynes, Partner, Flagship Ventures
  • Doug Berven, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, POET
  • Abhijeet Borole, Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Barbara Bramble, Senior Director for International Wildlife Conservation at National Wildlife Federation and Chair of Board of Directors for the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
  • Matt Carr, Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization
  • Ronald R. Chance, Executive Vice President, Engineering, Algenol
  • Sunil Chandran, Director, Biology, Amyris, Inc.
  • Wilfred Chen, Professor, University of Delaware
  • Tim Cohn, Hydrologist, Office of Surface Water, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Dr. Randy D. Cortright, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer/Founder, Virent, Inc.
  • Bill Crump, Senior Project Manager, Leidos Engineering
  • Dan Cummings, President, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels
  • Claire Curry, Associate, Advanced Transport, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Bruce E. Dale, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
  • Paul J. Dauenhauer, Professor and Co-Director, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, University of Minnesota
  • Meltem Urgun-Demirtas, Principal Environmental Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Bob Dinneen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Corinne Drennan, Energy & Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Jennifer B. Dunn, Energy Systems and Sustainability Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Geoffrey Duyk M.D., Ph.D., Managing Director and Partner, TPG Alternative and Renewable Technologies/TPG Biotechnology
  • Lisa Dyson, Chief Executive Officer, Kiverdi
  • Laurence Eaton, Research Economist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Bioenergy Technologies Office
  • John Eichberger, Vice President of Government Relations, National Association of Convenience Stores/Executive Director, The Fuels Institute
  • John Farrell, Laboratory Program Manager—Vehicle Technologies, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Jason Force, Chief Executive Officer, Iron Goat Technology, Inc.
  • Lori Giver, Vice President of Biological Engineering, Calysta Energy
  • Dr. Robert Graham, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Ensyn Corporation
  • Noah Helman, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Industrial Microbes
  • Doug Hoelscher, Director, Office of State-Federal Relations, State of Iowa
  • Suzanne Hunt, President, Hunt Green LLC
  • Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Great Plains Institute
  • Jeffrey S. Kanel, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Algal Energy, LLC
  • Jim Lane, Editor and Publisher, Biofuels Digest
  • Bruce Logan, Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering and Evan Pugh Professor, Penn State
  • Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development, Algenol
  • Tryg Lundquist, Associate Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Lee R. Lynd, Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College
  • Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association 
  • Taite R. McDonald, Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Dr. John McGowen, Director of Operations and Program Manager, Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation: Arizona State University
  • Jim Millis, Chief Technology Officer, BioAmber
  • Fred Moesler, Chief Technology Officer, Renmatix
  • Molly Morse, Chief Executive Officer, Mango Materials
  • Prabhakar Nair, Executive Vice President of Business Development, LanzaTech
  • Carolyn Olson, Senior Scientist, Climate Change Program Office, Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Harrison Pettit, Vice President of Business Development, PacificAg
  • Tim Portz, Executive Editor, Biomass Magazine
  • John Ralph, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Wisconsin Energy Institute
  • Len Rand, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, xF Technologies
  • Jeffrey Reed, Director of Business Strategy and Development, Southern California Gas Company/San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Theodora Retsina, Chief Executive Officer, American Process, Inc.
  • Mark J. Riedy, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • David Ross, Managing Director, MultiGen International, LLC
  • Wendy Rosen, Leader, Global Public Affairs, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, DuPont
  • Michele Rubino, Vice President of Business and Corporate Development, Beta Renewables
  • Melissa Savage, Senior Program Director, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • Joanna Schroeder, Editor, DomesticFuel.com
  • Mitchell Schultz, R&D Manager, Separations Science Group, Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Patrick Serfass, Executive Director, American Biogas Council
  • Andy Shafer, Executive Vice President, Sales and Market Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences
  • Blake Simmons, Biofuels Program Lead, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Christopher Standlee, Executive Vice President of Institutional Relationships and Governmental Affairs, Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation
  • Bryce Stokes, Senior Advisor, CNJV
  • Jessie Stolark, Policy Associate, Environmental and Energy Study Institute
  • Sarah Studer, ORISE Fellow, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Tom Thompson, Maritime Environmental and Energy and Technical Advisor, U.S. Maritime Administration
  • Chris Tindal, Director for Operational Energy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy
  • Joel Velasco, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Aaron Wells, Communications Consultant, Fuels America
  • Dr. Todd A. Werpy, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Rick Weyen, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Tesoro Companies, Inc.
  • Ken Williams, Program Leader/Principal Chemical Engineer, Nature Works, LLC
  • May Wu, Principal Environmental System Analyst in the Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Charles E. Wyman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vertimass LLC
  • Emily York, Vice President of Communication, Abengoa
  • Corinne Young, Chief Executive Officer, Corinne Young, LLC.
  • Nancy N. Young, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America.