|Day 2: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
|7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
||Breakfast and Registration
|8:00 a.m.–8:05 a.m.
- Jonathan Male, Director for the Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
|8:05 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
- David Friedman, Acting Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
- Adam Cohen, Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
|8:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Plenary III: The New U.S. Billion Ton Bioeconomy Initiative
This session brings together national leaders in industry helping to realize the benefits of a Billion Ton Bioeconomy.
Keynote and Moderator: Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Jeffrey Jacobs, President and CEO, Ensyn Corporation
- Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Biotechnology Industry Organization
- Julie Felgar, Managing Director of Environmental Strategy, Boeing
|10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
|10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Breakout Session 1
1-A: Assessing America's Biomass Potential (2016 Billion-Ton Report)
This session brings together industry representatives who are involved in the development of the 2016 Billion-Ton Report to present its implications for the bioenergy and bioproducts industry in the United States.
Moderator: Bryce Stokes, Senior Advisor, Allegheny Science and Technology
- Jonathan Rogers, Energy Consultant, Energetics
- Burton English, Professor and Lecturer, UT Institute of Agriculture
- Maggie Davis, Associate, Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Prakash Nepal, Research Assistant Professor, U.S. Department of Agriculture and North Carolina State University
1-B: Innovation and Sustainability: Capturing Social and Environmental Benefits As Part of Bioenergy's Value Proposition
This session will focus on the need to clearly define, quantify, and incorporate social and environmental benefits within the larger value proposition of the bioeconomy. Speakers will discuss early successes, innovative technologies, and methodologies that capture social and environmental benefits, as well as real-world tools to help spur sustainable bioenergy development.
Moderator: Kristen Johnson, Sustainability Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technology Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Kevin Comer, Technology Manager, ANTARES
- Jennifer Dunn, Biofuel Life Cycle Analysis Team Lead and Environmental Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory
- Bob Emory, Southern Timberlands Environmental Affairs Manager, Weyerhauser
- Daniela Thran, Head of Department of Bioenergy and Bioenergy Systems, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany and Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum
1-C: Synbio and Accelerating Bioenergy Innovation
The commercial development of a new, bio-based, renewable chemical can cost between $100–200 million and take 10–15 years based on current state-of-the-art tools and approaches. Synthetic biology tools offer the potential to dramatically reduce the lead time and cost of bringing new, renewable fuels and chemicals to market using industrially relevant organisms. The Bioenergy Technologies Office, in partnership with the national laboratories, is developing a Synthetic Biology Foundry to address biomanufacturing challenges.
Moderator: Ian Rowe, Technology Manager, Bioenergy, Technology Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Blake Simmons, Chief Science & Technology Officer and Vice President for Deconstruction, Joint BioEnergy Institute
- Jeffrey Dietrich, Chief Technology Officer, Lygos
- Gale Wichmann, Senior Scientist, Amyris
1-D: Launching Renewable Aviation Fuels
This session brings together government and industry representatives working to promote the advancement of biofuels in the aviation industry. Discussion will focus on potential research and development and market opportunities that can help enable the growth of an advanced bioeconomy.
Moderator: Borka Kostova, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Steve Csonka, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative
- Nate Brown, Alternative Fuels Project Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
- Chris Tindal, Director for Operational Energy, U.S. Navy
- Bryan Sherbacow, President and COO, AltAir Fuels
||BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Award Ceremony
|12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Panel: Strategic Plan for a Thriving and Sustainable Bioeconomy
This roundtable will feature senior BETO managers for a discussion of BETO’s new strategic plan, which calls for a thriving and sustainable bioeconomy fueled by innovative technologies. To reach this vision, the strategic plan builds on and realigns BETO’s mission to develop and transform our renewable biomass resources into commercially viable, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower through targeted research, development, and demonstration supported through public and private partnerships.
Moderator: Valerie Reed, Deputy Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Mark Elless, Technical Project Officer, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Sheila Dillard, Communications Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Devinn Lambert, Algae Technology Manager, Presidential Management Fellow, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Daniel Fishman, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Alicia Lindauer, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
|1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Breakout Session 2
2-A: Mobilizing Biomass: Advanced Feedstock Supply Systems
This session brings together industry, national laboratory, and academic representatives who are making advanced supply systems a reality. Topics for discussion include transportation needs, depot benefits, and techno-economic analyses.
Moderator: Mark Elless, Technical Project Officer, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Erin Searcy, Bioenergy Technologies Department Manager, Idaho National Laboratory
- Bryan Bals, Process Development Engineer, MBI, International
- Jim Dooley, Chief Technology Officer, Forest Concepts, LLC
- Mike Hilliard, Research Staff, Center for Transportation Analysis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2-B: Growing a Bioeconomy Workforce
This session brings together experts in the workforce development arena from industry, government, and academia to present best practices, lessons learned, and next steps in cultivating the future bioeconomy workforce.
Moderator: Dan Smolen, Managing Director, The Green Suits, LLC
- Dr. Siva Sureshwaran, Director of the Division of Community and Education, USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture
- Dr. Ira “Ike” Levine, Professor and CEO, University of Southern Maine, Algal Aquaculture Professionals
- Dr. Matt Garcia, Senior Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Jobs Strategy Council, U.S. Department of Energy
2-C: Bioproducts: Adding Value to Enable Biofuels
Bioproducts can enable the biofuels industry in a myriad of ways, from improving the infrastructure necessary for biofuels, to developing requisite technology, to improving the return on investment for fuels producers. This session will feature speakers who are using bioproducts to enable biofuels. A summary of our recent workshop on bioproducts will be presented.
Moderator: Christine English, Senior Scientist, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Joshua Yuan, Associate Professor, Systems Biology and Bioenergy, Texas A&M
- Andrea Bailey, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education Fellow –Conversion Technologies, Bioenergy Technologies Office
- Mary Biddy, Senior Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Bryan Tracy, Co-Founder and CTO, White Dog Labs, Inc.
- Joel Cherry, President, Research and Development, Amyris
2-D: Integrated Biorefineries – Building Blocks to Success
This session will highlight key challenges and approaches to commercializing technologies along the supply chain with perspectives from key leaders throughout the bioeconomy.
Moderator: Elliott Levine, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Anna Rath, President and CEO, NexSteppe
- Alan DelPaggio, VP Upstream and Reneables, CRI Catalyst Company
- Stacy Jordahl, VP, Innovation, Business Development and Strategic Sourcing, Ingevity
- Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO, Aemetis
|3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
|3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
Plenary IV: Policy for the Bioeconomy—Local, State, Federal, and International Perspectives
This session brings together experts across the policy spectrum representing local, state, federal, and international perspectives on expanding markets. These experts will dive into contemporary policy issues and opportunities for the advancement of the Bioeconomy.
Moderator: Wes Jurey, President and CEO, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
- Keith Kline, Senior Research Staff, Climate Change Science Institute and Center for Bioenergy Sustainability, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Tim Bearnes, CEO, Laurel Biocomposites
- Cora Dickson, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Joe Hrdlicka, Executive Director, Iowa Biotechnology Association
|4:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
||Keynote/Day Two Close
- Bernardo Silva, Executive President, Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association (ABBI)
- Renato Domith Godinho, Head of Section, Division for New and Renewable Energy Resources, Department of Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Brazil
- The Honorable Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations & Environment
- Jim Spaeth, Program Manager for Demonstration and Market Transformation, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
|5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.