Bioenergy 2016 Confirmed Speakers

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The following are confirmed speakers for Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation, which will be held on July 12–14, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.:

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
  • Austin Brown, Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Transportation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Adam Cohen, Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Vann Bush, Managing Director, Gas Technology Institute
  • David Friedman, Acting Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • The Honorable Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Renato Domith Godinho, Head of Section, Division for New and Renewable Energy Resources, Department of Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Brazil
  • The Honorable Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jan Koninckx, Global Business Director for Advanced Biofuels, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
  • Jonathan Male, Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • The Honorable Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations & Environment
  • Reuben Sarkar, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Bernardo Silva, Executive President, Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association (ABBI)
  • Jim Spaeth, Program Manager for Demonstration and Market Transformation, Bioenergy Technology Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Confirmed Plenary and Breakout Session Speakers
  • Carol Babb, Renewable Energy Vice President, Leidos Engineering
  • Andrea Bailey, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education Fellow – Conversion Technologies, Bioenergy Technologies Office
  • Bryan Bals, Process Development Engineer, MBI, International
  • Amanda Barry, Scientist, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Brian Baynes, Partner, Flagship Ventures
  • Tim Bearnes, CEO, Laurel Biocomposites
  • Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Senior Vice President Corporate and Business Development, Algenol Biotech LLC
  • Mary Biddy, Senior Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 
  • Adam Bratis, Biofuels Program Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 
  • Nate Brown, Alternative Fuels Project Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Matt Carr, Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization
  • Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels Business Council
  • Joel Cherry, President, Research and Development, Amyris
  • Kevin Comer, Senior Project Manager, ANTARES
  • Bill Crump, Director of Renewable Energy and Chemicals, Leidos Engineering
  • Steve Csonka, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative
  • Maggie Davis, Associate, Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Alan DelPaggio, Vice President, Upstream and Renewables, CRI Catalyst Company
  • Cora Dickson, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Jeffrey Dietrich, Chief Technology Officer, Lygos
  • Sheila Dillard, Communications Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jim Dooley, Chief Technology Officer, Forest Concepts, LLC
  • Deepak Dugar, President, Visolis, Inc. 
  • Jennifer Dunn, Biofuel Life Cycle Analysis Team Lead and Principal Environmental Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Laurence Eaton, Research Economist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Mark Elless, Technical Project Officer, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Doug Elliott, Laboratory Fellow (Retired), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Bob Emory, Southern Timberlands Environmental Affairs Manager, Weyerhauser
  • Burton English, Professor and Lecturer, UT Institute of Agriculture
  • Christine English, Senior Scientist, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • John Farrell, Laboratory Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Office, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Julie Felgar, Managing Director of Environmental Strategy, Boeing
  • Daniel Fishman, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Brian Foody, President and CEO, Iogen Corporation
  • Matt Garcia, Senior Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Jobs Strategy Council, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dan Gaspar, Project Manager, Energy Processes and Materials Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Dan Goodwin, Director of Corporate Affairs, Oberon Fuels
  • Alison Goss Eng, Program Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy 
  • Valerie Harmon, Principal, Harmon Consulting
  • Mike Hilliard, Research Staff, Center for Transportation Analysis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Joe Hrdlicka, Executive Director, Iowa Biotechnology Association
  • George Huber, Board of Directors, Anellotech, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Jacobs, President and CEO, Ensyn Corporation
  • K’Lynne Johnson, Board Director, FMC Corporation
  • Kristen Johnson, Sustainability Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technology Office, U.S. Department of Energy 
  • Stacy Jordahl, Vice President, Innovation, Business Development and Strategic Sourcing, Ingevity
  • Wes Jurey, President and CEO, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Virginia Klausmeier, CEO and Founder, Sylvatex
  • Keith Kline, Senior Research Staff, Climate Change Science Institute and Center for Bioenergy Sustainability, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Borka Kostova, Technology 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
  • Jim Lane, Publisher and Editor, Biofuels Digest
  • Matt Langholtz, Natural Resource & Environmental Economist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Lieve Laurens, Senior Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Elliott Levine, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Ira “Ike” Levine, Professor and CEO, University of Southern Maine, Algal Aquaculture Professionals
  • Alicia Lindauer, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy 
  • Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO, Aemetis
  • Taite McDonald, Senior Policy Advisor, Holland and Knight
  • Paul Miles, Manager, Engine Combustion Department, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Prakash Nepal, Research Assistant Professor, U.S. Department of Agriculture and North Carolina State University
  • Mario Portela, Managing Partner, TPG ART (Alternative and Renewable Technologies)
  • Matthew Posewitz, Professor, Colorado School of Mines
  • Vesa Pylkkanen, Chief Technology Officer, American Process, Inc.
  • Anna Rath, President and CEO, NexSteppe
  • Valerie Reed, Deputy Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office
  • Mark Riedy, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend& Stockton, LLP
  • Jonathan Rogers, Energy Consultant, Energetics
  • Ian Rowe, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy 
  • Martin Sabarsky, CEO, Cellana, LLC 
  • Erin Searcy, Bioenergy Technologies Department Manager, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Karl Seck, President and CEO, Mercurius Biorefining
  • Bryan Sherbacow, President and COO, AltAir Fuels
  • Blake Simmons, Chief Science & Technology Officer and Vice President for Deconstruction, Joint BioEnergy Institute
  • Jeffrey Skeer, International Renewable Energy Agency, Senior Programme Officer 
  • Dan Smolen, Managing Director, The Green Suits, LLC
  • Bryce Stokes, Senior Advisor, Allegheny Science and Technology
  • David Sudolsky, Co-founder and CEO, Anellotech, Inc.
  • Siva Sureshwaran, Director of the Division of Community and Education, USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • Daniela Thran, Head of Department of Bioenergy and Bioenergy Systems, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany and Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum
  • Chris Tindal, Director for Operational Energy, U.S. Navy
  • Bryan Tracy, Co-founder and CTO, White Dog Labs, Inc.
  • Goutham Vemuri, Researcher, Denmark Technical University, Sasya Bio
  • Gale Wichmann, Senior Scientist, Amyris
  • Joshua Yuan, Associate Professor, Systems Biology and Bioenergy, Texas A&M
  • Luca Zollo, Principal, Verde Nero