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Day One: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Welcome and Introductory Keynotes

  • Jonathan Male, director for the Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Reuben Sarkar, deputy assistant secretary for transportation, DOE

Plenary I: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Biomass

  • Matt Langholtz, Natural Resource & Environmental economist,Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Laurence Eaton, research economist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • David Sudolsky, co-founder and CEO, Anellotech Inc.
  • Matt Carr, executive director, Algae Biomass Organization

Plenary II: Creating Commercial Success in the Bioeconomy

  • Brooke Coleman, executive director, Advanced Biofuels Business Council
  • Brian Foody, president and CEO, Iogen Corp.
  • K’Lynne Johnson, board director, FMC Corp.
  • Martin Sabarsky, CEO, Cellana, LLC
  • Taite McDonald, senior policy advisor, Holland and Knight

Day One Keynote and Closing Remarks

  • Vann Bush, managing director, Gas Technology Institute
  • Jim Spaeth, program manager for Demonstration and Market Transformation, Bioenergy Technologies Office, DOE

Day 2: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Welcome and Morning Keynotes

  • Jonathan Male, director for the Bioenergy Technologies Office, DOE
  • David Friedman, acting assistant secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE
  • Adam Cohen, deputy under-secretary for science and energy, DOE

Plenary III: The New U.S. Billion Ton Bioeconomy Initiative

  • Jeffrey Jacobs, president and CEO, Ensyn Corp.
  • Brent Erickson, executive vice-president, Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Julie Felgar, managing director of Environmental Strategy, Boeing

Breakout Session 1-A: Assessing America's Biomass Potential (2016 Billion-Ton Report)

Breakout Session 1-B: Innovation and Sustainability: Capturing Social and Environmental Benefits As Part of Bioenergy's Value Proposition

Breakout Session 1-C: Synbio and Accelerating Bioenergy Innovation

Breakout Session 1-D: Launching Renewable Aviation Fuels

Luncheon Panel: Strategic Plan for a Thriving and Sustainable Bioeconomy

  • Mark Elless, technical project officer, Bioenergy Technologies Office, DOE
  • Sheila Dillard, communications manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, DOE
  • Devinn Lambert, algae technology manager, Presidential Management Fellow, Bioenergy Technologies Office, DOE
  • Daniel Fishman, technology manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, DOE
  • Alicia Lindauer, technology manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, DOE

Breakout Session 2-A: Mobilizing Biomass: Advanced Feedstock Supply Systems

  • 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

Breakout Session 2-B: Growing a Bioeconomy Workforce

  • 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, DOE

Breakout Session 2-C: Bioproducts: Adding Value to Enable Biofuels

Breakout Session 2-D: Integrated Biorefineries – Building Blocks to Success

Plenary IV: Policy for the Bioeconomy—Local, State, Federal, and International Perspectives 

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, DOE

Day Three: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Welcome and Morning Keynotes

  • Jonathan Male, director for the Bioenergy Technologies Office, DOE
  • Austin Brown, assistant director for Clean Energy and Transportation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Breakout Session 3-A: Deriving Value from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams

  • Carol Babb, Renewable Energy VP, Leidos Engineering
  • Goutham Vemuri, researcher, Denmark Technical University, Sasya Bio
  • Luca Zullo, principal, Verde Nero
  • Deepak Dugar, president, Visolis Inc. 

Breakout Session 3-B: The Pitch—Solving the Bioeconomy’s Toughest Challenges



Breakout Session 3-C: Innovative Approaches and Materials for Clean Energy

Breakout Session 3-D: Opportunities for Innovation in Fuel-Engine Co-Optimization

Plenary V: National Algal Biofuels Technology Review

Keynote and Conference Close

  • Jan Koninckx, global business director for biofuels, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
  • Jim Spaeth, program manager for demonstration and market transformation, Bioenergy Technologies Office, DOE