Biofuels Digest announces line-up for 2012 Advanced Biofuels & Renewable Chemicals Leadership Week

| December 8, 2011

Record number of CEOs, more content, more investors, more networking time, and more exhibitors expected for advanced biofuels’ biggest gathering and deal-making forum.

5 conferences interweaving, on advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, aviation & military markets, investment & finance, and forestry-based biorefineries. More affordable than ever.

In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced that the annual Advanced Biofuels & Renewable Chemicals Leadership Week will take place April 2-5, 2012 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

A record number of CEOs will be speaking at this year’s event, plus key leaders from all the major trade associations and government departments, the top financiers, plus hundreds of more delegates from the industry and its community of stakeholders.

This year, Leadership Week has been expanded to a total of five interweaving conferences, to maximize the coverage of the hottest trends, and enable delegates to customize their experience, to make it more impactful and affordable than ever.

For complete agenda, registration and event information, click here.

• The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference —  April 3-5

The largest gathering of top-level biofuels leadership and the industry’s deal-making forum – assessing trends in commercialization, policy, finance, R&D, feedstocks, hot processing technologies, and downstream distribution. Our theme this year: “Go Big, Stay Strong”. Showcasing the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy at an evening event.

• Aviation & Military Biofuels Forum — April 5

As part of ABLC, and in partnership with CAAFI and ATA: Leadership in the fast-emerging aviation and military markets, who will join us throughout the week and be showcased at the Aviation & Military Biofuels Forum. Discussing the latest in offtake agreements, testing & certification, new fuels development, investment and deployment.

• The Bio-Based Investment Summit — April 5

As part of ABLC, and in partnership with Stern Brothers and Mintz Levin: Institutional Investors, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, private equity, strategic investors, venture capitalists, debt rating agencies and equity analysts. All on hand to answer the question – what will it take to get projects funded and built?

• Renewable Chemicals & Materials Live!  — April 2

In partnership with the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI): the top leadership in pure-play Renewable Chemicals and integrated biorefineries, looking at key opportunities for early commercialization in organic acids, solvents, lacquers, lubricants, bio-plastics, and more. The Hot IPOs, the fast-emerging new players, the strategic investors . Showcasing the 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals at an evening event.

• The Forest Biorefinery Workshop— April 3

In partnership with the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), we will host a one-day Forest Biorefinery Workshop for those seeking to develop biorefinery strategies and better understand emerging biorefinery technologies in the forestry sector, as well as their design/implementation in a business strategy.

Customize The Experience

This year, you can attend for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days, based on the packages we have created.

4 Days. Unlimited access to The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, Renewable Chemicals & Materials Live!, The Bio-Based Investment Summit, and Aviation & Military Biofuels Forum, (April 2-5, 2012). Starting at just $1,595 for early-bird registration.

3 Days. Unlimited access to The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, The Bio-Based Investment Summit, and Aviation & Military Biofuels Forum (April 3-5, 2012). Starting at just $1,195 for early-bird registration.

2 Days. Unlimited access to Renewable Chemicals & Materials Live! and the 1-Day Forest Biorefinery Workshop. (April 2-3, 2012). Starting at $895 for early-bird registration.

1 Day. Unlimited access to the 1-day Forest Biorefinery Workshop (April 3, 2012). Starting at $595 for early-bird registration.

More CEO speakers than ever before

Here’s just some of the committed speakers, so far.

John Melo, CEO, Amyris
Dennis Banasiak, CEO, Avello Bioenergy
Kelly Ogilvie, CEO, Blue Marble Biomaterials
Tim Burns, CEO, BioProcess Algae
Kevin Weiss, CEO, Byogy Renewables

Michael Burnside, CEO, Catchlight Energy
Richard Hamilton, CEO, Ceres
Daphne Preuss, CEO, Chromatin
Alan Shaw, CEO, Codexis
K’Lynne Johnson, CEO, Elevance

Vincent Chornet, CEO, Enerkem
Robert Graham, CEO, Ensyn
Pat Gruber, CEO, Gevo
Christophe Schilling, CEO, Genomatica
Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech

Ed Dineen, CEO, LS9
Ganesh Kishore, CEO, Malaysian Life Sciences Fund
Bill Brady, CEO, Mascoma
Richard Eno, CEO, Metabolix
Chas Eggert, CEO, OPX Biotechnologies

Kevin Berner, CEO, Phycal
Yom-Tov Samia, CEO, Primus Green Energy
Kef Kasdin, CEO, Proterro
Hunt Ramsbottom, CEO, Rentech
Jere Kolsted, CEO, Rivertop Renewables

Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme
Jack Oswald, CEO, SynGest
Gary Luce, CEO, Terrabon
Bill Radany, CEO, Verdezyne
Lee Edwards, CEO, Virent

Cindy Thyfault, CEO, Westar Resources
Jim Imbler, CEO, ZeaChem

Plus trade association heads such as Mike McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association, Mary Rosenthal, Executive Director, Algal Biomass Organization and Brent Erickson, Exec VP, BIO. And many, many more speakers.

More Policymakers, Aviation & Military buyers, and Investors than ever

Plus, key leaders from USDA and DOE, aviation and military markets, who will join us throughout the week and be showcased at the Aviation & Military Biofuels Forum.

Plus, in our new “get real” Bio-Based Investment Summit” – Institutional Investors, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, private equity, strategic investors, venture capitalists, debt rating agencies and equity analysts. All on hand to answer the question – what will it take to get projects funded and built?

We’ll be networking like crazy in DC this April. Why don’t you join us for what will be one-stop shopping for all your networking and knowledge needs in finance, operations, strategic partnership, and supply chain development.

Partnered with the Best

We’re delighted to be partnered with TAPPI for Renewable Chemicals Live! and the 1-day Senior Course in Biorefinery Operations. We are also partnered with ATA and CAAFI for Aviation & Military Biofuels Markets conference session, and with Stern Brothers, and Mintz Levin for the Bio-Based Investment Summit.

Complete conference, agenda, venue and registration information

For complete registration and event information,  click here.



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