Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to keynote Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

February 21, 2012 |

In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced that US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will deliver the principal keynote address at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, which runs April 2-5 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC.

Digest editor Jim Lane commented: “We are looking forward to fostering even closer ties between the Secretary and advanced biofuels industry leadership, and also to hear the latest on the Secretary’s efforts to foster the development of advanced biofuels, and rural economic development through domestic energy and energy crops.”

ABLC logoSecretary Vilsack will be joined by other keynotes from former NATO commander General and Growth Energy co-chairman Wes Clark, BP Biofuels CEO Phil New, Gevo CEO Pat Gruber, Solazyme CEO Jonathan Wolfson, Amyris CEO John Melo, Primus Green Energy CEO Yom-Tov Samia, and Genomatica CEO Christophe Schilling.

ABLC 2012 will be host to five interactive conferences througout ABLC Week in DC this April: Renewable Chemicals Live will be held on April 2, the Forest Bioenergy Workshop takes place on April 3, the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference runs on April 3-5, the Bio-Based Investor Summit runs on April 5, and Military and Aviation Markets is also staged on April 5.

“THIS IS IS A MUST DO CONFERENCE – The Right People, the Right Place, the Right Time, The Right Content” – Mike McAdams, President, The Advanced Biofuels Association

Last week, Biofuels Digest released the names of more than 150 companies that are, to date, committed to participating in the 2012 Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, which will take place April 2-5, 2012 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.
Participants include:CEO Presentations
Solazyme, Amyris, Gevo, LS9, BP Biofuels, Codexis, Rentech, ZeaChem, LanzaTech, Green Plains Renewable Energy, American Process, Ceres, Mascoma, Genomatica, Elevance, Enerkem, Malaysian Life Sciences Fund, Phycal, BioProcess Algae, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Proterro, Terrabon, SynGest, Verdezyne, Virent, Rennovia, OPX Biotechnologies, BioARchitecture Labs, Primus Green Energy, Metabolix, Chromatin, Catchlight Energy, Byogy Renewables, Rivertop Renewables, Avello Bioenergy, Ensyn,  Myriant, GlycosBio, Cobalt Technologies

Industry Association leadership presentations
National Biodiesel Board, Advanced Biofuels Association, Algal Biomass Organization, BIO, Growth Energy, USDA, DOE

Leadership, Investor and Buyer Presentations
US Renewables Group, FAA, ARA, Airlines for America, Defense Logistics Agency, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Honeywell’s UOP, Stern Brothers, Mintz Levin, Burrill & Co., Hudson Clean Energy Partners, Genencor, Taylor-DeJohgh, Fitch, Standard & Poors, CIBC World Markets  Louisiana Economic Development, Hawaii State Energy Office, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, Metron Aviation, Chapparal Energy

ABLC Sponsors
Primus Green Energy, American Process, CADEV, Codexis, HCL CleanTech, Sud-Chemie, ArborGen, Fluor, BAL, Genencor, Austrade, Advanced Biofuels Association, Stern Brothers, Mintz Levin, Kreig Devault, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Grenada Economic Development District, IPP, Rennovia, Stipkala

Companies and organizations attending include:
ACA Associates, Advanced Biofuels Association, Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance, Agrisoma Biosciences, Air Products and Chemicals, Airlines for America, Alaska Airlines, Algal Biomass Organization, Alliance Biofuels Conferences, American Process, Amyris
Andritz Inc., Applied Research Associates, Inc., ArborGen, Australian Trade Commission, Avantium, Avello Bioenergy Inc, Barber Advisors LLC, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science (BIOS), Betaseed Inc, BIO, Bio Architecture Lab, Inc., Bio-NRG, LLC, Bioenergy Deployment Consortium, Biofuels Digest, BioProcess Algae, Bloomberg, BNA, Blue Marble Biomaterials, BofA Merrill Lynch, BP Biofuels, Burns & McDonnell, Burrill & Company, Byogy Renewables, CAAFI Certification/Qualification Team,

Canadian Consulate General Miami, Catchlight Energy, Ceres, CH2M HILL, Champagne-Ardennes, Chaparral Energy, Chevron, Chromatin, CIBC World Markets, Inc., Citi Investment Research, Cleantech Alliance Mid Atlantic (CAMA), Cobalt Technologies, Codexis, Coequity, Collaborative Events, Coskata, Covanta Energy, Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Direve Industrial Biotechnology GmbH, DLA Piper LLP (US), Dominion Bond Rating Service, DSM, Durr Systems, Inc., Dyadic International, Elevance, Elsevier Biofuel, Enerkem, Ensovi, LLC, Ensyn Technologies Inc., EnVertis Consulting Inc., Environmental, Entrepreneurs, European Economic Development Partners, F.O. Licht Commodity Analysis, FAA/CAAFI, Fish & Richardson PC, Fitch, Flint Hills Resources, Fredrikson & Byron P.A., Gas Technology Institute, Genencor, General Atomics,

Genomatica, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, Gevo, Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc., Goldman Sachs, Government Contracting Specialists, LLC, Graal Bio, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Green Power Conferences, Green Vision Group, Inc., Growth Energy, Haltermann Solutions, Hawaii State Energy Office, HCL Cleantech, Heidrick & Struggles, Herty AMDC, Honeywell UOP, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, ICM Inc., Imperium Renewables, Indiana University, Innovation Norway, Iogen Energy, Iowa Economic Development Authority, IR1 Group, Jefferies & Company Inc., KBR, Kellogg Brown & Root, Kincannon & Reed, Krieg DeVault, KY Energy & Environment Cabinet, LanzaTech, Leatherstocking LLC, Lockheed Martin, Louisiana Economic Development, LS9, Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund Ltd, Mascoma Corporation, MATHESON,

Maverick Biofuels, MBI, Mergermarket, Metabolix, Metron Aviation, Mintz Levin, Mississippi State University, Montauk Energy, Myriant, National Biodiesel Board, National Cancer Institute, NIH, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, North Dakota State University, Novozymes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, OPIS, OPX Biotechnologies, Pacific Crest, Phycal, Platts, Port of Seattle, Primus Green Energy, Proterro, Pulsar Energy Capital, PureVision Technology, pyroil international, Renewable Analytics, Renewable Energy Group, Renewable Energy Strategies LLC, Rennovia, Rentech, Ricardo, Rivertop Renewables, Rodman Publications, Sapphire Energy, ScottMadden, Show Me Energy Cooperative, Sierra Energy, Solazyme, Space Coast Energy Consortium, SPW, Standard & Poor’s, Stern Brothers & Co.,

Stratum Technologies, Sud-Chemie AG, Sweetwater Energy, Inc., Syngest, Synthos S.A., TAPPI, Taylor-DeJongh, Inc., Terrabon, TeselaGen Biotechnology, Tesoro Companies Inc., The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, ThermoChem Recovery Int’l Inc. (TRI), TipToe Technology, U.S. Department of Agriculture , U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Energy Information Administration, UFRJ – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Union of Indonesian Estate Crops Farmers’ Association, United Airlines, University of Hawaii / CTAHR, University of Illinois, UOP, US Renewable Group, Venrock, Verdezyne, VIN2DA GREEN ENERGY SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD, Virent, Waste Management, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, ZeaChem Inc.


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