ABLC 2013: line-up announced for biofuels, chemicals and biobased Leadership Week

December 11, 2012 |

More CEOs, content, investors, networking time, and exhibitors at advanced biofuels’ biggest gathering and deal-making forum.

And more affordable than ever!

5 conferences interweaving on Advanced Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Aviation & Military Markets, Investment & Finance, and The New Upstream.

In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced that ABLC 2013 – the annual Leadership Week for advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased materials will return to Washington DC, on April 15-17, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center.

A record number of CEOs are expected to attend year’s event, plus key leadership from all the major trade associations and government departments, the top financiers and investors, key customers in aviation & military markets, leaders of the New Upstream in feedstocks, plus hundreds 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 and make it more impactful and affordable than ever.

For agenda, registration and event information, click here.

The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference —  April 15-17

The largest gathering of top-level biofuels leadership and the industry’s premier deal-making forum – assessing trends in commercialization, policy, finance, R&D, feedstocks, hot processing technologies, and downstream distribution. Our theme this year: “To Parity….and Beyond!”

Showcasing the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy, the 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Materials, the 40 Hottest Partners in Bioenergy, and the Top 100 People in Bioenergy.

The Bio-Based Finance & Investment Summit — April 15

Institutional Investors, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, private equity, strategic investors, venture capitalists, and equity analysts. All on hand to answer the question – what will it take to get projects funded and built?

The New Upstream & Advanced Feedstocks Summit — April 16

The New Energy Crops and the New Gases & Residues. What are the prospects for new terrestrial energy crops like algae, switchgrass, jatropha, sorghum, and energy cane? What is the impact of low cost natural gas – both fossil and renewable? What are the opportunities and who are the players in CO2, CO and syngas?

Aviation & Military Biofuels Leadership Summit — April 17

As part of ABLC, and in partnership with CAAFI and Airlines For America: 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, regional development, plus investment and deployment including the latest on the Defense Production Act.

Renewable Chemicals and Bio-based Leadership Summit  — April 17

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 molecules and markets, the fast-emerging new players, the strategic investors and downstream customers.

Three Unforgettable Days of Networking

This year, you have unlimited access to The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, the Renewable Chemicals & Bio-based Leadership SUmmit, Materials Live!, The Bio-Based Finance & Investment Summit, and the Aviation & Military Biofuels Leadership Summit, (April 15-17, 2013).

More Affordable Than Ever!

This year, delegates will have unlimited access to The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, the Renewable Chemicals & Bio-based Leadership Summit, Materials Live!, The Bio-Based Finance & Investment Summit, and the Aviation & Military Biofuels Leadership Summit, (April 15-17, 2013).

Conference rates start at just $1495 for early-bird registration.

More CEO speakers than ever before

Industry Leadership

Fred Cannon – CEO, KiOR (invited)
Ed Dineen – CEO, LS9
Chas Eggert – CEO, OPX Bio
Steve Fabijanski – CEO, Agrisoma
Lee Edwards, CEO, Virent
Rick Eno, CEO, Metabolix

Mike Herrema, CEO, Newlight Technologies (invited)
Jennifer Holmgren – CEO, LanzaTech
Jim Imbler – CEO, ZeaChem
Bob Johnsen – CEO, Primus Green Energy
Jason Kelly, CEO, Ginkgo BioWorks

Howard Janzen – CEO, Cool Planet
Mike Knauf – CEO, Rivertop Renewables (invited)
Jeff Lautt – CEO, POET (invited)
Troy Lapsys, President and CTO, Incitor
Philippe Lavielle – CEO, Virdia

Bob Mayer – CEO, Cobalt
Anna Rath – CEO, NexSteppe
Christophe Schilling- CEO, Genomatica
Bill Sims – CEO, Joule
CJ Warner – CEO, Sapphire Energy (invited)

Peter Williams – CEO, INEOS Bio (invited)
Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme (invited)
Paul Woods – CEO, Algenol (invited)

Government & Trade Associations

Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Ethanol Council
Brent Erickson, Executive VP, BIO
Joe Jobe – CEO, National Biodiesel Board (invited)
Mike McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association
Mary Rosenthal, Executive Director, ABO

Harry Baumes, Director, Energy Policy, USDA
Paul Bryan, former DOE Biomass Program Manager
Gerald Ostheimer, FAS Science Advisor, USDA – US technical lead, Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP)
Congressman Joe Garcia (D-FL)

Finance & Investment

David Badal – Executive Director, Renewable Fuels & Chemicals, JP Morgan
Doug Cameron – Managing Director, First Green Partners
Michael Eckhart, Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental Finnce & Sustainability, Citigroup
John Kirkwood – Partner, Kreig DeVault
John May – Managing Director, Stern Brothers
Pavel Molchanov – Sr. VP, Raymond James & Associates
Mike Reidy – Partner, Mintz Levin
Vicky Sharpe – CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Rob Stone – Sr. VP, Cowen & Co

And many more to come!

Complete conference, agenda, venue and registration information

For complete registration and event information, click here.

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