ABLC 2015: initial line-up announced for the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 

January 5, 2015 |

ABLC2015-sm-nodateAt ABLC 2015: Hot content from CEOs, investors, technologists, financiers, policymakers and exhibitors expected at advanced biofuels’ biggest networking and deal-making forum.

7 new intensified one-on-one, hands-on workshops for delegates to gain knowledge and visibility for their organizations.

The Digest has announced that ABLC 2015 – the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference — will take place in Washington DC on March 11-13, 2015, at the Capital Hilton.

“We’re back in the heart of downtown DC, two blocks from the White House and in the legislative session this year as we expect that leaders will be combining ABLC visits with a hard push in the capital this year,” noted Digest editor and publisher Jim Lane. The Digest has organized ABLC each year since 2010.

Complete conference information is here.

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.

Key changes this year

7 new workshops offering intensified one-on-one, hands-on opportunities for delegates to gain knowledge and visibility for their organizations.

Hot Topics on stage, on the floor and in the workshops


Settling the Controversy Around the Renewable Fuel Standard

The oil price outlook, and the demand outlook for biobased fuels and chemicals

Pressing opportunities in renewable chemicals

What is the EPA planning?

What’s up in policy and deployment in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Australasia?

Policy reform agenda for biofuels, renewable chemicals and biomaterials

Accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable, reliable, available feedstocks and supply chains

New structures for affordable project finance capital

New opportunities in infrastructure development

Aviation biofuels: the real opportunities

Bolt-ons and co-located technologies to add margin

Deploying offshore: What and whom you need to know

New deployments, new developments: DOE and USDA programs and projects

Workshop topics include


Blend wall Busting Tech

Fermentation Scale-Up: Doing it right

6 Areas where Technologies fail – how to spot & prevent


Low Carbon Fuel Standards

How to talk to Policymakers about RFS

Government programs for capital and acceleration


Raising early-stage capital

Growing the investor base

Prepping for late-stage capital raises

Downstream Markets

4 Carbon Markets – where are the opportunities?

BTX markets

Polymers and plastics

Beyond the Promise and Promises: Critical looks at emerging technologies

In addition to C-level presentations from key companies in the sector we will also be examining the business models, technologies, and technical readiness of 10 key companies in the sector. Are they for real, ready for market, able to make money, and when? What are the risks and limiting factors.

BioChannel TV

The first 100 registered ABLC delegate will have an opportunity to record an interview for digital distribution to our 1 million readers, with BioChannel TV, the new digital media for the Bioeconomy — creating new opportunities for increasing visibility and credibility via this important new digital hub for the industry.

Speakers, registration, sponsorship and event information

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

Policy updates and debate from

Advanced Biofuels Association


Advanced Ethanol Council

Algae Biomass Organization

National Biodiesel Board

(Early commits) C-level presentations include

Abengoa Bioenergy





Byogy Renewables

Cool Planet


Fulcrum Bioenergy


Green Biologics

Green Plains



Liquid Light



Agency Updates from



Attending delegates include

• The Top 100 People in Bioenergy

• The leaders of the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy

• The leaders of the 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals and Biobased materials

• The heads of every major industry trade association

• The most active strategic and venture investors; the top public equity analysts; plus, Institutional Investors, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, private equity.

• Policy leaders from the legislature; DOE, USDA, EPA and the Pentagon; plus state-level officials in development and policy; plus, global leadership from the UN and other international agencies.

• Supply chain leaders — professional and technical services, feedstocks, technology and more.

Speakers, registration and event information

Complete conference, agenda, speakers (to date), venue and registration information is here.

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