Algae Industry Leaders at Biomass 2014 July 29-30, 2014

Next week several algae industry leaders will be in Washington, DC attending Biomass 2014, the annual conference hosted by the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Some of the Algae Biomass Organization members on the program include:

Matt Carr, Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization
John McGowen, Director of Operations, ATP3, Arizona State University
Martin Sabarsky, Chief Executive Officer at Cellana
Kimberly Ogden, Professor, University of Arizona; Engineering Technical Lead, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts
Jose A. Olivares, Bioscience Division Lead, Executive Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Read on for more details about the event’s special breakout session on algae as well as registration information!

Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy

On July 29-30, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its seventh annual conference-Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy. Co-hosted with Advanced Biofuels USA, this year’s conference will take place at the Washington, DC Convention Center. As in past years, Biomass 2014 will bring together top government officials and members of Congress with industry leaders and experts from across the bioenergy supply chain to continue ongoing dialogue about the critical challenges and key opportunities for the industry. The event will focus on the innovative technologies, priority pathways, financing strategies, and public policies needed to grow the bioeconomy of the future.

Watch the Biomass 2014 video to learn more about the event from Bioenergy Technologies Office Director Jonathan Male and Conference Chairperson Jim Spaeth.

Registration is required to attend this event. To register for Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy, please visit the Biomass 2014 registration Web page.

This year’s conference will include a variety of exciting elements, including compelling breakout and plenary sessions, informative posters, and exhibits. View the latest agenda to get more details on confirmed speakers and discussion topics.

The BETO Algae Program will host the following breakout session:

Integration of Supply Chains III: Algal Biofuels Strategy-Report on Workshop Results and Recent Work

This session will present the outcomes of the two DOE-hosted algae stakeholder workshops and outcomes of DOE sponsored research. The final results of the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts consortium will be reported. New data generated by testbed projects will be highlighted followed by a panel discussion on the impacts of biofuel-enabling bioproducts on the algae industry.

Moderator: Roxanne Dempsey, Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Breakout Speakers:
Jose A. Olivares, Bioscience Division Lead, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Executive Director, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts
John McGowen, Director of Operations, ATP3, Arizona State University
Kimberly Ogden, Professor, University of Arizona; Engineering Technical Lead, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts
Martin Sabarsky, Chief Executive Officer, Cellana

Confirmed Speakers

View the latest agenda to get more details on confirmed speakers and discussion topics. Below is a list of confirmed speakers for the event:

  • Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senate (D-MI)
  • Dr. Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, & Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jonathan Male, Director,Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer,LanzaTech
  • Gerson Santos-Leon, Executive Vice President, Abengoa
  • Larry Ward, Senior Vice President of Commercial Development, POET
  • William Provine, Director of Science and Technology External Affairs, DuPont
  • Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Organization
  • Matt Carr, Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization
  • Tara Billingsley, Senior Energy Advisor for Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Bob Dinneen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental Section, Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Liv Haselbach, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Imagine Tomorrow
  • Karl Seck, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mercurius Biofuels
  • David C. Carroll, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gas Technology Institute
  • Kevin Kenney, Research Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Kevin Comer, Associate Principal, Antares Group Inc.
  • Chris Daly, Director, Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering
  • Tim Volk, Senior Research Associate, State University of New York-College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Brian West, Deputy Director, Senior Development Staff, Fuels, Engines and EmissionResearch Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Chris Cassidy, National Business Renewable Energy Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Dan Cummings, Vice President, Commercial & External Affairs, Americas & Asia, INEOS Bio
  • Theadora Retsina, Chief Executive Officer, American Process Inc.
  • Mark J. Riedy, Counsel, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Phillip Thomas, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Heartland Bank
  • John May, Managing Director, Stern Brothers & Co.
  • Allen Julian, Chief Business Officer, MBI
  • Jeff Berkland, President, North Central Iowa Biomass Association
  • Glenn Farris, Marketing Manager Biomass, AGCO Corporation
  • Randy Cortright, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Virent
  • Raymond G. Wissinger, Manager, Renewable Energy & Chemicals, Research & Development, UOP
  • Santosh Gangwal, Director-Business Development, Energy Technologies, Southern Research Institute
  • Andrew Held, Senior Director, Deployment and Engineering, Virent
  • John Trawick, Research Fellow, Genomatica
  • Jennifer Dunn, Principal Environmental Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Ken Williams, Senior Research Engineer, NatureWorks LLC
  • Brent Shanks, Director, CBiRC
  • John Eichberger, Vice President Government Relations, National Association of Convenience Stores
  • Rob Underwood, Director of Congressional Relations, Petroleum Marketers Association of America
  • Shannon Baker-Branstetter, Policy Counsel, Energy and Environment, Consumers Union
  • Michael Wang, Senior Scientist, Energy Systems, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Steve Kelly, President & Executive Committee, Corrim
  • Reid Miner, Vice President, NCASI
  • Lauren Fillmore, Senior Program Director, Water Environmental Research Foundation
  • William Eleazer, Supervising Engineer, Brown and Caldwell
  • James R. Oyler, President, Genifuel Corporation
  • Todd Williams, Wastewater Global Service Team Deputy Leader, Former Chair of the WEF Residuals and Biosolids Committee,CH2M HILL
  • Jose A. Olivares, Bioscience Division Lead, Executive Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAAB)
  • Kimberly Ogden, Engineering Technical Lead, NAAB
  • John McGowan, Director of Operations, ATP3, Arizona State University
  • Martin Sabarsky, Chief Executive Officer, Cellana
  • Dennis Hall, Director, OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center
  • Gerard Ostheimer, Sustainable Bioenergy Lead, UN Sustainable Energy For All
  • Ashley Miller, Senior Renewable Energy Trade Specialist, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration
  • Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho, Senior Energy Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Artur Yabe Milanez, Manager of Biofuels Department, Brazilian Development Bank
  • Ashlie B. Delshad, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, West Chester University
  • Matt Merritt, Director, Public Relations, POET
  • Linda Silverman, Energy Intelligence Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Catherine Cyr Ransom, Managing Director, Glover Park Group
  • Josh Sneideman, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Chris Tindal, Director for Operational Energy, U.S. Department of Navy
  • Harry Baumes, Director of Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Nate Brown, Alternative Fuels Project Manager, Federal Aviation Administration

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