Sunday, February 7, 2010

Feb 11 Program: Biomass to Biofuels

Note: registration closes Feb 8, 2010, at 5 p.m. - registration contact:

The next few years will witness the commercialization of “advanced” biofuels. The U.S. government has mandated that 100 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply in 2010 increasing to 16 billion gallons in 2022. Success for cellulosic biofuel producers will depend on many variables including: (1) access to consistent supply of affordable feedstocks, (2) ability to access project finance and/or government loan guarantees (3) improved economies of scale with production methods. (Source: GTM Research)

While second-generation cellulosic ethanol remains a hot topic among policy-makers and venture capitalists, serious attention is being paid to third-generation algae biofuels. Known as a “drop in” fuel, algae can potentially serve the gasoline, diesel, and aviation markets.

Discussions during the February 11th program will include topics such as:

* An examination of the variety of innovative 2nd gen pathways and conversion technologies that are under development and are fast becoming a commercial reality

* The economics, including a discussion of stimulus funding, behind the biofuels market

* Market and policy hurdles and opportunities

* The financing viewpoint

* Lessons learned

This program is free for CCIA Members - RSVPs are required. There is a cost of $50 per person for non-members.


7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Registration, breakfast and networking.

8:15 - 9:45 a.m. - Biofuels: Not Your Grandmother's Corn Ethanol
Moderator: Stacey Simms, Governor's Energy Office
Algae - Solix Biofuels
Retrofitting/Jet Fuel - Gevo
Waste Conversion to Energy - Symbios
Feedstock - Community Power Corporation

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Biofuels Hurdles to Jump Before They Get to the Pump
Moderator: Wayne Greenberg, Architectural Energy and Heartland Renewable
Policy - TBA
Industry - OPX Biotechnologies
Financing - Altira Group
Lessons Learned - Mike Miller, formerly of Blue Sun Biodiesel
Technology - National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Remember to RSVP by 5 p.m., Monday, Feb 11 to

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