ABLC 2016: initial line-up announced for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Week

ABLC2016-smBolt-ons, retrofits, aviation first commercials, cellulosic second commercials, protein & advanced feed, C4 chemicals and organic acids in focus this year.

Bioeconomy leadership heads to Washington DC to consider commodity prices, financing, low-carbon policy and deployment-stage technologies.

The Digest has announced that ABLC 2016 – the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference — will take place in Washington DC on February 17-19, at the Grand Hyatt.

Complete conference information is here.

2016 Theme: Accelerating deployment at scale

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, plus hundreds more delegates from the industry and its community of stakeholders.

7 Key Events in 1

The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference – February 17-18. More info here.

In focus: The oil price outlook, and the demand outlook for biobased fuels and chemicals; what’s next at the EPA on RFS and pathways?; Cellulosic ethanol: the wave of second commercials; DOE: What’s on the R&D agenda for 2016-17; Hot Bolt-ons and retrofit technology; infrastructure development and E85 deployment

Renewable Chemicals and Bio-based Materials Summit – February 17-18. More info here.

In focus: Organic acids, the Plant Bottle, PLA, methanol, cellulosic sugars, C4 chemicals including n-butanol, BDO and butadiene, and more.

The Proteins and Nutraceuticals Seminar – February 18. More info here.

In focus: Omega-3s, Omega-7s, markets and technologies for fish feed, animal feed and human nutrition. Looking at advanced foods, advanced distiller’s grains, algae and more.

The Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable Workshop – February 19. More info here.

In Partnership with the American Chemical Society and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute, “Opportunities in establishing a Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable.” The Roundtable, if formed, would identify non-competitive issues across the bio/renewable economy value chain, Establish best practices, techniques, and tools/metrics for achieving them, and Incentivize the bio/renewable economy value chain to engage and innovate.

Aviation & Military Biofuels Summit – February 19. More info here.

In Partnership with the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative: “Aviation and Military Markets”, policy accelerators at the global, national and state level, and latest updates on technology, offtakes, pathway certification, testing and business development.

ACORE Renewable Energy Leadership Seminar – February 19. More info here.

In Partnership with the American Council on Renewable Energy: “Lessons Learned across all Renewables” – what works, what struggles in policy, business models, technology development — lessons learned from biomass, biofuels, solar, wind, and geothermal.

The Bioeconomy R&D Consortia Summit – February 19. More info here.

Consortia and Partnerships: Key national and international consortia update on the latest in technology and commercial development, including Sustainable Energy4ALL, marine fuels, algae development, aviation fuels development, advanced feedstocks, and international market development.

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

Mandates and incentives around the world;
The wave of Mergers & Acquisitions,
What’s next in carbon policy? Capture, pricing and more.
USDA: What’s in the Farm Bill for 2016-17 to assist deployment
Master Limited Partnerships have arrived, how to use them.
Growing markets for organic acids and C4 chemicals
Forming capital for scale and models for deployment
Policy reform agenda for biofuels, renewable chemicals and biomaterials

No tracks, no missing sessions

You won’t have to choose between content tracks and miss vital content when two sessions compete. ABLC is in all-plenary style.

New! The Meeting Point

Our ABLC Concierge Staff are located at The Meeting Point to assist with introductions and scheduling. Plus, The Meeting Point is a simple way to meet up with your next prospective partner.

TNV-BioChannelYou won’t miss a minute, BioChannel TV is there

BioChannel.TV’s 20 hours of live and recorded coverage will ensure that, even when you’re off the floor meeting with partners and prospects, you won’t miss a minute of the on-stage action as expert commentators analyze the action. Can’t put a name to a face? Lost a note on a key technology?

Speakers, registration, sponsorship and event information

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

Attending delegates include

• The Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy
• The leaders of the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy and the 40 Hottest Small Companies
• 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.

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