Advanced Biofuels conference preliminary agenda announced

By BBI International | September 02, 2015

The 2015 preliminary agenda of the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo,, taking place Oct. 26-28 in Omaha, Neb., has been announced.  With two comprehensive program tracks titled Feedstocks & Feedstock Supply Chains and Technologies, Plant Design, Construction & Operation, this year’s event will feature nearly 70 advanced biofuels presentations on technology scale-up, bolt-on considerations, emerging feedstock opportunities, project development, policy, RIN markets and more—with a core focus on opportunities for America’s existing fleet of biofuels plants to produce advanced biofuels in the near term.   

Presentation topics include:

  • Project Updates
  • Feedstock Cultivation, Harvest, Storage and Transport
  • Biomass Pretreatment Strategies
  • Enzyme Design & Optimization
  • Integrating Cellulosic Production at Existing Facilities
  • Thermochemical Conversion Approaches
  • Waste based Biofuels Production
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Enzyme Development and Biological Pathways
  • Thermochemical Pathways
  • Dedicated Energy Inputs
  • Drop In Fuels
  • Policy & Legislative Goals

"We couldn't be more excited about having the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo return to Omaha,” says Tim Portz, vice president of content at BBI International. “Two years ago we held this event here because there was an incredible density of next-generation and advanced biofuels activity within 200 miles of Omaha and it still holds true today.” Portz adds, “Our comprehensive agenda will cover the progress towards the commercialization of advanced biofuels and the innovations occurring in the industry.  

Attendees and exhibitors will include hundreds of professionals in key sectors including biofuels and biobased chemicals production; agribusiness; petroleum and petrochemical refining; pulp and paper milling; food processing; waste management; finance; aviation; government/military; research and academia.