National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26 to 28, 2015 - Omaha, Nebraska, USA

The 5th annual National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo will feature the world of advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals—technology scale-up, project finance, policy, national markets, and more—with a core focus on the industrial, petroleum, and agribusiness alliances defining the national advanced biofuels industry.

With a vertically integrated program and audience, the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing, and deploying advanced biofuels, biobased platform chemicals, polymers, and other renewable molecules that have the potential to meet or exceed the performance of petroleum-derived products.

Attendees will include hundreds of professionals in key sectors including finance (venture, private, and institutional equity); petroleum and petrochemical refining; pulp and paper milling; biofuels and biobased products manufacturing; agricultural processing; waste management; auto manufacturing; aviation; government/military; research and academia.

The National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is a premier educational and networking junction for all industry stakeholders. From agriculture to project finance, forestry to biotechnology, this conference is a one-stop shop for compelling speaker presentations on a wide array of topics including:

  • Petroleum industry perspectives on advanced biofuels
  • Converting existing industrial assets into next-generation biofuels
  • Forging symbiotic agribusiness alliances
  • Aviation and military industry positions on biobased jet fuel
  • Venture capital and private equity viewpoints
  • Overcoming barriers to market entry
  • The national market outlook for biobased fuels and chemicals
  • Exceeding the performance of petroleum-based products

The program is divided into two tracks:

Track 1: Cellulosic & Advanced Ethanol – For the promise of the Renewable Fuels Standard to be fully realized, the successful commercialization of cellulosic and advanced ethanol must be achieved. Cellulosic gallons and RINs are already being generated and 2015 will see additional commercial scale projects come online. The National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo will continue to push this vital industry dialogue forward and presentation ideas are welcomed in, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Feedstock Cultivation, Harvest, Storage, and Transport
  • Biomass Pretreatment Strategies
  • Enzyme Design and Optimization
  • Integrating Cellulosic Production at Existing Facilities
  • Thermochemical Conversion Approaches
  • Waste based Biofuels Production
  • Project Updates

Track 2: Advanced Biofuels & Bio-based Chemicals – This track will focus exclusively on the drive towards the widespread commercialization of second generation biofuels and biobased chemicals. Efforts are well underway by major ag, forestry, oil, and waste management players to leverage the carbon based inputs at their disposal to valuable products and co-products. Attendees closely following this track will get an inside look at the commercialization efforts and technology pathways of tomorrow’s advanced biofuels leaders. The National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is dedicating half of its program sessions to advanced biofuels and bio-based chemicals, and presentation ideas are welcomed in, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Enzyme Development and Biological Pathways
  • Thermochemical Pathways
  • Dedicated Energy Inputs
  • Drop In Fuels
  • Market Projections
  • Algae
  • Policy and Legislative Goals