Experts to Address Critical Policy Issues at Advanced Biofuels Markets 2012

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Attendees to get first-hand commentary and projections from industry and government leaders future of critical biofuels policies.

Advanced Biofuels Markets

The event comes at a critical time for the US biofuels industry given the incredible uncertainty brought on by the presidential election and the impact of the drought on corn prices and availability

Amidst a withering drought, the uncertainty of a national election, and a growing chorus of voices calling for change to key policies, the biofuel industry’s top CEOs and stakeholders gather for the 3rd Annual Advanced Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition (http://www.advancedbiofuelsmarkets.com) on October 29-31, 2012 at the Parc 55 Wyndham hotel in San Francisco. These topics and more permeate the agenda for the three-day conference and provide attendees with a single opportunity to hear from all parts of the biofuel value chain.

The partnership between the leader in global biofuels conferences and business intelligence, Green Power Conferences, and the world’s most widely read biofuels daily, Biofuels Digest, ensures this premier three-day event will bring together more than 500 attendees from across the advanced biofuels supply chain and feature 50 world-class speakers, including more than 30 industry CEOs.

“The event comes at a critical time for the US biofuels industry given the incredible uncertainty brought on by the presidential election and the impact of the drought on corn prices and availability,” said Claire Poole, Head of Biofuels at Green Power Conferences and co-organizer of Advanced Biofuels Markets. “There’s no better place to be to make sense of it all than Advanced Biofuels Markets, given that CEOs of nearly every major biofuel company as well as representatives from several US agencies will be under the same roof discussing these key issues and charting a path forward.”

Featured speakers include industry CEOs Patrick R. Gruber – Gevo, James C. Collins – DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Fred Cannon – KiOR, Guido Ghisolfi – Beta Renwables, Jonathan Wolfson – Solazyme, Gary Luce – Terrabon, Jim Macias – Fulcrum BioEnergy, Tom Van Aken – Avantium, Ed Dineen – LS9, Daphne Preuss – Chromatin, Kirk Haney – SG Biofuels, Jennifer Holmgren – LanzaTech, Jim Imbler – ZeaChem, Tom Buis – Growth Energy, and government representatives Sarah Bittleman – USDA, Valerie Reed – US DoE Biomass Program and Chris Tindal – US Navy.

In addition to discussions on policy, including the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), sessions at the Advanced Biofuels Markets 2012 cover the most pressing topics facing the industry including: Biofuels Policy, the Defense Protection Act, Hot Feedstocks, Investment and Industry, Aviation Biofuels, and a Global Market Update. As the renewable chemicals industry continues to evolve and expand, the conference has added a new focus on Biobased Products, including a full panel session and an Exhibitor Showcase where companies will provide product overviews and demonstrations.

“No one has a crystal ball powerful enough to accurately predict the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard and other key federal policies that help advance the domestic renewable fuel industry,” said Jim Lane, Publisher & Editor of Biofuels Digest, co-organizer of the conference. “But Advanced Biofuels Markets 2012 comes close, given the collective experience, knowledge and drive of the industry’s leading CEOs. Anyone with a stake in the future of the industry should attend.”

More information on the conference, agenda, speakers and sponsors can be found at: http://www.advancedbiofuelsmarkets.com, by following @wbmnews (http://www.twitter.com/wbmnews) and using #ABM12 on Twitter, and by joining the Advanced Biofuels Markets LinkedIn Group (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Advanced-Biofuels-Markets-4445414/about).

About Green Power Conferences
Green Power Conferences is the market leader in renewable energy conferences. Since 2003, over 22,000 delegates have attended more than 200 conferences, exhibitions, workshops and training courses providing strategic business intelligence to the renewable energy and sustainability industries. Green Power’s expertise lies in producing high quality, interactive events that provide ample networking opportunities for delegates, sponsors and partners. They specialize in renewable energy and produce a broad portfolio of events for the wind, solar, biofuels, biomass, biogas, geothermal, ocean energy and climate finance markets. More information and a full list of current conferences is available at: http://www.greenpowerconferences.com.

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