Biofuels Digest Posts “Hot Slides” from Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) On ABLC’s opening morning, we have some of the top slides -an inside look from Inbicon, Ensyn, GranBio, Sapphire Energy, LanzaTech – hot topics such as product portfolios, refinery integration, policy cliffs, the use of biomass, and opportunities for US-Brazilian cooperation on technology, feedstock and more – the hottest of the hottest, ready for you at biofuelsdigest.com.
Inbicon was touting the flexibility of its cellulosic ethanol and power production system,. We found this one particularly poignant, given that Nature published a study critiquing the emissions associated with cellulosic ethanol, while eliminating the consideration of lignin for renewable power. Here’s Inbicon’s use of lignin for combined heat and power is well in evidence. READ MORE
As ABLC continues, experts from Citi, Heartland Bank, Braemar Energy Ventures, Wilson, Sonsini, Kreig DeVault, Stern Brothers, and Kilpatrick Townsend were among the highlight presenters on finance at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy conference week now underway in Washington, DC.
We have looked this year at the complete range of financing – from the earliest “breakthrough technology” grants available from agencies such as ARPA-E, to venture stage financing, first commercial projects structures on the debt and equity side, the IPO market and post-IPO financing. ethanol and power production system,. We found this one particularly poignant, given that Nature published a study critiquing the emissions associated with cellulosic ethanol, while eliminating the consideration of lignin for renewable power. READ MORE
At ABLC, Solena Fuels, British Airways, the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), the US Navy, the Federal Aviation Administration, Amyris, Byogy, Gevo, BioProcess Algae, Virent, Mercurius, and ARA were among the highlight presenters on aviation biofuels at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington, DC.
The Summit this year looked at the complete range of aviation biofuels development – from the development of new fuels and certification efforts, to commercial scale development, and through to signature strategic customer agreements. READ MORE See FAA presentation by Mark Rumizen about certification processs HERE
In Washington, experts from Coca-Cola, Avantium, Virent, American Process, DSM, ICM, Imperium, Liquid Light, Maverick Synfuels, Beta Renewables, Algenol, Cool Plant, Clariant – as well as top management at the USDA and US Department of Energy were among the highlight presenters at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington, DC.
ABLC this year looked at disruptive change – from the development of new fuels and processing technologies, to advances in policy such as the Farm Bill’s Energy Title, and the emergence of opportunities in Brazil for advanced biofuels through the PAISS program. READ MORE
Experts from Iogen, Butamax, POET, OPX Bio, Green Biologics. Mascoma, the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, the Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials, the UN’s Renewable Reserves Accounting project, and Eastman Business Park were among the highlight presenters at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington, DC.
Digest columnist Douglas L. Faulkner also offered a sobering assessment on policy — pointing towards a “ten-year window” to deploy technologies and still enjoy strong Federal support.
In a special supplement, today’s highlight package includes the complete download for our look at 17 different renewable chemicals companies — out “Hot Molecules” session that proved to be resoundingly popular with delegates delighting in the pointed comments made by renowned industry consultants — Nexant’s Ron Cascone and Dodds & Associates’ David Dodds — as they looked at the companies public progress to date, the markets for their molecules, and how transformative these technologies may prove to be.
The download covers basic background information on Anellotech, BioAmber, Xalysta Energy, Cardia Bioplastics, Deinove, Elevance, Endophytics, FKuR, Global Bioenergies, Kiverdi, Myriant, NatureWorks, Novomer, Renmatix, Rennovia, Rivertop Renewables, and Segetis.
ABLC this year looked at disruptive change in technology, finance and policy — from the development of new routes to financing at scale through UN initiatives, to disruptive technologies coming to scale both in fuels and chemicals, attacking the barrel of petroleum, as it were, from both ends. READ MORE and MORE
In our final wrap-up from 2014 ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington DC, we selected 9 real mind-benders – one that really challenge the status quo.
From NREL, we had an update on the goals and partnership base for the drop-in fuels consortium NBC. From NexSteppe, how drought in Brazil is creating opportunities for intrepid feedstock developers. From Oberon – why a molecule known as DME may well be a transitional winner for establishing biofuels for fleets. From Heliae, a product strategy based on high-value nutraceuticals first, fuels and mainstream chems later in the decade. From Cellana, a strategy where products such as Omega-3s provide the high margins while animal feed and biocrude provide the volume offtake – an “all of the barrel strategy” right out of the petroleum industry playbook.
From former DOE Biomass Program manager Paul Bryan, a thought-provoking slide illustrating – from a chemistry point of view – why products like succinic acid represent the right products to focus on in the near term. From industry consultant David Dodds, a look at why hydrogen production offers fascinating opportunities. READ MORE