SOURCE: Advanced Biofuels Markets 2012

Advanced Biofuels Markets 2012

August 15, 2012 12:56 ET

Advanced Biofuels Markets 2012 Waves the Green Flag to Start Industry's "Race to Scale"

Event Brings Together CEOs of Leading Advanced Biofuels Companies to Discuss Commercialization, Finance, and Policy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2012) - The biofuel industry's top CEOs and stakeholders will gather for the 3rd Annual Advanced Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition ( on October 29-31, 2012 at the Parc 55 Wyndham hotel in San Francisco to showcase their progress on the "Race to Scale" sustainable, non-food based, next generation biofuels.

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 25 industry CEOs.

"The race is on to bring these breakthrough fuels out of the labs and demonstration plants into full commercial scale, and we're bringing together the people that are leading that charge," said Claire Poole, Head of Biofuels at Green Power Conferences and co-organizer of Advanced Biofuels Markets. "Companies across this sector are already building scaled-up production facilities that will bring millions of gallons of clean, renewable fuels online in the coming years."

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 and Valerie Reed - US DoE Biomass Program.

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.

"Advanced Biofuels Markets has become the largest event of its type in North America, sharing knowledge, showcasing success, brokering key introductions and getting deals get done," said Jim Lane, Publisher & Editor of Biofuels Digest, co-organizer of the conference. "Given the string of recent technology breakthroughs and investments in advanced biofuels, we expect the announcement of additional industry news and partnerships during the event."

More information on the conference, agenda, speakers and sponsors can be found at:, by following @wbmnews ( and using #ABM12 on Twitter, and by joining the Advanced Biofuels Markets LinkedIn Group (

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