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7:00 am - 3:00 pm Annual FEW Golf Outing
The Wilds Golf Club (Learn More | Register)
8:30 am - 4:45 pm Pre-Conference (Learn More & Register)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Expo Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
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7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 11:00 am General Session

Industry Awards
Keynote Address
General Session Panel
11:00 am - 6:30 pm Expo Open
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Dedicated Expo Time
Noon - 1:30 pm
  • Lunch in the Expo
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

The Future is Fiber I: The Argument for Converting Material Our Plants Already Handle into the Cellulosic Gallons the RFS is Calling For Room 205
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  • Michael Franko, Fluid Quip Process Technologies, LLC
    Fiber Separation: Pre vs Post Fermentation
  • Jim Ramm, EcoEngineers
    D3 Kernel Fiber Ethanol Expansion
  • Marina Chow, Senior Scientist, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Cellulosic ethanol from corn kernel fiber
  • Brandon Emme, Principal Scientist, ICM Inc.
    Corn Fiber Feasibility: Commercialization Pathway for Low Carbon Corn Ethanol
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break in the Expo
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

The Future is Fiber II: Why Corn Fiber is the Best Platform Upon Which to Build the Industry’s Next Great Era Room 205
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  • Marina Chow, Senior Scientist, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Free Up Fiber-Bound Starch with Non-Starch Polysaccharide Hydrolyzing Enzymes
  • Mark Yancey, VP Project Development, D3MAX LLC
    D3MAX: Bolt-On Cellulosic Technology for Dry Mill Ethanol Plants
  • Kurt Creamer, Bioenergy Technology Liaison, Novozymes North America
    The Future is Fiber: A Fresh Look at the Saccharification of Corn Fiber
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Reception in the Expo
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7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
7:30 am - 1:30 pm Expo Open
8:30 am - 10:00 am
National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

The Compelling Argument for Carbon Reduction or Capture Strategies at Ethanol or Biodiesel Plants Room 205
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  • Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Great Plains Institute
    CO2 as a Source of Revenue: State and Federal Policies to Reward Carbon Capture and Storage from Ethanol Plants
  • Sai Gollakota, Project Manager, Department of Energy
    Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilization, and Storage: An Emerging Economic Opportunity for Fuel Ethanol Plants in the U.S.
  • Daniel Sanchez, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science
    Cost-Effective Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage from Biorefineries in the United States
  • Matt Herman, Coordinator, Environmental Compliance & Services, Renewable Energy Group
    Carbon Intensity Reduction Opportunities in Biomass-Based Diesel Production
10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break in the Expo
10:30 am - Noon
National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

Examining the Advanced Biofuels Market Through the Lens of RIN Production and RIN Markets Room 205
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  • Larry Schafer, Principal, Playmaker Strategies LLC
    Inside the Advanced Biofuels Programs (D4 and D5) RIN Numbers
  • Ashley Player, Senior Manager, Weaver and Tidwell L.L.P.
    Generating Advanced RINs at a Corn Ethanol Plant
  • Lily Wachter, Chief Financial Officer, Edeniq Inc.
    Generating D3 RINs has a High Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Brad Pleima, Senior Engineer & Renewable Energy Consultant, EcoEngineers
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Expo
1:30 pm Exhibitor Move-Out
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

Innovations in Biodiesel Processing, Quality Testing & Products Room 205
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Moderator: Ron Kotrba, Editor, Biodiesel Magazine
  • Richard Heiden, Principal Investigator, R.W. Heiden Associates LLC
    New Twists in Measurement and Fate of Residual Glycerides in B100 Biodiesel
  • Atul Deshmane, President, Whole Energy Fuels Corp.
    A Novel Estolide Lubricant Pathway
  • Joseph Ross, Business Development Manager, North America, Axens
    Hydroconversion of Lipids into Biojet and Renewable Diesel
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

Imagining Your Plant’s Future in Advanced Biofuels Production and the Technologies Available Now to Get You There Room 205
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  • Mark Fashian, President, Biodiesel Analytical Solutions
    Higher Yield, Bolt-On Biodiesel Production from Inedible Distillers Corn Oil Using the Continuous, Glycerin-free Mcgyan Process
  • Neal Jakel, VP, Strategy & Technology, Fluid Quip Process Technologies LLC
    Technology Pathway to “Clean Sugar” for the Green Biochem Revolution
  • Vasudeo Joshi, Vice President, Advance Biofuels & Chemicals, PRAJ Industries Limited
    PRAJ's Showcase and Success Story at 2G Demonstration Plant in India
  • James Kacmar, Pathway Program Director, Edeniq
    Produce Cellulosic Ethanol in Existing Plants with Edeniq’s Pathway Platform
5:00 pm Sessions Conclude
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Join Us for the Game!
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox (Learn More)
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8:00 am - 12:30 pm FEW Industry Tour
POET Biorefining, Lake Crystal (Learn More | Register)
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