Tuesday, September 11, 2012
William B. Richardson, Chancellor, LSU AgCenter
“Biofuels and Bioprocessing Opportunities”
Mike Strain, Commissioner, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
“Louisiana’s Value Proposition”
Kyle Zeringue, Director, Business Development, Louisiana Economic Development
Biomass, Feedstock, Harvesting
“Louisiana’s Forests - Open for Business“
Buck Vandersteen, Executive Director, Louisiana Forestry Association
“The Perfect Energy Crop for Louisiana”
Ben Legendre, Denver T. Loupe/ASSCT Sugar Heritage Professor and Department Head, LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute
“Dedicated Energy Crops as a Feedstock Strategy”
Chris Roach, CERES Inc.
“Landowner - An Essential Partner in Biomass Production”
Klein Kirby, Chairman, A. Wilbert’s Sons LLC
"Breakthroughs and Opportunities in the Creation of Biobased Chemicals in Louisiana”
Susan Hager, Senior Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs, Myriant Corp.
“Leveraging Louisiana’s Resources for a ‘Green’ Future”
Barry Schaps, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Sundrop Fuels Inc.
“Developing Louisiana’s Alternative Energy Resources”
Troy Clark, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Golden Leaf Energy Inc.
“Developing an Integrated Energy Grass Feedstock Program for Cellulosic Biofuels”
Brett Callaway, Head, Agricultural Business Development, BP Biofuels North America
Biomass Conversion Technology Partners
“An Update on Virent’s Catalytic BioForming® Process for the Production of Chemicals and Fuels in an Integrated Biorefinery That Will Create New Markets for Agriculture and Forestry Commodities”
Andrew Held, Senior Director, Feedstock Development, Virent Inc.
“Biochemical Opportunities and Plummeting Natural Gas Prices“
Greg Bohlmann, Director, Business Development, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
“Commercial Scale Cellulosic Biofuels and Biochemicals”
Kevin Gray, Vice President, Biobased Chemicals, Chemtex
“Refined Cellulosic Sugars and Pure Lignin - Opportunities Louisiana Shouldn’t Miss”
Eran Baniel, Vice President, Business Development, Virdia
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Building a Case for Louisiana
“Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing”
John Russin, Vice Chancellor, LSU AgCenter
“Energy Cane Feedstock Costs”
Michael Salassi, Professor, LSU AgCenter Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
“Energy Production in Louisiana: Fundamentals and Specifics”
Ben Russo, Director, Market Development, Cleco Corp.
“Project Risk Management, an EPC Contractor’s Perspective”
Malcolm Jarrell, Vice President, Technologies and Ventures, Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure
“The Outlook for Renewable Energy in a Changing Power and Natural Gas Market”
David Dismukes, Associate Director and Professor, LSU Center for Energy Studies
“Developing the Next Generation of Biobased Products: Activities at UL”
Mark Zappi, Dean, College of Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
"Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative, AFRI CAP Grant”
Vadim Kochergin, Director, LSU AgCenter Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing