Conference Lists, Speaker Opportunities, Events, Discounts and Special Deals. Plus, Come Meet Us!--Locations to learn more about Advanced Biofuels USA -- September 2016   
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September October On-Going or Regularly Scheduled Events Get more information on our home page: and in our Coming Events and More Coming Events lists.

See also CALL FOR PAPERS, a list of invitations to submit abstracts for presentations and posters.

Telling YOUR Story:  Requests for Speakers/Papers/Posters/Presentations

Deadline October 2016 Deadline January 2017 Deadline Uncertain or Continuing


Telling YOUR Story:  Nominations for Awards, Recognition

Let us know of any awards for achievements in advanced biofuels.

Voting Opens for the 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy.
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, it’s time for voting in the Hot 40. Who will be #1?  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in …continues through October 21st.  READ MORE

Voting Opens for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, it’s time for voting in the Hot 50. Who will be #1?  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 50 Hottest Companies in the …continues through January 27th, 2017 at 5pm ET.  READ MORE

Recent Activities

Lots of Fun at EnergyPath 2016 Conference  — July 28-29 — Penn State/State College, PA. 

Danilo Gusmão de Quadros has provided highlights, along with audio from interviews with presenters and participants.

After Quadros' oft-repeated criticism about biofuels education and the big gap between research and the job market, he was pleased to experience one of the best examples of how to bring these interests closer together.  It was demonstrated by the Sustainable Energy Fund organizing, at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) for one week, a group of activities involving people from different education levels and with different ambitions.

From the 3-day Energycamp, the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Graduate Program (RESS) symposium,  to the 2-day Energypath conference and expo the week provided something for everyone giving all the attendees high levels of information in a variety of areas of renewable energy and biofuels--putting together theory and practice.

In the article, Joanne Ivancic shares stories from the Expo floor, especially from students who participated in the competitions/science fairs such as Michelle Surine (pictured below) who measured energy from watermeal/duckweed, "Green Energy: Can Wolffia (Watermeal) be Used as a Viable Biomass Fuel Source," taking the $750 second prize for middle school competition.  Click here for lists of other winners.

Held each year at a Pennsylania college or university, Energypath is funded by sponsors and proceeds from a settlement approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission during the Commonwealth’s electric deregulation proceedings in 1999.

Quadros and Ivancic both agree that initiatives like Energypath should be repeated nationwide, if not state-by-state, then on a regional basis.  Quadros sees this as a way to spread renewables culture and to form a new generation of “soldiers of wellness” in academia, schools and industries looking  to making a better world to live in.

Plan to attend EnergyPath 2017 and see for yourself!  Details coming soon.  READ MORE

Maryland Clean Energy Center Advisory Council Annual Meeting

The MCEC Advisory Council is an important group of stakeholders called upon to help set work plan priorities, carry out the activities, and establish legislative positions for the Maryland Clean Energy Center. Members include representatives from a broad cross section of the energy industry stakeholders including large corporations, small contractors, utilities, banks, and building sector interests as well as association managers and government agencies.   Joanne Ivancic, Advanced Biofuels USA executive director serves on the advisory council.

At their annual meeting on September 7 in Baltimore, Advanced Biofuels USA staffed a table with information about renewable transportation fuels and presented an update on the organization's activities, particularly those involving projects in Maryland, and announced the award to Advanced Biofuels USA of a nearly $17,000 USDA Rural Business Development Grant to conduct a feasibility study of an energy beet-to-jetfuel effort centered at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Future Activities:  Come See Us!

If you are attending of these conferences or events and would like to speak with any of our representatives, let us know at 301-644-1395 or email info @ and we'll make arrangements.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Agriculture Field Day

Themed “Addressing Food Security,” the day offers a host of educational, informational, and recreational activities for the family. Agriculture Field Day at UMES is sponsored by USDA, the University of Maryland Extension 1890 Program and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Advanced Biofuels USA officers Robert Kozak and Joanne Ivancic will staff a booth showcasing the energy beets recently harvested from an experimental plot at UMES, such as the ones being prepared for study by, from left, Beatrice Chebet and Nancy Chepketer, research assistants at UMES.

Farmers, agriculture professionals, home gardeners, agriculture students and community families are invited to enjoy the event by visiting a number of exhibitor booths and educational displays that will be open throughout the day. Concurrent sessions are slated for 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and will offer participants a choice between several tours and informational sessions highlighting ethnic crop production, energy beets, pasture rotational grazing, and sustainable aquaponics gardening.  Informational sessions for the day will cover Extension programming as well as soil health, careers in conservation, and other career opportunities in the food and agriculture sciences. READ MORE

We'll Be at the16th International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar & Ethanol — October 17 – 18 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Look for Dr. Lais F. Thomaz at the 16th International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar & Ethanol this October in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  She will share her observations and insights with Advanced Biofuels USA readers.  Watch for an article on our website.

Contributing author Thomaz, has a Ph.D. in International Relations, Unesp/Unicamp/PUC-SP, São Paulo, Brazil and is a researcher at National Institute of Science and Technology for Studies on the United States (INCT-INEU).

Visit us at Booth H-308 at the Keystone Farm Show — January 10-12, 2017 — York, PA

A favorite winter activity--talking with people at the Keystone Farm Show at the fairgrounds in York, PA.  

They call this the Farm Show for Farmers. Full-time farmers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Northern Virginia stop by to visit.  If you are interested in seeing the latest in farm machinery and services for active farms and forests such as industrial sized wood-splitters, information about seeds, fertilizers, precision farming, tools, Extension services and agriculture-related organizations, spend a winter's day at the Keystone Farm Show.  And stop by our booth, H-308. 

Upcoming Advanced Biofuels Conferences and  Activities: Details, Discounts, Deals

Palmex Indonesia — October 4-6, 2016 — Medan, Indonesia

The 8th PALMEX Indonesia 2016 is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Asia that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream palm oil companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of North Sumatera, Medan to showcase the latest developments in the palm oil industry.

North Sumatera, home to one of Indonesia’s largest concentration of oil palm plantations and also the presence of many supporting facilities such as palm oil processing plants making its capital Medan the perfect venue for the show. This unique event seeks to educate the public on the importance of the palm oil industry in Indonesia and the future trends of palm oil in the region. More than 7,000 industry professionals from more than 10 countries would be expected to turn up at this event. The international character and regional audience of PALMEX Indonesia 2016 provides unparalleled marketing, education and networking opportunities.  READ MORE 

2nd World Bio Summit & Expo — October 10-12, 2016 — Dubai, UAE

OMICS International a pioneer in organizing scientific conferences all around the world is gearing up for 2nd World Bio Summit & Expo which is schedule to be held during October 10-12, 2016 in Dubai, UAE.

Bio Summit-2016 is a specially designed cluster conference with a theme: Recent advances in Bioscience. It is an immense pleasure and privilege to welcome you here with us to honor your hard-earned scientific discoveries, innovations and would like you to share, extend and impart your valuable thoughts to the Global scientific community.

The scope of the conference includes but not limited to:
• Frontiers in Biotechnology
• Biotechnology and its Applications
• Medical Biotechnology
• Biotechnology in Petroleum
• Industrial Biotechnology
• Nano biotechnology
• Agro-Biotechnology
• Biomedical and Translational Medicine Research
• Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
• Biomedical Engineering
• Anti-Microbial therapeutics 
• Recent Advances in Biochemistry
• Bio ceo & Investors conclave

For complete information, please visit: READ MORE 

16th International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar & Ethanol — October 17 – 18 — Sao Paulo, Brazil

The16th International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar & Ethanol, reinforces its commitment of bringing together key leaders and representatives of the entire chain of the international sugar & ethanol industries to discuss market issues and sectorial strategies.The focus will continue be quality content, and dissemination of knowledge and new technologies, stimulating networking between participants.

In 2015, the Conference was attended by more than 650 participants from 33 countries, 49 speakers and more than 70 supporting companies, which together debated in two days how to overcome challenges and seize opportunities in the International market.  READ MORE

7th Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit — October 19-20, 2016 — Lyons, France

ACI’s 7th Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit 2016 will explore the ongoing developments of turning waste CO2 into profitable, commercially viable opportunities. With insights from key industry players from pilot stage to full scale entities, the conference will address both the technical and commercial aspects of CO2 utilisation in Europe and across the globe. This edition aims to highlight the changes post COP21 addressing challenges & opportunities in framework across CO2 emitting industries such as Industrial Manufacturing, Power to Gas/Liquids, Fuel, Petrochemical, Chemical, Urea, Algae and Power/Energy.

The conference is designed to appeal to professionals interested in learning about the commercial future of carbon dioxide utilisation. If you are looking for a comprehensive progress update on the global CO2 Utilisation industry, including growth outlook and updates on the latest technological advancements, then look no further than ACI’s 7th Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit.  READ MORE

Algae Biomass Summit — October 23-27, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ

The 10th Annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place October 23-27, 2016 at the Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. ABO expects more than 600 attendees from countries around the world to come to the event to learn the newest breakthroughs in algae technology, network with industry leaders, and see Arizona’s algae innovation first-hand through regional research and commercial facility tours.

The region has quickly become a hub of algae research and commercial activity. With ABO members Heliae, the US Department of Energy-funded Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3), the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), as well as programs at Arizona State University, Phoenix is home to major efforts to commercialize algae-based products in a variety of end markets.  READ MORE

Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products — November 1-4, 2016 — Chapel Hill, NC

The 2016 symposium will spotlight recent technical advances in thermochemical biomass conversion to biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower and provide a showcase for energy experts to introduce themselves and their research to the audience to look for unique collaboration opportunities.

This symposium has been held every other year following the first symposium held in 2010 at Iowa State University with the goal of focusing on thermochemical biomass research and development and providing early career scientists and engineers an opportunity to present their research and interact with the senior researchers in the community. A tradition at these meetings has been the student poster competition recognizing outstanding poster contributions by undergraduate and graduate students.

A renewed enthusiasm for thermochemical biomass conversion emerged in the early 2000s with increased federal budgets, renewable fuel standards, pre-commercial demonstration of technologies, and the advent of advanced (hydrocarbon) biofuels. Prominent researchers in the field wanted to build on the success of earlier meetings and convene another symposium series focused more on opportunities for the next generation of thermochemical biomass researchers.   READ MORE

International Conference on Sustainable Bioplastics — November 10-11, 2016 — Alicante, Spain

With the successful journey of Bioploymers & Bioplastics conferences in USA, Conference Series LLC conferences planned to continue its Biopolymers conference series in Europe from 2016.

International Conference on Sustainable Bioplastics, will be organized around the theme“Bioplastics: A Genuine Alternative”  Bioplastics 2016 is comprised of 12 tracks and 62 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Bioplastics 2016.

Conference Series LLC Conferences invites all the participants from all over the world to attend ‘International Conference on Sustainable Bioplastics ‘ during November 10-11, 2016 in Alicante, Spain which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.

Bioplastics Conference 2016 is an event delivering the concept of biobased world across the globe. In the present world where the use of conventional plastics, the consequences of plastic products use and the waste management of these products when they become waste, is a current and pressing issue. Concerns focus on the potential impact of conventional plastics they cause to the environment.  READ MORE  Mention Advanced Biofuels USA and use code BIOPLAS252016 for a 25% registration discount

7th International Conference & Exhibition on Metabolomics 2016 — November 14-16, 2016 — Orlando, FL

Metabolomics 2016 will be a global platform to share knowledge and expertise with the eminent personalities and for session talks, B2B meetings, poster presentations, workshops, symposia and much more. It will provide a platform wherein you will have enormous exposure and networking by exhibiting products and service.  READ MORE

6th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste — November 14-17, 2016 — Venice, Italy

The aim of the Venice 2016 Symposium is to focus on the advances made in the application of technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields. The previous edition of the Symposium, held in 2014, was attended by over 500 scientists and operators from approximately 54 different countries.

The sixth edition of the Symposium will feature:
  • Three days of scientific presentations
  • One day of guided technical tours at biochemical and thermochemical plants
  • Six parallel oral sessions, poster sessions and an exhibition by companies working in the field
  • Expected attendance of over 600 delegates from tens of different countries worldwide

European Bioenergy Future 2016 — November 16-17, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium

Europe is clearly stronger when policy and market are headed in the same direction. European Bioenergy Future 2016 will be a unique opportunity for business players to provide their innovative vision on the future of European bioenergy markets - and for policy makers to inform businesses about the role bioenergy will play in future energy policy frameworks. Join us in Brussels on the 16th and 17th of November 2016.  READ MORE

World Biodiesel Congress and Expo — December 5-7, 2016 — San Antonio, TX

OMICS International invites all the participants across the globe to attend the World Biodiesel Congress and Expo which will be held on Dec 5-7, 2016 at San Antonio, USA. “. This scientific gathering guarantees that offering the thoughts and ideas will enable and secure you the theme Biodiesel: Sustainable Future Fuel. Biodiesel 2016 is comprised of 6 tracks designed to offer comprehensive and interesting sessions that address current trending technologies in the field of renewable energy.

World Biodiesel Congress and Expo will add a contribution to the conference series in the field of Biofuels.  READ MORE

Keystone Farm Show — January 10-12, 2017 — York, PA

The Keystone Farm Show is the fastest growing farm show on the East Coast! Started in January of 1998 to address the needs of agrimarketers in the Mid-Atlantic area, the show has nearly tripled in size! The Keystone Farm Show has been extended to 3 days to accommodate the increase in attendance.

This show targets only full-time farmers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Since its inception, the Keystone Farm Show has tripled in number of exhibitors and uses all available space at the York Fairgrounds including the newly refurbished Heritage Hall.

This show is only marketed to full-time farmers through the agricultural print media in the geographical area covered by Country Folks weekly farm newspapers.    READ MORE 

Lignofuels 2017 — February 1-2, 2017 — Helsinki, Finland

Advanced Biofuels & Materials  —  Following the success of the last year’s conference in Munich, Germany with Clariant’s Sunliquid plant visit, and the previous one to that in Madrid with the Abengoa’s demonstration plant site visit. We are delighted to announce that next Lignofuels 2017 Conference will be taking place at the heart of the wood bioenergy industry – Finland.

The main conference will be held in Helsinki, on the 1st and 2nd of February 2017. A day prior the main conference, 31st of January 2017, a limited number of conference attendees will have the unique opportunity to join an exclusive site visit to the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery – The world´s first commercial scale wood-based biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland.

Already on its 9th edition, this two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders. We would like to invite you to join our forum discussions and take advantage of excellent networking opportunities, meeting leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies from across the globe.  READ MORE

BiobasedWorld — February 15-16, 2017 — Cologne, Germany

BiobasedWorld is all about practical application. Invited keynote speakers give a broad perspective on the most important topics in industrial biotechnology and the bioeconomy – exhibitors add their view and experience from everyday business life.

On our dedicated Newcomer stage, companies that are new to the market talk about their innovative concepts, projects and products.

It’s time to turn the spotlight on a multi-billion-dollar business with biobased products that are part of our daily lives as well as the supply chain that leads up to them. Look forward to the premier trade show that takes the bioeconomy from “Let’s talk about it” to “let’s do it“.
BiobasedWorld will live up to its name and showcase the world of bioeconomy as a whole. It offers an overview of latest enabling innovations, products, technologies and services – ready to be applied today.  READ MORE

International Symposium on Green Chemistry — May 16-19, 2017 — La Rochelle, France

The main objective of ISGC-2017 is to gather the most eminent scientists involved in the field of green chemistry to debate on the future challenges of Chemistry keeping in mind the problems of access to a sustainable energy, the management of resources (carbon, water, metals, minerals), Human development, global warming, impact on the environment and competitiveness of our Industry. To contribute to solve this complex equation, ISGC-2017 has been thought as a cross-disciplinary platform and should offer to public and private scientists an ideal platform for sharing fundamental knowledge with industrial research and development stakeholders.

On the continuation of the previous editions, ISGC-2017 will gather more than 800 attendees from all around who will exchange on the most recent advances in the field of green chemistry through plenary lectures, keynotes, oral and flash communications and posters organized around multi-parallel sessions with 6 principal topics and industrial sessions.

New in 2017 : to facilitate access to cutting edge research and enable industrials to present their know-how, technologies and innovations, ISGC has created the “Green Chemistry Challenge” and offers an exhibition area, industrial sessions and 1-to-1 meetings for all the participants, with ability to send or receive meeting requests and view companies & academic laboratories profiles.  READ MORE


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