Conference Lists, Speaker Opportunities, Events, Discounts and Special Deals. Plus, Come Meet Us!--Locations to learn more about Advanced Biofuels USA -- March 2017
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Coming Advanced Biofuels Events 

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March April May June July August September October November 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 April 2017 Deadline May 2017
Deadline June 2017 Uncertain or Continuing


Telling YOUR Story:  Nominations for Awards, Recognition

For more information about award nominations opportunities, click here.
Nominations Open for Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology DEADLINE: March 24, 2017

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is now accepting nominations for its fourth annual Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology. Each year, this award is given to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology …

Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Fleet Awards Nominations Open DEADLINE: March 24, 2017

(Advanced Clean Transportation Expo)  The Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Fleet Awards are the ultimate recognition of fleet operators who show true leadership in sustainable transportation—having gone above and beyond to achieve sustanability in their …

Recent Activities, Articles

Read the latest by Advanced Biofuels USA correspondents here.

A First-Hand Report by High School Scientist, Erika Tan, Explores the Highs and Lows of Research

Advanced Biofuels USA always welcomes thoughtful inquiries from students of all ages.  We've fielded calls from elementary school students through graduates working on Ph.D's and have met some wonderful, exciting people in that way, people with whom we have developed lasting relationships.  Calls and emails come from around the US and the world.

Recently, two young women from Freehold High School in New Jersey who were preparing a contest proposal for the MIT THINK competition sought a source for cellulosic hydrolysate that they could list in their proposal and count on if they were chosen to continue.

At my request, Erika Tan put to paper the story of their experience, the initial ideas, the pivots, the excitement, the developing of relationships, the character-building experience of profound disappointment.  Her story reflects the stories of so many others engaged in this advanced biofuels enterprise from small start-ups through multi-national, high-financed projects.  I think you will enjoy reading her thoughts and remember what it was like to first discover the wonders of science.  READ MORE  -- Joanne Ivancic

Insights about Feedstock from the Advance Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

Joanne Ivancic, Advanced Biofuels USA executive director, shares thoughts and insights gathered at Biofuels Digest's annual Washington, DC event.  She focuses on three key points: The value of the farmers/growers perspective of biofuels; Rethinking the value of using dedicated crops as compared to a focus on residues and waste; and The weakness that uncertain policy poses.  READ MORE

Future Activities:  Come See Us!

We will be covering the occasional local DC events related to biofuels. Look for us!

Internship and Volunteer Fair Season.  March 21, Find Us at Hood College.

As an all-volunteer organization, Advanced Biofuels USA provides an opportunity for students, retirees, those "between jobs" and professionals who want to volunteer for an organization that furthers their personal and professional goals.  We welcome cold calls about helping us out.  And we also take advantage of local internship/volunteer fairs.  Most recently, we joined about 20 organizations at the Bethesda Green incubator.

These events also provide an opportunity to talk about biofuels and their role in transitioning to sustainable renewable transportation fuels.  And to talk about the resources available from Advanced Biofuels USA.

Come see us at Hood College to find out more.

MARCHING IN WASHINGTON   Give Renewable Sustainable Transportation Fuels a Presence and a Voice!

Most important, coming up is the March for Science in Washington on April 22 (great way to spend Earth Day) and the Peoples' Climate March on April 29, bookending Earth Week.  We want to make sure that biofuels, renewable, sustainable transportation fuels, have a presence and a voice.  Please let Joanne Ivancic know if you will be participating--or if you want to know more.  She has been attending organizing meetings and will provide information about routes and meeting spots by email.

In the meantime, contact event organizers directly--  

Call 301-644-1395 or email info @ if you want to get involved.  READ MORE

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

F.O. Licht’s Sugar & Ethanol Brazil — April 24-26, 2017 — Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Brazil's Opportunity and Global Markets
  • Moving Towards a Long-Term Ethanol Programme in Brazil
  • The latest information for 2017/18 season on sugarcane availability, the sugar/ethanol split and prices
  • Increasing capacity by 25% - how Brazil is going to supply both their domestic market and also international markets.
  • Making the 2G Biobased Economy a Reality
  • Trade Dynamics between USA, Brazil, Asia and the EU
  • Investment Appetite and Credit Readiness
  • Sugar & Ethanol Management and Productivity Workshop
The conference will be conducted in English and Portuguese with simultaneous interpretation.  READ MORE   Ask for Advanced Biofuels USA discount when registering.

7th European Algae Industry Summit — April 26-27, 2017 — Nice, France

The two day summit will bring together key players within the algae industry including leaders from cosmetics, food, feed, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals across the globe to join our forum discussions and gain a deeper understanding of recent industry developments and, most importantly, economically viable applications.

Exclusive Site Visit: In addition to the main two day event, during the afternoon of Tuesday 25th April 2017 a limited number of summit delegates will receive a unique opportunity to join an exclusive site visit to Camporosso Archimede Ricerche facility (APG group) in Ligurian Riviera, Italy. There is no extra charge to attend, but spaces are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is highly recommended to book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Algae end market users in cosmetics, flavours, nutrition, animal feed, food, algae producers & cultivation plant owners and operators, leading algae/biomass research institutes, technology providers for cultivation, harvesting, dewatering, drying, oil extraction and processing, plant engineers and constructors, biofuel producers and green energy & biotech investors.   Advanced Biofuels USA readers/subscribers are entitled to a discount on registration.   Code:  EALE7D15 READ MORE

4th Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy — April 27-28, 2017 — Dubai, UAE

Join us for two intensive and interesting days of discussing contemporary research. We invite you to contribute and help to shape the Biofuels and Bioenergy congress through submissions of your research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Bioenergy International is cordially inviting for presentation at the conference.

Biofuels Conference-2017 expecting the participants from all over the globe in various fields   READ MORE

ISO Datagro New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference 2017 — May 10, 2017 — New York, NY

Aiming to discuss the main issues of the global Sugar and Ethanol industries and to bring together representatives of the international community of producers, traders, brokers, investors, and from the financial market in general, the International Sugar Organization (ISO) and DATAGRO will hold the 11th edition of the ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference. Consecrated as the official technical event of the New York Sugar Dinner, since its first edition, the Conference has become traditional on the global sugar and ethanol calendar. With simultaneous interpretation in English, Portuguese and Spanish, the Conference takes place at the elegant Hilton Midtown in New York.   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. ISGC has created the “Green Chemistry Challenge” and offers an exhibition area, industrial sessions and 1-to-1 meetings.  READ MORE

EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition — June 12-15, 2017 — Stockholmsmaässan, Stockholm, Sweden

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will celebrate its 25th edition in Stockholm from 12th to 15th June 2017.

As one of the world’s leading R&D conference combined with an international exhibition, the EUBCE represents the leading platform for the collection, exchange and dissemination of scientific know-how in the field of biomass.

The Conference Programme will address topics from biomass itself to bioliquids and biofuels for heat and electricity, transport and biobased products, covering all aspects of each value chain, from supply and logistics to conversion technologies, from industrial application of research results to impacts on the environment, from market and trade aspects to policy strategies, not least to the role of biomass  as a source in integrated energy systems. READ MORE

2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo — June 19-21, 2017 — Minneapolis, MN

Produced by BBI International, this national event will feature the world of advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals—technology scale-up, project finance, policy, national markets and more—with a core focus on the industrial, petroleum and agribusiness alliances defining the national advanced biofuels industry.

With a vertically integrated program and audience, it is tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing and deploying advanced biofuels including cellulosic ethanol, biobased platform chemicals, polymers and other renewable molecules that have the potential to meet or exceed the performance of petroleum-derived products.   READ MORE

Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) — June 19-21, 2017 — Minneapolis, MN

Now in its 33rd year, the FEW provides the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. The FEW is the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the world—and the only event powered by Ethanol Producer Magazine. From its inception, the mission of the event has remained constant: The FEW delivers timely presentations with a strong focus on commercial-scale ethanol production – from quality control and yield maximization to regulatory compliance and fiscal management.

The 2017 FEW program is segmented into four concurrent tracks:
Track 1: Production & Operations
Track 2: Leadership & Financial Management
Track 3: Coproducts & Product Diversification
Track 4: Infrastructure and Market Development  READ MORE

Oleofuels 2017 — June 28-29, 2017 — Krakow, Poland

Oleofuels 2017 will bring together senior representatives from the biodiesel, renewable diesel and HVO/HEFA industry to discuss all the latest market advancements, developments & business opportunities. The event will cover current key challenges and issues faced by the industry and provide in-depth discussions and analysis of today`s European & global policies and regulations, updates on feedstock availability & sourcing strategies, followed by cutting-edge technology & chemistry innovations, providing an informative and balanced approach for participants from across the entire supply chain.  READ MORE

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology — July 23-26,2017 — Montréal, Canada

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology provides a unique forum for business executives, government officials, academic researchers and industry leaders to share the latest advances in renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, enzymes, food ingredients, biofuels and more!  READ MORE

SugarTech Indonesia 2017 — August 15-16, 2017 — Surabaya, Indonesia

The 3rd edition of SugarTech Indonesia 2017 is Indonesia’s largest specialized sugar and bioethanol technology event that brings together an international congregation of sugar companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the city of Surabaya, Indonesia to showcase the latest developments in the world sugar and bioethanol industry.

Metabolomics Conference 2017 — August 29-30, 2017 — Prague, Czech Republic

Metabolomics Conference 2017 provides a platform to meet top notch experts in the field of metabolomics, systems biology, proteomics, transcriptomics, precision medicine & molecular biology to discuss molecular mechanisms by which genetic information is encoded in DNA. It would be a great opportunity for companies that are dealing in analytical instruments required for this field. It will also be benefitting to the students, researchers, scholars and others participants who will be participating in the world class international workshops, symposia and exhibition which will be directed by specialists in particular field.  READ MORE

Sardinia Symposium 2017 — October 2-6, 2017 — Forte Village, Cagliari, Italy

Following the incredible success of Sardinia 2015 / Arts Edition, which saw the participation of 732 delegates from more than 70 different countries from all the continents, we are proud to announce the 30th Anniversary of Sardinia Symposia, the reference forum for the international community since 1987.

In line with tradition, the 16th edition of the conference will focus on advances of Waste Management science and technologies, presenting case studies and discussing key controversial subjects, sharing experiences from different countries, and assessing social and economical balances.

Prior to the start of the Symposium, training courses will be offered by IWWG. READ MORE

Palmex Indonesia 2017 — October 3-5, 2017 — Medan, Indonesia

The 9th PALMEX Indonesia 2017 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.   READ MORE

10th Biofuels International Conference and Expo — October 4-5, 2017 — Edinburgh, Scotland

Now that the European Commission has released its plans for biofuels post 2020 with RED II, the industry can plan and prepare accordingly.

Opportunities undoubtedly still remain as the sector evolves taking new legislation into account and renewable energy targets must still be met with governments committed to reducing their country’s GHG imprint. Biofuels will continue to play a crucial role in the fuel supply chain with current and new producers looking to improve their processes and search for new markets, whether that be aviation, marine or vehicle biofuels.

For the first time held in partnership with Bioenergy Insight conference & expo, it will focus on the latest developments in biofuels policy, international biofuels trading, sustainability, solutions for first generation producers, progress in advanced biofuels and information on feedstock pricing and trends. It's a must attend industry event with many great networking opportunities. With over 200 attendees over 2 days of high level presentations and discussions it is an excellent opportunity to engage with the market and to highlight your company’s products and services.  READ MORE

Algae Biomass Summit — October 29-November 1, 2017 — Salt Lake City, UT

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility executives, and where researchers and technology developers rub elbows with venture capitalists.  READ MORE

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