Conference Lists, Speaker Opportunities, Events, Discounts and Special Deals. May 2016
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Most Innovative European Biotech SME Award Nominations Launch; €10,000 Prize at Stake  DEADLINE:  June 27, 2016

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Joanne Ivancic Will Present at the National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC

This year, a new bioenergy education session has been added to the schedule at the National Energy Education Summit which will be held on the American University campus in Washington, DC, June 7.

A diverse group of panelists, including presenters on K-12, higher education and public education, will begin with 15 minute overviews in one session and continue later with facilitated conversations in another 1.5 hour session.

Organized by the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) and National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), the Summit will engage energy educators at all levels and students to build, improve, and expand energy education and serve the needs of diverse populations of students and citizens. The Summit will cover what we teach in energy education, how we teach it, how we can collaborate to teach it better, and how we can overcome critical challenges.   READ MORE

We'll Be Covering the Global Agribusiness Forum — July 4-5, 2016 — Sao Paulo, Brazil

If you are at this event, please let us know and we can set up meetings with Danilo Gusmao and Lais F. Thomaz who will be covering this event in Brazil for us.  Portuguese or English. Details to come.  READ MORE
Learn about a Biofuels Project in Maryland at EnergyPath 2016 Conference  â€” July 28-29 — Penn State/State College, PA.

Visit the Advanced Biofuels USA information table at the EnergyPath Expo to learn about advanced biofuels developments around the world.

Also, Advanced Biofuels USA executive director, Joanne Ivancic, will provide an update on the initial stages of a biofuels project in Maryland as part of the EnergyPath 2016 conference.  Attend this session at 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 28.

"This event focuses on hands-on, practical information as well as on how "What You Can Do" fits into the big picture," explains Ivancic.  "I look forward to participating with the exciting, inspiring attendees which include many students, faculty, business leaders, innovators, thought leaders and "doers" of all kinds."   READ MORE

Don't forget, EnergyPath offers scholarships to students, teachers and faculty.    Get more information here. 
Keystone Farm Show — January 10-12, 2017 — York, PA

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

OBIC Bioplastics and Biobased Composites Technology Forum — May 18, 2016 — Columbus, OH

Learn about the current state of the technology and be prepared to embrace relevant emerging technologies.

Hosted by the Bioproducts Innovation Center at The Ohio State University (OBIC) along with PolymerOhio, an innovation pipeline for plastics organizations, The Bioplastics and Biobased Composites Technology Forum will feature speakers that include industry leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and public policy champions—all in one place, all on one day—to give you the information you need and to answer the questions you have about bioplastics.

Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn:

Why the demand for bioplastics is projected at double digit rates and what markets are most promising
The current state of the technology and the challenges involved
What emerging technologies will address today’s challenges and offer the next generation of growth markets  READ MORE

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) — June 6-9, 2016 — Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe.

The EUBCE covers the entire value chain of biomass to conduct business, network, and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations, the  vision is to educate the biomass community and to accelerate growth.

The EUBCE will host a dynamic international Exhibition for companies and research labs to showcase their latest products and bringing scientists, technologists and key players together with leading Biomass industries and organizations.  READ MORE

World Bioenergy Congress and Expo — June 13-14, 2016 — Rome, Italy

With the successful journey of Biofuels & Bioenergy conference in Spain, OMICS International conferences planned to continue Bioenergy conference series saga in Italy in 2016. On this auspicious occasion, OMICS International inviting the participants from all over the globe to take part in the World Bioenergy Congress and Expo during June 13-14, 2016 at  Rome, Italy.  READ MORE

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo — June 20-23, 2016 — Milwaukee, WI

7 Facts About Attending the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

You’ll Join More Than 2,000 Professionals Focused on Ethanol
Be a part of the largest gathering of ethanol professionals in the world. The best ethanol industry products and services will be there.

Producers will be Attending
During the Last Three Years, 400+ Producers, Representing 87% of U.S. Capacity Attended Each Year.

Four Focused Sessions
With four tracks focused on Production, Leadership & Financial Management, Coproducts and Cellulosic & Advanced Ethanol, you’ll be able to go in-depth on the topics that best interest you.

Strong Business Connections
Based on our surveys, 95% of attendees connect with the right people and make business deals happen.

Multiple Networking Sessions
As an attendee, you’ll meet people and share your experience, products and/or services multiple times throughout the show.

Conference Social Media Site
You’ll be able to gain access to attendees and communicate with them directly on Ethanol Connect, a Social media site exclusive only to conference attendees.

Food and Drinks are Included
As an attendee of the conference you’ll enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the expo hall. In addition to food, the bar in the expo hall will be open.  READ MORE

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo — June 20–23, 2016 — Milwaukee, WI

This year the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is co-located with the world’s largest ethanol conference, the 32nd annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW). The 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.

The National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing and deploying advanced biofuels including cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, biobased platform chemicals, polymers and other renewable molecules that have the potential to meet or exceed the performance of petroleum-derived products.

Attendees will include hundreds of professionals in key sectors including finance (venture, private and institutional equity); petroleum and petrochemical refining; pulp and paper milling; biofuels and biobased products manufacturing; agricultural processing; waste management; auto manufacturing; aviation; government/military; research and academia.  READ MORE

Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street 2016 — June 21-22, 2016 — New York, NY

REFF-Wall Street 2016 expects more than 600 participants at the Grand Hyatt New York for two days of unparalleled networking. Join us as industry leaders take the stage to provide inside information on where the renewable energy industry is going, who’s making deals, and how to secure financing for your projects.

Advanced Biofuels USA readers, use code  SPT20AB for a 20% discount!  READ MORE

Oleofuels 2016 — June 21-22 — Liverpool, UK

Current & Future Challenges & Opportunities for Liquid Biofuels from Oils & Fats

Oleofuels 2016 is the progression of ACI’s highly successful European Biodiesel series of events which ran from 2008-2013. The change of name reflects the fact that the event will now cover all fuels made from oils & fats including biodiesel, HVO & bio jet as well as take a more global view which is key especially when it comes to certain feedstocks.

The two day conference will bring together the leading executives and experts from across the entire value chain for two days of informative presentations, interactive discussion & excellent networking opportunities.  READ MORE

6th Annual World Congress of Bioenergy — June 30 to July 03, 2016 — KINTEX, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Leading Bio-economy for Next Decade   —   Bioenergy has a significant impact on societies throughout the world in the past and continues to do so today. Bioenergy 2016 will showcase the bioenergy research in a global context and will bring together world-class researchers in bioenergy, including academia, policy makers, industrialists and other related stakeholders. It will include high profile plenary keynote speakers, subject-specific break-out sessions, workshops and poster presentations.

Join us in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea for the Bioenergy 2016. Over the three days of the conference, there will be many opportunities to learn more about the industry in Asia as well as the latest global trends in fibre supply, sustainability, products, technology, policies and other drivers of the future bioeconomy.  READ MORE

Global Agribusiness Forum  -- July 4-5 2016  -- Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Global Agribusiness Forum (GAF), held every two years, is internationally recognized as the most important event of the agribusiness in the world. By encouraging debates between the most important leaders, authorities and specialists of the agribusiness, the event has been the platform to identify solutions for the challenges and opportunities for the agriculture and livestock across the globe.

In its last edition, the global agriculture and livestock chain was officially represented by 1,100 leaders and authorities from 43 countries, 129 partner organizations, which included the private sector, governments, associations, entities, universities, non-governmental organizations and communication vehicles. The GAF counted with the official support of the governments of Brazil, European Community, Canada, Cuba, France, Turkey, Singapore and the state governments of Manitoba, Ontario and Sao Paulo. With live transmission by Canal Rural and internet, GAF was watched by 36,000 spectators.

In July 2016, the GAF2016 will promote the debate of how to integrate producers and consumers, add value to production and increasing productivity, ensure the food supply to the world of constant transformation and growth. The results and proposals of the event, once again, will be compiled and published in an official document – The Agribusiness Consensus – that will be sent as a suggestion to authorities of the agriculture sector, and public policies makers of all over the world.  READ MORE

BioFuelNet’s Advanced Biofuels Symposium (ABS) — July 6-8, 2016 — Vancouver, British Columbia

This Symposium brings together multi-disciplinary experts in the energy field, including top researchers, industry leaders and innovators from many sectors, to discuss key issues related to the development of a thriving advanced biofuels industry. This annual event also enhances coordination of research efforts in Canada, and fosters new ideas for research, collaboration and business development, in order to pave a sustainable path toward the commercialization of advanced biofuels.

With each edition of the ABS comes a higher participating number, a direct indicator of the growing reputation of this event.

350+ expected attendees
Target: Top canadian and international researchers, sudents, industry members, government and investment stakeholders
Sectors: Bioeconomy, Biofuels, Biomass, Energy, Transportation  READ MORE
Ask about 15% discount for Advanced Biofuels USA readers.  Call now.  Number of discounts is limited.

EnergyPath 2016 Energy Camp, Conference and Expo — July 24-29 — Penn State/State College, PA

Emerging Technology and Business Models

Energypath is the region’s largest sustainable energy event attracting industry professionals, policymakers and academia throughout the region and across the United States. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow.

Energypath 2016 has something for everyone: Learn about renewable technologies, energy efficiency techniques and start or expand your career in the energy industry with a crash course in sustainable energy.

Energypath is an ideal place to exhibit to an audience of diverse attendees including students, professors, industry professionals,  policy makers and energy users who are interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency.   READ MORE / MORE   Use the referral code â€œAdvanced Biofuels” when you register.  Ask about scholarships for students, teachers and faculty.

Euro Global Summit and Expo on Biomass — August 08-09, 2016 — Birmingham, UK

OMICS International Conferences invites all the participants from all over the world to attend ‘Euro Global Summit & Expo on Biomass’ held during August 08-09, 2016 at Birmingham, UK.
Conference Highlights:
  • Biomass Conversion Methods
  • Biomass Applications
  • Biomass Energy Resources
  • Supply Chain Management
  •  Bioenergy Conversion Methods
  • Environmental Impact of Biomass
  • Biomass Handling
  • Advanced Biofuels
  • Biomass Market Analysis
  • Production of Biofuels
  • Landfill Gas as a Renewable Energy Resource
  • Biomass from Microbial Sources
 (Theme: “A Step towards Development of Green Future” )
Use code EUBMS25% when registering to obtain a 25% discount!
For more information please visit:    READ MORE

2nd International Congress and Expo on Biofuels & Bioenergy — August 29-31, 2016 — Sao Paulo, Brazil

OMICS International invites you to attend the 2nd International Congress and Expo on Biofuels & Bioenergy which will be held on August 29-31, 2016 at Sao Paulo, Brazil. The theme of the conference is “Accelerating Advancements and Frontiers in Biofuels & Bioenergy”  READ MORE

Biopolymers and Bioplastics-2016 — September 12-14, 2016 — San Antonio, TX

By following the successful campaign of “Biopolymers and Bioplastics 2015”, OMICS International Conferences is very delighted to Organize the “3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics” September 12-14, 2016 San Antonio, USA

On this propitious moment, we invite all the global participants to join us at San Antonio, USA for “Biopolymers and Bioplastics 2016”, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience with world class professors, Researchers and many industrial experts from all around the world.  READ MORE

9th Biofuels International Conference — September 20-22, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium

As biofuel producers, regulators and experts come together in Ghent to discuss the industry’s transition to advanced biofuels, where will you be?

2 great networking tours now included in your delegate ticket!

With the 2 day conference focusing 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.

Prior to the conference on 20 September, join us for a visit to Terneuzen and the locks, sponsored by Zeeland Seaports.

On 21 September after day 1 of the conference, all delegates and speakers are invited on board Port of Ghent’s port yacht ‘Jacob van Artevelde’ for a port tour with finger food and Ghent specialities.

Don’t miss out on these great networking opportunities all included in your delegate ticket – limited spaces! So be part of the industry’s future and join us now.  READ MORE

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 

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

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

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 

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


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