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This meeting took place in 2009



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The Future of Biofuels (D4)


Organizer(s) William D. Provine, Chris R. Somerville, Doug Cameron and Jay D. Keasling
April 4—8, 2009
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, Utah USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 3, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 7, 2009
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 3, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 4, 2009

Major support for this meeting was contributed by DuPont Company and United Nations Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
The goal of this meeting is to share a broad perspective defining the critical needs for biofuels and to highlight cutting edge research and development efforts that are defining the next generation of biofuel product and process advances. One major deficiency in the advancement of biofuels is the need to do more integrated and cross-disciplinary research. This conference brings together a broad spectrum of core experts to bridge this gap and help to better enable and advance biofuel research efforts globally.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 4

15:00—19:30
Registration

Ballroom Lobby
18:30—19:30
Refreshments

Ballroom Lobby
19:30—21:30
Keynote Session: NGO Perspective on Biofuels
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Ballroom 3
* William D. Provine, DuPont Company, USA

Jason Clay, World Wildlife Fund, USA
Biofuels—How do we Define Sustainability?

Judy Siegel, Energy and Security Group, USA
Biofuels and Developing Countries


SUNDAY, APRIL 5

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Ballroom 1 & 2
08:00—11:00
Biofuels Value Chain - Needs vs. Wants
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Ballroom 3
Coleman Jones, , USA
An Automaker Perspective on the Biofuels Value Chain

Paul A. Willems, Energy Biosciences Institute, USA
Talk Title to be Determined

* William D. Provine, DuPont Company, USA
Key Challenges for the Development of Advanced Biofuels

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, Brazil
Bioenergy in Brazil

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Ballroom Lobby
11:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Ballroom 1 & 2
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Ballroom 1 & 2
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Current Technology Trends

Ballroom 3
* Chris R. Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Paul V. Harris, Novozymes, Inc., USA
Stimulation of Lignocellulose Hydrolysis by Proteins of Glycoside Hydrolase Family 61 (GH61): A Protein Family in Search of a Function

James Zhang, Formation 8, China
Miscanthus Variety Development

Ian Jepson, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., USA
Conversion of Biomass using Plant-Expressed Cellulases

Ziv Shani, CBD Technologies Ltd., Israel
Enhancement of Plant Biomass by Transgenic Expression of Proteins Active in the Cell Wall

Robert Harlan Dahl II, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Transcriptomic Studies of the Response to Exogenous Exposure and Endogenous Production of Biofuel Candidates in E. coli

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Ballroom Lobby
17:00—19:00
Next Generation Advanced Biofuels
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Ballroom 3
* Doug Cameron, First Green Partners, USA

Jay D. Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Engineering Microbial Metabolism for Production of Advanced Biofuels

James A. Dumesic, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Next Generation Products from Thermochemical Approaches

Mark Huntley, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Cellana's Renewable Fuel Production from Marine Photosynthetic Microbes

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Ballroom 1 & 2
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Ballroom 1 & 2

MONDAY, APRIL 6

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Ballroom 1 & 2
08:00—11:00
Biofuel Feedstock Choices and Modifications
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Ballroom 3
* Jay D. Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Chris R. Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Overview of Feedstock Challenges

Richard B. Flavell, Ceres, Inc., USA
Dedicated Energy Crops

Stephen P. Long, University of Illinois, USA
Thinking Outside the Lunch Box: Perennial Bioenergy Feedstocks Viable on Land Unsuited to Food Crops

John Manners, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Plant Industry, Australia
From Sugarcane to Energycane

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Ballroom Lobby
11:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Ballroom 1 & 2
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Ballroom 1 & 2
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Ballroom Lobby
17:00—19:00
Enablement of Cellulosic Fuels
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Ballroom 3
* Doug Cameron, First Green Partners, USA

Bruce E. Dale, Michigan State University, USA
Achieving Economic and Environmental Benefits from Biofuels: The Role of Innovation and Invention

Tom Richard, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Feedstock Infrastructure: Another Gathering Storm

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Ballroom 1 & 2
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Ballroom 1 & 2

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Ballroom 1 & 2
08:00—11:00
Novel Fermentation Strategies
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Ballroom 3
* Chris R. Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Lonnie O. Ingram, University of Florida, USA
Engineering Biocatalysts for Renewable Fuel and Chemicals

Harrison F. Dillon, Solazyme, Inc., USA
Title to be Determined

Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology, USA
Enzyme Performance and Evolution Challenges in Support of Biofuels

Stephen B. del Cardayre, LS9, Inc., USA
Renewable Petroleum ™ Products and Technologies: Low Cost Fuel and Chemical Substitutes

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Ballroom Lobby
11:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Regional Research Efforts

Ballroom 3
* Doug Cameron, First Green Partners, USA

Joseph B. Binder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Chemical Transformation of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Fuels and Chemicals

Tuan-hua David Ho, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Discovery and Improvement of Enzymes and Microbes for Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production

James Hartwell, University of Liverpool, UK
CAM Plants for Biofuel from Marginal Lands: Towards a Systems Biology Level Understanding of Yield in High-Productivity CAM Species

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Ballroom Lobby
17:00—19:00
Visions for Future of Biofuels
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Ballroom 3
* William D. Provine, DuPont Company, USA

Lee Rybeck Lynd, Dartmouth College, USA
Overcoming Obstacles to Large-Scale Production of Cellulosic Biofuels

Amory B. Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute, USA
Biofuels: Some Convenient Truths

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Ballroom 1 & 2
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Ballroom 1 & 2

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant No. CBET-0917763




We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

DuPont Company Gevo, Inc.
Piper Jaffray & Co. United Nations Foundation

KWS SAAT AG


The Procter & Gamble Company


Wiley-Blackwell
 

We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



BP p.l.c.


Ceres, Inc.


DuPont Company


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