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The Future of Biofuels
Organizer(s): William D. Provine, Chris R. Somerville, Doug Cameron and Jay D. Keasling
Date: April 04 - 08, 2009
Location: Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, UT, USA
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.
Scholarship Deadline: December 3 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 3 2008
Abstract Deadline: January 7 2009
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 4 2009
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
DuPont CompanyGevo, Inc.KWS SAAT AGPiper Jaffray & Co.The Procter & Gamble CompanyUnited Nations Foundation
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
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
BBI InternationalCell PressF+L AsiaInterTechPiraJohn Wiley & SonsRoyal Society of Chemistry
Wiley-Blackwell
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant No. CBET-0917763
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:

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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

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Program

Saturday, April 04 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Ballroom Lobby


Saturday, April 04 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Refreshments
Room: Ballroom Lobby


Saturday, April 04 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Keynote Session: NGO Perspective on Biofuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 1 of 3
* William D. Provine, DuPont Company, USA

Saturday, April 04 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Keynote Session: NGO Perspective on Biofuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 2 of 3
Jason Clay, World Wildlife Fund, USA
Biofuels—How do we Define Sustainability?

Saturday, April 04 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Keynote Session: NGO Perspective on Biofuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 3 of 3
Judy Siegel, Energy and Security Group, USA
Biofuels and Developing Countries

Sunday, April 05 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Sunday, April 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Biofuels Value Chain - Needs vs. Wants
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 1 of 4
Coleman Jones, USA
An Automaker Perspective on the Biofuels Value Chain

Sunday, April 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Biofuels Value Chain - Needs vs. Wants
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 2 of 4
Paul A. Willems, Energy Biosciences Institute, USA
Talk Title to be Determined

Sunday, April 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Biofuels Value Chain - Needs vs. Wants
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 3 of 4
* William D. Provine, DuPont Company, USA
Key Challenges for the Development of Advanced Biofuels

Sunday, April 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Biofuels Value Chain - Needs vs. Wants
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 4 of 4
Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, Brazil
Bioenergy in Brazil

Sunday, April 05 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Ballroom Lobby


Sunday, April 05 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch


Sunday, April 05 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Sunday, April 05 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Sunday, April 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Current Technology Trends
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 1 of 6
* Chris R. Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Sunday, April 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Current Technology Trends
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 2 of 6
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

Sunday, April 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Current Technology Trends
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 3 of 6
James Zhang, Formation 8, China
Miscanthus Variety Development

Sunday, April 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Current Technology Trends
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 4 of 6
Ian Jepson, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, USA
Conversion of Biomass using Plant-Expressed Cellulases

Sunday, April 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Current Technology Trends
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 5 of 6
Ziv Shani, CBD Technologies Ltd., Israel
Enhancement of Plant Biomass by Transgenic Expression of Proteins Active in the Cell Wall

Sunday, April 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Current Technology Trends
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 6 of 6
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

Sunday, April 05 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Ballroom Lobby


Sunday, April 05 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Next Generation Advanced Biofuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 1 of 4
* Doug Cameron, First Green Partners, USA

Sunday, April 05 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Next Generation Advanced Biofuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 2 of 4
Jay D. Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Engineering Microbial Metabolism for Production of Advanced Biofuels

Sunday, April 05 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Next Generation Advanced Biofuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 3 of 4
James A. Dumesic, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Next Generation Products from Thermochemical Approaches

Sunday, April 05 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Next Generation Advanced Biofuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 4 of 4
Mark Huntley, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Cellana's Renewable Fuel Production from Marine Photosynthetic Microbes

Sunday, April 05 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Sunday, April 05 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Monday, April 06 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Monday, April 06 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Biofuel Feedstock Choices and Modifications
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 1 of 5
* Jay D. Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Monday, April 06 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Biofuel Feedstock Choices and Modifications
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 2 of 5
Chris R. Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Overview of Feedstock Challenges

Monday, April 06 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Biofuel Feedstock Choices and Modifications
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 3 of 5
Richard B. Flavell, Ceres, Inc., USA
Dedicated Energy Crops

Monday, April 06 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Biofuel Feedstock Choices and Modifications
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 4 of 5
Stephen P. Long, University of Illinois, USA
Thinking Outside the Lunch Box: Perennial Bioenergy Feedstocks Viable on Land Unsuited to Food Crops

Monday, April 06 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Biofuel Feedstock Choices and Modifications
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 5 of 5
John Manners, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Plant Industry, Australia
From Sugarcane to Energycane

Monday, April 06 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Ballroom Lobby


Monday, April 06 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch


Monday, April 06 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Monday, April 06 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Monday, April 06 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Ballroom Lobby


Monday, April 06 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Enablement of Cellulosic Fuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 1 of 3
* Doug Cameron, First Green Partners, USA

Monday, April 06 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Enablement of Cellulosic Fuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 2 of 3
Bruce E. Dale, Michigan State University, USA
Achieving Economic and Environmental Benefits from Biofuels: The Role of Innovation and Invention

Monday, April 06 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Enablement of Cellulosic Fuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 3 of 3
Tom Richard, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Feedstock Infrastructure: Another Gathering Storm

Monday, April 06 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Monday, April 06 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Tuesday, April 07 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Tuesday, April 07 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Novel Fermentation Strategies
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 1 of 5
* Chris R. Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Tuesday, April 07 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Novel Fermentation Strategies
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 2 of 5
Lonnie O. Ingram, University of Florida, USA
Engineering Biocatalysts for Renewable Fuel and Chemicals

Tuesday, April 07 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Novel Fermentation Strategies
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 3 of 5
Harrison F. Dillon, Solazyme, Inc., USA
Title to be Determined

Tuesday, April 07 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Novel Fermentation Strategies
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 4 of 5
Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology, USA
Enzyme Performance and Evolution Challenges in Support of Biofuels

Tuesday, April 07 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Novel Fermentation Strategies
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 5 of 5
Stephen B. del Cardayre, LS9, Inc., USA
Renewable Petroleum ™ Products and Technologies: Low Cost Fuel and Chemical Substitutes

Tuesday, April 07 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Ballroom Lobby


Tuesday, April 07 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch


Tuesday, April 07 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Regional Research Efforts
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 1 of 4
* Doug Cameron, First Green Partners, USA

Tuesday, April 07 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Regional Research Efforts
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 2 of 4
Joseph B. Binder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Chemical Transformation of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Fuels and Chemicals

Tuesday, April 07 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Regional Research Efforts
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 3 of 4
Tuan-hua David Ho, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Discovery and Improvement of Enzymes and Microbes for Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production

Tuesday, April 07 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: Regional Research Efforts
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 4 of 4
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

Tuesday, April 07 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Ballroom Lobby


Tuesday, April 07 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Visions for Future of Biofuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 1 of 3
* William D. Provine, DuPont Company, USA

Tuesday, April 07 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Visions for Future of Biofuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 2 of 3
Lee Rybeck Lynd, Dartmouth College, USA
Overcoming Obstacles to Large-Scale Production of Cellulosic Biofuels

Tuesday, April 07 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Visions for Future of Biofuels
Room: Ballroom 3

Speaker 3 of 3
Amory B. Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute, USA
Biofuels: Some Convenient Truths

Tuesday, April 07 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Tuesday, April 07 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Tuesday, April 07 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Ballroom 1 & 2


Wednesday, April 08 | 10:25AM - 10:25AM
Departure


*Session Chair.