BIOconference 2004
Biobased Industry Outlook

 
 

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The following is a tentative schedule for the BIO Conference at Iowa State University. The conference was held at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State campus in Ames, Iowa.

 

 

Sunday, March 7, 2004

5 p.m. Exhibitors and Posters move in and set up

7 p.m. Reception featuring research displays

Monday, March 8, 2004

8:15 a.m. Welcome
Dr. Stanley Johnson, Vice Provost for ISU Extension
8:30 a.m. Morning Session 1
Promoting the growth of the bioindustry in Iowa
Georg Anderl, President of BIOWA Development Assn.

USDA Priorities and programs for developing biobased industries and markets

Merlin Bartz, USDA (invited)

DOE Priorities and programs for biorenewable energy and biobased products
James Fischer, Office of BioMass Programs, DOE (invited)

The STAC Program and opportunities for biorenewables in the Midwest

Floyd Barwig, Director, Iowa Energy Center
10:10 a.m. Morning Break

10:30 a.m. Success Stories and Panel Discussion
Kevin Kephart, Syngas fermentation
Jeff Stroburg, West Central Cooperative

Lou Honary, Diane Neuzil and Blake Hollis, UNI - ABIL

 

 

 



11:45 a.m. Lunch

What the Battelle Report tells us about the role of biorenewables in economic development
Mike Blouin, Director, IA Dept. of Economic Development

1:00 p.m. Biobasics Educational Course

Understanding issues and opportunities for each link of the value chain
Steve Howell, Director of Plant Sciences Institute, ISU
Ken Moore, Professor of Agronomy, ISU
Robert Brown, Director, CSET, ISU
Doug Stokke, Professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, ISU
Rob Anex, Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, ISU

3:05 p.m. Afternoon Break

3:30 p.m. Federal Preferred Procurement Program for Biobased Products

Marvin Duncan, USDA
Steve Devlin, CIRAS - ISU Extension
Bruce Coney, Central Iowa Procurement Center

Ramani Narayan, ASTM

5:00 p.m. Adjourn
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