2006 Agenda -- Check Out Last Year's Sessions Below!!

Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29

To learn more about these sessions and speakers, please click on the session title (as available).

Monday, August 28, 2006

 

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m.

Keynote Address

Jason Grumet, Executive Director of the National Commission on Energy Policy

9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

Jim Breson, EBI General Project Manager at British Petroleum

9:45 a.m.

Keynote Address

Lee Lynd, professor of engineering, Dartmouth College

10:30 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.

Technical Overview of Biorefineries

12:15 p.m.

Working Lunch
Sun Grant Regional Centers of Excellence

1:30 p.m.

Breakout Session I

 

Research

Biobased Products

Business Solutions for Small "Bio" Companies

Emerging Trends

Transportation Needs for Biofuels, Bioproducts, and the Bioeconomy

Emerging Trends

Economic Interactions of Biofuels and Agricultural Markets

Emerging Trends

Human Resources Issues for Sustaining and Growing the Bioeconomy

3:00 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m.

Breakout Session II

 

Research

Research

Biobased Products

Biobased Business Development 101

Emerging Trends

Feedstock Production, Nutrient Recycling, and Soil and Water Quality Issues for the Bioeconomy

Emerging Trends

Ethanol and Livestock: Synergies or Competition?

5:00 p.m. Extended Networking and Exhibitor Break
6:00 p.m.

Dinner, BIOWA Award Ceremony and 25 X 25 Rally

Governor Tom Vilsack, Iowa Congressional Delegation

Iowa Gubernatorial Candidates

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Candidates

Iowa Legislator

Iowa Commodity Groups (invited)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006
8:00 a.m.

Networking and Exhibitor Break

8:30 a.m.

Breakout Session III

 

Tour

Lincolnway Energy Ethanol Plant, Iowa Energy Center/Biomass Energy Conversion Facility (BECON), Bill Couser Farm

Tour

Site Visits to ISU Agronomy Farms

Workshop

I-FARM (Internet-Based, Farm Level Decision Making Tool) Demonstration and Tutorial

Workshop

Biodiesel Tutorial and Demonstration

Biobased Products

Federal Biobased Products Preferred Procurement Program (FB4P) Update (8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)

Biobased Products

Critical Steps for Entrepreneurs Commercializing Biobased Products (9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Emerging Trends

Policy for the Growing Bioeconomy: Advanced Technology Commercialization (8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.)

Emerging Trends

Policy for the Growing Bioeconomy: Feedstock Supply (10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Keynote Address
Vinod Khosla, founding CEO, Sun Microsystems

1:30 p.m.

Capitalization Strategies for the Bioeconomy

3:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

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