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2023 Agenda

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Tuesday, August 29

7:30 am - 8:30 am Networking Breakfast
7:30 am - 6:00 pm Expo Open
8:30 am – 8:35 am General Session
Welcome

  • Tim Portz, BBI International
8:35 am – 9:05 am General Session
Setting the Scene: Why Sustainable Aviation Fuels Are Critically Important for Producers and Airlines
Moderator: Chris Tindal, CAAFI
  • Peter Frosch, CEO, Greater MSP
  • Peter Carter, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Delta Air Lines
  • Sam Hsu, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, EcoLab
  • Brett C. Carter, Executive Vice President, Group President Utilities and Chief Customer Officer, Xcel Energy
9:05 am – 9:25 am General Session
Keynote Presentation
  • Todd Becker, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Green Plains Inc.
9:25 am – 10:30 am General Session
Grabbing the Next Rung: A Conversation with Technology Developers about SAF Innovation and the Coming Build-Out

Moderator: Tad Hepner, Renewable Fuels Association
  • Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, Marquis Energy
  • Marykate O'Brien, Southwest Airlines
  • Bob Rozmiarek, Virent
10:30 am – 10:50 am Networking Break
10:50 am – 12:20 pm The Keys to Successfully Deploying SAF Production in Corn Country
Moderator: Todd Taylor, Avisen Legal
  • Neal Jakel, Fluid Quip
    Producing Low Carbon Ethanol as an SAF Feedstock
  • Syed Ali, Honeywell UOP
    Honeywell UOP and Summit - New Ethanol-to-Jet Fuel Technology: The Future is Here
  • Kevin Bogenreif, Summit Ag Investors
    Honeywell UOP and Summit - New Ethanol-to-Jet Fuel Technology: The Future is Here
  • David O'Brien, Merrick & Company
    Successful Scale Up and Commissioning of New SAF Technology
12:20 pm – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eyeing the Potential for Ethanol as a Precursor to SAF Production
Moderator: Todd Taylor, Avisen Legal
  • Yanhong Zhang, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
    A Cellulosic Sugar and Ethanol Library from Waste for SAF Production
  • Stephen P SIMS, Universal Fuel Technologies
    Flexiform Renewable Naphtha and EtOH to Produce SAF
  • An Grobler, Microbiogen Pty, Ltd.
    Reducing Costs and Increasing the Sustainability Of Ethanol as a Feedstock for Alcohol-to-Jet
2:30 pm – 2:50 pm Networking Break
2:50 pm – 4:20 pm Reviewing Cutting Edge Technologies Aimed at Commercial-Scale SAF Production
Moderator: Chris Tindal, CAAFI
  • Rick Lehoux, Greenfield Global-Chatham
    Greenfield's Drop-in 100% SAF from Wastes
  • Karl Seck, Mercurius Biorefining
    Piloting of Mercurius Biorefining REACH Technology
  • Bruno Miller, LanzaJet
    Decarbonizing Aviation Today
4:20 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Reception in the Expo

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Wednesday, August 30

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast in the Expo
7:30 am - 4:20 pm Expo Open
8:30 am – 10:00 am Understanding and Capitalizing on the Low Carbon Attributes of SAF
Moderator: Tim Portz, BBI International
  • Peter Chen, Argonne National Laboratory
    Life-Cycle Analysis of New SAF Production Pathways
  • Kristine Klavers, EcoEngineers
    How to Monetize Your Carbon Reduction
  • Brad Gallant, DT Midstream
    Maximizing the Impact of IRA Incentives to Support the Growth of SAF Production in the U.S.
  • Veronica Bradley, Clean Fuels Alliance America
    Reaching Targets through Carbon Intensity Reductions
10:00 am - 10:20 am Networking Break in the Expo
10:20 am – 11:50 am Strategies for Ensuring Feedstock Availability and Alignment with Federal Production Credit Requirements
Moderator: Patrick Madery, Knobelsdorff
  • Trip Jobe, ResourceWise
    Feedstock Risk Management: Mitigating Challenges to Ensure Project Success
  • Jim Ramm, EcoEngineers
    Feedstock Qualification for RFS and IRA
  • Lisa Esberger, Verdethos
    SAF Traceability - Streamlining Data Flows for Proactive Supply Management
11:50 am – 12:50 pm Networking Lunch in the Expo
12:50 pm – 2:20 pm The Work Underway to Build Ample Inventories of Sustainable Feedstock for SAF Production
Moderator: Monte Shaw, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association
  • Ryan Standard, Fastmarkets (The Jacobsen)
    Low Carbon Feedstock Supply and Demand
  • Jason Quinn, Colorado State University
    Feasibility of Purpose Grown Feedstocks for Sustainable Aviation Fuel in the Contiguous United States: Production Potential, Economic Feasibility, Environmental Impact, and Land Use
  • Jingran Zhang, Harvard University
    Powering Air Travel by Municipal Solid Waste
  • Lynn Wendt, Idaho National Laboratory
    Transforming Biomass and Waste into Conversion-Ready Feedstocks for Sustainable Aviation Fuel
2:20 pm – 2:40 pm Ice Cream Social Networking Break
2:40 pm – 4:10 pm Perfecting the Interplay of Policy, Incentives and Financing to Increase the Chances of Project Success
Moderator: Kelly Manning, Growth Energy
  • John Pierce, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    Common Causes of SAF Project Failures and Alternative Paths
  • Mark Riedy, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    State of the Art Funding and Offtake Structures for SAF Projects
  • Joe Kakesh, Growth Energy
    Modeling SAF’s Climate Benefits: an Industry Perspective
  • Lindsay Fitzgerald, Gevo
    Low-Carbon, Bio-Based Sustainable Aviation Fuel
4:10 pm Sessions Conclude
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