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Tuesday, September 15

7:30 am - 4:30 pm Expo Open
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Preconference
Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm Preconference
Low Carbon Fuel Production Workshop
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Wednesday, September 16

9:00 am - 9:05 am Introduction and Welcome
9:05 am - 9:30 am Keynote Presentation
  • Bob King, Founder & President, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies

    Our 25-Year Journey to a High-Efficiency, Zero Waste Plant Design
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9:30 am – 10:30 am

Emerging Biodiesel Technologies
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  • Rudy Pruszko, Owner, Pruszko Consulting
    How to Evaluate New Technologies
  • Armin Brandner, Product Director, Green Chemicals & Fuels Product Line, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction
    Supercritical Biodiesel
  • Tom Slunecka, CEO, Plasma Blue
    Plasma Blue: A Gamechanger in Transesterification
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Expo Open
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Dedicated Expo Time
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Improving Existing Biodiesel Technologies
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  • Hermann Stockinger, Vice President of Global Sales, BDI-BioEnergy International
    The Evolution of Biodiesel Technology
  • Bill Morphew, Global Commercial Director – Liquids Segment, Crown Americas
    ACRE Upgrade and Solid Catalyst Esterification
  • Ernie Pollitzer, Owner, Clean Energy Consultants
    Biodiesel Production Improvement Study
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Dedicated Expo Time
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Adsorbents for Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Applications
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  • John McNichol, Market Development Manager, PQ Corp.
    Synthetic Silica Adsorbents for Biodiesel Pre and Posttreatment and Renewable Diesel Pretreatment
  • Rich Cairncross, Senior Research Engineer, Environmental Fuel Research LLC
    Desulfurization of Biodiesel: What Works and What Doesn’t
  • Brian Cooke, Technical Manager, Clariant Corp.
    Absorptive Removal of Contaminants from Fats and Oils for Biofuels Production
  • Stan Huddleston, Technical Service Manager, W.R. Grace & Co.
    Role of Synthetic Amorphous Silica in Biodiesel Feedstock Purification and Posttreatment
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Thursday, September 17

7:30 am - 5:00 pm Expo Open
7:30 am - 8:30 am Dedicated Expo Time
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Alternative Approaches & New Tech Integration
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  • Somnath Shinde, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories
    The Lactate and Fusel Alcohol Platform: Biofuels Production, and Biochemical Upgrading to Superior Performance Biodiesel
  • Marcelo Cantele, USFC/TransferTech
    Rational Integration of Conventional and Enzymatic Routes in Large-scale Biodiesel Production
10:00 am - 10:30 am Dedicated Expo Time
10:30 am - Noon

Hydrotreating Technologies & Partnerships
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  • Larry Sullivan, Professor, Trident Technical College
    Evolution of Biodiesel and Related Technologies: A 20-Year Perspective
  • Matthew Clingerman, Director of Technology, Sulzer GTC Technology US
    Flexible and Cost-effective Hydrotreating Technology for Renewable Diesel Production
  • Michele Rubino, Principal, 3Peaks Consulting
    Renewable Diesel Scaled to Your Feedstock
Noon - 1:30 pm Dedicated Expo Time
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Pretreatment Systems
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  • Blake Hendrix, President & CEO, Desmet Ballestra North America
    Processing Technologies for Pretreatment of HVO/HEFA Feedstocks
  • Patrick Harrington, Global Technical Sales Manager – Liquids Segment, Crown Americas
    Maximizing Contaminant Removal from Waste Feedstocks
  • Christine Riedl, Technical Sales Manager, BDI-BioEnergy International
    Pretreating Waste-based Feedstock for Nearly 25 Years
  • Tara Mancini, President, LetzBiofuels
    Up to 100 Percent FFA Pretreatment System for Biodiesel
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Dedicated Expo Time
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Posttreatment & Coproduct Upscaling
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  • Jay M. Railey, PE, President, Technology Development Corporation & Recovery Technologies Corporation
    Post-Distillation of Biodiesel: Lab Data and Industrial Practice
  • Ken Brown, CEO, Smisson-Mathis Energy LLC
    Brown Grease to Biodiesel Production and Novel Distillation for Sulfur Removal
  • Richard Heiden, Chief Science & Technology Officer, R.W. Heiden Associates
    Unexpected Formation of Saturated Monoglycerides, Glycerol and Steryl Glucoside Deposits in Biodiesel Fuels
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