In Florida, The Daily Digest announced that ABLC 2021 will be held March 17-19, 2021. We’ll be safely live in Washington DC and will have a virtual program for those who cannot join us for the main stage events.
At ABLC 2021 we’ll be focused on threed interlocked strands: emerging technologies and the feedstocks they work with, the vibrant stream of commercial-scale project, what the policy outlook for the 2020s will be like?
Stability? Will there be the incentives and markets where lowest-carbon fuels, renewable chemicals, protein, advanced foods and sustainable agriculture can thrive?
Investment? Where will the money come from for developing and nurturing new companies, and deploying new technology at commercial scale?
Technology? How will technologies adapt to the new genetic toolkits to bring tehcnologies to the market better, faster, cheaper?
We all have much to consider after a turbulent year in the economy and policy, and many connections and contacts to refresh and to build as the bioeconomy continues to grow and the world begins its recovery.
You can follow these links to explore the:
The Preliminary Agenda
The venue in Washington DC and our event hotel
Our fantastic co-presenters at the US Department of Energy and our supporters the US Department of Agriculture, CAAFI and many others
Our event sponsors and sponsorship opportunities
Whether you can join us for the live events or virtually, we’re looking forward to networking like crazy at ABLC 2021.
ABLC will feature 7 distinct conference experiences
1. The Advanced Biofuels Summit
2. The Renewable Chemicals & Biomaterials Summit
3. The ABLC Advanced Agricculture Summit
4. The Advanced Nutrition Summit
5. The Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit
6. The Biogas & RNG Summit
7. The Hydrogen Summit
In addition to the 6 conferences, there will be 12 special events, forums and workshops:
• The Investor & Finance Workshop on capital trends
• The Bioeconomy Policy Forum on policy trends
• The Industry Horizons Forum
• The Market Analysis Workshop
• The ABLC Wolfpack – 4 fuels & chemicals companies to be devoured and dissected in a search for underlying value by the ABLC Due Diligence Wolves
• The Engineered Biology Forum
• The Federal Perspectives & Programs ForumÂ on new and continuing opportunities for federal incentives, R&D support, partnerships, and consortia.
• Live announcement of the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy (the Hot 50)
• The annual Hot Party celebrating industry innovation and achievement
• The Global Leadership Award presentation
• The Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement presentation
• The annual State of the Industry address and Networking event
The 2 for 1 offer returns. Boost your conference ROI.
Through January 15th we have a special 2 for 1 offer in place you can save 50% off the super-low Early Bird rate so, prices start as low as $649 per person if you take the 2 for 1 double savings and is the best way to boost you conference ROI. And, access our special room rates at the Mayflower Marriott to maximize savings and for a seamless stay in Washington, DC.
The Key Data points
Live Attendance: 400+ delegates, 110+ Speakers, 250+ organizations- primarily high-level, director and above. ABLC 2018 had 600 delegates.
Global audience: 31,000 viewers follow the conference live and on-demand via BioChannel.TV
6 Themes the Industry is Thinking About
Across the two and a half days of the event, we’ll be looking closely at partnerships for project deployment, supply chain developing, securing offtake, finance, people, technology, and choosing locations.
We’ll look in depth at 6 themes.
Deploying at Scale: First commercial projects and technologies ready for deployment at scale.
Gaining Speed: new strategies for increasing speed to market; development in parallel; accessing opportunities in emerging markets and making them work.
Defining the Ask: What carbon policies will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy; what are the rewards for countries, states and communities that move forward on carbon policy, and what’s the outlook for both current and new policies around the globe.
Attracting Capital: accessing strategic relationships; leveraging existing resources; new products and strategies that extend value for existing projects; what role carbon pricing plays, and how much and where and when.
Early Movement: Designing platforms and breakthrough first products that reduce cash burn and create brand visibility; monetizing through new and existing channels.
Sustainable Feedstock: Identifying real resources, timelines to scale, aggregation that works, sustainability metrics, and residues vs novel energy crops.
5 Industry Segments that Matter
Fuels: In the Advanced Biofuels Summit, ABLC will be focusing on demonstrated cellulosic biofuels, expansion opportunities in biomass-based diesel, progress in aviation fuels; Low Carbon Fuel Standards and their impact, progress in emerging alternatives to gasoline and diesel including DME, butanol and more, upgrade and expansion technologies for first-gen plants and thermochemical technologies that are on the rise.
Chemicals and Biomaterials: In the Renewable Chemicals & Biomaterials Summit, the event will focus on new demand for renewable chemical Intermediates, expansion in biobased plastics & packaging, the rise of fragrances & flavors, strategic interest and intent in organic acids and novel-performance chemicals.
Crops & Feedstocks: In the ABLC Crops & feedstocks Summit ABLC will focus in on yield improvement, sustainable crop protection, novel feedstocks, supply chain development, the rise of protein production for animal and human nutrition, opportunities for vegan technologies, and trends in advanced R&D including two major case studies on industry consortia aimed at developing new feedstock platforms.
Sustainable Aviation Fuels: In the Sustainable Aviation Summit, the event will highlight success stories and emerging technologies for aviation fuels for commercial and military application, including a look at consortia aimed at deployment, and the emerging policy and airline industry purchasing trends.
More about ABLC
The event website, agenda and conference details including registration and the 2 for 1 special offer for all that, start here.
• Getting to Scale: proven technologies that have been demonstrated in depth; the must knows and pitfalls from finance to engineering.
• Gaining Speed: new strategies for increasing speed to market; development in parallel; accessing opportunities in emerging markets and making them work
• Creating Advantaged Products: using the new toolkits of catalyst development, metabolic design, organism optimization, process simulation, open innovation, customer engagement and advanced fermentation to rapid create and scale new vehicles for bioconversion and new products & materials that feature higher rates, titers, yields and meet not only sustainability goals but bring new functionalities to the market.
• Forming Capital for Scale: accessing strategic relationships; leveraging existing resources; new products and strategies that extend value for existing projects; what role carbon pricing plays, and how much and where and when.
• Early Income: Designing platforms and breakthrough first products that reduce cash burn and create brand visibility; monetizing through new and existing channels.
• Getting the right visibility: Developing a voice and messages that resonate with customers, consumers, policymakers, NGOs, investors, and analysts.
• Affordable Feedstock: Identifying real resources, timelines to scale, aggregation that works, sustainability metrics, and residues vs novel energy crops.