Biofuels Conference Details

January 31, 2007
06:23 PM
Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
Transportation Biofuels Conference
Dirksen G50 – Feb. 1, 2007
(Conference to be webcast on
Panel 1, Issue Overview and Policy Context, 9:30 -- 10:25 a.m.
  • Reid Detchon, Executive Director of the Energy Future Coalition
  • David Conover, Counsel at the National Commission on Energy Policy
  • Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association
  • General Charles F. Wald, USAF (Ret.), of Securing America’s Future Energy
  • Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Director at World Resources Institute
Panel 2, Biofuels Today, 10:30 – 11:25 a.m.
  • Larry Mitchell, CEO of the American Corn Growers Association
  • Richard Moskowitz of the American Trucking Associations
  • David Terry of the Governors Ethanol Coalition
  • Dr. Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto Company
  • Toby Bostwick, President of New Mexico Sorghum Producers
  • Ken McCauley, President of the National Corn Growers Association
Panel 3, Emerging Biofuels, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Chris Standlee, Executive Vice President of Abengoa Biotechnologies
  • John Melo of Amyris
  • John Pierce, Vice President for R&D at DuPont
  • Jeff Passmore, Executive Vice President of Iogen
  • Niles Hushka of KLJ Solutions
  • Lori Perine of American Forest and Paper Association
Panel 4, National Infrastructure Integration, 2:00 – 2:55 p.m.
  • Edmund Burke, representing the Coalition of E85 Retailers
  • Lou Burk, who manages Alternative Fuels for ConocoPhillips
  • Robert Brown, Director of Vehicle Environmental Engineering for Ford Motor Company
  • John Plaza of Imperium
  • Mike Mears, who is Vice President for Transportation at Magellan Midstream
  • Charlie Drevna, Executive Vice President, National Petrochemicals and Refiners Assoc.
Panel 5, Regional Infrastructure Integration, 3:00 – 3:55 p.m.
  • Don Paul, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Chevron
  • Tommy Foltz of Earth Biofuels
  • George Fitch, Mayor of Warrenton, VA
  • Nicholas Rigas of the South Carolina Institute for Energy Studies
  • Jonathan Lehman of VeraSun
Panel 6, Research and Development, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Dr. Steven Taylor, Auburn University
  • Dr. Kristala Prather, MIT Laboratory for Energy and Environment
  • Dr. Dan Arvizo, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Dr. Michael Davis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Dr. Terry Michalske, Sandia National Laboratories
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