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Biodiesel Summit: Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Renewable Diesel



June 10-12, 2024 ~ Minneapolis, MN
Co-located with the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

The Biodiesel Summit: Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Renewable Diesel is a forum designed for biodiesel and renewable diesel producers to learn about cutting-edge process technologies, new techniques and equipment to optimize existing production, and efficiencies to save money while increasing throughput and fuel quality. Produced by Biodiesel Magazine, this world-class event features premium content from technology providers, equipment vendors, consultants, engineers and producers to advance discussion and foster an environment of collaboration and networking through engaging presentations, fruitful discussion and compelling exhibitions with one purpose, to further the biomass-based diesel sector beyond its current limitations.

Co-located with the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the Biodiesel Summit: Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Renewable Diesel conveniently harnesses the full potential of the integrated biofuels industries while providing laser-like focus on processing methods that are sure to yield tangible advantages to biomass-based diesel producers. Registration is free of charge for all employees of biodiesel and renewable diesel production facilities, from operators and maintenance personnel to board members and executives.





REGISTRATION

Access to all events at one price - including admission to all conference sessions (co-located events, plenary sessions and breakout sessions), entry to the Expo, all meal functions, and speaker presentations (available on conference app during the event). Producers Attend for Free.

  

If you have any questions on registration or rates please give us a call at 866-746-8385.




Call for Abstracts is Closed

The deadline for submitting abstracts was February 9, 2024.

Although the abstract deadline has passed, speaking and moderating opportunities may still be available.

Have additional questions? Please send inquiries to:
Danielle Piekarski, Program Coordinator
dpiekarski@bbiinternational.com



AGENDA

Monday, June 10

8:00 am - 3:30 pm FEW Golf Outing
Legends Golf Club
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8:30 am - 10:00 am Concurrent Tracks - See Additional Panels
Biodiesel Summit

Reviewing Project Economics and Available Funding Pathways for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production
Room 102DEF - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Read Description
Moderator: Dawn Lima, VP – Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technologies, Foss & Company
  • Kenneth Hill, Senior Consultant, DOE, Loan Programs Office
    Financing SAF, Renewable Diesel, RNG, CCS, Chemicals, and Protein Projects with DOE’s Loan Programs Office
  • Tony Miller, Director, Weaver & Tidwell, LLP
    Ethanol and SAF - Credit Qualification: Part 1: Lifecycle Analysis and Environmental Requirements
  • Leanne Sobel, Director, Weaver & Tidwell, LLP
    Ethanol and SAF - Credit Qualification: Part 2: Tax Qualification, Registration, and Multipliers
  • Pawan Mehra, Senior Economic Advisor, cCarbon
    The North American SAF Market Incentive Landscape at a State and Federal Level
10:00 am - 10:30 amRefreshment Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pmConcurrent Tracks - See Additional Panels
Biodiesel Summit

The Transformative Potential of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Markets on Existing Renewable and Fossil-Based Production Sites
Room 102DEF - (10:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Stephen Sims, Vice President of Business Development, Universal Fuel Technologies
  • Shrikant Rathi, Executive Director, PRAJ Industries Limited
    Enhancing Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production: Innovative Decarbonization Strategies for Existing Ethanol Plants
  • Youssef Tazi, CO2 Business Development Manager, Twelve
    CO2 To SAF - How Ethanol Plants Can Play A Crucial Role In Carbon Transformation
  • Scott Vincent, Director of Logistics, Strobel Energy Logistics
    Biofuel Logistics Considerations
  • Johnny Smatana, Business Development Manager, Integrated Global Services
    Case Study: 50% Savings in Renewables Conversion achieved at a plant in Eastern Canada
Noon - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmConcurrent Tracks with FEW - See Additional Tracks
Biodiesel Summit

Renewable Diesel and SAF Pretreatment Strategies that Reduce Cost, Protect Catalysts and Increase Throughput
Room 102DEF - (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Scott Kohl, Chief Technology Officer, Visionary Fiber Technologies
  • Patrick Moss, VP of Engineering, Frazier, Barnes & Associates, LLC
    Feedstock Pre-treatment – Retrofitting or Adding Pre-treatment to Your Facility
  • Lou Lessard, Senior Scientist, Novonesis
    Improved Enzymatic Technology for Pretreatment of Renewable Diesel/SAF Feedstocks
  • Matthew Clingerman, Head of Licensing Technology Development, Sulzer Chemtech
    Triglyceride Thermal Cracking for Maximum Hydrotreater Performance
  • Gregor Schaub, Associate Division Director Biodiesel, BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH
    What Fits My Process: Future Areas of Application for Waste Oil-Based Feedstock and The Necessity Of Selecting The Suitable Technology.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmRefreshment Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmConcurrent Tracks with FEW - See Additional Tracks
Biodiesel Summit

Getting it Right: Building SAF Production Assets that Align with Market Demand and Federal Policy Requirements
Room 102DEF - (3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Scott Kohl, Chief Technology Officer, Visionary Fiber Technologies
  • David Miller, Consulting Chief Economist, Decision Innovation Solutions
    Potential for HEFA-SAF and the Economic Impacts
  • Julie Valentine, Director, Global Refining and Sustainability Measurement Solutions, Emerson
    Lessons Learned for Monitoring and Control of SAF Production
  • John Oyen, Director of Business Development, ABB, Inc.
    The 5 C's Of Project Development, Or Everything, Everywhere All At Once
  • Pawan Mehra, Senior Economic Advisor, cCarbon
    Understanding Voluntary and Compliance Demand Levers for the SAF Market Across North America and the EU
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Expo Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
Exhibit Halls DE
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Tuesday, June 11

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 am General Session
Ballroom AB
Welcome
Industry Awards
Keynote Presentation
General Session Panel
11:00 am - 6:00 pm Expo Open
Exhibit Halls DE
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Dedicated Expo Time
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Lunch in the Expo
    Exhibit Halls DE
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmConcurrent Tracks with FEW - See Additional Tracks
Biodiesel Summit

Renewable Diesel and SAF Pretreatment Strategies that Reduce Cost, Protect Catalysts and Increase Throughput II
Room 102DEF - (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Steve Csonka, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)
  • Scott Kohl, Chief Technology Officer, Visionary Fiber Technologies
    Immobilized Enzyme Vegetable Oil Pretreatment System Without the Use of Solid Absorbents
  • Kyle Wangler, Renewable Diesel Key Account Manager, W.R. Grace & Co.
    Renewable Feedstock Pretreatment with TRISYL® Silica Adsorbents
  • Bryan Yeh, Vice President of Engineering & US Operations, Canary Renewables Corp.
    Technology Options for Pretreating Feedstock For Renewable Diesel And Sustainable Aviation Fuel
  • Fahmi Kresmagus, Senior Business Development Manager, Clariant Corporation BU Adsorbents
    Pre-treatment: Safeguarding the Downstream Process in Biofuel Production
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmRefreshment Break in the Expo
Exhibit Halls DE
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Concurrent Tracks with FEW - See Additional Tracks
Biodiesel Summit

Eyeing the Technologies Racing Towards Economically Viable SAF Production
Room 102DEF - (3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Kyle Wangler, Renewable Diesel Key Account Manager, W.R. Grace & Co.
  • Enzo De Biase, Business Development Manager, NextChem
    Nextchem Tech SAF Technology
  • Mark Mauss, President, Lutros, LLC
    Novel DCO feedstock pretreatment with a counter-current, reactive-extraction process for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel (RD) production
  • Stephen Sims, Vice President of Business Development, Universal Fuel Technologies
    Flexiform Ethanol To Produce SAF At 1/2 The Cost Of Alternatives
  • Mark Yancey, Senior Technology Advisor, SAFFiRE Renewables, LLC
    Update on Project SAFFiRE
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Reception in the Expo
Exhibit Halls DE

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Wednesday, June 12

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast in the Expo
Exhibit Halls DE
7:30 am - 1:30 pm Expo Open
Exhibit Halls DE
8:30 am - 10:00 amConcurrent Tracks - See Additional Tracks
Biodiesel Summit

Minnesota Sustainable Aviation Fuel Hub: Approach to Advancing SAF Production from Biogenic Feedstocks
Room 102DEF - (8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Moderator: Steve Csonka, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)
  • David Winsness, President, Comstock Fuels
  • Brian Werner, Executive Director, Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association
  • Julia Silvis, Managing Director of Research and Intelligence, GREATER MSP
10:00 am - 10:30 amRefreshment Break in the Expo
Exhibit Halls DE
10:30 am - Noon Concurrent Tracks - See Additional Tracks
Biodiesel Summit

Best Practices for Keeping Renewable Diesel Production Reactions Optimized for Maximum Production
Room 102DEF - (10:30 am - Noon)

Read Description
Moderator: Scott Vincent, Director of Logistics, Strobel Energy Logistics
  • Thomas Wolak, Global Business Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation
    Catalyst Sulfiding for Renewable Diesel Production: A Focus on SulfrZol®54 and Amine Compatibility for Enhanced Efficiency and Environmental Safety
  • Hari Nemmara, Director, R&D, Filtration Technology Corporation
    Optimizing Contaminant Filtration in Renewable Fuel Feedstocks
Noon - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch in the Expo
Exhibit Halls DE
1:30 pmExhibitor Move-Out Begins
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmConcurrent Tracks - See Additional Tracks
Biodiesel Summit

Leveling Up: The Technologies Available to Bring SAF Production to First Generation Biofuel Production Sites
Room 102DEF - (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

Read Description
Moderator: Steve Csonka, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)
  • Max Lander, Director of Project Origination, Rondo Energy, Inc.
    How Heat Batteries Make Ethanol America's Premier Zero-CI SAF Feedstock
  • Afshin Raei, Process Engineer, POWER Engineers, Inc.
    Alcohol to Jet Fuel
  • Brendan Ihde, Director, Business Development – Chemicals & Feedstocks, Virent Inc.
    Ethanol to Aromatics (E2A) – SAF Product Diversification
2:30 pmSessions Conclude




EVENT SPONSORS & SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

Gold Sponsors



W. R. Grace & Co is a leading global innovator built on talent, technology and trust. We serve customers in over 60 countries and have over 4,300 highly skilled employees worldwide. Our renewable technology solutions improve yield and productivity while reducing the environmental footprint.


Water Tech is the innovative leader for process additives to the ethanol and biodiesel industry. We provide our clients best-in-class corn oil demulsifiers that maximize yield, caustic replacement products for CIP that enhance safety and performance, as well as boiler, cooling and wastewater solutions.


An innovative, global leader in oilseed process solutions, CPM’s Crown specializes in custom engineered design and aftermarket support for crush, refining, biofuels, advanced renewables, oleochemicals, & specialty extraction. Crown's state-of-the-art, 15,000 sq. ft. Innovation Center features a fully functional plant allowing access to real-world piloting capabilities within a confidential, controlled environment.



CPM’s size reduction solutions help take you from grain to fuel. CPM hammermills and roller mills are a perfect match for the dry-grinding required in ethanol production. This combined with our reputation of “it just runs” makes CPM the ideal partner to enhance the efficiency of your ethanol processing operation.






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OPIS provides price transparency across the global fuel supply chain so that all stakeholders can buy and sell oil products with confidence. We do this through accurate pricing, real-time news, powerful software tools and educational events and training. Our commitment to reliability is reinforced by world-class, personalized customer service and constant innovation. OPIS listens to what customers need and responds with flexible and easy-to-use solutions. Navigating world oil markets is complex – OPIS makes it simpler.


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Now in it's 20th year of continuous publication, Biodiesel Magazine is a trade journal dedicated to objective, independent coverage of biodiesel news, events and information relevant to the global industry. With editorial focus on U.S. and international methyl ester manufacturing, trade, distribution and markets, Biodiesel Magazine also provides valuable insight into feedstock and market share competition from the non-ester renewable diesel sector.

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