JUNE 13-15, 2022

Bio-based Materials, Biofuels, & Cellulose

Biofuels and Bioproducts

Submit your Abstract - due December 17

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Symposium Co-Chairs

Rebecca LockerRebecca Locker
Sustainability Lead
Modern Meadow

Bill GoldnerBill Goldner
Senior Advisor Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment
USDA Office of the Chief Scientist

World L-S  NiehWorld L-S Nieh
National Program Lead, Forest Products & Wood Utilization Research
U.S. Forest Service

Sean IrelandSean Ireland
Vice President Business Development
Fiberlean Technologies Ltd.

2021 Key Speakers

Orlando RojasNanofibrillar networks and superstructuring of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibers: A basis for universal adhesion
Orlando Rojas
Director BioProducts Institute, University of British Columbia, Canada

Charles DimmlerDemocratization of Sustainable Materials: How Performance is Desrisking a Path to a Post Petroleum Future
Charles Dimmler
Co-Founder & CEO, Checkerspot

David SkuseCommercialising MFC Products: Compliance to Ethical Standards and Legislation
David Skuse
VP Technology, FiberLean Technologies Limited, United Kingdom

Yun JinApplications of mineral/ microfibrillated cellulose composite materials: Paper, packaging, paints, boards, tiles, non-wovens and polymer composites
Yun Jin
Senior Scientist, FiberLean Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom

Carlos BosquesBioharvesting Effective and Sustainable Chemicals from Silk to Clean a World Covered in Petrochemicals
Carlos Bosques
Vice President of R&D and Innovation, Evolved by Nature

Rajesh ShendeIntegrated Biorefineries (IBRs) – Key Technology Challenges and Opportunities
Rajesh Shende
Professor of Chemical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Special Session on Domestic Sources for Natural Rubber

2021 Key Speakers

Colleen McMahanImpact of public investment in alternative natural rubber programs
Colleen McMahan
Bioproducts Research Chemist, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Katrina CornishEstablishing rubber dandelions and guayule in the United States via premium markets to secure essential supplies
Katrina Cornish
Professor, The Ohio State University

William NiauraRealizing Guayule at Scale
William Niaura
Director - New Business Development, Bridgestone Americas

Kim OgdenSustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR): A coordinated approach to establishing bioeconomies
Kim Ogden
Professor, University of Arizona

Tom MarshSupply Chain Disruption: The Ripple…The Tidal Wave…The Tsunami…The?
Tom Marsh
Managing Director, Global Latex Operations, Pioneer Worldwide

Howard ColvinIs there a need for a domestic supply of natural rubber?
Howard Colvin
Consultant, Colvin Consultants

David DierigDavid Dierig
Sec. Manager, Agro Operations
Guayule Research Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

This event will include research presentations from researchers from around the world, breakout sessions with industry, government and academic representatives, and a poster session reception. Please submit an abstract describing your research in this area and join us at this important event.


Topics & Application Areas

  • Bio-Based Materials Innovations & Applications
  • Bio-foundry innovations
  • Biofuels
  • Sustainable Composite Materials
  • Conversion of Waste Streams & the Circular Economy
  • Natural Rubber from Domestic Sources
  • Bio-based Materials Applications in Agriculture and Foods
  • Novel Applications in Building Materials, Paints and Coatings
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Other

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2021 Sponsors & Partners


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