JUNE 3 PLANTS TO PRODUCTS FORUM

Partner with Biobased Maine as we bring together business leaders, manufacturers, technology companies, and other key stakeholders to network and discuss the potential for Maine to help respond to the rising global demand for products made from plants, not petroleum.

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2016 PLANTS TO PRODUCTS FORUM

Where: Maine Standard Biofuels 51 Ingersoll Drive, Portland, Maine

When: June 3 at 9 am with tours of Maine Standard Biofuels starting at 8:30 am!

Our Keynote Speakers

Fred Moesler, chief technology officer of Renmatix, based near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be our morning keynote speaker. Renmatix has become a global business leader by developing a cost-effective process for converting biomass such as wood chips into cellulosic sugars that can be used as an alternative to fossil fuels and petrochemicals.

Bret Chisholm, cofounder of and chief technology officer at Renuvix LLC, will speak at noon. Bret’s company has developed unprecedented biobased technology and secured the funding to launch Renuvix. The Fargo, North Dakota-based startup has developed a way to turn soybeans into nontoxic polymers that can replace unhealthful chemicals in diverse products including paint, plastics, and shampoo.

Tours of Maine Standard Biofuels

Learn how Maine Standard Biofuels makes biodiesel and other products, including industrial soaps, by using the byproducts of the biodiesel process. Come early at 8:30am for the first tour, to be sure that you can join in one of the Roundtable Discussions midmorning. The second tour will overlap the Roundtables.

Program Highlights

9:00 am:                     Coffee and Networking, followed by welcome by Biobased Maine and Alex Pine of Maine Standard Biofuels

9:45 am:                     Video Remarks by Senator Angus King

10:00 am:                  Keynote: Fred Moesler, CTO of Renmatix

10:30 am:                  Roundtable Discussion #1 (Moderated by Carla Dickstein, CEI) or Tour of Maine Standard Biofuels

11:00 am: Roundtable Discussion #2 (Moderated by Jamie Chittum, Grow-Tech LLB) or Tour of Maine Standard Biofuels

11:30 am:                  Lunch

11:45 am:                  Biobased Maine Annual Meeting

12:00 pm:                 Lunch Keynote: Bret Chisholm, Renuvix LLC

12:30 pm:                  Closing remarks by Mike Bilodeau, Treasurer of Biobased Maine and Director of the Process Development Center and Nanocellulose Pilot Plant at the University of Maine

 

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Interested in Exhibiting + Sponsoring?

Exhibit space is FULL. But sponsorship opportunities are still available.