Organized by Renewable Waste Intelligence
4th Annual MSW to Biofuels and Bio-Products 6 & 7 October 2014, Hyatt Regency, Orlando

Agenda

Check out our groundbreaking agenda below, including sessions encompassing all of the latest industry developments in the industry including a section focussing on the most innovative use of MSW in bio-products. Please note that these session timings are subject to change at this stage.

We have already confirmed the likes of the CEO of Fiberight, plus top level exec from Enerkem; in addition to a host of great financial advisors and municipalities. If the agenda addresses the challenges in your business then make sure you come to Orlando this October.  

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CONFERENCE DAY ONE - 6 OCTOBER

MSW TO BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY

Commercial Scale projects - tried and tested

  • Define your strategy by learning from the strategic partnerships this pioneering company made to establish growth and reach commercialization
  • Apply the proven and credible finance structure used to achieve full scale commercialization to your own project
  • Get ahead by dodging the key pitfalls that this project experienced and incorporate the solutions formulated into your own line of attack

Tim Cesarek, VP, Enerkem

MSW Conversion technology under the microscope - methods from a commercial stand point

  • Assess the yields and energy extraction value from MSW using thermochemical, biochemical or a combination of the two and ensure you chose the most proven method
  • Utilize expert suggestions to avoid the risks inherent to each conversion process by applying them immediately to your project
  • Get insider knowledge on which technology experts believe will have the greatest success achieving commercialization

Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO, Fiberight

The Pivotal positioning of gasification in MSW conversion technology

  • Take advantage of gasification which enables the total breakdown of municipal solid waste preventing exposure to a differing waste stream
  • Harness the new lease of life the EPA has given gasification technology with the declaration that this is not burning but a chemical process
  • Discover which company promises to have the most economically viable and low risk gasification solution and differentiate your business in the market place

Speaker Name, Speaker Job Title, Speaker Company

Master the inconsistent waste stream by selecting the best “front end technology”

  • Recognize the importance of working with MRFs through front end recycling to sort and separate your desired waste stream
  • Get to grips with analysis of the inhomogeneous waste stream and increase your profitability
  • Practical steps to work with front end equipment, bringing you the most lucrative feedstock to ensure commercial viability

John Carlton, VP, GBB

Does the increase of plastics in feedstock affect syngas composition?

  • Safeguard your operations with firsthand knowledge on the effects of increased plastics in the waste stream from expert researchers
  • Evaluate whether increased plastics in the feedstock affects the syngas composition or quality and make an informed decision on conversion technology
  • Hear from industry specialists about how syngas quality affects the production of methanol and capitalize on the best biofuels route

Panel:
Craig Cookson, Director of Sustainabilitiy & Recycling, American Chemistry Council
Christian Felske Ph.D., PEng, Technical Specialist, City of Edmonton
Dr. Marco Castaldi, Associate Professor, City University of New York

Securing Financial Backing and Investment

How to make your start up attractive to investors

  • Expert suggestions from a key private asset management advisor on how to gain credibility and reach out to the investment community
  • Tailor your project to ensure that it speaks to the investment community in terms that return capital
  • Expert advice on how to prove your commercial viability and navigate a secure investment

Speaker Name, Speaker Job Title, Speaker Company

The Status of Available US and International Debt and Equity Mechanisms for Advanced Biofuels and renewable Chemicals from Waste

  • Discover the available debt, equity and non-dilutive funding osurces and mechanisms for project commercialization
  • Understand and apply the same mechanisms used for advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and bioenergy technology companies and their US and international projects using waste feedstocks for your own business success
  • Get to grips with credit enhanced debt, protective insurance products, strategic investor equity, non-dilutive grants and tax equityand other mechanisms in order to plan your own financial success

Mark Riedy, Counsel, Kilpatrick & Stockton LLP

Untried and Unproven Technology

  • Monetize your unproven technology by enlisting the help of efficacy insurers for capital gains
  • Win support from investors for your new technology to kick start your journey to commercialization
  • Learn ways to convey the commercial viability of your new technology and boost your funding

Financially de-risking conversion projects

  • Ensure that your conversion project makes economic sense compared with the commodity value of biofuels and calculate your expected returns
  • Safeguard the legitimacy of your project by avoiding the economic pitfalls that would increase the financial risk
  • Discover the specific target cost for technologies and apply what they mean in the waste management area

What went wrong for the New Hampshire Interstate project?

  • Get the inside story on just what went wrong for the New Hampshire Interstate and avoid these pitfalls in your own project
  • Understand how the economics didn’t match up and ensure your own financial strategy is full proof
  • Turn their loss into your own success by navigating your way through the obstacles this project faced

Beyond Biofuels

Green Methane

  • Discover how biomethane produced from MSW can be introduced to the conventional gas grid and utilize this source
  • Take advantage of natural gas’s chemically identically and infinitely cleaner counterpart biomethane to be a greener company
  • Learn how electrolytic hydrogen technology can convert CO2 to increase the yield of green methane and apply to your own business model

Speaker Name, Speaker Job Title, Speaker Company

The Chemical Market

  • capitalize on the existing chemical industry as it looks for green alternatives that are drop in replacements to the materials they are receiving from the petroleum industry
  • discover how taking the chemical route rather than biofuel will unlock the door to a $5 billion market and monetize the market gap
  • conquer the barriers to having these proposed green alternatives to the chemical market qualified by having the product rated as a form fit function substitute

Panel:
Sadesh Sookraj, EVP Chemicals, Novomer

Biomass-to-Liquids- the game changer

  • Gain insight into the game changing technology that is making MSW-to-liquids an economic possibility at a scale compatible with waste collection logistics, for example GreenSky London.
  • Familiarize yourself with the environmental and logistical benefits of Fischer-Tropsch derived drop-in biofuels.
  • Discover how MSW, landfill gas, and natural gas can be used as feedstocks for the production of high value, high purity specialty chemicals; waxes, lubricants and solvents, giving you options to increase your margins.

Panel:
Jeff McDaniel, Commercial Director, Velocys
Kyle Teamey, CEO, Liquid Light
Josh Silverman, CSO, Calysta

Case Study: Waste Management partnership with Velocys, Ventech Engineers LLC and NRG Energy

  • Hear from industry pioneers Waste Management about their latest venture with Velocys, Ventech Engineers and NRG Energy and apply their methods to your own business plan
  • Innovative new methods to make small scale GTLs commercially viable from landfill gas to differentiate your business in the market place
  • Get the insider knowledge on this new partnership and apply to your own business strategy for MSW success

Roy Johnston, Speaker Job Title, Waste Management

END OF DAY ONE - NETWORKING DRINKS & EXHIBITION

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CONFERENCE DAY TWO - 7 OCTOBER

Partnerships

Why securing an EPC contract is a project essential

  • Win credibility by learning how to secure an EPC contract giving your project the feasibility needed to win financial backing
  • Discover how working alongside an EPC contractor can overcome roadblocks to project success and apply them to your own business model
  • Ensure that your project meets critical project time frames, in a cost effective and efficient manner by working alongside a respected EPC

Speaker Name, Speaker Job Title, Speaker Company

Coping with Stakeholders’ Interests During the Negotiations of a Waste Supply Agreement

  • Navigate your way through the differing external parties and their strong business interests and harmonize the negotiations of a Waste Supply Agreement
  • Get to grips with skeptical environmentalists and ensure the security the Agreement for your project
  • How to manage the information surrounding the negotiations and represent stakeholder interests, winning support

Bridge the gap between traditional venture, private equity and government

  • Harness the initiatives being taken on a national level to link environmental concerns with economic development opportunities
  • Assess how municipalities are funded from packaged municipal debt for waste management into multi million dollar bond packages and capitalize on what these packages indicate for the market
  • Evaluate how to draw in private equity at an earlier stage than post commercialization to monetize new revenue streams

Control the supply stream

  • How to work with waste management companies and dictate which materials can be accepted, decreasing inconsistency and increasing productivity of conversion technology
  • Enhance the efficiency of your MSW to Biofuels process by discovering how a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is engineered to prepare hard-to-handle feedstock
  • Boost the energy value of your waste by adopting a pre-sort and pre-treatment process to drive profitability

Speaker Name, Speaker Job Title, Speaker Company

Local policy framework

  • Meet a municipal group who plan to select a waste to biofuels conversion technology for a public / private partnership
  • Gain a unique perspective on how municipally owned facilities can team with emerging technologies to assist them in commercialization
  • What needs do municipalities have and what questions do they wanted clearly answered before developing a public private partnership

Speaker Name, Speaker Job Title, Speaker Company
Panel of muncipalities

Policy and Regulatory Issues

Federal Energy Policy

  • Get clarification on the renewable fuel standards by understanding the Renewable Fuel Standard Program and Renewable Identification numbers to succeed with your business strategy
  • Capitalize on the market drivers for biofuel through the US renewable fuel standard and gain profits
  • Find out why the federal energy policy is detrimental to the industry

 

2014 Farm Bill

  • Get to grips with the government cut backs on gallons of biodiesel and ethanol in the market place and dodge an artificially decreasing market
  • Understand how the Farm Bill will affect the MSW to biofuels market in North America and ensure you make informed business strategy decisions
  • Identify the opportunity in the chemical market based on the Farm Bill and monetize the market opportunity within your business

 

Constructive due diligence vs. destructive due diligence

  • Master the artform of negotiating having projects reviewed and get through the EIA and EIS for project success
  • Grasp realistic budgets for the cost of the line item and avoid the line item rocketing through the budget and causing financial disaster
  • Take advantage of constructive advice on how to give our project credibility and make it work - empowering this sector by applying constructive due diligence

David Haberman, President, IF LLC

END OF CONFERENCE - COFFEE & EXHIBITION

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Emily Rose
Emily Rose | Conference Director
Renewable Waste Intelligence
Email: erose@renewable-waste.com
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