Illinois is already a leader in the bio-industrial industry, home to international companies like Archer Daniels Midland Company, Tate & Lyle and Valent Biosciences Corporation, exciting start ups, and world class research institutions.
The Ag-Bio Industrial Summit is a forum, for the community to gather annually, to learn about the current industry, outline hurdles and challenges and identify opportunities for growth.
iBIO has partnered with the Vision for Illinois Agriculture on this program. The Illinois Department of Agriculture is the presenting sponsor for the 2012 and 2013 Ag-Bio Industrial Summits.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For sponsorship information, contact John Conrad at 312.422.1111.
For an event summary, click HERE.
REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-SITE.
2012 Ag-Bio Industrial Summit
9 – 10 am
Building a New Sustainable Value Chain
Jennifer Hutchins, External Relations Leader, Americas, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
10:15 – 11:45 am
Illinois Supply Chain
Illinois is competitive in promoting bio industrial applications because of four major factors.
- Advanced large and diverse industrial applications market
- Critical mass of science and technical expertise
- One of the largest and most advanced agriculture sectors in the world
- Large and diverse business, logistics and transportation infrastructure that can support the expansion of a global bio industrial sector
This panel will review Illinois’ current strengths, identify hurdles and outline future opportunities for growth in the bio industrial industry from the viewpoint of the complete supply chain.
Moderator: Chuck Spencer, Director of Government Affairs, GROWMARK, Inc.
- Beth Calabotta, Director, Bioenergy, Monsanto
- John Banta, CEO & Managing Director, IllinoisVentures, LLC
- Dr. Warren Shafer, VP of Global R&D & Regulatory Affairs, Valent BioSciences Corporation
11:45 am – 1:30 pm – LUNCH
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn*
Robert Easter, President, University of Illinois
John W Maitland Jr Award Ceremony
Honoree: US Congressman Timothy Johnson
1:30 – 3 pm
Illinois is a leader in grain processing. These existing facilities provide an opportunity to capture excess capacity with “bolt-on” technology for the bio industrial industry.
This panel will discuss successful case studies from other states, highlight the potential in Illinois and review the technical, financial and location hurdles that exist.
Moderator: Rodney Weinzierl, Executive Director, IL Corn Marketing Board/IL Corn Growers Association
Jeremy Owen, Team Leader, Process Development, LanzaTech
Andy Shafer, Executive VP Sales & Market Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
Seth W. Snyder, Ph.D., Section Leader, Process Technology Research, Energy Systems, Argonne National Laboratory
Christopher Guske, Director, Fermentation Technology at Tate & Lyle
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Paul Bloom, Business Director, Industrial Chemicals, ADM
4:30 pm – RECEPTION