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Ryder, the VP of Brewing at MillerCoors, has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and has spent his career in fermentation research. He brings unique perspectives to large-scale fermentation technology and bioethanol...

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Delmer is a member of the National Academy of Sciences with a distinguished career in plant biology, having been one of the pioneers of cellulose biosynthesis research. Together with colleagues...

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Gargulak has been a part of Borregaard since 1995 when he assumed the position of Research Manager at LignoTech’s US operation center in Rothschild, WI. He has worked to develop...

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Steve Hartig is General Manager, Licensing POET DSM Advanced Biofuels with responsibility for licensing technology in cellulosic ethanol.   His 35 years of experience leading global businesses at DSM and...

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Mohnen’s research, which centers on the biosynthesis, function and structure of plant cell wall polysaccharides and glycoconjugates, is supported by funding from the USDA, NSF and DOE. Her research emphasis...

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Pikor is director of biotechnology at Iogen Corporation, a leading developer of technology to make clean fuel from natural fiber. Iogen has built the world’s

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Power is a professor in the Cornell University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She is an expert on biodiversity conservation in managed ecosystems, interactions between agricultural and natural ecosystems,...

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Mike Sanford is a Technical Manager in DuPont’s Industrial Bioscience business unit.  He has been leading DuPont’s efforts in developing technology to convert lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol since 2006.  In...

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Dr. Simmons joined Sandia National Laboratories in 2001 as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff, serving as a member of the Materials Chemistry Department. He participated on and led...

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Wheeler serves as the Biofuels Lead in the GM Global Energy Systems Center. An author of numerous publications, she serves on the advisory board of several energy and biofuels organizations...