September 10, 8:30am–4pmWhere
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH
Strategies for commercialization of biobased materials and processes are critical to growing the industry. Industry leaders, Ohio State researchers and others will share their experiences and ideas. The event provides opportunities for learning and networking, starting with a farm tour and barbeque on Sunday followed by presentations and sharing ideas at the workshop on Monday.
FARM TOUR AND BARBEQUE NETWORKING EVENT
Sept. 9 | 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Visit the Davis Farms’ operations, from fields to seed coater. Then, enjoy a barbeque dinner and drinks. The event is free, but you must be registered for the workshop. Sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council
WORKSHOP | Sept. 10 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Building the Next Generation of Biogentech Companies: An Investor Perspective
Roger Wyse, managing partner, Spruce Capital Partners
Big Data Driven Optimization of Feedstock Logistics for Biobased Industries
Scott Shearer, professor and FABE chair, Ohio State University
Managing Perennial Grasses for Energy Production: A Case Study
Fred Circle, president, FDC Enterprises
Biobased Product Development: An Overview
Barry McGraw, director, product development & commercialization, Ohio Soybean Council and Ram Lalgudi, senior research scientist, Battelle
Developing Applications for Natural Rubber Alternatives
Katrina Cornish, CEO, EnergyEne
Biobased Products and the HAZMIN Green Product Program
Andy Shaban, Defense Logistics Administration (Invited)
SCALE UP and COMMERCIALIZATION
Evaluating Scale-up Potential: A Critical Step
Ajay Shah, assistant professor, Ohio State University
SOVONK 4 : Creating a Green Dry Cleaning Solvent
Richard Fitzpatrick, vice president, Kreussler Inc.
Soy-based Emulsion for Extending Roof Shingle Life: A Case Study
Mike Feazel, co-founder and CEO, Roof Maxx Technologies, LLC
Optimizing Fermentation in Fuel and Beverage Alcohol Distilleries: A Case Study
Patrick Heist, chief scientific officer & co-owner, Ferm Solutions & Wilderness Trail Distillery
Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch and the Sunday networking event.
Cost: Early bird registration: $60 for registrations received on or before Aug. 20.
General registration: $75 for registrations received after Aug. 20
Student* registration: $30 for registrations received on or before Aug. 20. *College/university level.