Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

2007 Farm to Fuel Summit Agenda
July 18-20 " St. Petersburg Florida
Marriott Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club



Time Event
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Florida Energy Commission Meeting
4:00 PM ® 7:00 PM
Registration Desk Open
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Networking Reception
Sponsored by BP America, Farm Credit Associations of Florida


Time Event
7:00 AM
Registration Desk Opens
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Opening Remarks
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson,
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
8:15 AM - 8:35 AM
Keynote Address
Governor Charlie Crist
8:35 AM - 8:50 AM
Alex Sink,
Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida
8:50 AM - 9:20 AM
"Exploiting a New Resource: Biofuels from Fish Farming Processing Waste"
Dr Iain Cloughley, Sector Specialist, UK Trade & Investment
9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
?25x?25 ? America?s Energy Future?
Read Smith, 25x®25 Co-Chair
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
Refeshment Break - Sponsored by Verenium Corporation
10:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Panel - Renewable Energy/Fuels Status Reports
  • ?Today?s U.S. Ethanol Industry?
    Renewable Fuels Association
    Matt Hartwig, Communications Director, Renewable Fuels Association
  • ®Marketing Ethanol to Florida Consumers®
    Ethanol Producers Information Council
    Robert White, Director of Operations, Ethanol Promotion & Information Council
  • "Understanding Biodiesel: Feedstock to Fuel"
    David Shiflett , VP, Business Development World Energy Alternatives, LLC
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
A special preview of "Fields of Fuel", a film by Josh Tickell, Author, Biodiesel America
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Charles F. Conner, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Panel ® Advancing the Science of Bioenergy
Moderator ® Mark R. McLellan, Dean & Director, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
  • ®Cellulosic Ethanol®
    Dr. Lonnie Ingram, Lonnie O. Ingram, Distinguished Professor, Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels, University of Florida, IFAS
  • ®Biogas and Biofuel Synergies®
    Dr. Ann Wilkie, Associate Professor, University of Florida, IFAS
  • ®Biofuels for Consumers®
    Adam J. Schubert, PhD, Strategy Advisor: Americas Region, BP Biofuels
  • ®The Thermochemical Biorefinery®
    Ryan Katofsky, Associate Director, Energy Practice, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Refreshment Break
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel ® Business of Bioenergy
Moderator- Barney Bishop III, President & CEO, Associated Industries of Florida
  • ®Florida Agriculture ® Part of the Climate Change Solution®
    Todd Jones, Executive Vice President, AgCert
  • ®Community Based Projects; Conception to Completion"
    David Kolsrud ® President DAK Renewable Energy
  • ®Financing Biofuel Plants and Operations®
    Reggie Holt, Sr. Vice President, Farm Credit of Central Florida
  • ®Energy Efficiency and Alternatives - Part of the Balanced Solution®
    John Masiello, Manager of Demand Side Management and Alternative Energy Strategies, Progress Energy
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Free Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Reception sponsored by Carlton Fields
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Time Event
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Panel ® Biomass Resources/Feedstocks in Florida
Moderator ® John Hoblick, President, Florida Farm Bureau Federation
  • ®Current and potential uses of forest biomass for energy in Florida®
    Dr. Marian Marinescu, Assistant Professor, Forest Utilization & Economic Sustainability, West Florida Research & Education Center, University of Florida
  • ®MORE PINE, LESS PAIN - using wood biomass to fight global warming®
    Olaf Roed, President & CEO, Green Circle Bio Energy Inc.
  • ®Commercial-Scale Generation of Renewable Electricity from an Energy Farm in Florida using E-Grass, a Dedicated Cellulosic Crop®
    James M. Wimberly, Vice President and Director, Florida Biomass Energy Group LLC
  • ®Jatropha, Food vs Fuel®
    Mark Sear, Chief Operating Officer, Xenerga, Inc.
  • ®Algae Oil: Florida®s Next Big Cash Crop®
    Fred Tennant, VP Business Development, PetroAlgae LLC
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Coffee Break
10:10 AM - 11:25 AM
Panel - Renewable Energy Technology Grants Program
Moderator ® Michael W. Sole, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • "Assessment and Development of Pretreatment for Sugarcane Bagasse to Commercialize Cellulosic Ethanol Technology"
    Dr. George P. Phillipidis, Associate Director, Applied Research Center, Florida International University
  • "Commercial Ethanol Production from Biomass"
    Craig Evans, Alico, Inc.
  • "Fuel Ethanol Production from Citrus Waste Biomass"
    David Stewart, President, Citrus Energy LLC
  • "Mulberry Ethanol Project"
    Alan Banks, President and Chief Executive Officer, Losonoco, Inc.
11:25 AM - 12:30 PM
Florida Energy Policy Roundtable
Moderator - Beth Switzer, Florida Face to Face Host
  • Senator Mike Bennett
  • Senator Lee Constantine
  • Representative Bob Allen
  • Tommy Boroughs, Chairman, Florida Energy Commission
  • Lisa Polak Edgar, Chairman, Florida Public Service Commission
  • John Adams, President and CEO, Enterprise Florida
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (tentative)
U.S. Congressman Adam Putnam (tentative)
1:00 PM