|Registration, continental breakfast
|Welcome message from The Honorable Barbara Lee, Congresswoman for the 13th District of California (video)
|Remarks by Mike Witherell, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
|Welcome message from Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette (video)
|Introduction to U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science, Paul Dabbar by Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer & Director, Office of Technology Transitions
|Keynote: View from DOE by Paul Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Dept. of Energy
|Keynote: Biomanufacturing at Scale: Advancing the U.S. Bioeconomy by Emily LeProust, CEO, Twist Bioscience
|Leaping toward profitability
How do biomanufacturing leaders select, develop and advance new specialty chemicals and products in the marketplace? How do they use new biomanufacturing technologies to accelerate product launches? How do policies and regulations, as well as the opportunity to build effective public-private partnerships, impact their strategic planning? How do they plan for workforce development?
Moderator: Sarah Baker, Staff Scientist and deputy group leader for the Functional Materials Synthesis and Integration Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nelson Barton, Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Genomatica
John Melo, President and CEO, Amyris
Eric Steen, CEO and Co-Founder, Lygos
|Feeding the future
Synthetic biology and biomanufacturing are rapidly transforming the food sector and have the potential to disrupt the marketplace. What strategies are currently used, and what approaches will be needed in the future, to ensure the safety and environmental, economic, and social sustainability aspects of these products?
Moderator: Larisa Rudenko, Visiting Scholar at MIT’s Program on Emerging Technology
Jorge Galazzo, Vice President, Science and Technology, Corbion
Casey Lippmeier, Vice President of Research, Conagen
Hendrik Meerman, Vice President of Process Development, Perfect Day
Smita Shankar, Vice President of Research, Impossible Foods
|Digitizing biology and biomanufacturing
The powerful combination of synthetic biology and artificial intelligence has accelerated the development of sustainable production technologies in biomanufacturing at the enterprise level, reducing opportunities for human error while greatly increasing efficiency and efficacy. How can the efficient use of emerging technologies help realize perhaps the greatest industrial opportunity of all time: a circular bioeconomy that maximizes the use of resources and maintains sustainable economic growth and job creation?
Moderator: John Cumbers, CEO and Founder, SynBioBeta
Jay Keasling, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley
Zach Serber, CSO and Co-Founder, Zymergen
Darlene Solomon, SVP and CTO, Agilent
|U.S. vs. EU perspectives on Ethics in Biomanufacturing by Alta Charo, the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
|Powering the future
Biomanufacturing advances have created a market opening for biopower, biofuels, and bioproducts across transportation sectors around the world. How can these advances be leveraged to successfully scale up the bioenergy industry to meet global demands for power and fuels? How can these new supply chains — which rival current conventional energy and agricultural sectors combined — power the future US bioeconomy?
Moderator: Taraka Dale, Scientist and Principal Investigator in the Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
David Hazlebeck, CEO, Global Algae Innovations
Eric McAfee, CEO, Aemetis
Sean Simpson, CSO and Founder, Lanzatech
|Keynote: Chris Fall, Director of the Office of Science, U.S. Dept. of Energy
|Closing remarks by Mary Maxon, Associate Lab Director for Biosciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
|Travel time to Reception
|Welcome message from the Bioenergy Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (video)
|Welcome Remarks by Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Dept. of Energy
|Keynote: Biomanufacturing for Agriculture by Magalie Guilhabert, Head of Microbial Research Technologies at Bayer CropScience
|Federal Perspectives on the Bioeconomy by Ian Watson, Office of Science & Technology Policy Assistant Director for Biotechnology and Biosecurity
|Protecting the future
This discussion will cover issues such as the impact of new gene editing and structural biology technologies, lessons learned in biopharma manufacturing that may enable industrial biotech, and the deployment of advanced computational tools such as machine learning and AI for product / process design and optimization.
Moderator: Gregg Beckham, Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Lisa Dyson, CEO, Kiverdi and CEO, Air Protein
Jim Kiefer, Principal Scientist and Associate Director for Structural Biology, Genentech
Justin Skoble, Vice President of Technical Operations, Caribou Biosciences
|The sustainable loom
Biological systems are increasingly being used to produce textiles and dyes, potentially replacing many chemical processes that make fashion one of the most unsustainable industries around the world. How have advances in bioproducts, sustainable dyes, algae, and fungal biotechnology accelerated the discovery and deployment of new textiles, impacted workforce development, and enabled public-private partnerships?
Moderator: Jon Magnuson, Staff Chemist & Team Lead, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Anne Schauer-Gimenez, CTO, Mango Materials
Dan Widmaier, CEO and Co-Founder, Bolt Threads
Michelle Zhu, CEO, Tinctorium
|Building the future
What are the emerging markets and new trends in the bioproducts, biomaterials and bioplastics sectors, and how can next-generation biomaterials and biopolymers address issues such as recycling, reuse, and sustainability? How can we develop new markets for bio- advantaged products that are not accessible through conventional manufacturing? What are the potential benefits of these products in the marketplace?
Moderator: Seth Snyder, Director of the Clean Energy and Transportation Division, Idaho National Laboratory
Scott Franklin, CSO, Checkerspot
Ryan Hunt, Co-Founder and CTO, Algix/BLOOM
Reshma Shetty, Co-founder, Gingko Bioworks
|Closing remarks by Mary Maxon, Associate Lab Director for Biosciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
|1:00 – 3:00 pm
|Optional tours of Berkeley Lab: The Joint BioEnergy Institute, the Agile Biofoundry, the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit, the Molecular Foundry, and (construction permitting) the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).