BiofuelsWednesday, May 2, 2012
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Brian Chase, Senior Consultant, Chevron
Lynde Coit, Senior Advisor to the President and CEO, Plasco Energy Group
Chris Groobey, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Richard Kauffman, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy
The world's energy options, once composed of a narrow menu of fuels, have gotten wider. Biofuels have come into their own in Brazil, via sugarcane ethanol, while the United States has become the world's largest ethanol producer using corn. New techniques are also maturing, such as cellulosic ethanol. What role will biofuels play in the future? Can this industry scale up? Will private investors provide enough capital and momentum?