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Save the Date: May 15, 2012. Renewable Materials Summit: Markets for Building the Biorefinery

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Growing demand and advancing technology in the Renewable Materials industry has created exciting opportunities for businesses to grow across the Upper Midwest and Canada, from agriculture and forest products through manufacturing and retail.

The Renewable Materials Summit: Markets for Building the Biorefinery will highlight and explore the companies and markets that are driving opportunities for returns on investment that leverage the emerging bioeconomy.

Conference Highlights

  • Keynote Address by Steve French of the Natural Marketing Institute: “Finding the Sustainability Sweet Spot: Analysis of Consumer Trends in Sustainability Across the Product Lifecycle”
  • Panels of industry experts will discuss:
    • Product and market development for renewable materials
    • Emerging technologies and companies
    • Biorefinery growth through innovation and partnerships
    • Biofiber supply chain development
    • Financing for research and companies

For more information, please contact Tim Welle at twelle@biobusinessalliance.org or visit www.biobusinessalliance.org.

Many thanks to our sponsors:

Founding Sponsor: Life Science Association of Manitoba

Premier Sponsors: Fredrikson and ByronMinnesota Soybean Growers AssociationNorth Dakota Corn Council

Supporting Sponsors: Aspen Research Corporation, CleanTech Open, Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis, FlaxStalk, Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC, Great River Energy, GVL Poly, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, MCG Biocomposites,Minnesota Business First Stop, Minnesota Corn Grower's Association, Natureworks LLC, North Dakota Ethanol Council, North Dakota Soybean Council,North Dakota Department of Commerce, Mechanical Engineering Department of North Dakota State University, Red River Valley Research Corridor


Please contact Tim Welle at (952) 746-3845 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Renewable Materials Summit: Markets for Building the Biorefinery. Sponsorship Information (PDF)

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