Seminars & Webinars: Biobased Products, Biotechnology

June 2018

GC&E Conference, June 18-20, 2018, Portland, Oregon

The Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) has been a meeting ground for advancing sustainable science and solutions since 1996. Hosted by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute, powered by leading thinkers in the field, and supported by many companies and organizations, the 22nd annual event will be will be held in Portland, Oregon on Monday June 18 to Wednesday June 20, 2018.

March 2018

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on Development & Deployment, February 28 - March 2, 2018, Washington, D.C.

ABLC 2018 is a connected series of five conferences on the most important issues in the bioeconomy. These conferences provide updates from key government agencies, an opening session with the heads of top trade organizations, and information on policy, finance, partnerships, world class R&D, and effective scale-up. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at The Acta Group (Acta®), will present.

October 2017

2017 Retail Law Conference, October 10-12, 2017, Chicago Illinois

The 2017 Retail Law Conference covers pressing issues facing the retail industry and provides ample opportunity for interactive participation in roundtable discussions, Q&A with speakers, and networking breaks. The Acta Group (Acta®) President Lynn L. Bergeson will speak at “A Peek Behind the Curtain: Retailers, New Technologies, and What You Need to Know.” Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor.

June 2017

21st Annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference, June 13 – 15, 2017, Reston, Virginia

The 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) provided an opportunity for a diverse network of over 500 academic, industrial, and government stakeholders to network and learn about the newest ideas in sustainable approaches to chemistry, chemicals, processes, and products.  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., spoke.  B&C was a proud sponsor.

October 2016

Algae Biomass Organization Summit, October 23-26, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona

The Algae Biomass Summit was the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products went to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers conversed with utility executives, and where researchers and technology developers rubbed elbows with venture capitalists. Acta affiliate B&C was a proud sponsor. Acta and B&C Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler chaired "Legal, IP, and Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities" on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

August 2016

252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 21-25, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The theme of the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting was “Chemistry of the People, by the People, for the People.” Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson presented “Genetic Engineering, Chemistry, and Consumers” on August 22.

June 2016

International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference, June 5-7, 2016, Rome, Italy

The International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference will focus on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Mediterranean Region.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Modern Agriculture and Technology” on June 6. For a copy of Ms. Bergeson's presentation, contact hlewis@lawbc.com.

April 2016

BIO World Congress on Biotechnology, April 17 – 20, 2016, San Diego, California.

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a proud sponsor.

February 2016

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, February 17-19, 2016, Washington, D.C.

ABLC2016 is the gathering point for the top leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy — bringing together the entire spectrum of advanced Fuels, Chemicals & Materials CEOs and senior executives, financiers, policymakers, and industry suppliers. Acta affiliates Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) are proud sponsors. Acta Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler and BRAG Executive Director Kathleen M. Roberts will speak.

October 2015

Leveraging Synthetic Biology’s Promise and Managing Potential Risk, October 15, 2015, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Washington, D.C.

Hosted by the Wilson Center.  Panelists including Lynn L. Bergeson will discuss how synthetic biology applications would be regulated by the U.S. Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology, how this would affect the market pathway of these applications and whether the existing framework will protect human health and the environment. RSVP online.

September 2015

Algae Biomass Summit, September 29 – October 2, 2015, Washington, D.C.

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility executives, and where researchers and technology developers rub elbows with venture capitalists.  Richard E. Engler will participate on the panel discussion  "Legal, Regulatory, and Political Considerations in Commercializing Algae Products."  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a proud sponsor. Register online.

March 2015

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, March 11-13, 2015, Washington, D.C.

ABLC2015 is the gathering point for the top leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy — bringing together the entire spectrum of advanced Fuels, Chemicals & Materials CEOs and senior executives, financiers, policymakers, and industry suppliers. Acta affiliates Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) are proud sponsors. Kathleen M. Roberts will participate on the Policy Outlook panel, and Richard E. Engler will present a session on “Class 2 Substances and the TSCA Inventory.”

February 2015

6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based & Sustainable Chemical Summit, February 3-5, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana

The 6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based & Sustainable Chemicals Summit was co-located with InformEx 2015 in New Orleans, LA, and provided attendees with unparalleled networking opportunities and access to the both conferences. Lynn L. Bergeson and Kathleen M. Roberts were proud to be on the Advisory Board for the summit, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. moderated a panel, “The Rise of Renewable Feedstocks: Enabling a New Generation of Chemicals,” on February 4, 2015.

December 2014

BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, December 7-9, 2014, San Diego, California

The ninth annual BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is the original conference dedicated solely to the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. B&C affiliate the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) is proud sponsor of the “Women in Biotechnology” Reception, December 7, 2014. BRAG Executive Director Kathleen Roberts will welcome attendees to the reception, at which the inaugural BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology will be presented.

2nd Annual Chemical Watch U.S. Regulatory Summit, December 2 - 3, 2014, Arlington, Virginia

A program for U.S. businesses. This two-day event brings together 23 experts in global chemicals regulation. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates will hear about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learn how best to respond. Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice-President of B&C Consortia Management, will present a session on “The Biobased Economy and Green Chemistry – U.S. Regulatory Background.” Click here for more information.

November 2014

The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference - - ABLC NEXT 2014, November 10 - 12, 2014, San Francisco, California

Acta affiliates Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) were proud sponsors. The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference Series has become one of the largest gatherings of Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals and Biomaterials Operating Company CEOs and senior executives, strategic partners, financiers, equity analysts, policymakers and industry suppliers in the Advanced Biofuels & Renewable Chemicals and Biomaterials industries in North America. ABLC NEXT featured: The Store of the Future right inside the conference event - where you could have seen, heard, touched and tasted the new fuels, products and biomaterials that are coming to shelves and pumps right now - and many that are coming in the very near future; fresh faces illuminating the hottest topics in the industry - - the new superdiesels, ethanols and jet fuels, specialty chemicals & nutraceuticals, magic microbes & catalysts, plastics, nylons and biomaterials. Hot export markets and partnership opportunities abroad. Biogas and natural gas. Carbon Capture and Re-Use. Bolt-ons and retrofits and co-locations. Kathleen M. Roberts, Executive Director of BRAG, spoke on the how the results of the November election might impact the regulatory landscape for the biobased chemical community. Click here for more information

July 2014

Biomass 2014: Growing the Future, July 29 - 30, 2014, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted its seventh annual conference—Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy. Co-hosted with Advanced Biofuels USA, this year's conference took place at the Washington Convention Center. As in past years, Biomass 2014 brought together top government officials and members of Congress—with industry leaders and experts from across the bioenergy supply chain—to continue ongoing dialogue about the critical challenges and key opportunities for the industry. The event focussed on the innovative technologies, priority pathways, financing strategies, and public policies needed to grow the bioeconomy of the future. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., was a proud sponsor. For more information click here.

June 2014

ACS 18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 17-19, 2014, Bethesda, Maryland

As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, GC&E invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. Acta affiliate the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) presented "Regulatory Landscape & Implications for Innovation," Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Speakers and topics included:
Lynn L. Bergeson, The Acta Group, Moderator
Emily Tipaldo, American Chemistry Council
"State chemical management initiatives: Green chemistry? Or, something else?"
Sookie Hong, 3E Company Department of Regulatory Research
"REACHing Asia in a green chemistry environment: Initiative, implementation and impact"
Andrew Shafer, Elevance Renewable Sciences
Caroline Cox, Center for Environmental Health
"Moving California towards flame retardant-free furniture and baby products"

Click here for more information

May 2014

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, May 12-15, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was proud sponsor of the Renewable Chemical Platforms and Biobased Materials track, and with our affiliate the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) presented a session to educate and equip attendees to address the critical regulatory issues along the path to commercialization. Topics included:

  • Overview of the 90-day EPA new chemical notification review process
  • Filling out the PMN form – Top Ten Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
  • Challenges posed by chemical identity/nomenclature
  • What if EPA needs more data – addressing substances that may be difficult to test
  • Leveraging successfully pollution prevention benefits

Click here for more information

February 2014

5th Annual Next Generation Biobased and Sustainable Chemicals Summit, February 4-7, 2013, San Diego, California

The premier biobased and sustainable chemicals information and networking event for biobased start-ups, global chemical majors, brand owners, feedstock providers, venture capitalists, and academics. This year’s Summit provided a detailed overview of the critical developments the industry is currently facing, including innovative feedstocks, end-user applications, and progress of established and new chemical production platforms and applications. Lynn L. Bergeson was chairman of the event and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and B&C affiliate the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) were proud sponsors. Click here for more information.

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