Xconomy Forum: Separating Hype from Reality in Alternative Fuels

Cleantech was minted by venture capitalist John Doerr a few years ago as the greatest opportunity of the 21st century. The global energy and transportation market is about as big as any market in the world, worth an estimated $7 trillion a year. Despite all the talk, what kind of progress is really being made with alternative fuels? How far has field come? How far away is biofuel from becoming a mainstream alternative to fossil fuel? What needs to happen in order for this promising field to reach its potential? We will convene West Coast leaders to talk about separating the hype from the reality of this opportunity.

Confirmed Participants:
Luke Timmerman, National Biotechnology Editor, Xconomy
Kristina Burow, Arch Venture Partners; Co-founder, Sapphire Energy
Margaret McCormick, COO, Targeted Growth; Co-founder and CEO, Matrix Genetics
Michael Ramage, CEO, Asemblon
Tom Ranken, President, Washington Clean Technology Alliance
John Gardner, Incoming Dean of Academic Affairs, Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Ned David, Founder and President, Kilimanjaro Energy
Jan Allen, Co-founder and VP of Engineering, Harvest Power
Jeff Surma, CEO, S4 Energy Solutions
Hoby Douglass, Director of Sustainable Business Development, General Biodiesel
Kelly Ogilvie, CEO, Blue Marble Energy

Registration: 5:15 – 6:00 pm
Program: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Networking reception: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

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Walk-in Registration: $125
Student Registration: $20

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