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Registration Rates Early Bird Rate
June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021

Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel, Ethanol, Advanced Biofuels/Biochemical, Cellulosic
If your plant is listed as "Producing," "Not Producing," or "Under Construction" on the Ethanol Producer Magazine plant list or "Existing" or "Under Construction" on the Biodiesel Magazine plant list, then your plant qualifies for free passes. Please reference the Biodiesel Magazine plant list here. Please reference the Ethanol Producer Magazine plant list here.

Full Conference $995 $1,195

Full Conference - Speakers $595 $595

Full Conference - Exhibitors FREE FREE
Exhibitors receive two free pass per booth. Additional full-conference passes can be purchased for $695 each. This is a 40% discount from the full conference registration price. Call 866-746-8385 to get exhibitor passes.

Full Conference - Government $895 $1,095

Full Conference - Student $345 $545

Monday Evening $295 $495

Tuesday Only $695 $895

Wednesday Only $695 $895

Cancellation Policy Requests for a conference registration refund must be submitted in writing to For cancellation requests received 120 days prior to the event, a $100 service charge will be issued. No refunds will be issued less than 120 days prior to the event.


Create Meetings By Becoming an Exhibitor
Now more than ever, ethanol and biofuels producers are seeking out the leading-edge service providers who can help them as they start increasing production at their facilities, so, the Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit is proud to offer an expo hall. Co-located with the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo and the National Biomass Conference & Expo, this online experience will assist exhibitors with building and maintaining relationships, providing opportunities for timely conversations and the ability to connect with one another, in the comfort of their home or office — all while saving money on the cost of travel and fees associated with an in-person event.

Exhibit Booth Includes

  • One 10' x 10' (foot) booth and company identification sign
  • Two complimentary full conference registrations (Exhibitors receive a 40% discount on additional passes)
  • Company listing on the conference website
  • Company listing in the onsite program
  • Company mention in promotional e-mails and brochures

Booth Fees

Booth payment must be made online, with a credit card, at the time of purchase. A confirmation will be sent via e-mail after the checkout process is complete.

Booth Fees  
Inline US $2,995
Corner US $3,395
Premium US $3,649
Larger Booths Available

To purchase a booth you must login or create an account, which will contain all the information routinely used when purchasing booths or registering to attend a conference. Once your account is created, you will no longer need to re-enter this information for future BBI International events.

  1. Login or register. You will need your e-mail address and password.
  2. Launch the booth map.
  3. Select a booth(s) of your choice and then click on "Checkout".
  4. Review your booth choices and choose a payment option.
  5. Enter your correct billing information.
  6. You will receive a booth confirmation receipt via e-mail after checkout process is complete.

Booth Payment

Booth payment must be made online, with a credit card, at the time of purchase. A receipt will be sent via e-mail after the checkout process is complete.

Booth Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing via letter or e-mail ( A refund of 80% of the total price will be given for cancellations received ≥ 180 days prior to the event. No refund will be given for cancellations received < 180 days prior to the event.

Send written cancellations to:

BBI International
308 2nd Avenue North, Suite 304
Grand Forks, ND 58203

For more information contact BBI International at or call 866-746-8385.
All data and information collected at the Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit is owned by BBI International. By participating, attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors are in full agreement of these terms

Who Should Exhibit

The Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit is the largest gathering of private and public sector biofuels professionals in the world. Your customers will be here seeking tailored solutions to the unique challenges they face. Attendees will include current and future producers of biofuels, industry vendors, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policymakers. Demonstrate your commitment to the future of the biofuels industry and plan to exhibit at this once-a-year opportunity.

Primary Exhibitors
Exhibitors can come from across the industry and represent every facet of biofuels production and service. Some key groups will include:

Economic Development, Finance and Lending Professionals
Navigating the complicated world of finance and risk management challenges even the most resolute. Finance and lending professionals can expect many questions about coming legislation affecting the green economy.

Suppliers and Technology Service Providers
Attendees of the Summit seek precision, and your company offers just that. Testing equipment, technology services companies that deliver economic efficiencies and the companies that bring clear-cut solutions to their customers will find an eager audience.

Equipment Manufacturers
As biodiesel and biofuels producers look for ways to increase facility margins, exhibiting your equipment at the show not only makes for a vivid demonstration, but it establishes a strong relationship and shows the first-hand the solutions to their challenges.

And many more!

Room 312

Tuesday, July 13
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Preconference
Ethanol 101 Workshop
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm Preconference
Low Carbon Efficiency Summit
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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Expo Grand Opening & Welcome Reception

Wednesday, July 14
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am - 11:00 am General Session

Int'l Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo General Session

View Agenda

11:00 am - 6:30 pm Expo Open

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Dedicated Expo Time
Lunch in the Expo (Noon - 1:30 pm)

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit
How Low-Carbon Market Opportunities are Propelling Advancements in Renewable Diesel Production Approaches
Moderator: Jeff Kistner, President, Flag Leaf Financial Management Inc.
  • Vijay Srinivas, Principal Research Scientist of Thiochemicals R&D, Arkema Inc.
    Dimethyl Disulfide (DMDS) to Activate Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) Catalysts and Maintain Their Performance Long-Term in Renewable Diesel Production
  • Ron Gorring, Sr. Business Development Manager, ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC
    Maximizing Renewable Diesel Profitability with BIDW Dewaxing Catalyst
  • Jeremy Keller, Director of Project Development, Rondo Energy
    Renewable Steam on Demand: A New Approach to Economically Slash CI Scores and Boiler Emissions
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break in the Expo

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit
The How and Why of Unlocking the Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Potential Locked within Challenging Feedstocks
Moderator: Jamey Cline, Business Developmer Director, Christianson PLLP
  • Bryan Yeh, President & CEO, Community Fuels
    Addressing Production Challenges with Alternative Feedstock
  • Daniel Parker, President, DPChem Consulting, Inc.
    Brown Grease Biodiesel Trials Using Immobilized Enzyme Reactors
  • Luca Zullo, Advisor to NextChem, VerdeNero LLC
    Renewable Diesel Sized to Feedstock
  • Daniel Phillips, Business Development, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions US Inc.
    From Soapstock to Low CI HVO Feed: Soap Carbonate Technology
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Reception in the Expo

Thursday, July 15
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast in the Expo

7:30 am - 1:30 pm Expo Open

8:30 am - 10:00 am Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit
Reviewing the Opportunities for Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Producers in New and Emerging Markets
Moderator: Paul Winters, Director, Public Affairs and Federal Communications, National Biodiesel Board
  • Josh Pedrick, Americas Biofuels and Sugar – Managing Editor, Ethanol Editor, Platts
    Pricing an Emerging Market: Renewable Diesel Dynamics
  • John Oyen, Business Development Manager, ABB Inc.
    Integration and Digital: The Pathway to a Low Carbon Index
  • Dan Anderson, P.E., Business Development Manager, Alfa Laval Renewable Diesel Pretreatment Processes for Variable Feedstocks
10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break in the Expo

10:30 am - Noon Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit
Tracing the Continuing Advancement of Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Production Technologies
Moderator: Richard Weiner, Vice President, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • Evelyn Beebe, Engineering Manager, Weaver & Tidwell LLP
    Renewable Diesel Co-Processing vs Standalone Considerations under the Renewable Fuel Standard
  • Thomas Jeffries, President, Xylome Corporation
    Creating Cellulosic Biodiesel and Higher Value Products from Stillage Fiber
  • Neil Rodrigues, Consultant, Ceimici Novel Ltd.
    The Beauty of Glycidol
  • Matthew Clingerman, Business Segment Leader, Sulzer GTC Technology
    Innovative Processes for Low-Cost Renewable Diesel Projects
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Expo

1:30 pm - 6:30 pm Exhibitor Move-Out

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit
Right from the Beginning: Towards an Optimal Pretreatment Program in Renewable Diesel Production
Moderator: Rainer Bass, Process Engineering Project Manager, The HollyFrontier Companies
  • John McNichol, Market Development Manager, PQ Corporation
    Premium Adsorbents in Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Feedstock Pre-treatment
  • Jonathon Speed, Product and Applications Manager, Keit Spectrometers
    An Analyser for the Pre-Treatment of Renewable Diesel Feedstocks
  • Neal Williams, Research Engineer, Imerys
    Adsorbent for Renewable Diesel Feedstock Purification
  • Brian Cooke, Technical Manager, Clariant Corporation
    Adsorptive Removal of Contaminants from Fats and Oils for Production of BioFuels
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit
Troubleshooting at Renewable Diesel and Biodiesel Facilities During Plant Construction, Commissioning and Steady-State Production Phases
  • Rudy Pruszko, President, Pruszko Consulting
    Solutions to Your Biodiesel Production Problems
  • Meha Jha, Refining Industry Marketing Manager Measurement Solutions, Emerson Automation Solutions
    Future Proofing Your Renewable Diesel Production Operations
  • John Brabender, Vice President of Business Development, Ford, Bacon & Davis LLC
    Rapid Project Development Path to Renewable Diesel Production
  • Christine Riedl, Technical Sales Manager Biodiesel/RetroFit, BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH
    Have you – already – been RetroFitted?
5:00 pm Sessions Conclude

Speaking Opportunities!
The deadline for submitting abstracts was March 12, 2021.

Although the abstract deadline has passed, speaking and moderating opportunities may still be available.
Have additional questions? Please send inquiries to:
Dayna Bastian, Program Coordinator
BBI International



An innovative, global leader in oilseed process solutions, Crown specializes in custom engineered design and aftermarket support for crush, refining, biofuels, advanced renewables, oleochemicals, & specialty extraction. Crown's state-of-the-art, 15,000 sq. ft. Innovation Center features a fully functional plant allowing access to real-world piloting capabilities within a confidential, controlled environment.

Bruks Siwertell is a market-leading supplier of bulk handling and wood processing systems. Our systems handle materials from forests, fields, quarries, and mines, maintaining critical supply lines for manufacturers, mills, power plants and ports. We design and deliver systems for loading, unloading, conveying, storing, and stacking and reclaiming, alongside equipment for chipping, screening, milling and processing wood for the biofuel, board, saw mill, pulp and paper industries.

The Richard Industrial Group (RIG) consists of 3 divisions that seamlessly provides turn-key engineering, procurement, construction, and fabrication services to the refining and petrochemical industries across the United States. Over the last 10 years, RIG has been at the forefront of Large-Scale Renewable Diesel Project engineering, design, and construction.

W.R. Grace & Co is a leading global innovator built on talent, technology and trust. We serve customers in over 60 countries and have over 3,900 highly skilled employees worldwide. Our products in the renewable fuels space improve yield and productivity while reducing the environmental footprint.

Apollo Water Services is an American owned and operated company with vast experience in the design, optimization and operation of water and process systems in 140 North American ethanol plants. Apollo's approach is to surround the customer with solutions that optimize, enhance and protect their water and process systems with chemistry, equipment and on-site service.


Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) is a growing family of companies and experts that engineer, manufacture, install, and optimize processes and solutions for many diverse industries. Whether it's in mass and heat transfer, combustion and emissions controls, separation and ion exchange, materials applications, automation or actuation–KES helps partners develop advantages in today's competitive marketplace.

Pyrogel® XTE aerogel insulation maintains thermal conditions critical to optimizing process yields. It provides superior moisture resistance to minimize maintenance due to corrosion under insulation (CUI). Pyrogel's thin, flexible format is easy to install and can be removed and reused, simplifying materials management and reducing the total cost of ownership.


July 13-15, 2021

The Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit is a forum designed for biodiesel and renewable diesel producers to learn about cutting-edge process technologies, new techniques and equipment to optimize existing production, and efficiencies to save money while increasing throughput and fuel quality. Produced by Biodiesel Magazine, this world-class event features premium content from technology providers, equipment vendors, consultants, engineers and producers to advance discussion and foster an environment of collaboration and networking through engaging presentations, fruitful discussion and compelling exhibitions with one purpose, to further the biomass-based diesel sector beyond its current limitations. Co-located with the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo and the National Biomass Conference & Expo, the Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit conveniently harnesses the full potential of the integrated biofuels industries while providing laser-like focus on processing methods that are sure to yield tangible advantages to biomass-based diesel producers. Registration is free of charge for all employees of biodiesel and renewable diesel production facilities, from operators and maintenance personnel to board members and executives.


Now in it's 17th year of continuous publication, Biodiesel Magazine is a trade journal dedicated to objective, independent coverage of biodiesel news, events and information relevant to the global industry. With editorial focus on U.S. and international methyl ester manufacturing, trade, distribution and markets, Biodiesel Magazine also provides valuable insight into feedstock and market share competition from the non-ester renewable diesel sector.

Editorial Contacts

To contribute news content to Biodiesel Magazine, please send material (including text, digital photos, illustrations, etc.) to:

Tom Bryan, President


Click here to subscribe to Biodiesel Magazine . The cost is FREE of charge to everyone with the exception of a shipping and handling charge for any country outside the United States. Please feel free to contact our circulation department with any questions you may have:
(866) 746-8385


Biodiesel Magazine provides a specific topic delivered to a highly targeted audience. Our advertising reaches all levels of decision makers in the biofuels industry. Our readers include chief executive officers, chief financial officers, general managers, plant managers and operations managers, as well as board members of existing and future production facilities. Biodiesel Magazine is distributed at biofuels conferences, meetings, workshops and trade shows worldwide. As part of the BBI International family of trade publications, Biodiesel Magazine is committed to editorial excellence and high-quality print production and distribution.

July 13-15, 2021 ~ Des Moines