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Xconomy Forum: Separating Hype from Reality in Alternative Fuels

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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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
Nitin Baliga, Professor, Institute for Systems Biology
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 & Networking: 5:15 - 6:00 pm
Program: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Networking reception: 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
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Institute for Systems Biology



Washington Clean Technology Alliance





Alexandria Real Estate Equities • Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness
Cooley • Davis Wright Tremaine • Fenwick & West • Graham & Dunn
Institute for Systems Biology
Invest Northern Ireland • J. Robert Scott • Kauffman Foundation
• Latham & Watkins
Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Seed IP Law Group • Swedish Medical Center


ARCH Venture Partners · Vulcan Capital ·WRF Capital


Alliance of Angels • Climate Solutions
Evergreen Venture Capital Association
Northwest Entrepreneur Network • Technology Alliance
Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association
Washington Technology Industry Association

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When & Where

401 Terry Avenue North
Seattle, 98109

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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