Carinata Biomaterials summit

About

Carinata, a nonfood oilseed brassica is a dedicated feedstock for renewable jet fuel, diesel, and other bioproducts. The Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata is dedicated to removing the constraints of regional carinata and ensure stable markets for bioproducts.

Our annual Carinata Biomaterials Summit delves into the questions and discussions surrounding the carbon economy and the role of biofuels. Our conference brings together thought leaders from industry, government, and academia to create a dynamic interdisciplinary space of thoughtful, purposeful discussion.

This year we envision the future to better understand our present. What can we be doing now to ensure success in 2050? What challenges do we foresee and how might be begin to adapt to or mitigate them?

Join us as we continue to chart the course towards net-zero emissions & carbon neutral growth with the mighty mustard, carinata.

Agenda

Objectives & Outcomes

Biomaterials Summit Day 01

Objectives:
(a) learn about recent updates & advancements in the global carinata & renewables industry, (b) engage with a cohort of actors working in the biofuel & renewable sector.

Biomaterials Summit Day 02

Objectives:
(a) share carinata production challenges & insights from across the world, (b) engage with international actors working in the carinata development.

Carinata Biomaterials Summit

Zoom link will be provided

Day 01: Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Time (EST) Topic Details
09:00-09:10 Welcome Ian Small (Deputy PD-SPARC)
09:10-09:30 Icebreaker Wendy-Lin Bartels
09:30-09:50 Keynote Preparing for 2050: Net-zero growth in the context of agriculture and renewable energy
Speaker: Valerie Reed (DOE-BETO)
09:50-11:30 BREAD Talks BREAD Talks (Biofuels, Renewables, Ecosystems, Agriculture & Development)

Video: SPARC: What was and what lies ahead

The Global State of Carinata
Speaker:Glenn Johnston (Nuseed)

The Value of Co-products from Carinata
Speaker: Nicolas DiLorenzo (UF/SPARC)

Carbon Economy & Modeling
Speaker: Rina Cerrato (Nuseed)

Carbon Sequestration & GHG Mitigation in Carinata Cropping Systems
Speaker: John Field (ORNL/SPARC)

Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Prospects for Carinata
Speaker: Steve Csonka (CAAFI & SPARC Advisory)

11:30-01:00 Moderated Q&A for BREAD Topic: Synergies between sustainable agriculture & 2050 climate goals

Moderator: Dan Geller (UGA/SPARC) & Bill Goldner (USDA-NIFA & SPARC Program Manager)

Day 02: Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Time (EST) Topic Details
09:00-09:25 Virtual Field Day Carinata Genotype Evaluation Updates
09:25-10:00 Perspectives: EU & Canada EU Stage Setting
Speaker: Federica Zanetti (University of Bologna, Italy)

Video Highlights: Agustina Sans (Nuseed, France)

Diverse Field Crop Cluster Program Review
Speaker: Rick Bennett (Nuseed)
10:00-10:15 Virtual Field Day Carinata Rotation fit & Cropping Systems
10:15-11:00 Perspectives: Argentina & Uruguay Carinata Experiences from Uruguay
Speakers: Marina Castro & Alejandro Garcia (INIA, Uruguay)

Carinata Experiences from Argentina
Speaker: Orlando Vellaz (Nuseed, Argentina)
11:00-12:15 International Perspective Panel Opportunities and Challenges Surrounding Carinata Production, Scaling, and Commercialization in South America & the Southern US

Panelists:

  • Orlando Vellaz (Nuseed, Argentina)
  • Sebastian Bravo (Nuseed, Argentina)
  • Marina Castro ((INIA, Uruguay))
  • Alejandro Garcia (INIA, Uruguay)
  • De Boughton (University of Florida, USA)
  • Zac McLemore (Z&K Farms, Texas, USA)

Moderators:

  • Wendy-Lin Bartels (UF/SPARC)
  • Ramdeo Seepaul (UF/SPARC)
12:00-12:30 Closing Remarks & Adjourn David Wright-SPARC PD

SPARC Annual Meeting

SPARC Annual Meeting-Closed Meeting-Members Only

Day 02: Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Time (EST) Topic Details
14:00-14:05 Welcome Opening of the SPARC Annual Meeting
14:05-14:15 USDA-NIFA Program Manager’s Remarks Speaker: Bill Goldner
14:15-16:30 Scenarios Planning Planning for the Reintroduction of Brassica Carinata in the Southern United States: An Interactive envisioning exercise led by Dylan Rigsby (UF)
16:30-17:00 SPARC Awards Character Design Competition & Distribution of SPARC awards
Day 03: Thursday, 22 July 2021
Time (EST) Topic Details
09:00-11:30 Feedstock Dev. Team: Season Review
(Open to all SPARC)
Hybrid Evaluation
Speaker: Todd Campbell(USDA-ARS)

Screening for Cold Tolerance
Speaker: Angela Post(NCSU)

Nutrient Management (Nitrogen & Boron)
Speakers: Mike Mulvaney (UF) & Luke Gatiboni (NCSU)

Use of Organic N Sources in Carinata Production
Speaker: Ramdeo Seepaul (UF)

Weed Management
Speaker: Ramon Leon (NCSU)

Disease Management
Speaker: Ian Small (UF)

Rotation Fit & Cropping Systems
Speaker: Andy Seepaul (UF) & Mike Mulvaney (UF)

Web-based tool for Carinata development simulation & weather monitoring.
Speaker: Clyde Fraisse (UF)
11:30-12:30 Meeting with SPARC Advisory SPARC Advisory meets with SPARC Steering and Executive Committees
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Outlining Year 5 Deliverables Workstream specific discussions on priorities & deliverables for year 5-Breakout Sessions
15:00-16:30 Debrief of Deliverables Planning Session Moderator: Dan Geller
16:30-17:00 Closing & Adjourn Sheeja George-SPARC PM

Speakers / Panelists

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Valerie Reed

DOE-BETO

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Glenn Johnston

Nuseed

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Rina Cerrato

Nuseed

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Agustina Sans

Nuseed

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Federica Zanetti

University of Bologna

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Sebastian Bravo

Nuseed, Argentina

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Marina Castro

INIA, Uruguay

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Alejandro Garcia

INIA, Uruguay

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Orlando Vellaz

Nuseed, Argentina

Steve Csonka

Steve Csonka

CAAFI

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Zac Mclemore

Z&K Farms, Harlingen, TX

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De Broughton

University of Florida

Nicolas DiLorenzo

Nicolas DiLorenzo

University of Florida

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Rick Bennett

Nuseed

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John Field

ORNL

Planning Committee

Dylan Rigsby

Dylan Rigsby

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Dan Geller

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Wendy-Lin Bartels

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Rick Bennett

Ian Small

Ian Small

Ramdeo Seepaul

Ramdeo Seepaul

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Sheeja George

Resources