This is the FIRST AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference!
AFCC Conference and Exhibition
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
November 14 - 16, 2021
The conference will focus on promoting the USDA's BioPreferred® Program* throughout this two-day conference and exhibition. To kick off the event there will be a reception on Sunday evening, November 14, 2021 from 5:30 -7:00 p.m., included in the registration of the conference.
The conference will include featured speakers during Breakout sessions, Workshops and Poster Presentations on the following subjects:
Global biobased economy
USDA's BioPreferred® Program
Biobased product manufacturing and certification
USDA's Section 9003 Biorefinery and Renewable Chemicals. Also included will be information on the Biobased Products Manufacturing Assistance Program which helps to support and stimulate innovation by providing loan guarantees that allow companies to commercialize first-of-a-kind technologies to produce biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products
And other key federal agency programs
Summary of Events
The three subjects listed above will disseminated into the following sessions:
We will have top-of-the-industry speakers presenting conference-focused information at our breakout sessions, workshops and in the Plenary program. Learn more about our speakers from updates to this website.
The conference is being held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (a Marriott Hotel) in Washington, DC. We have a limited block of Hotel rooms available at special rates for the conference. Be sure to book your hotel room soon since they are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The sooner you make your hotel reservation, the better. Use the link from the AFCC website for the best hotel prices.
We are proud to the U.S. Department of Agriculture as AFCC's partner in holding the first Biobased Economy Conference
We are proud to have the following sponsor take the lead in supporting the conference.
Be sure to visit the exhibitors and meet government agency procurement officers. Biobased product manufacturers will exhibit their products and share information on the benefits of biobased products compared with the less environmentally-friendly products they are designed to replace.
* About the BioPreferred® Program
Managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the goal of the USDA's BioPreferred® Program is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The Program's purpose is to spur economic development, create new jobs and provide new markets for farm commodities. The increased development, purchase, and use of biobased products reduces our nation's reliance on petroleum, increases the use of renewable agricultural resources, and contributes to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts. The USDA's BioPreferred® Program had its new home advocated by AFCC, USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service and other associations to ensure the program as authorized by Congress would operate as Congress intended.