Coskata to Speak on Advanced Biofuels Industry at World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

Monday, February 7, 2011

Coskata Inc., a developer of technology for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals, will be in Abu Dhabi next week speaking at the World Future Energy Summit, an event expected to draw over 25,000 leaders from energy and environmental industries.

Wes Bolsen, Coskata’s Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Government Affairs, will provide an overview of the commercialization efforts of the advanced biofuels industry around the world. He will share insights into the competitive advantages that distinguish the most promising advanced biofuel start ups, and explain which technologies are ready today to help supply the world’s energy and transportation needs.

Bolsen will also be leading a roundtable session at the event, where he will facilitate a discussion on the need to scale advanced biofuel technologies to achieve energy security on a global level. Bolsen will explain that biofuels are perhaps the only near term renewable energy option that can make an impact on reducing global oil dependence.

Bolsen’s panel, “Biofuels: Finally Delivering on the Early Potential?” will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19th. The roundtable discussion will follow on the same afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

About Coskata

Coskata Inc. is a biology-based renewable energy company with a platform technology that enables the low-cost production of biofuels and chemicals, from virtually any carbonaceous material. Using anaerobic microorganisms and innovative bioreactor designs, we create and enable additional energy resources worldwide.

The process combines the flexibility of gasification with the efficiency of biological conversion of syngas into fuels or chemicals. Founded in 2006 by leading renewable energy investors and entrepreneurs including Khosla Ventures, Advanced Technology Ventures, and GreatPoint Ventures, Coskata has also received financing from the Blackstone Group, General Motors, Total Energy Ventures, Coghill Capital Management and Globespan Capital Partners. Coskata has assembled an experienced management team to lead the development and commercialization of its compelling technology. For more information, please visit