Innovative Solutions at the Interface of Energy & Food
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center, UC Davis
8:30am – 9:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome & Framing Meeting Goals
9:15am – 9:20am Network Mapping
9:30am – 10:30am Finance Panel
10:30am – 10:50am Break & Networking Activity
11:00am – 12:00pm Food Systems Panel
Finance Panel – Funding and facilitating innovation in fields with low margins and long time horizons in the 21st century.
- Harold Schmitz – Mars, Incorporated (Chair)
- Amy Jaffe – Energy & Sustainability, UC Davis
- Jenny Rooke – 5 Prime Ventures
- Joe Cornelius – ARPA-E
- Stephen Hohenrieder – Meyer Family Enterprises
Food Systems Panel – Technologies and approaches to evaluate and optimize system-level inefficiencies in food production and processing.
- Rob Trice – The Mixing Bowl (Chair)
- Glenda Humiston – UC ANR
- Brian Willson – Colorado State University Energy Institute
- Anna Smidebush – Pacific Gas & Electric
- Edward Spang – Food Science & Technology, UC Davis
12:00pm – 1:30pm Booth Showcase Lunch
1:45pm – 2:45pm Production Panel
2:45pm – 3:45pm Processing Panel
4:00pm – 4:30pm Break
4:45pm – 5:45pm Consumption Panel
5:45pm – 6:00pm Conclusion
6:00pm – 7:30pm Dinner Reception
Production – How do agricultural producers balance rising energy costs with the need for safe, sustainable, and affordable products?
- Pam Ronald – UC Davis (Chair)
- Colleen Breitenstein – Pacific Gas & Electric
- Eric O’Brien – Fall Line Capital
- David Bubenheim – NASA Ames Research Center
Processing – A review of current bottlenecks and costs associated with energy usage in food processing.
- Irwin Donis-Gonzalez –Ag. Engineering, UC Davis (Chair)
- Eric Heidman – Diamond Foods LLC
- Mark Evans – The Morning Star Company
- Eric Klingenberg – Mars, Incorporated.
Consumption – Nutritional and consumer preferences for fresh vs. packaged foods, as well as energy usage in markets and restaurants for providing safe and nutritious products.
- Gail Bornhorst – Biol. & Ag. Engineering, UC Davis (Chair)
- Kevin Sanchez – Yolo Food Bank
- David John – General Produce
- Lauren Shimek – Food.Tech.Design.