Message from the 2020 SBFC Chairs

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

Our 42nd annual SBFC is not to be.

We realize, given the greater challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, that the cancellation of our 2020 SBFC meeting represents a minor change in our daily lives. However, we greatly appreciate the effort you took in preparing and submitting the front-line results of your research to the meeting.

We will prepare a book of the abstracts, as well as look for additional possibilities supporting the publication of the research that would have been presented at the 42nd SBFC.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Cancellation FAQs


Focuses on the advances in the manipulation, analysis, and collection, storage and handling logistics of feedstocks.


Advances in enzymatic deconstruction of biomass, the application of petrochemical-based catalytic cracking technology to biomass conversion, and chemical and thermal processes for upgrading biomass-derived compounds to higher value products.


Bring together stakeholders from all sectors to discuss ongoing and future efforts to enable a thriving industrial biotechnology sector.


Covering topics of special interest.