Cellulosic Feedstocks: Mitigating Risk and Cost Through a Portfolio Approach

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1 Cellulosic Feedstocks: Mitigating Risk and Cost Through a Portfolio Approach World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology April 20, 2016 Sam Jackson, VP Business Development

2 Genera Energy Privately held biomass supply company operating since 2008, based in Vonore, TN Bringing an industrial approach and experience to agricultural biomass supply - Crop production, harvesting & logistics, biomass pre-processing, mgmt services - Most experienced company in the U.S. producing, managing & processing a wide variety of biomass feedstocks Custom-tailored biomass supply chain solutions - Design, develop and implement project- and customer-specific feedstock supply solutions - Focus on reliable supply, consistent quality, highest feedstock value to customer Front-end and back-end feedstock portfolio approach - Multiple feedstock sources reduce risks and costs with year-round just-in-time supply - Early fractionation allows highest value use for each biomass component stream, including biomass-based materials & products Extensive partnerships all along the supply chain Copyright 2016, Genera Energy Inc.

3 Biomass Feedstock Supply & Services Planting & Crop Establishment Seed & Input Procurement Crop Production & Maintenance Land Accumulation & Management Harvesting & Collection Feedstock Plans & Modeling Logistics & Transport Aggregation, Storage & Inventory Management Material Handling & Sizing Delivery to Spec Biomass Management Services Biomass Product Supply Genera is the Aggregator Genera is the Farmer Management fee per ton under management or cost-plus with gainshare incentives Long-term (10-20 year) supply contract, providing a fixed price per ton of biomass delivered Genera contracts with local producers and manages operations May manage entire supply chain or specific activities (e.g., planting, harvesting, inventory & trucking) In some cases (for efficiency/ quality) Genera provides equipment & labor Managing Field & Logistics Activities Complete Turnkey Biomass Supply Genera typically involved from front-end project development Full scale biomass supply, delivering biomass to meet customer specs Genera invests in land leases & establishment, provides equipment & labor, trains & manages local crews Copyright 2016, Genera Energy Inc.

4 Feedstock Supply Chain Risk Climatic Risk Drought/Flooding Yield Disease and Insects Crop access at harvest Quality Risk Contaminants Inorganic compounds Decay through storage Inhibitors Economic Risk Yield per unit feedstock input Increased processing costs Unrealistic expectations on feedstock cost

5 Purpose-Grown Crops Perennial Crops Switchgrass Energy Cane Giant Reed Miscanthus Napier Grass Wide Hybrids Annual Crops Biomass Sorghum Sweet Sorghum Tobacco Woody Crops Short-rotation Hybrid Poplar Short-rotation Hybrid Willow Yellow pine

6 Benefits of Purpose-Grown Crops Feedstock Portfolio Utilization of multiple crops Reduces storage requirements and storage loss Makes seasonality an advantage Reduce impacts of climatic variation Allows supply solutions with just-intime direct delivery year round A mix of annual and perennial crops Improves access to land Offers potential adjust area planted annually to buffer supplies

7 Addressing Risk Across the Supply Chain Feedstock Portfolio Increases ability to do year-round delivery Reduces risk of loss and cost associated with storage Provides a buffer for climatic and disease/pest impacts May provide cost reduction to overall biomass supply Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Switchgrass Biomass Sorghum Wheat Straw Wood

8 Benefits of Purpose-Grown Crops Quality Control Reduce levels of contaminants in feedstocks (lower ash) Normally have wider harvest windows than residues Perennials are normally very dry at harvest, increasing storage ability Well trained operators can conduct quality control in the field and during operations

9 Benefits of Purpose-Grown Crops Cost and Availability Perennials reduce quantity and price risk by contracting for long periods of time (5-10 years) with structured pricing Certain harvest methods, like direct chopping, moves initial sizing to the field Reduces overall material handling and milling costs Allows for bulk (automated) delivery Density of yield can make harvesting and collection more economical

10 Challenges of Purpose-Grown Crops Less opportunistic feedstocks May make more land available though Require dedicated land for production Multiple uses of purposegrown crops Double crop rotations Some energy crop management systems not fully developed Advancements are occurring

11 Integrated Feedstock Supply Systems Data collection in all aspects of operations allow for continuous improvement Optimized equipment dispatch and utilization Inventory management systems reduce storage quality losses High level of feedstock consistency and quality increases conversion yield

12 Summary Purpose-grown crops are high quality, diverse feedstocks Perennials and annuals provide opportunities for a portfolio approach Purpose-grown crops reduce climatic, quality, and cost risk in the supply chain High quality, consistent feedstocks provide robust end product economics

13 Optimized Feedstock Supply Chain Value Proposition Reliability Consistency Quality Efficiency Scale 1. Lower feedstock costs through supply chain integration & innovation Cost Per Ton 2. Reduce price volatility with long-term contracts & tailored biomass portfolio 3. Lower risk profile across the agricultural supply chain 4. Generate more consistent quality, improving yields & lowering operating costs Quality Copyright 2016, Genera Energy Inc.

14 How Do We Add Value? The only company fully integrating the entire biomass supply chain, from landowner recruitment to production and inventory management to sizing and delivery The only company with front-to-back experience with purpose-grown crops at commercial scale A focus on optimization for each unique supply chain solution to reduce cost and risk Process, location, feedstock, customer Extensive biomass preprocessing and handling expertise and technology Copyright 2016, Genera Energy Inc.

15 Genera Energy Inc. 167 Tellico Port Road Vonore, TN Phone Fax

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