Nominations for the 2013 Bioenergy Awards now being accepted

By BBI International | February 20, 2013

Nominations are now open for 2013 International Biomass Conference & Expo Bioenergy Awards. The awards will be presented during the opening general session at the sixth annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, April 8-10, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Produced by BBI International, the 2013 International Biomass Conference & Expo is currently accepting nominations for two prestigious biomass industry awards that will be announced at this year’s event—the Groundbreaker of the Year Award and the Excellence in Bioenergy Award.

The Groundbreaker of the Year Award recognizes bioenergy facilities that began their construction phase since the previous year’s event. The 2012 winner Groundbreaker of the Year was awarded to Ameresco Inc. for its Savannah River Biomass Cogeneration facility built in Aiken, S.C. Jon Pucket, manager of fuel procurement at Ameresco was the company representative who accepted the award.

The Excellence in Bioenergy Award is granted to an industry professional, nominated and voted on by their peers, whose contributions to the biomass industry continue to drive the industry forward. Last year’s winner, William Strauss was nominated for his tireless effort to better understand and define the carbon benefit of biomass derived energy.

“We were thrilled to recognize Dr. Strauss and Ameresco last year. This industry continues to prevail because of people and projects like last year’s honorees. I’m looking forward to reviewing and discussing this year’s nominees in the coming weeks,” remarked Tim Portz, Executive Editor of Biomass Magazine.

To submit an award nomination, please visit the International Biomass Conference & Expo website.

There is no charge to submit an entry and the deadline is March 1, 2013. Awards recipients will be announced during the General Session on April 9.

The International Biomass Conference & Expo is the largest gathering of biomass professionals in North America. It draws the top producers of biomass power & thermal, policy makers, marketers, engineers, consultants and researchers in the biomass industry. Experts will lead more than 30 sessions that will cover anaerobic digestion and pellets to pyrolysis and combined heat and power (view 2013 agenda), all within the structured framework of four customized tracks:

Track 1: Pellets & Densified Biomass

Track 2: Biomass Power & Thermal

Track 3: Biogas & Landfill Gas

Track 4: Advanced Biofuels & Biobased Chemicals

To learn more about the conference and expo visit