2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo agenda released

By BBI International | July 09, 2013

The 2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo, taking place September 10-12, 2013, in Omaha, Neb., announced its preliminary agenda this week.  With three comprehensive program tracks titled Pathways & Partnerships, Inputs & Supply Chains and Money & Markets, this year’s event will feature nearly 70 advanced biofuels presentations on technology scale-up, bolt-on considerations, emerging feedstock opportunities, project development, policy, renewable identification number (RIN) markets and more—with a core focus on opportunities for America’s existing fleet of biofuels plants to produce advanced biofuels in the near term.   

Presentation topics include:

- Technologies accelerating the commercialization of advanced biofuels

- The race to perfect the conversion of corn fiber to cellulosic ethanol

- Considerations producers must make when considering bolt-on technologies.

- The critical nature of the Renewable Fuels Standard

- The techno-economics of cellulosic ethanol production

- Bringing sorghum and energy beets into play for advanced biofuels production

- Leveraging biogas operations for the generation of advanced biofuels RINs

- Efforts to bring aviation biofuels into commercial production

- Updates on algal biofuels research

- Producing advanced biofuels from woody and high lignin biomass

"We couldn't be more excited to be bringing the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo to Omaha. If you consider the incredible density of next-generation and advanced biofuels activity within 200 miles of Omaha, it becomes difficult to imagine a better venue for this important annual conversation,"

said Tim Portz, vice president of BBI International. “Our comprehensive agenda will cover the progress towards the commercialization of advanced biofuels and the innovations occurring in the industry.  

Attendees and exhibitors will include hundreds of professionals in key sectors including biofuels and biobased chemicals production; agribusiness; petroleum and petrochemical refining; pulp and paper milling; food processing; waste management; finance; aviation; government/military; research and academia.

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1 Responses

  1. Daniel



    The positive news with the scteloric economy/cheap fuel environment is that corn-based ethanol producers are struggling. Vera Sun Energy filed for bankruptcy last year, recently filed, and Panda Ethanol - what's suppose to be the biggest ethanol plant in the U.S. - .In other news, Brazil, an efficient, self-reliant producer of sugar cane-based ethanol - and a rising oil superpower - has been nudging the U.S. to . There's also been some positive developments with (this link is listed in a previous comment on a prior post).BTW - anybody paying close attention to Brazil's oil developments should eye . Angola has sub-salt formations very similar to Brazil's, and South America's rising star is taking notice, and is taking interest is assisting Angola with exploration. The uncertain question is: "Could Angola become the next Brazil, or another Nigeria (which it pretty much is already)?"All-in-all, corn-based ethanol is nothing more than a Frankenstein creation propped up on life support of the U.S. government. The process of making it is inefficient, yielding little net-energy gain; it requires extensive land, gluttonous amounts of water plus petroleum-based fertilizers and pesticides. It needs to buried in the compost pile.


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