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BBI International

July 09, 2013 16:58 ET

2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo Announces Preliminary Agenda

Event to Include Focus on Next-Generation Biofuels Technology Integration Opportunities for Existing U.S. Ethanol and Biodiesel Plants

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 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, 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," says Tim Portz, vice president at 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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About BBI International:
Founded in 1995, BBI International produces globally recognized bioenergy events and trade magazines. In addition to the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo, BBI owns and operates the International Biomass Conference & Expo and the largest, longest-running ethanol conference in the world -- the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW). The company publishes Biomass Magazine, Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biodiesel Magazine, as well as a number of ancillary products including maps, directories, e-newsletters and other web-based industry resources.

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