SOURCE: BBI International

September 22, 2011 09:26 ET

BBI International Announces Updated Agenda at the 2011 Northeast Biomass Conference & Trade Show

This Year's Event Contains 60 Outstanding Speakers

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - Taking place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 11-13, 2011, the Northeast Biomass Conference & Trade Show will connect the area's current and future producers of biomass-derived electricity, industrial heat and power, and advanced biofuels, with waste generators, aggregators, growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, investors and policy makers.

The Northeast U.S. has vast forestry, agricultural and municipal biomass resources, and is home to hundreds of technologically progressive biomass power, biofuels and biomass thermal energy projects. This population-dense region plays host to several world-class research institutions engaged in the development, scale-up and commercialization of next-generation bioenergy technologies. The sustainable utilization of forestry and wood processing residues -- from manufacturing wood pellets in Maine and New York to converting pulp and paper mills to next-generation biorefineries in New Hampshire and Vermont -- is only the beginning. With the first mandatory, market-based effort in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the region's utilities are expected to employ biomass cogeneration, gasification and advanced combustion projects in unprecedented numbers, while also supporting projects that generate electricity from on-farm methane, municipal biosolids and landfill gas. Likewise, countless research institutions are partnering with private industry in the region to develop next-generation biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol.

The Northeast Biomass Conference & Trade Show program will include more than 60 speakers, including technical presentations on topics ranging from anaerobic digestion and gasification to combined heat and power and large-scale biomass combustion, within the structured framework of general session panels and four customized tracks:

To learn more and view the agenda, visit:

Tracks Listed Below:

Track 1: Biomass Power
Track 2: Biomass Thermal
Track 3: Biorefining
Track 4: Project Development

About BBI International:
Founded in 1995, BBI International produces globally recognized bioenergy events and trade magazines. In addition to the International Biomass Conference & Expo and its allied regional events, BBI owns and operates the largest, longest-running ethanol conference in the world -- the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) -- and the International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show. The company publishes Biomass Power & Thermal, Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biorefining Magazine, and 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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