SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

March 12, 2008 18:35 ET

"Optimizing Ethanol Plants" Conference to Explore New Ways to Decrease Costs and Increase Margins

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - Infocast's Optimizing Ethanol Plants Conference will feature a distinguished roster of 50+ speakers at the Millennium Hotel in Minneapolis, May 14-16, 2008. The Conference is designed to highlight a timely series of avenues to greater profitability by bringing the ethanol industry together with key players in the financial, development and technology communities. The Conference will feature over 50 speakers who will detail how ethanol plants can optimize their productivity and revenue by investigating the implementation of alternative biofuel feedstocks, new technology, and enhanced energy strategies.

Spurred by the challenging mandate of the recent Energy Act to increase the amount of ethanol production from approximately 7 billion gallons a year to 36 billion gallons a year over the next 15 years, the ethanol industry is gearing up to boost production -- as well as discover new, essential ways to decrease costs and increase margins.

The Conference has gained the support of both the U.S. Department of Energy as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and will feature a roster of speakers from leading industry companies such as Delta-T, Monsanto, Luminate, Cargill, FC Stone, Dupont, Cereal Process Technologies, Pacific Ethanol and R.W. Beck. In addition to detailing the immediate steps that can be taken to optimizing ethanol plants, the Conference will explore the near future of next generation technologies with companies such as Alico Energy, Lignol Energy, and Bioenergy International -- as well as spotlight a report from the frontlines of academia where a series of distinguished professors will reveal their latest findings on alternative feedstocks (tall sorghum and tropical maize) as well as the coming developments in the conversion technologies of both biochem and thermochem. Finally, the financial community will add their perspectives as they reveal how optimization can trigger new sources of funding for this rapidly evolving industry.

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