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BBI International

March 14, 2014 12:55 ET

Surrounded by 70 Bioenergy Plants, the 2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo Is Set to Begin March 24th

Produced by BBI International, the Event Will Bring Together Industry Leaders and Companies

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2014) - The 7th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America's largest and fastest growing biomass conference is set to begin March 24-26 in Orlando, FL. The 2014 agenda -- featuring four comprehensive tracks -- is tightly focused on leading edge developments in the biomass industry, from feedstock cultivation, harvest and storage to conversion technology, project finance and regulatory guidance.

The 2014 main program includes 30-plus panels and more than 100 speakers, including 90 technical presentations, all within the structured framework of four informative tracks:

Track 1: Pellets & Densified Biomass
Track 2: Biomass Power & Thermal
Track 3: Biogas & Landfill Gas
Track 4: Advanced Biofuels & Biobased Chemicals

"If you include our two co-located events that take place on the Monday preceding the conference, our agenda boasts more than 150 of this industry's sharpest minds," says Tim Portz, Vice President of Content & Executive Editor for BBI International. "I'm grateful for the incredible biomass-to-energy experts that continue to support this event with their expertise."

In addition to the main conference agenda and expo hall, BBI offers two co-located events. The first is called the Pellet Supply Chain Summit, which is focused on what is arguably the hottest and fastest growing segment of the biomass industry. The second event is called the Bioenergy Project Development Seminar that will focus on projects either proposed or currently under construction in the biomass industry. "Because of the addition of the two preconference events, many new faces are expected to be at this year's show," says John Nelson, Director of Marketing at BBI International. "From the figures collected by our Data Manager, we are expecting to see a lot of those faces coming from the bioenergy production facilities in the area."

"Based on our information, Florida and the surrounding area are becoming extremely active in the biomass-to-energy industry," says Kolby Hoagland, Data and Content Manager at BBI International. "By collecting and combining data on all the bioenergy production facilities, we quickly see that activity." Within a 250-mile radius of Orlando, there are 70 bioenergy plants either fully operational or under construction. Pellet plants in this geographic spread represent nearly two million short tons of pellet production capacity. Biomass power plants in this area represent 1,049 MW of capacity, biofuels production facilities represent 197 MMgy of biofuels production and there are 32 operation biogas facilities.

To view the agenda and expo map, visit www.BiomassConference.com.

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 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo. The company publishes Biomass Magazine, Ethanol Producer MagazinePellet Mill 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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