Apr. 5, 2012, Denver, CO - The 5th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is set for
April 16-19 in Denver, focusing on leading developments in the biomass
industry, from cultivation, harvest and storage to conversion
technology, project finance and regulatory guidance.
"We received more than 240 abstracts covering all aspects of biomass
development and production," says Tim Portz, program director for BBI
International, organizer of the conference and publisher of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
"This type of overwhelming response allowed us to develop a program
that is extremely relevant, cutting edge and comprehensive. Attendees
will gain the latest information on biomass technology, production,
policy, emerging markets and consumer demand from biomass experts around
"The most inspiring aspect of the result of our call for abstracts
was the wide geographical range of submissions. We received abstracts
spanning six continents. India, Germany, Argentina, Malaysia, China,
France, United States, Finland, Switzerland, Canada, Taiwan, Tunisia and
Australia, are just some examples of countries represented," says
Portz. "This demonstrates the rising interest in this industry and
confirms that the International Biomass Conference & Expo is truly
becoming an international event, attracting interest from all parts of
The 2012 program includes 30-plus panels and more than 100 speakers,
including 90 technical presentations, all within the structured
framework of five informative tracks:
Track 1: Pellets & Densified Biomass
Track 2: Industrial & Commercial Thermal Energy
Track 3: Biomass Power
Track 4: Biogas & Landfill Gas
Track 5: Advanced Biofuels & Biobased Chemicals
In addition to the panel sessions, attendees will be able to visit
current biomass facilities and projects located around the Denver Metro
area. Tours include the following locations:
-Custom Instrumentation Services Corporation - Englewood, Colo.
-Community Power Corporation - Littleton, Colo.
-National Renewable Energy Laboratory: National Bioenergy Center - Golden, Colo.
-Boulder County Biomass Forestry Operation - Boulder, Colo.
-Boulder County Biomass Distract Heating Plant - Boulder, Colo.
-New Belgium Brewery - Fort Collins, Colo.
To view this year's agenda, visit www.biomassconference.com.