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Solid biofuels ISO group holds open meeting

Sep. 30, 2009, St. Joseph, MI - The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) committee on solid biofuels will convene its second international plenary session in Bellevue, Washington, October 14-16, 2009.


September 30, 2009
By Canadian Biomass

Sep. 30, 2009, St. Joseph,
MI – The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) committee on
solid biofuels will convene its second international plenary session in
Bellevue, Washington, October 14-16, 2009. The meeting immediately follows
Bioenergy Engineering 2009, a first-of-its-kind conference focusing on all
aspects of engineering for the bioenergy industry. The ISO plenary session and
associated working group meetings are open to all persons with an interest in
the biofuels industry.

ISO Technical Committee
238, Solid Biofuels, was formed to develop international standards that will
guide international trade in solid biofuels. Nearly 30 nations are
collaborating on the work, which currently involves evaluating available
national and regional standards as the basis documents for future international
standards projects. The EU alone has developed 27 standards in
this area that will be considered at the meetings.

The American Society of
Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), which serves as the administrator for
the U.S. Technical Advisory Group, is coordinating the October meeting of
ISO/TC 238. More information can be obtained from Scott Cedarquist, ASABE
Director of Standards, at 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org.

Bioenergy Engineering
2009, October 11-14 in Bellevue, Washington, will bring together engineers,
managers, and process supervisors to discuss the design and operation of all
aspects of the bioenergy industry. The agenda will offer a multifaceted forum
for the exchange of ideas through intensive focus-driven institutes, followed
by technical sessions on a broad range of topics. Sessions will be delivered by
experts and researchers in the field and include the following topics: conversion,
harvesting, and collection technology; advances in production and emerging
technologies; storage and handling; and transportation.


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