International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Trade Show will draw record attendance in Springfield, Illinoi

Event will offer tours of two of the industry's largest ehtanol plants: Williams Bioenergy, Archer Daniels Midland
By | April 01, 2002
The 18th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Trade Show (FEW) will be held June 25-28, 2002, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois, the center of the nation's largest ethanol producing region.

Conceived as a service to ethanol producers, the FEW is designed to provide the industry with the latest information on technology and services for improving production processes, product yields and operations of an ethanol facility using grain and other biomass feedstocks. The FEW offers plenary sessions on major current industry issues, interactive work group sessions on specific production and research topics, and an exclusive industry Trade Show highlighting equipment, service and technology companies. This year's trade show is sold out, with over 100 booths.

Over 800 delegates are expected from ethanol, agricultural, financial, equipment, and technology industries, and government and research agencies. Participants include virtually every current and future ethanol producer in North America and increasing numbers from around the world.

"With 61 plants in production, 14 under construction, and more than 20 projects being planned in the United States alone, the networking possibilities are virtually unlimited at this year's FEW," said BBI International Director of Conferences and International Business Development Angela Graf.

The ethanol industry's leading producers and suppliers alike have praised BBI International for organizing a world-class event year after year.

"The International Fuel Ethanol Workshop's trade show, breakout sessions and speakers are the best of the industry, not only in the US, but worldwide," said Jeff Roskam, Senior Vice President, ICM, Inc.

Joe Werth, Distillery Product Manager, Midwest Grain Product of Illinois, added, "Being involved in the operations side of the ethanol Industry for 20 years, I can think of no other forum available that provides such a large amount of technical information for improving operating efficiencies."

This year's FEW golf tournament - a shotgun start - will be played at Piper Glen Golf Club in Springfield, Ill. Visit the BBI International website for a complete overview of the conference agenda: