Denver to host BBI's Biomass Conference & Expo

By BBI International | April 04, 2012

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. "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 globe." BBI International organizes the conference and is the publisher of Biomass Power & Thermal as well as Ethanol Producer Magazine.

"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 world."

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