IEA finds biofuels contribute to sustainable energy future

A long-term roadmap for biofuels released by the International Energy Administration shows biofuels could comprise 27 percent of the global transport fuels market by 2050, an impressive increase over the industry's current 2 percent share.

AE Biofuels gets grant for co-located cellulosic pilot plant

At the same time AE Biofuels is working to restart a 55 MMgy ethanol plant in Keyes, Calif., it announced approval of a $1.88 million grant to build a 1 MMgy pilot plant that will convert corn and cellulosic feedstocks at the same time.

USDA stops in MN, MI to discuss blender pumps, research grants

The USDA continued its fast-paced, biofuels-focused tour. Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack met with Minnesota officials at CHS headquarters. Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan toured Michigan State University's cellulosic ethanol pilot plant.

Cobalt and API partner to offer cellulosic biobutanol solution

Cobalt Technologies and American Process announced an agreement to build an industrial-scale cellulosic biobutanol refinery. The companies have also agreed to jointly market a joint biorefining solution to biomass power facilities and other customers

Vilsack: US needs 'significant commitment' to biofuels industry

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson met with ethanol and biodiesel executives in a roundtable in Iowa. In a press conference that followed, Vilsack reiterated agency support for biofuels.

ND plant sees good future for ethanol, ramps up to 150 MMgy

Tharaldson Ethanol in Casselton, N.D., was built with expansion in mind. Starting up at 120 MMgy in 2008, the plant recently added 30 MMgy to its capacity by adding dryers and debottlenecking fermentation and distillation.

Abengoa offers details on biomass supply agreement

Abengoa, a Spain-based renewable energy producer and technology provider, announced it has secured its biomass requirements for a planned 25 MMgy cellulosic ethanol facility which it will begin constructing near Hugoton, Kan., this summer.

ACE, BBI team up to promote ethanol industry

In an ongoing effort to best serve the U.S. ethanol industry, BBI International and the American Coalition for Ethanol are proud to announce that ACE has joined the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo as a supporting organization

Industry Events

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

May 2-5, 2011
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 27-30, 2011
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

September 14-16, 2011
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

Northeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

October 11-13, 2011
Westin Place Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Algae Biomass Summit

October 25-27, 2011
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Southeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

November 1-3, 2011
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

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