2015 International Biomass Conference and Expo

April 20 to 22, 2015 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

The 8th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s interconnected biomass utilization industries: biobased power, thermal energy, fuels, and chemicals.

Organized by BBI International and produced by Biomass Magazine, this event brings current and future producers of bioenergy and biobased products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors, and policy makers. It’s a true one-stop shop – the world’s premier educational and networking junction for all biomass industries.

International Biomass Conference & Expo is where future and existing producers of biobased power, fuels, and thermal energy products go to network with waste generators and other industry suppliers and technology providers. It’s where project developers converse with utility executives; where researchers and technology developers rub elbows with venture capitalists; and where Fortune 500 executives and influential policy makers sit side-by-side with American farmers and foresters.

International Biomass Conference & Expo is the largest, fastest-growing event of its kind. In 2015, this event is expected to draw nearly 1,500 attendees. In 2014, the event drew more than 1,000 attendees, doubling the attendance of the inaugural show. This growth is fueled by a world-class Expo and an acclaimed program.

Once again, the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo program will include 30-plus panels and more than 100 speakers, including 90 technical presentations on topics ranging from anaerobic digestion and gasification to pyrolysis and combined heat and power, all within the structured framework of four customized tracks:

Track 1: Pellets & Densified Biomass – With panels covering topics ranging from feedstock cultivation and harvest to international markets, this track will focus on the growing pellet and densified biomass market. With pellets and densified biomass being produced and sold in quantities ranging from a 40 pound bag to entire shiploads, this industry is serving a broad market with very diverse needs. The track will offer attendees an opportunity to focus exclusively on this hot segment of the biomass to energy industry.

Track 2: Biomass Power & Thermal – This track will focus on the current state of biomass derived thermal energy, as well as opportunities that are being created both in and outside the United States. In addition, this track will cover the financing, design, construction, and operation of grid connected power production facilities. In the U.S. alone, more than 180 facilities are currently producing electric power from biomass inputs and nearly 40 more are in various stages of development and construction. Speakers in this track will cover the industry’s most pressing technical, regulatory, and legislative issues and provide attendees with a comprehensive picture on the outlook and growth potential of the biomass derived electric power sector.

Track 3: Biogas & Landfill Gas – This track will focus on the financing, design, permitting, construction, and operation of landfill gas and biogas capture and conversion facilities. With over 500 landfill gas and 150 biogas facilities operating in the U.S. alone, the power produced by these biomass to energy facilities is significant. Even more significant is the potential for growth in both of these categories. There are over 500 landfills that have been identified as candidates for energy production and the number of livestock operations that could feasibly produce power number in the thousands.

Track 4: Advanced Biofuels & Biobased Chemicals – This track will focus exclusively on the drive towards the widespread commercialization of second generation biofuels and biobased chemicals. Efforts are well underway by major ag, forestry, oil, and waste management players to leverage the carbon based inputs at their disposal to valuable products and co-products. Attendees closely following this track will get an inside look at the commercialization efforts and technology pathways of tomorrow’s advanced biofuels leaders.

Volatile energy costs, mounting climate change concerns, and the anticipation of federal carbon cap-and-trade policies are compelling waste generators to think differently – much differently – about waste liabilities and, in some cases, the rising value of already valuable process side streams.

The 2015 International Biomass Conference and Expo will help you – as a biomass industry stakeholder – identify and evaluate technical and economic solutions that fit your operation. It’s time to tap into the revenue generating potential of sustainable biomass resources. Get started today by registering for the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo!

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