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Happenings on Capitol Hill, at the White House and in Federal Agencies

You have a unique opportunity to attendsponsor or exhibit at the US Department of Energy's Biomass 2013: How the Advanced Bioindustry is Reshaping American Energybeing held at easy-to-access Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, DC.   This US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office event will showcases the accomplishments of DOE's BETO featuring high-profile speakers from Congress, federal agencies, industry, and environmental organizations.  Hear the people directly involve talk about the achievements made, particularly with funds invested by government leveraging private contributions.

Many of those featured agencies, companies or organizations will be available for one-on-ones in the Biomass 2013 Exhibit Hall, situated in the open area between the general sessions room and the break-out sessions and managed by Advanced Biofuels USA again this year.

Over 700 people attended last year's event at the Washington, DC Convention Center, a short distance from Capitol Hill, the White House, federal agencies, and the headquarters of numerous national and international organizations.

• Senior executives and decision makers from the public, private, and nonprofit sector to hear about, see and touch evidence of real seeds-and-steel-in-the-ground progress toward  renewable bio-based energy.

• Leading researchers and experts in policy, finance, agriculture, technology, and sustainability issues from the national labs, federal agencies, academia, and industry talking about bringing vision to life

• Members of the media, state, and local government, congressional staff, international participants, teachers, professors, undergraduate and graduate students, and the general public to further informed, reasoned discourse on these topics


1)  Attend the conference.  
2)  Exhibit at the conference.
3)  Sponsor lunch or breakfast
4)  Advertise in the Exhibit Program
5) Contribute to attendee take-aways with environmentally friendly and useful conference supplies and educational materials

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OR, call Joanne Ivancic at Advanced Biofuels USA 301-644-1395; or email for information about exhibits and sponsorships.

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Latest Policy Statements

Advanced Biofuels USA Supports Proposed Tier 3 Higher Octane Vehicle Fuel and Emissions Regulations, with Recommendations for Implementation

As part of the recently proposed Tier 3 motor vehicle fuel and emission regulations, EPA included a very forward looking idea that could bring higher octane, higher ethanol (E-30) gasoline to the marketplace.  Advanced Biofuels USA fully supports this idea.  READ MORE

“This should  not be an issue that splits the biofuels community, as some have suggested,” reports Joanne Ivancic, Advanced Biofuels USA executive director. “If done right, the EPA has proposed a way to achieve greatest efficiencies, lowest CO2 emissions, most effective transition to renewable transportation fuels and substantial health and environmental benefits.  With the minimal ‘tweeks’ that we propose, this should provide a practical, rational, effective pathway to ‘greening’ our mobility.”

“We are particularly concerned that the responsibility for assuring the availability of “higher octane, higher ethanol content” fuel rests with vehicle manufacturers who do not manufacture or sell the fuel,” continued Ivancic.  She suggested that it would be more practical for EPA to collect data about when higher octane fuels are needed to power next generation fuel efficient vehicles; and to require the availability of these fuels, following the example of the transition from leaded to unleaded gasoline.

In addition, Advanced Biofuels USA recommends flexibility in the range of renewable, negative GHG (as compared to petroleum) octane additives that could be substituted for 30% ethanol. This flexibility would promote competition in the biofuel marketplace that would result in the most sustainable low GHG solutions possible.

Click here for more details.  Extended comments are in the works and will be formally submitted by Advanced Biofuels USA before the deadline of June 13, 2013.

Advanced Biofuels USA strongly urges all supporters of increasing the US market for ethanol and other advanced biofuels to address their support and recommendations via comments to these regulations.  For more information, the EPA website   If you want to consult with Advanced Biofuels USA on your comments, give Bob Kozak a call at 301-644-1396.  READ MORE

On the Road

Advanced Biofuels USA and Project Gaia Spend Earth Day at Hood College Showing of FREEDOM with Post-Movie Panel Discussion

Advanced Biofuels USA, along with HEAT, an environmental advocacy team based at Hood College presented the documentary film, ‘FREEDOM,’ created by Josh and Rebecca Tickell as part of their Earth Day activities on April 22 at 7:00 PM at the Frederick, Maryland, campus.

Following the showing of the documentary, Dr. Craig Laufer, professor of biology at Hood College talked about his work developing enzymes to convert food processing residues, energy grasses and wood pulp to constituent sugars as feedstock/building blocks for advanced biofuels and biochemicals.

Robert E. Kozak, president of Atlantic Biomass Conversions, Inc., opened his remarks asking who had driven a car that day; and if they had ever driven into a gas station that had no gas. He emphasized the invisibility of the climate change problem and difficulty of motivating serious action by then asking, "Do you know anyone who has died from climate change?"

Harry Stokes, executive director of Project Gaia, represented end-users of biofuels and explained that although the market for liquid fuels in the US and Europe is for transportation; in other parts of the world providing liquid fuels for cooking could make the greatest climate change mitigation impact. Every day thousands of people become ill or die from inhaling the polluting smoke of indoor cooking fires. Project Gaia is part of a global initiative to develop and promote clean ethanol stoves and fuels for people living in poverty.

The panel was moderated by Joanne Ivancic, president and executive director of Advanced Biofuels USA.   Kozak and Laufer are co-founders and officers of Advanced Biofuels USA.

In the photo, volunteers (from left) Nicholas De Filippis, Joanne Ivancic and Bradley Frieze staff the Advanced Biofuels USA Earth Day information table at Hood College.

Bashing The Oil Industry at Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference: Offense and Defense in the Game of Whac-a-Mole

Although conference convener, Biofuels Digest’s Jim Lane (far left, shown with Tom Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy (middle) and Chris Tindal, Deputy Director for Renewable Energy, Department of the Navy Energy Office) , insisted that he “discouraged industry bashing,” the first morning of this 3-day conference was replete with unveiled references to The Oil Industry, Oil Interests, Big Oil and such.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s executive vice president, Brent Erickson, noting that the best defense is a good offense, told the story of a former American Petroleum Institute colleague explaining the petroleum industry’s anti-biofuels strategy, i.e., to force the biofuels industry to play whac-a-mole, as the petroleum organizations bring up another new anti-biofuels issue or tactic every time the biofuels folks contained or mitigated one.  It certainly conforms to observed activities of late.

Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Ethanol Council, filled in details.  â€The oil industry trades are working hard against us” because biofuels have “punched through” the comfort level of the oil industry with the Renewable Fuels Standard.  The result of the anti-biofuels tactics is to create uncertainty, to scare investors away and to complicate policies that matter to biofuels.

Jonathan Wolfson, Solazyme’s CEO, urged patience and perseverance, reflecting that “it’s always darkest before dawn.” He encouraged innovators to ignore the “Noise to Disrupt Markets” just as the innovators at Ford, Apple and Genentech have successfully done.

Although, as Coleman said earlier, we “can’t afford to let oil refiners strangle the advanced biofuels baby in the cradle.  Renewable fuel producers and petroleum refiners are competitors.”

Coleman also reminded the audience that corn is not the only target of anti-biofuels forces; but any fuel that uses land.
Wes Bolsen who moderated the panel brought up a way to go on the offense by addressing health issues of petroleum fuels related to BTEX  (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene) by replacing those aromatics found in petroleum fuels with renewable molecules; and properly valuing those hydrocarbons.    READ MORE  (Photo from left, Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board (standing); Wes Bolsen; Mike McAdams, executive director of the Advanced Biofuels Association; Mary Rosenthal, executive director of the Algae Biomass Organization; Brent Erickson; Brooke Coleman)

Sugar for Food, Fuel and Power: The ISO Datagro Sugar & Ethanol Conference in New York City

What used to be known as “The New York Sugar Conference” has become “The ISO and Datagro Sugar & Ethanol Conference” with a record-setting number of attendees (350 from 25 countries) demonstrating the growing interest in the dual subjects by sugar growers/ethanol producers, investment and trading representatives and media.  Thanks to sponsorship from the organizers, Advanced Biofuels USA was able to attend.

Although much of the sugar industry, as represented at this conference, has integrated first generation ethanol production into its business plans, investment plans and assessment of profits pictures, it steps more gingerly around projecting next generation ethanol or other advanced biofuels or bioproducts  into business and investment plans or into projected profit pictures.

Of particular interest was the presentation by David E. Hallberg who has been involved with biofuels since the founding of the Renewable Fuels Association. Until Hallberg focused on EPA’s proposed Tier 3 regulations that would enable auto manufacturers to use E10 or E30 certification fuels for Clean Air Act air pollution and mileage testing, there was little appreciation for the ability of these changes to enable development of greater demand for ethanol; and, in turn, enabling achievement of RFS2 goals for cellulosic and advanced ethanol. He also emphasized how they provide an opportunity to address the BTX health issue described above.  READ MORE

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Upcoming Advanced Biofuels Conferences and  Activities: Some Details

21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition    June 3-7, 2013   Copenhagen, Denmark
The 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will take place at Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark from 3 to 7 June 2013.
For over 30 years now, the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E) has combined a very renowned international Scientific Conference with an Industry Exhibition. The EU BC&E is held at different venues throughout Europe and ranks on top of the world's leading events in the Biomass sector.
This EU BC&E is supported by European and international organizations such as the European Commission, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Natural Sciences Sector, WCRE - the World Council for Renewable Energy, EUBIA - the European Biomass Industry Association, and other organisations.
The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre JRC.
Targets and content of the EU BC&E
The Conference will discuss major issues for the biomass markets, in technical and business areas, from resource assessment to market and policy developments, drawing on leading experiences from all over Europe and worldwide. The event aims to encourage an international exchange of experience on policy, research and development, manufacturing and installation, and to be a showcase for the latest technologies.
The conference is expanding its coverage on the growing issue of bioeconomy, a sector that has strong links to bioenergy where Denmark became a leading country.
Copenhagen - the ideal location for the 21st edition of this European event
Copenhagen has unique facilities, transports and logistics to host attendees from all over the world, while offering great attractions for social activities during the conference week.
Hop on a bike and experience Copenhagen's renewable environment by participating at the 21st EU BC&E!  READ MORE
9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 5-7, 2013 Antwerp, Belgium
The 9th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from Wednesday June 5 until Friday June 7, 2013.
Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and agricultural policy related to the use of renewable raw materials for non-food applications and energy supply.
The conference further aims at providing an overview of the scientific, technical, economic, environmental and social issues of renewable resources and biorefineries in order to give an impetus to the biobased economy and to present new developments in this area. The conference will provide a forum for leading political, corporate, academic and financial people to discuss recent developments and set up collaborations.
The three day international conference will consist of plenary lectures and oral presentations by international experts, a poster session and an exhibition. Companies and research organizations are offered the opportunity to organize a satellite symposium.  READ MORE
International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo June 10-13, 2013 St. Louis, MO

Now in its 29th year, the FEW provides the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. The FEW is the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the world—and the only event powered by Ethanol Producer Magazine.

From it’s inception in 1985, the mission of the event has remained constant: The FEW delivers timely presentations with a strong focus on commercial-scale ethanol production – from quality control and yield maximization to regulatory compliance and fiscal management. The FEW is also the ethanol industry’s premier forum for unveiling new technologies and research findings. The program extensively covers cellulosic ethanol while remaining committed to optimizing existing grain ethanol operations.

The 2013 FEW program is segmented into four concurrent tracks:

Track 1: Production
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management
Track 3: Coproducts
Track 4: Cellulosic and Advanced Ethanol   READ MORE

European Biodiesel 2013  June 12-13, 2013   Lisbon, Portugal

Reviewing the Latest Technologies, Policies & Strategies Shaping the Future of First & Advanced Generation Biodiesel & Bio-Oil Derived Jet Fuel in Europe
A unique and highly-focused event, ACI’s 6th annual European Biodiesel conference will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive panel discussions and excellent networking opportunities, providing an open and intimate setting for senior executives and experts from the following industries:
  • First generation biodiesel (FAME)
  • Advanced generation renewable diesel (BTL, HVO, cellulosic diesel, algae, jatropha, bacteria, yeast, fungus etc.)
  • Renewable jet fuel derived from bio-oil (jatropha & algae)
During the afternoon of Tuesday 11th June 2013, a limited number of European Biodiesel 2013 attendees will receive the unique opportunity to visit the lab, crushing unit and biodiesel production unit of Iberol – Sociedade Ibérica de Biocombustíveis e Oleaginosas, S.A..
The site visit is at no extra cost.
15% Discount for members. Register before 27th of April and quote ref: EAF6_ABF
Reserve your space upon registration for the conference.
For full brochure, discount & registration contact:
Cheryl Williams on +44 207 981 2503 or email:   READ MORE
The 3rd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts    June 16-19, 2013    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The 3rd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides direct interaction for attending delegates, with scientific and technical leaders in this field. Emphasis will be placed on the latest unpublished technical and scientific results, along with discussion and direct interactions with strategic partners and leaders in the field. The conference is designed to facilitate extended discussion periods, dedicated networking sessions, and exciting technical presentations.
The conference will cover all areas of emerging technologies in algal biology, biomass production, cultivation, harvesting, extraction, bioproducts, and econometrics.
Do not miss the opportunity to meet and discuss this rapidly developing field with pre-eminent scientific leaders!
Algal Biology - Metabolic Regulation of Microalgae for Biofuels
Algal Biology - Molecular Traits of Microalgae for Biofuels
Algal Biology - Phylogeny of Microalgae for Biofuels
Algal Cultivation - Heterotrophic Systems, including utilization of waste waters for algal production
Algal Cultivation - Phototrophic Systems in Open Ponds
Algal Cultivation - Phototrophic Systems in Photobioreactors
Algal Harvesting and Extraction Systems
Bioproducts from Algal Biofuels Refining, including agricultural, bioplastics, and chemical products
Life Cycle Analysis[LCA]
New Conversion Technologies for Algal Biofuels, including catalytic, thermal, and enzymatic systems
Technoeconomic Modeling of Algal Biofuels Systems
Register before April 8 and receive a $100 discount.   READ MORE
BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing June 16-19, 2013 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals.
Entering it’s tenth year, BIO World Congress offers unique networking opportunities, an overview of the latest technological developments and real world scenarios for bringing technological solutions to market. The event features discussions of high profile topics related to climate change, sustainability, new sources of fuel, financing, and policy. The conference also offers business partnering opportunities.
A Poster Session and Exhibit Hall will provide attendees with an unparalleled opportunity to converse with their colleagues and learn about the latest developments in the field of industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing. We are excited to bring this conference to Montreal to highlight the industry’s growth, the importance of this industrial and environmental biotechnology for generating green jobs, making greener products and cleaner processes all aimed at building a biobased economy.  READ MORE
Waste Conversion Congress East Coast June 17-18, 2013 Boston, MA
Deliver a profitable and operational waste conversion project by securing finance, feedstock and approval
CHOOSE THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY: Select the most suitable, reliable and commercially viable conversion technology for the needs of your locality
OPERATIONS: Evaluate all available revenue streams and build a project plan that secures long terms feedstock and off take contracts
FROM PROFIT TO PILOT: Hear from fully operational case studies and find out how you can bring your waste conversion proposition to market cost effectively.
SOURCES OF FINANCE: Raise project finance on the right terms by speaking directly to the financiers who are investing in new projects right now.
GETTING YOUR PROJECT APPROVED: Understand the ins and outs of the regulations on the east coast. Find out how to establish a waste conversion project that pleases the community it sits in.
KICKING THE TIRES: Witness a successful project first hand on our waste conversion site visit. Ask the operators how you can deliver your project in line with investor and municipality expectations
Among the contenders are Gasification, Anaerobic Digestion, Waste to fuels, Waste to chemicals, landfill gas to energy, biogas creation and improved waste to energy technologies. The challenges are clear: choosing the right technology for each municipality and then delivering an operational project cost effectively and at scale. Not to metion the issues of financing these projects and getting them approved in each locality.
With all these challenges coming to the fore, Renewable Waste Intelligence has put together the 3rd annual Waste Conversion Congress on the East Coast. Set for Boston on June 17-18 2013, this event will be the one stop shop for those looking at the specific challenges of transitioning from landfilling to clean, cost efficient waste conversion technology.  READ MORE
17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 18-20, 2013 Rockville, MD

The Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), held June 18-20, 2013 in the Washington DC area, is an opportunity for you—whether you’re a scientist, decision-maker, student, or advocate—to propel your understanding of green chemistry and engineering forward, build valuable connections, and share your research and insights with others.
GC&E offers three days of programming including world-renowned keynote speakers, 3 poster sessions and more than 25 technical sessions on subjects such as catalysis, green chemistry in medicinal science, measurements and metrics, and curriculum innovations. Attendees will have ample time to network, browse the Green Expo and meet with vendors, or get out and enjoy a night with colleagues. Brought to you by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® and our conference sponsors, GC&E continues to grow as and evolve as we enter our 17th year.   READ MORE

Renewable Energy Finance Forum Wall Street June 25-26, 2013 New York, NY

10 years of REFF Wall Street – Join the celebrations and determine the shape of the USA renewable energy market for the next 10 years.
Policy and the development of shale gas continue to create uncertainties for the prospects of renewable energy in the USA. And yet recent events, such as Hurricane Sandy, have highlighted just how important the development of integrated systems and diversified power supplies are for the utility companies. As the market overcomes these barriers and matures as an industry, REFF Wall Street creates the opportunity to hear from those that are defying the existing challenges to create innovative financing solutions and offers you the chance to share your perspectives throughout the discussion on the direction of the market.
Featuring the latest themes and topics under discussion across the US renewable energy market, the agenda for 2013 will provide interactive discussions and comprehensive answers to ensure you can guarantee your projects produce their proposed financial returns. READ MORE
tcbiomass2013 September 3-6, 2013 Chicago, IL

Plan to connect with many of the world’s leading researchers, scientists, and engineers in gasification, pretreatment, pyrolysis, and upgrading. This premier 3-day forum for technology exchange will not only be informative and educational but also provide networking opportunities and actionable insight to accelerate progress towards the maturity of bioenergy technologies.

The use of biomass as a renewable and sustainable fuel is growing as industry experts move advanced conversion processes along the path to commercialization—and the world toward a cleaner, more diverse, and affordable energy future. The thermochemical conversion pathway will continue to be critical for maximizing biomass resource utilization for the production of heat, power, and fuels. Participants attending tcbiomass2013 will be at the center of international collaboration, hearing the latest research, development, and deployment results for thermal biomass conversion technologies and systems.  READ MORE
2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo   September 10-12   Omaha, NE
Produced by BBI International, this national event will feature the world of advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals—technology scale-up, project finance, policy, national markets and more—with a core focus on the industrial, petroleum and agribusiness alliances defining the national advanced biofuels industry.
With a vertically integrated program and audience, the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing and deploying advanced biofuels, biobased platform chemicals, polymers and other renewable molecules that have the potential to meet or exceed the performance of petroleum-derived products.
Attendees will include hundreds of professionals in key sectors including finance (venture, private and institutional equity); petroleum and petrochemical refining; pulp and paper milling; biofuels and biobased products manufacturing; agricultural processing; waste management; auto manufacturing; aviation; government/military; research and academia.
The National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is a premier educational and networking junction for all industry stakeholders. From agriculture to project finance, forestry to biotechnology, this conference is a one-stop shop for compelling speaker presentations on a wide array of topics including:
  • Petroleum industry perspectives on advanced biofuels
  • Converting existing industrial assets into next-generation biofuels
  • Forging symbiotic agribusiness alliances
  • Aviation and military industry positions on biobased jet fuel
  • Venture capital and private equity viewpoints
  • Overcoming barriers to market entry
  • The national market outlook for biobased fuels and chemicals
  • Exceeding the performance of petroleum-based products
  • And more!  READ MORE
Biofuels International 2013 September 11-12 Antwerp, Belgium

Now in its sixth year, Biofuels International 2013 attracts high-level companies involved in biofuel production, the operation of biofuel plants, transportation, aviation and storage, as well as attracting policy developers, R&D departments, company CEOs and management.
With so much change happening in the European biofuels market, it is more important than ever to keep up-to-date. An in-depth and thought provoking agenda will stimulate debate amongst delegates on topics such as:
  • What is going to happen beyond 2020? How do we create the stability the industry needs?
  • What impact will a 5% cap on first generation ethanol counting have on key industry stakeholders? What are the other options?
  • Scaling up and de-risking second generation technology
  • Bio-based chemicals: how can biofuels producers benefit from market demand?
  • Finance – how to secure investment for expansion, what are the best project financing options?
  • Indirect land use change: the latest research, what factors still need to be addressed?
  • Ensuring a stable second generation feedstock supply. Which feedstock are the winners for sustainability, availability and price?
  • Taking a closer look at feedstock price volatility  READ MORE
PalmEx Indonesia 2013 October 2-4 Medan, Indonesia
The 5th PALMEX Indonesia 2013 is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Asia that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream palm oil companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of North Sumatera, Medan to showcase the latest developments in the palm oil industry.
North Sumatera, home to one of Indonesia’s largest concentration of oil palm plantations and also the presence of many supporting facilities such as palm oil processing plants making its capital Medan the perfect venue for the show. This unique event seeks to educate the public on the importance of the palm oil industry in Indonesia and the future trends of palm oil in the region. More than 5,000 industry professionals from more than 10 countries would be expected to turn up at this event. The international character and regional audience of PALMEX Indonesia 2013 provides unparalleled marketing, education and networking opportunities.  READ MORE

World Bio Markets USA October 29-30, 2013 San Francisco, CA

Previously fully focussed on advanced biofuels, World Bio Markets USA 2013 will extend it’s coverage to include coverage of feedstocks, conversion technologies, advanced biofuels, bio-based chemicals and materials and sustainable aviation.  To learn more or get involved, click here

  • Meet: 700+ attendees
  • Hear from: 120 world class speakers – 50+ CEOS
  • Choose from: 6 streams of thought-leading content
  • Connect with leaders: 2 keynote plenary panel sessions
  • Benefit from: 25% increase in exhibition hall capacity
  • Pack in those key meetings: Partnering networking suites
  • Network more: enhanced peer-to-peer networking software
  • Get the word out: exclusive press area

Fuels and energy applications are just one aspect of a universe of bio-based products and technologies which encompass market opportunities from chemicals to pharmaceuticals to foods. Indeed such are the commonalities of feedstocks and conversion pathways in many cases, to discuss these different markets independently is to ignore a growing and business-driven focus on multi-product pathways, biorefinery concepts, business flexibility and economic scalability that such diversity of bio-opportunity provides.  READ MORE

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy December 8-11, 2013 San Diego, CA

The annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is the original conference dedicated solely to the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. This year's event will be held in San Diego, California from December 8-11, 2013.

Programs will address the latest in advanced biofuels, alage, biomass production,  biopolymers , bioplastics, dedicated energy crops, renewable chemicals, marine bio-resources and synthetic biology.

The event annually brings together delegates from:

  • The United States
  • Canada
  • Malaysia
  • China
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • India
  • Thailand
  • New Zealand
  • And more  READ MORE

You Can Help, too!

Currently, the people putting this together for you are all volunteers.  We live all over the US and abroad and come from various corners of the world. As you see from the volunteers working at the main office, the work can be fun as well as educational.

Please join us in whatever way YOU can.  See the Volunteer Job Openings pages on our web site or just give us a call (301-644-1395) or send an email:  We can put together a way for your talents to help us achieve our mutual goals

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You are welcome to host a fundraiser for us while telling our story. Have a house party to educate family and friends about advanced biofuels and take up a collection for us.  Even $100 helps pay for ink for office printers. Let us know!

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