FEW Set to Break Records

Joanna Schroeder

The International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW), is taking place June 1-4, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is set to have the largest number of ethanol producers ever gathered at an industry event with more than 600 producers. During the course of the event, they’ll discuss issues categorized into four tracks: Track 1: Production and Operations; Track 2: Leadership …

advance biofuels, biofuels, conferences, Ethanol

GEA Rolling Out Industry Assesment

Joanna Schroeder

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is rolling out an industry assessment and early results show that there were 3,150 permanent, onsite employees, or 1.17 permanent jobs per megawatt installed, at geothermal power plants in California and the West. According to GEA, this is 19 times that of reported onsite employment of wind projects and 5 times reported onsite employment for …

conferences, Electricity, Geothermal, Renewable Energy

Pacific Ag CEO to Speak at BIO Pacific Rim Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The CEO and founder of the nation’s largest agricultural residue and forage harvesting business will be discussing biofuel feedstocks on a panel at the BIO Pacific Rim Summit in San Diego this week. Bill Levy of Oregon-based Pacific Ag will take part in the panel which will explore the realities faced by feedstock producers in today’s marketplace. Panelists will delve …

BIO, biofuels, biomass, conferences, feedstocks

UK Supports Ocean Energy Development

Joanna Schroeder

Leaders in Europe (UK) are supporting ocean renewable energy and announced their commitment to accelerate the development during the Ocean Energy Europe 2014 that took place in Paris, France this week. Ministers from France, the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Greece all highlighted European collaboration as the key to commercialization. Industrial heavyweights such as DCNS, GDF SUEZ, Alstom and Siemens also …

conferences, Energy, Renewable Energy

10 Facts About Geothermal Energy in Oregon

Joanna Schroeder

The GRC Annul Meeting and Geothermal Energy Expo is taking place September 28-October 1, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. To get people excited, the Geothermal Energy Association has created 10 facts about geothermal energy in Oregon. There is about 33 MW of geothermal power on-line in Oregon producing 165 GWh in 2013. The latest industry survey identified 19 projects under development …

conferences, Electricity, Geothermal, Renewable Energy

Saudi Poultry Industry Eyes Solar-Diesel Hybrids

Joanna Schroeder

The agricultural industry in Saudi Arabia is looking to reduce fuel costs and increase energy efficiency with solar-diesel hybrid solutions. In particular, the poultry industry could greatly benefit from using solar-hybrid generators replacing traditional diesel generators. The technology was discussed in Riyadh leading up to the Desert Solar Saudi Arabia conference taking place September 17-18, 2014. “Hybrid solar-diesel systems are …

Agribusiness, conferences, Electricity, Solar

Symposium Examines Critical Energy Infrastructure

Joanna Schroeder

The Midwest Energy International Symposium will look at how the U.S. will confront a host of energy environment and infrastructure challenges over the next two years. The event will take place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center located in Bettendorf, Iowa. Speakers and panelists will provide valuable information and insights regarding energy exports including ethanol, …

advance biofuels, Alternative Vehicles, aviation biofuels, bioenergy, conferences, Renewable Energy

Food, Water Security Focus of Water for Food Event

Joanna Schroeder

The role of data in water and food security will be explored in the upcoming Water for Food Global Conference taking place in Seattle, Washington October 19-22, 2014. Global food demand is growing. With a changing climate and increased competition for scarce water resources, people are now faced with the complex challenge of needing to double agricultural production by 2050 …

Agribusiness, Climate Change, conferences, water

“Climate of Opportunity” Theme for Biofuels Conference

John Davis

Some biofuels producers have had some profitable times in the last couple of years, and an upcoming conference will give attendees information on how to take advantage of the opportunities put before them. Nationally known accounting and consulting firm Christianson & Associates will host its 10th annual Biofuels Financial Conference with the theme “Climate of Opportunity,” Aug. 27-28, 2014 in …

biofuels, conferences, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Don’t Miss the Innovators Panel at ACE’s Conference

Joanna Schroeder

The American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) 27th annual Ethanol Conference is set for August 4-6, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the line-up of great speakers and sessions is already being unveiled. The Innovators Panel on August 5th will include: Ron Alverson from Dakota Ethanol; Ray Baker with Adkins Energy; Delayne Johnson with Quad County Corn Processors; and Mike Erhart with …

ACE, advance biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Cellulosic, conferences, Ethanol