The growth of the ethanol industry was most obvious at the 2007 Fuel Ethanol Workshop last week in St. Louis on the expo floor. Some 700 exhibitors were there, an increase of 60 percent from last year alone.
Kathy Bryan, president of FEW organizer BBI International, says the trade show portion of the 23 year old event is a relatively new addition. “When the Fuel Ethanol Workshop started 23 years ago, we just had the workshop. There was no trade show, no exhibitors, nothing like that. And there were probably between 25 and 40 people who came to the first few years.” The trade show was first started in 1996 with just a few exhibitors.
To give you an idea of the array of exhibitors at the expo, watch this YouTube video walk-through and interview with Kathy Bryan.
Here is a Flickr Photo Album with pictures from FEW: 2007 Fuel Ethanol Workshop Photo Album
Thanks to the Renewable Fuels Association for sponsoring coverage on Domestic Fuel of the 2007 Fuel Ethanol Workshop.