Florida to Host Third Cellulosic Ethanol Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Florida will host the 3rd annual Infocast Cellulosic Ethanol Summit to be held in November.

Cellulosic Summit 08The first two summits were held in Washington DC, but organizers say “the transitional stasis of a federal election year and the accelerated ambition of the states to pursue their own alternative fuel programs, prompted a venue change to Florida which is rapidly proving to be a pioneer in the quest for renewable energy.”

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen is once again serving as chairman of the summit, which will feature both US Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer and Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Charles Bronson as keynote speakers.

A variety of hot-topic issues will be addressed at the summit, including the impact of the biofuels debate on the industry, the burgeoning variety of feedstock supply lines, the growing interest from the financial sector in commercializing industry growth and a trio of reports from the frontline by leading developers from the biochemical, non-enzymatic and industrial biotech communities.

The event will take place November 17-19 at the Westin Colonnade Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, including a pre-summit briefing on “Developing A Sustainable Cellulosic Ethanol Industry” that will kick off the summit on Monday. Registration and other information can be found here.

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