FEW: Call for 2009 abstracts

By Ron Kotrba | January 03, 2009
Web exclusive posted Dec. 19, 2008, at 1:49 p.m. CST

BBI International Inc., organizer of the world's largest and longest-running ethanol conference, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, is calling for abstracts from experts interested in addressing a dedicated audience of ethanol industry professionals.

"The FEW is, by and large, the only international conference that is dedicated to serving the everyday production and technology needs of ethanol producers," said Tom Bryan, BBI vice president of communications. "Celebrating its 25th year in 2009, this conference is truly designed for ethanol producers by ethanol producers. There are now some 210 ethanol plants on line, under construction, or sitting idle in North America. All of these producers are actively searching for solutions - ways to increase efficiencies, optimize plant performance and ultimately stay afloat or get back on line in this difficult time. That's what the 2009 FEW will be about - finding new technologies, new efficiencies, and new revenue streams that will give producers an edge in today's market."

BBI recommends the submission of abstracts in the following categories:
  • Low carbon fuels

  • Advanced biofuels

  • Fractionation

  • Biomass power

  • Combined heat and power

  • Carbon credits

  • Lifecycle analysis

  • Water utilization and conservation

  • Coproduct utilization

  • Federal tax laws and incentives

  • Analytical methods

  • Plant maintenance

  • Plant safety

  • Training the biofuels workforce

  • Transportation and logistics

  • Air permit compliance

  • Biochemical production

  • Thermochemical production

  • Starch enzyme technologies

  • Distillers grains

  • Finance, risk management and insurance

  • Renewable identification numbers

  • Renewable fuels standard

  • Hybrid production

  • Next generation feedstocks

  • Cellulose enzyme technologies

The deadline for abstract submissions is Jan. 9. Instructions for submitting are available online, at www.fuelethanolworkshop.com/ema/DisplayPage.aspx?pageId=Submit_an_Abstract.