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Biomass '07 Summary

The Biomass '07: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop, May 15-16, 2007, in Grand Forks, North Dakota at the Alerus Center focused on trends and opportunities in utilizing biomass, renewable policies and incentives, ethanol from lignocellulosics, financing biomass-related projects, new innovations for biodiesel production, biorefinery for chemicals and products, and biomass for heat and electricity.

The workshop featured top industry representatives including Kevin Kephart, Vice President for Research and Graduate School Dean, South Dakota State University; Gregory Loest, Director of Technology Integration, ICM, Inc.; Spencer Swayze, Manager of Business Development, Ceres, Inc.; and Luca Zullo, Technical Director, Cargill Emission Reduction Services.

Biomass '07 attracted over 400 registrants. The attendees represented 232 organizations, 28 states, three foreign countries (Canada, China, and the United Kingdom), and three Canadian Provinces, in the following industries:
Community and Economic Developers8%
Financial Organizations, Investors, Landowners, and Media10%

Comments from Participants Included:

  • "The most insightful gathering in an emerging industry set to change the way we think." - Marc Schmulian, Shefaor BioEnergy
  • "The Biomass '07 Workshop is a great compilation of the current status and future challenges of the renewable fuel and biomass utilization industry. It is a great assembly of information helping our industry stay focused on the tasks at hand to meet the world's expectations on an accelerated timetable." - Tyler Albertson, Fagen Engineering


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