WEBINAR: 1 Chemical, 2 Biofuel Industries, Multiple Applications

December 15, 2016

Biodiesel Magazine's Webinar Series

2:00 PM CST, Cost: FREE

Methanesulfonic acid (MSA) has recently gained popularity in biodiesel production as a versatile chemical replacement for harsher acids used to esterify free fatty acids, neutralize crude biodiesel and glycerin, and soap splitting to separate fatty acids. In 2013, BASF introduced its Lutropur MSA to the biodiesel industry at 70 percent active concentration, helping producers achieve improved esterification, and faster and cleaner phase separation with less corrosion and toxicity, while eliminating formation of insolubles, emulsions, discolorations and additional side effects resulting from other types of acids. Now, BASF is introducing to the biodiesel industry a purer, more effective form of this user-friendly acid, Lutropur MSA-XP (94 percent active), which features even more advantages in biodiesel esterification over Lutropur MSA. *Click title above to learn more


2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 10-12, 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Organized by BBI International and produced by Biomass Magazine, this event brings current and future producers of bioenergy and biobased products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers. It’s a true one-stop shop – the world’s premier educational and networking junction for all biomass industries


2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

From its inception, the mission of the event has remained constant: The FEW delivers timely presentations with a strong focus on commercial-scale ethanol production – from quality control and yield maximization to regulatory compliance and fiscal management. The FEW is also the ethanol industry’s premier forum for unveiling new technologies and research findings. The program extensively covers cellulosic ethanol while remaining committed to optimizing existing grain ethanol operations.


2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 19-21, 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

With a vertically integrated program and audience, the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing and deploying advanced biofuels including cellulosic ethanol, biobased platform chemicals, polymers and other renewable molecules that have the potential to meet or exceed the performance of petroleum-derived products.


National Biodiesel Conference

January 16-19, 2017

San Diego Convention Center

San Diego, California

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is the biggest biodiesel event of the year and registration is now open for the 2017 Conference in San Diego, California January 16-19. Whether you are an industry veteran, or just getting your feet wet in the biodiesel world, the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo has plenty of reasons to attend this year. Speakers will present thought provoking and engaging sessions, with keynote speeches and roundtable discussions presented by industry experts. The expo hall offers attendees the chance to network with other professionals from around the country, and events like the famous opening reception and Biodiesel Ride & Drive will showcase the latest diesel vehicles and bring plenty of fun and business networking to the week.


2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit & Trade Show

January 31, 2017

Prairie Meadows Conference Center

Altoona, Iowa

Learn what the future holds for biofuels markets at home and abroad at the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show. Hear experts address the exciting potential for high-octane, low-carbon fuels; export opportunities; busting biofuels myths; and a post-election forecast for energy and trade policy. The trade show features leading companies serving the biofuels industry. This free event provides an opportunity to network with ethanol and biodiesel leaders from throughout the Midwest and cultivate business relationships.


California Biodiesel Conference: THRIVE!

March 1, 2017

Capitol Ballroom

Sacramento, California

The California Biodiesel Alliance presents the Sixth Annual California Biodiesel Conference, highlighting how businesses can thrive in the state's growing biodiesel market. Biodiesel has been at the epicenter of our state's world-leading carbon transportation policy solution, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, since its inception. And now an even greater boost is coming to the biofuels market with the passage of SB 32, which requires GHG emissions reductions of 40% below 1990 levels by 2030! Learn about risk management strategies from the experts, see how low biodiesel's carbon intensity scores can go, join in conversation with the best writers in the business, and get critical updates on state, regional, and federal policy!


AOCS Annual Meeting

April 30-3, 2017

Rose Shingle Creek

Orlando, Florida

The AOCS Annual Meeting is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. Known world-wide for its extensive technical program, the Annual Meeting features more than 650 oral and poster presentations within 13 interest areas. In addition to the three days of technical sessions, the Annual Meeting features a Hot Topics Symposia, Industry Showcases, a variety of networking events, and the Awards Plenary and Business Meeting. The Annual Meeting provides ample opportunities for attendees to learn, reconnect with colleagues, engage with new business contacts, and meet with Showcase partners. Over 1,600 professionals from 45 countries attend the Annual Meeting, representing the industry's most prestigious corporate, government, and academic institutions.