WEBINAR: Developing a Successful Plan and Attracting Investors to Your Bioenergy Project (Part 1)

January 28-28, 2015

BBI Project Development's Webinar Series

2:00 PM CST, Cost: FREE

Join us for a series of webinars focused on how to develop a successful biofuel or bioenergy project. Learn how to develop a project that investors will invest in and lenders will lend to. What are the essential steps from project concept to commercial operation? Learn what works and what to avoid from industry experts. The first webinar will provide an overview of project development for biomass-based projects including feedstock issues and project financing. Follow-on webinars will focus on specific issues for developing conventional and cellulosic biofuel projects, biomass power and anaerobic digestion projects.


WEBINAR: Continuous Flow Enzymatic Biodiesel Processing

February 12-12, 2015

Biodiesel Magazine's Webinar Series


Enzymatic biodiesel production is gaining significant momentum as it allows producers to process lower-cost, lower-quality feedstocks into ASTM biodiesel. Thus far, the use of liquid enzymes has required batch reactions. Recent progress has been made, however, in continuous flow enzymatic production. In collaboration with Tactical Fabrication of Dublin, Georgia, and Novozymes of Denmark, a novel biodiesel production technology developed by Viesel Skunk Works LLC will soon be offered commercially. The system features a continuous flow enzymatic reaction process that also eliminates sulfur from biodiesel when low-grade feedstocks such as brown grease are used. The patent-pending technology by VSW is a design of several continuously stirred tank reactors (CSTRs). It provides for a complete reaction with the potential of using fewer enzymes than in single-step batch systems. The simpler design contains several CSTRs and skid-mounted injection pumps. Each CSTR can be easily switched to batch operation mode in the case of accidental interruption of continuous mode. Intensive caustic washing in the current enzymatic process for FFA removal is overcome by using resin columns to convert FFA to esters. Capital costs for a continuous flow system with single-use liquid enzymes are offset by acquiring enzymes as needed. Hear from the creators of this new technology about how continuous flow enzymatic processing works, what is required to retrofit your plant, and how it can help your biodiesel operation efficiently convert lower-cost feedstock to high-quality biodiesel, ultimately producing greater profit.


International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 20-22, 2015

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.


106th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases

May 3-6, 2015

Rosen Shingle Creek

Orlando, Florida

The AOCS Annual Meeting is one of the premier international science and business forums on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. Known for its extensive program, the annual meeting features more than 600 presentations within 12 interest areas. Join us for 4 days networking with more than 1,600 attendees from around the world.


International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 1-4, 2015

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The FEW provides the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. The FEW is the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the world—and the only event powered by Ethanol Producer Magazine.


National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015

Hilton Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

Produced by BBI International, this national event will feature the world of advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals—technology scale-up, project finance, policy, national markets and more—with a core focus on the industrial, petroleum and agribusiness alliances defining the national advanced biofuels industry.