Monday, November 19, 2007

International Biorefinery Workshop

1st International Biorefinery Workshop | Washington Marriott Hotel | July 20-21, 2005

Helge: This is history already but gives an insight into what happens in US. The biorefinery workshoping is about to start in our country. US has been active for quite some time.

The biorefinery has the potential to revolutionize rural economies and broaden the use of biobased energy and products in world markets.

Helge: This is also a joint effort by US and EU.

Join the United States Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the European Commission Directorate General for Research, and leading researchers, developers, and policy makers for the 1st International Biorefinery Workshop.

This first-of-a-kind workshop will:
  • Provide a forum for a technical review of state-of-the-art research leading to the development of biorefinery technologies.

  • Evaluate biorefinery markets and opportunities.

  • Foster domestic and international partnerships for the development and deployment of biorefineries.

  • Disseminate information on successful research and demonstration occurring in the U.S. and internationally.

Invitees will include:

  • United States Department of Energy
  • European Commission Directorate General for Research
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Researchers from academia and laboratories
  • State and local government
Major industrial companies including:
  1. Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation
  2. Archer Daniels Midland Company
  3. Bioengineering Resources Inc.
  4. Broin & Associates
  5. Cargill Corporation
  6. NatureWorks LLC
  7. Caterpillar
  8. Dow Chemical Company
  9. DuPont
  10. Gas Technology Institute
  11. Genencor International
  12. Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  13. Institute of Paper Science and Technology
  14. John Deere
  15. Metabolix
  16. National Corn Growers Association
  17. Natural Resource Defense Council
  18. Novozymes
  19. Orion Genomics, LLC
  20. Research Triangle Institute
  21. Rohm and Haas
  22. Salix Consortium
  23. Southern Research Institute
  24. Weyerhaeuser
This list includes the whole supply chain. Who participated? What about the Scandinavians? What did Saab have to say? Take a look at the presentations.
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