World Biofuels Markets announces short list for 2012 awards in biofuels innovations; companies include Abengoa, Solazyme, Neste Oil, Lufthansa, Renmatix, others

LONDON , February 13, 2012 (press release) – 10 Award Categories Recognise Industry Innovators as Part of 7th Annual World Biofuels Markets Congress and Exhibition

World Biofuels Markets 2012 ( ), Europe's largest congress and exhibition focused on biofuels, announced the shortlist of award winners for the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Awards ( ). The awards, designed to recognise innovation in the development of truly sustainable and renewable fuels, will be presented on day two (Wednesday 14th March) of the 7th annual World Biofuels Markets.

The awards span ten categories including biofuels leadership, technology, adoption, bioethanol, biodiesel, feedstock innovation, innovation in aviation, biopower generation, and bio-based chemicals. The unique "Green Shoots Award" is voted on by others in the biofuels industry to recognise peers showing great promise and growth potential. Voting is now open at: .

"We had thousands of nominations from around the world and across the entire biofuels value chain, accordingly the shortlist represents the industry's finest," said Nadim Chaudhry, Chief Executive Officer of Green Power Conferences, organiser of the awards and conference. "These companies have shown the determination and innovation needed to create and implement changes to the status quo to meet growing global energy demands while protecting our environment."

Shortlist companies by category include:

   Green Shoots Award        Biofuels Adoption Award   Innovation in Aviation
        ------------------------- ------------------------- ------------------------
        Bio Architecture Lab      City of Stockholm         Lufthansa
        Sunho Biodiesel Corp      Scania                    SkyNRG
        Renmatix                  Finnair                   Boeing
                                  Sustainable Bioethanol    Sustainable Biopower
        Biofuels Leadership Award Award                     Generation Facility
        ------------------------- ------------------------- ------------------------
        VERBIO                    CleanStar Mozambique      PlanET Biogas Solutions
        Novozymes North America   CropEnergies              AgPower Group
        Solayzme                  Abengoa                   Envergent Technologies
        Sustainable Biodiesel     Sustainable Feedstock
        Award                     Innovation
        ------------------------- -------------------------
        Vale                      Carbon Diversion America Latina
        Neste Oil                 EcoEra
        TCE GoFour                Dupont Stover Harvest Collection Project
        Leader in Bio-based       Sustainable Biofuels
        Chemical Industry         Technology Award
        ------------------------- -------------------------
        Solvay                    Institute of New Energy Technology, Tsinghua
        Kiverdi                   University
        Cathay Industrial Biotec  Primus Green Energy

The 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Awards are being judged by an elite panel of independent industry experts including Suzanne Hunt, Senior Advisor, Carbon War Room, Rob Vierhout, Secretary General, ePURE, Plinio Nastari, President, Datagro, Jim Lane, Editor, Biofuels Digest, Dr. Geng Anli, President, BioEnergy Society of Singapore and Lola Una Cardenas, Chief Representative in the EU, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association.

The final awards will be presented as part of the World Biofuels Markets, taking place March 13-15, 2012 at the Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The event is expected to draw more than 1,500 attendees from 80 countries and boasts 260 expert speakers covering key topics such as Aviation, Sustainability, Finance & Investment, Biofuels from Waste, and Advanced Biofuels. Co-located with the World Biofuels Markets Congress and Exhibition will be the Bio-Based Chemicals and Biopower Generation conferences featuring the leading companies and technologies within these growing sectors.

More information on the awards, conference agenda, and registration is available at . You can also follow World Biofuels Markets on Twitter @wbmnews, or join the LinkedIn World Biofuels Market NEWS group, to receive updates and information.

About Green Power Conferences Green Power Conferences is the market leader in renewable energy conferences. Since 2003, over 15,000 delegates have attended more than 300 conferences, exhibitions, workshops and training courses providing strategic business intelligence to the renewable energy and sustainability industries. Green Power's expertise lies in producing high quality, interactive events that provide ample networking opportunities for delegates, sponsors and partners. More information and a full list of current conferences is available at: .

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