Bioenergy Deployment Consortium to host Spring Symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 7-9; all-day panel on opportunities for bioenergy to take place May 8

MIDDLETON, Wisconsin , March 29, 2012 (press release) – BDC, the Bioenergy Deployment Consortium, will host its Spring Symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee May 7-9 at the Airport Marriott Courtyard. The Symposium includes tours of the Oak Ridge National Laboratories and DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol. These tours will take place before and after an all day panel on May 8 that will focus on “Opportunities for Bioenergy.”

The panels include:

  • Value Added Biochemicals,
  • Bio-waste to Bio-products,
  • Bio-oil and Lignin Opportunities,
  • Financing Opportunities,
  • Updates from government agencies

A key representative from the Army's Energy Initiative Task Force (EI-TF) will discuss the Army's goals and recent RFP, while Todd Campbell and Bobby Goode from USDA will discuss current and future funding opportunities, as will Neil Rossmeissl from DOE. This is the first time that BDC has hosted a military representative at the meeting. The military has land, facilities, and demand for biofuels and power.

For more information and to learn how to register to attend, contact Bob Cadwalader at Robert.Cadwalader@bioenergydc.org or at (630) 858-4897.


About BDC:
Bioenergy Deployment Consortium is a non-profit, fact-based, trustworthy, and results-oriented national organization that is dedicated to educating and keeping industry leaders abreast of the pertinent technology, processes, and policies with focus on deployment of developed technologies.

BDC has been in existence since 2006, when it was a regional project of CleanTech Partners, www.cleantechpartners.org. BDC became a 501(c)3 non-profit in 2010 when it grew nationally and achieved national recognition.

BDC has a base membership of major pulp and paper companies and is a solid and diverse group of companies and organizations that include forest products, corn ethanol, bioenergy technology, construction, financial institutions, and universities.

BDC accomplishes its goal of achieving deployment of successful bioenergy and energy reduction projects by providing information and education, identifying asset utilization opportunities, brokering partnerships, and capitalizing on available financial resources, all with relatively small annual membership fees. For more information about the benefits of membership, click on Member Benefits [http://www.bioenergydc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19&Itemid=20].

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