At first glance, the modern market for US biodiesel has seen better days, but a closer look shows a unique opportunity for producers to prosper. Many plants are considering re- opening, refiners are weighing their options to build or buy, and lawmakers continue to keep their hand in the game.
And why shouldn’t they? With the new Renewable Fuels Standard in place, the retroactive biodiesel tax credit, the price of Renewable Identification Numbers, the 800 million gallon production mandate and emerging feedstock, those in the industry have an opportunity
to revive this most innovative and fast-paced business. Additionally, if more states follow Iowa’s tax credit lead, producers nationwide may have their ambitions to renew operations realized sooner than expected.
Yet preparation for these changes raises many questions. Where is the US market headed? How will new feedstock affect profits? How close are we to large-scale commercialization? What do these mandates mean for the US market? What technology will be needed? ACI’s national conference on US Biodiesel will explore these questions through case studies from the most innovative producers and blenders in the nation. As those in the industry gear up for increased production, where do you fit in the current and future biodiesel industry?
Join us October 12-14, 2011 in Houston, TX for ACI’s US Biodiesel Conference, and hear from growing and nationally recognized biodiesel producers and blenders that are positioned
to capitalize on the current market, meet government mandates and increase productivity. This three-day national conference will bring together decision-makers from across the United States featuring case studies on government policy, project management, finance and marketing trends in this ground-breaking industry. Register today for this unique networking opportunity to realize your product potential and raise your stake in the biodiesel industry.
What is not advanced about biodiesel? It remains a fairly sublime fuel, and has a stable, low-cost processing technology that is well understood and financeable.
-Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest
The conference is ideally suited for Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operations Officers, Compliance Officers and other health executive/senior managers interested in proactively planning, implementing and operating a successful and productive biodiesel service – Representing Biodiesel Producers, Distributors, Providers and Trade Associations.
Hurst Boiler & Welding Company, Inc. has been designing, engineering and servicing a complete line of solid fuel, solid waste, biomass, gas, coal and oil-fired steam and hot water boilers since 1967, for thousands of satisfied customers. Hurst also manufactures a complete line of boiler room peripherals such as blowdown separator surge tanks, and pressurized feedwater tanks. Hurst is a custom manufacturer of engineered packaged boilers & boiler systems, biomass boiler systems, integrated PLC-based boiler controls & accessories.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization. The staff of nearly 2,800 specializes in the creation and transfer of technology in engineering and the physical sciences. SwRI’s technical divisions offer a wide range of technical expertise and services in such areas as engine design and development, emissions certification testing, fuels and lubricants evaluation, chemistry, space science, nondestructive evaluation, automation, mechanical engineering, electronics, and more. SwRI’s total revenue for fiscal year 2014 was $549 million and more than $6.9 million was used for internal research to develop innovative technologies that will ultimately benefit clients through technology transfer as part of funded projects.
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If you can imagine a future powered by sustainable food and fuels; if you can imagine a future where globalism means that appropriate technologies are employed where they work best to the globe’s greatest advantage; if you can imagine a future of cooperation and collaboration to work out humankind’s tensions, then you can imagine a future envisioned by Advanced Biofuels USA. Working to achieve that future, Advanced Biofuels USA will help individuals, researchers, farm coops, start-up companies, producers and others involved in the wide variety of work necessary to create advanced biofuels work together to advance their common goals.
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Argus is an independent media organization with over 700 full time staff. It is headquartered in London and has offices in each of the world’s principal commodity centres. Its main activities comprise publishing market reports containing price assessments, market commentary and news, and business intelligence reports that analyse market and industry trends. Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries. Companies, governments and international agencies use Argus information for analysis and planning purposes.
The Biofuels Journal is published in Decatur, Illinois by Country Journal Publishing Company. The website of the journal has blog postings, podcasts and news. The digital edition of the publication is published quarterly. Biofuels Journal carries industry content on biodiesel, ethanol, and advanced biofuels.
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