PO Box 1146 - Salida, CO USA  81201
(719) 539-0300 - Fax: (719) 539-0301

Eastern Region:
Nashville, TN
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2006

Western Region:
San Diego, California
Grand Hyatt
Nov. 27-30, 2006

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Previous Events:

Biofuels Workshop & Trade Show - Western & Pacific Region
October 25-27, 2004
Sacramento, California

Biofuels Workshop & Trade Show -
Eastern Region
October 10-12, 2005
Atlanta, Georgia


BBI Biofuels Workshop & Trade Show Series

Proposed Agenda and Call for Abstracts

“Building an Industry”

Request for Presentation Abstracts
Submission Deadline is August 28, 2006
Submission deadline extended to Monday, September 11, 2006

Please submit your abstract to speakers@bbibiofuels.com

The BBI Biofuels Workshop & Tradeshow Series has opened the Call for Abstracts for both the Eastern Region Workshop (Nashville, TN Oct 30 – Nov 1) and the Western Region Workshop (San Diego, CA Nov 27-30)!

The BBI Biofuels Workshop Series is an important opportunity to connect with others in the biofuels industry in the eastern and western U.S. regions. We are expecting nearly 1,000 combined attendees representing current and future biofuels producers, technology providers, feedstock producers, state and federal government, lending institutions, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders along with a total of over 100 exhibitors.

We are seeking presentation topics from individuals and companies with a strong focus on commercial-scale ethanol and biodiesel production, technological advancements, biomass utilization, and near-term research and development. Abstracts submitted will be considered for presentations in the Technical Workshop Sessions and General Session.

If you have an abstract or proposal you would like to present during the BBI Biofuels Workshop Series (either Eastern Region, Western Region, or both), please download the form below, fill out and forward your biography and a 100 word summary of your abstract to speakers@bbibiofuels.com or fax to 719-539-0301. Please do not submit a biography or abstract without the accompanying form below.

BBI Biofuels Workshop Series: Call For Abstracts - Microsoft Word DOC format (64KB size).  This is the preferred version of this form - simply save to your computer, and open with Microsoft Word.  Then fill in the appropriate form fields in Word, save, and email to BBI.  Or print out completed form and fax to the number above. Please help us in expediting the handling of your abstract by filling out and emailing this form version if possible.

BBI Biofuels Workshop Series: Call For Abstracts - Adobe Acrobat PDF format (166KB size).  This is an alternate version of this form. If you do not have Microsoft Word, then you can download this PDF form, print out, and fill in the information by hand or typewriter.  Then fax to the number above.

Proposed Agenda

(Current as of August 8, 2006)

EASTERN REGION - Monday, October 30

WESTERN REGION - Monday, November 27

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

9:00 am-4:00 pm

(Eastern Region) - Project Development and Lenders Seminar
An in-depth full day seminar that explores the start to finish of developing a biofuels project. This seminar will also provide lenders an opportunity to meet with other lenders who have already financed ethanol projects.

12:00-5:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-In

6:00-8:00 pm

Grand Opening of the Trade Show and Welcoming Reception
This will be an excellent opportunity to meet vendors and organizations to learn about products, services, technology, and equipment providers to the biofuels industry.

EASTERN REGION - Tuesday, October 31

WESTERN REGION - Tuesday, November 28

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Conference Registration Open

8:00-9:00 am

Breakfast in the Trade Show

9:00-9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15-9:30 am

Keynote Address

9:30-10:00 am

Building a Biofuels Industry

10:00-10:20 am

Refreshment Break

10:20-11:00 am

Opportunities for Biofuels Production and Use Around the Region

11:00-11:30 am

Update on Federal Government Programs that Support Biofuels

11:30 am-1:30 pm

Lunch in the Trade Show

1:30-3:00 pm

Workshop 1- Ethanol Production:
Commercial-Scale Ethanol and Coproduct Production: How It’s Made

Workshop 2 - Emerging Technologies I:
Advancements in the Biofuels Industry/Biomass Utilization

The “Emerging Technologies” Workshop will discuss advancements in the biofuels industry and improving the commercial viability of biofuels production and use.

3:00-3:30 pm

Refreshment Break

3:30-5:00 pm

Workshop 3 – Biodiesel Production
Commercial-Scale Biodiesel Production: How It’s Made

Workshop 4 - Emerging Technologies II: Looking to the Future
Part two of the “Emerging Technologies” Workshop will discuss further innovations in the biofuels industry that will impact today and tomorrow

5:00-7:00 pm

Networking Reception


EASTERN REGION - Wednesday, November 1

WESTERN REGION - Wednesday, November 29

7:00-11:00 am

Conference Registration Open

8:00-9:00 am

Breakfast in the Trade Show

9:00-10:30 am

Workshop 5 – Biofuels Financing and Project Development
An overview and discussion on project development, financing options, and lessons learned for ethanol and biodiesel facilities.

Workshop 6 – Feedstocks For Biofuels Production
This Workshop will discuss the feedstock options in the region for ethanol and biodiesel production.

10:30 am-1:00 pm

Expo Open

11:00 am-1:00 pm

Lunch in the Trade Show

1:00-2:00 pm

Panel Discussion - “Emerging Markets and Opportunities for Ethanol on a Regional and National Level”

2:00-3:00 pm

Panel Discussion - “Emerging Markets and Opportunities for Biodiesel on a Regional and National Level”

3:00-3:20 pm

Refreshment Break

3:20-4:15 pm

Final Forum – “Where Do We Go from Here?
The questions “what have we learned?” and “where do we go from here?” will be addressed in this final conference forum. The goals of this session are to build consensus and to develop a path forward through discussions on how to overcome industry barriers as well as identifying potential policy drivers for development of a vital biofuels industry.

4:15-4:30 pm

Wrap Up and Closing Remarks


WESTERN REGION - Thursday, November 30

9:00 am-4:00 pm

(Western Region only) - Project Development and Lenders Seminar
An in-depth full day seminar that explores the start to finish of developing a biofuels project. This seminar will also provide lenders an opportunity to meet with other lenders who have already financed ethanol projects.


Project Development and Lenders Seminar
Eastern Region: 9:00 am-4:00 pm, October 30, 2006
Western Region: 8:00 am-3:00 pm, November 30, 2006

Preliminary Agenda


Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
Representative, BBI International

Basics of Biofuels Production

  • Ethanol 101 – Ethanol Producer TBD or consultant

  • Biodiesel 101 – Biodiesel Producer TBD or consultant

    Presentation will provide a basic overview of current ethanol and biodiesel production processes and technology, plant capacities and locations, and a number of others industry facts.

    Show video: “Ethanol Production 101” (10 minutes)

Refreshment Break

Establishing Feasibility- Making Certain It Makes Sense
Moderator- Representative, BBI International

  • Siting Your Plant: Important Selection Criteria
    Siting a plant based on the right mix of feedstock availability, market access and other cost-saving synergies, such as co-location, is a key to project sustainability in a rapidly growing industry.

  • Feedstock Supply
    This session will review feedstocks that can be used to produce biofuels now and in the future; how much feedstock is required; options for procuring feedstocks; managing supply and price risk; and cooperatives and delivery contracts.

  • Biofuels Markets and Opportunities
    The ethanol and biodiesel markets will be looked at - geographically, by market type (conventional gasoline, RFG, CO), and projected areas for growth and future market drivers, such as the RFS.

  • Co-Products: Current Markets and Developments
    This session will review co-products from ethanol and biodiesel production, current markets and market opportunities and challenges.

Networking Luncheon

Project Development- Building a Team for Success
Moderator- Representative, BBI International

  • Organizing the Business
    Structuring for success and for attracting financing is a key to successful project development. This session will look at the options and trends in organizing for the future.

  • Design/Build: Finding the Right Company for the Project
    Choosing the right Engineering and construction firm can make the difference between expedience and a battle for attracting investors and financing. This session will discuss the current options and what to look for.

  • Energy Supply: Understanding the Core Issues
    This will be a presentation on energy requirements for ethanol and biodiesel plants (thermal and electrical) and the impacts of siting a plant on natural gas and electrical supply options. It will also include an overview of natural gas markets, supply, and price outlook, plus alternatives to natural gas, and cogeneration.

  • Current Emission & Environmental Regulations
    This presentation will be an overview of typical plant emissions (type and source), state and federal regulations, and control technologies, plus what to expect for a permitting timeline.

Refreshment Break

Project Finance- Finding Money and Understanding the “Golden Rule”
Moderator- Jeff Kistner – Vice President, Project Finance, BBI International

  • Financing Options and Equity Drives
    A panel discussion of the various sources for plant financing, typical project requirements for equity, debt, sub-debt and other creative options, plus guidelines for reaching financial close.

Managing Your Ethanol Plant
This will be an important session on plant organization and responsibilities, how to maximize operating efficiencies, plant maintenance and administration.

‘Ask the Experts’ Q&A Session
All seminar speakers will participate in this special Q&A session. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about a specific presentation or address other topics of interest with these industry experts.

Seminar Wrap-Up and Adjournment



Don’t miss these important events! For more information, contact:

BBI International, Conference and Event Planning
Ashley Delarue
228 North F Street, Suite 1
PO Box 1146
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: 719-539-0300 Fax: 719-539-0301

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