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22nd Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & EXPO - 2006 Award of Excellence

UPDATE June 30, 2006:


See http://www.ethanolproducer.com/article-web.jsp?article_id=2167 for the 2006 Award of Excellence winner.





The 2006 Award of Excellence trophy and $1,000 check will be presented again at this year’s International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 20-23. Kathy Bryan, President of BBI International, created the award in 2000 to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the fuel ethanol industry through their research, technical advisory and/or development activities.


The first Award of Excellence was presented to Dr. Raphael Katzen in 2000. Rodney Bothast received the award in 2002, and Dennis Vander Griend received it in 2004. Nominations for 2006 are now being solicited.


A Selection Committee of international representatives from ethanol production, academia, government agencies and associations reviews all nominations and selects the recipient.


The Nomination Form is available for download:


2006 Award of Excellence Nomination Form (35KB .DOC format)

2006 Award of Excellence Nomination Form (93KB .PDF format)




Who the award is meant to honor: Individuals who, through their research and technical advisory activities, have made significant contributions to the Fuel Ethanol Industry. The Award recipient is usually an individual, but joint awards are not prohibited.

Possible Candidates: Scientists and Engineers from Government, Industry, and Universities.

Description of the Award: The recipient will receive a beautiful cut glass trophy from the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (2004 Award to Dennis Vander Griend pictured at right), plus a cash award of $1,000 from BBI International. The “Award of Excellence” (criteria below) is presented on even years - 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, etc. The “Distinguished Service Award”, that is determined by an industry-wide poll, is presented on uneven years - 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, etc.

Criteria for Nomination: The candidate must have conducted research or technology improvements that have had a positive impact on the Fuel Ethanol Industry. The accomplishment(s) can be in any field of science or engineering as long as it has enhanced the industry’s ability to produce fuel ethanol. Please include examples of relevant criteria include publications, patents, new designs, ideas, and paradigms, authoritative and expert reviews, demonstrations and pilot projects, or other tangible contributions that have benefited the Fuel Ethanol Industry. The emphasis of this award is on research, information, and development efforts that have already benefited the industry rather than those that have potential, but no application yet.

Nomination Procedures: Persons can be nominated by submission of an application form to Sue Conroe, and must be postmarked by May 1, 2006. The nomination requires one nominator and at least one seconder. Letters from additional supporters of the nomination are greatly encouraged. Nominations that are not successful the first year are automatically reconsidered for the next two years – 2006 and 2008. Short updates to previous nominations (2004) are strongly suggested.

Award Committee: The Award Selection Committee is international and is composed of representatives of ethanol production, academia, government agencies and associations. Award Committee members will typically be scientists and engineers or be knowledgeable in these areas. Members will serve a 2-year term and members appointed onto the first committee will have staggered terms to retain experience on the committee from year to year.

For more information, contact Sue Conroe at BBI International,  sconroe@bbibiofuels.com or 719-539-0300.

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