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TAPPI Partners with Biofuels Digest for BioPro Expo & Marketplace

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TAPPI has announced a new partnership with Biofuels Digest to co-produce 2011 BioPro Expo & Marketplace. The BioPro Expo & Marketplace will take place in Atlanta on March 14-16, 2011, at the Atlanta Hilton. This event examines practical methodologies for quickly transitioning products, residues and waste streams into energy and biofuel.

Biofuels Digest consists of the BiofuelsDigest.com news website, Biofuels Digest Asia, the daily Biofuels Digest e-newsletter, and the Biofuels Digest Newswire. The Digest covers producer news, research, policy, policymakers, conferences, fleets and financial news. It is home to the Biofuels Digest IndexTM, The 30 Most Transformative Technologies, and the "50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy" annual rankings.

Biofuels Digest and TAPPI have a combined reach of nearly 95,000 professionals in the bioenergy and biofuels community. Joining together further promotes both organizations' goals of educating, informing and advancing the knowledge base in this emerging industry.

"We've been fans of TAPPI and its people for quite some time," said Jim Lane, editor and publisher of Biofuels Digest. "So when the opportunity came up to help take the BioPro Expo & Marketplace to the next level, we jumped. We see it as a platform for the industry to build stronger partner and supplier opportunities, faster, as the supply chain develops for the fast-growing bioproducts sector."

The BioPro Expo program will cover key areas surrounding biomass conversion with separate tracks focused on barriers to implementation and feedstock options. The former covers topics such as funding and regulatory challenges and the latter includes purpose grown crops, waste streams and emerging technologies. Other highlights include sessions on emerging migration technologies. They focus on co-production of cellulosic and agricultural feedstocks together or separately in fully integrated process sequences. The 5th annual International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) is also being held at BioPro Expo and attendees win by being able to participate in sessions at both events.

"The partnership between Biofuels Digest and BioPro Expo is very exciting because conference and expo attendees will benefit from having the best of both worlds at this event," said Larry N. Montague, president and CEO of TAPPI. "BioPro Expo will offer a unique mix of content covering both cellulosic biomass conversion and renewable energy. Biofuels Digest is well recognized for its news, reports and policy updates, and TAPPI is renowned for its content, information on cutting-edge research, technical expertise and practical solutions."

BioPro Expo is a large conference and exhibition in the Southeastern United States, backed by 22 industry partners. They reflect the full biomass processing spectrum for multiple industries, from supply through demand and utilization. In-depth educational sessions are backed by a trade show focused on cutting-edge technology, products and services available today.


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