Energy from Biomass and Waste Expo Premieres in Pittsburgh

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America's first international exhibiton and conference on "energy from biomass and waste" (EBW) premieres on September 25-27, 2007 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More than 80 exhibitors from seven countries-the U.S., Canada, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, and Austria-will showcase the latest machinery for power, heat and vehicle fuel production from waste materials and renewables.

A special feature area in the exhibit hall presents biofuel cars from the dealer's showroom. The concurrently held conference provides hands-on information on new technologies, market trends, and financing opportunities in over 50 sessions.

"The majority of America's electricity is currently being produced by fossil coal-fired power plants", explains Dr. Ines Freesen, Managing Director of EBW Organizer Freesen & Partner GmbH. "Therefore, the steam and renewable electricity generated by the nation's 89 waste-to-energy facilities are valuable commodities." The waste-to-energy plants in the U.S. reliably produce approximately 17 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, enough to power 2.3 million American homes. This accounts for nearly 20 percent of all renewable electricity generation in the United States. At the EBW Conference, two panel discussions focus on the benefits and challenges of turning waste into energy. Experts from the industry talk about how refuse-derived fuels can be used by a business to save on energy and recycling costs.

Biogas recovery systems at livestock and poultry operations can be another source of clean energy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. There are over 100 biogas-producing anaerobic digesters in operation in the United States, with 90 more projects under construction or in the planning/design phases. In addition, there are currently 430 operational landfill gas to energy sites, with approximately 50 projects under construction and at least 50 more in the planning stages. "This constitutes only a fraction of the potential be offered in the United States", adds Dr. Freesen. "In the state of North Carolina alone, there are more than 1,100 candidate farms for electricity production from swine manure. California has over 900 candidate dairy farms for renewable power generation." At EBW, speakers from the U.S. and abroad present best-practice reports and news from the lab about biomass utilization, biogas and alternative fuel production.

EBW is open to professionals in the field and to the public. The entrance fee for both the expo and the conference is $50.

The complete conference program and exhibitor list are available on:

About the EBW Expo & Conference:
The "energy from biomass and waste" (EBW) Expo & Conference is held on September 25-27, 2007 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. EBW's mission is to educate all relevant stakeholders about the ecological and economical benefits of clean energy, and to create an international marketplace for bioenergy and energy-from-waste technologies in Pennsylvania. EBW 2007 is sponsored by: Allied Waste Industries, Inc.; Ben Franklin Technology PArtners; Biomass Magazine; Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.; KfW IPEX-Bank; Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; The Pennsylvania State University; Robert-James Sales, Inc.; TowPath Renewables; U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Energy; US Renewables Group, LLC; and West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund, Inc. In 2008, the EBW Expo & Conference returns to Pittsburgh on October 14-16.

About Freesen & Partner:
Freesen & Partner GmbH, with offices in Alpen, Germany, and Rockport, Maine, is a consulting and event management firm specialized in the fields of energy and the environment. With its in-depth market knowledge and contacts to the international energy and waste industries, the company successfully launched several trade shows and conferences, all of which have become leading forums in their markets. Current activities include Hydrogen Expo US, North America's number one showcase for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, the Elmia World Bioenergy exhibition and conference in Jonkoping, Sweden, and the "waste to energy" exhibition and conference on energy from waste and biomass in Bremen, Germany.

For more information, please contact:

EBW Organizer:
Freesen & Partner GmbH
Dr. Ines Freesen
Schwalbennest 7a
46519 Alpen, Germany
Tel.: +49-2802-948484-0
Fax: +49-2802-948484-3
HRB Kleve 8277
UID DE 186239410
GF Dr. Ines Freesen

EBW North American Office:
McNabb Marketing Resources
East Coast Contact: Tomlin Coggeshall,
West Coast Contact: Dave Jackson,
Tel.: 207-236-6196
Fax: 207-236-0369

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