Pennslyvania Increases Investment in Clean Fuels

Stakeholders meet at second international Energy from Biomass and Waste conference in Pittsburgh

Much is happening in Pennsylvania on the clean energy front. Last week, legislators passed the Alternative Energy Investment Act (AEIA), which provides over US$500 million of funding for alternative and clean energy and energy conservation projects. In addition to this, new biofuels legislation includes a mandate for sales of biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol blends and sets aside up to US$5 million for subsidies for biodiesel producers. At the 2nd International "energy from biomass and waste" (EBW) Exposition & Conference, held on October 14-16, 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA, stakeholders will meet to discuss new projects and see the latest technology for biomass and waste-to-energy conversion.

The second EBW Expo is expected to showcase exhibits from more than 80 international organizations and to attract over 1,000 delegates. Topics include; sustainable biomass; environmentally benign alternative fuel production; energy recovery from municipal solid waste; landfill diversion; water quality protection.

"EBW is all about clean, reliable and affordable energy supply from domestically available resources", explains Dr. Ines Freesen, Managing Director of the organizer Freesen & Partner GmbH. "In times of exploding fuel prices and growing concern over climate protection, air and water pollution, energy recovery from biomass and waste can become an important part of the solution."

The EBW Conference kicks off with a legislative and market update for the United States and Europe. Further sessions focus on: energy efficiency and cost saving potentials of biomass and waste conversion; anerobic digestion of energy crops, wood waste, agricultural and biowaste; the economic and ecological benefits of energy from biomass and waste; the state of affairs and perspectives for biofuel production; operating experience from bioenergy and waste-to-energy facilites.

The "energy from biomass and waste" (EBW) Exposition & Conference is organized by Freesen & Partner GmbH, Alpen, Germany and takes place on October 14 to 16, 2008 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Show Hours:
October 14: 05:00pm-08:00pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall with Keynote Speech
October 15: 09:00am-05:00pm Exhibits Open, Conference Sessions start at 10:00am
October 16: 09:00am-05:00pm Exhibits Open, Conference Sessions start at 10:00am

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About the Organizer:
Freesen & Partner GmbH, with offices in Alpen, Germany, and Pittsburgh, PA, 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 the leading forums in their markets. EBW is modelled after the "waste to energy" (WTE) exhibition and conference in Bremen, Germany, which was launched by Freesen & Partner and the Bremen Convention Center in 2004 and has become Europe's number one meeting place for the industry. "Our experience with WTE and our network in Europe gives us a unique position in this business", explained Dr. Freesen. "Both sides, the U.S. and Europe, benefit from the exposure and the business opportunities offered by our events."

"energy from biomass and waste" (EBW) Expo & Conference
October 14-16, 2008
Pittsburgh, PA

"waste to energy" Exhibition & Conference
December 10-11, 2008
Bremen, Germany

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

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