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Biorenewable Deployment Consortium's Raleigh Fall Forum Update (Conference, Ind. Report)
Biorenewable Deployment Consortium
Date: 2018-10-31
The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) Fall Forum was held in Raleigh, N.C. on October 9-10 and was combined with a visit to the Velocys' Microchannel Fisher-Tropsch pilot plant that is integrated with the ThermoChem Recovery International (TRI) Biomass Gasification and Gas Clean-up system at TRI's Advanced Development Center in Durham. Velocys has announced the commercial "Bayou Fuels" project for Natchez, MS. The project will combine the two companies' technologies to convert locally sourced waste woody biomass into transportation fuel.

The Forum boasted record attendance, including a diverse group of international members and guests. Discussions included updates from leading bio-process companies on new processes and commercial advances that can add value to the forest products industry. Highlights of the Forum included commercial progress of nanotechnology presented by keynote Sean Ireland, VP, Business Development for Fiberlean Technologies; evolutionary value added technologies for the chemical recovery cycle and soap removal / tall oil production; commercial progress of wood to bioproducts from Velocys, Ensyn, and Red Rock; and commercial progress for lignin conversion to end products.

USDA Administrator Bette Brand attended the meeting and tour. "The USDA recognizes the importance of the partnership between government and private industry designed to bridge the early financial issues of start-up companies in the biorenewable area that we believe will help improve economies in rural communities," said Ms. Brand ommented. Meeting attendees participating in USDA programs included Velocys, Ensyn, Red Rock Biofuels, REG, and American Biocarbon.

Masood Akhtar, President of BDC commented, "In BDC's view, it is important for the government to be confident in the companies they financially assist, and the scale up requirements of the USDA have been critical to the success of new start up companies." "The success of the BDC meeting is due to a combination of the mission of the organization, the make-up and participation of the membership and guests, and the ingenuity and progress of the entrepreneurial management teams in the up and coming bio-industry," Akhtar concluded. (Source: BDC, PR, Oct., 2018) Contact: BDC, Ben Thorp, Chairman, (804) 743-3105,,; Velocys, Jeff McDaniel, VP, (614) 733-3300,,; ThermoChem Recovery International, Chris Doherty, VP, (410) 525-2400,,

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Ethanol Giant POET Wins Biorenewable Deployment Consortium Achievement Award (Ind. Report)
Biorenewable Deployment Consortium,POET
Date: 2018-05-04
In Omaha, Nebraska, the Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored POET, a privately held corporation headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the world's largest producer of ethanol and other biorefined products, with the organization's Spring 2018 Achievement Award at its spring meeting in Omaha on May 1, 2018.

POET is recognized for its leadership in remaining focused on reducing the reliance of the United States on foreign energy, to revitalizing global agriculture, and providing a cleaner, affordable alternative to fossil fuels.

Since 2006, C has worked to bring together like minded companies to share ideas and partner to deploy bio-processes that can be economic in the long run without government subsidy. BDC holds two symposiums a year for its members, where leading edge information from various bio-companies is shared and tours are made of bio-facilities. BDC acts as a resource to members, working to broker partnerships that can lead to the deployment of commercial facilities. The organization recognizes the need for low cost feedstock, cost effective measures such as integration of processes, high value products, and good management to achieve the economics needed for success.

POET, the world's largest biofuels producer, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. The 30-year-old company has a network of 27 production facilities. POET, through its joint venture with DSM, also operates a commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Biorenewable Deployment Consortium, PR, May, 2018) Contact: Biorenewable Deployment Consortium, Masood Akhtar, Pres.,(608) 332- 0189,,; POET. Matt Merritt, Public Relations, (605) 965-2225 / (605) 370-9959,,

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Important Conference Reminder -- Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) Fall Symposium, Sept. 27-28, Washington DC (Conferences and Events)
Biorenewable Deployment Consortium
Date: 2016-09-21
The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium's (BDC) Fall Symposium is being held next week at the Embassy Suites in downtown Washington DC on September 27-28, 2016. This unique event will bring together BDC members, Agency Directors, House Biofuel and Paper Caucus Representatives, and Advanced Biofuels/Biochemicals Companies. (Source: BDC, Aug., 2016) Contact: BDC, Eric Horn, (608) 332-0191,

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Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) Fall Symposium, Sept. 27-28, Washington DC (Conferences and Events)
Biorenewable Deployment Consortium
Date: 2016-08-24
BDC Members, A special BDC Fall Symposium will be held this year at the Embassy Suites in downtown Washington DC on September 27-28, 2016. This is a unique event so if you cannot attend, please recruit an executive to represent your company. Please register today using the link, REGISTER / HOTEL RESERVATIONS. Plan your travel to Washington DC on Monday, September 26th, as the meeting will start early Tuesday morning. All hotel reservations must be completed by September 8th in order to get the BDC discount and to assure a $250 per night room for the event at the Embassy Suites

This special meeting will bring together BDC members, Agency Directors, House Biofuel and Paper Caucus Representatives, and Advanced Biofuels/Biochemicals Companies.

On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan, who sits on both the Paper Caucus and Biofuels Caucus and who are urging EPA to complete its 2017 Renewable Fuels Standard, will provide our keynote address. The day continues with presentations from Agency directors from DOE, USDA, and EPA, plus the Deputy Secretary of the Navy, Chris Tindal, and with presentations from Bioprocess companies. Highlights include: Member Licella forming a joint venture with Canfor Pulp, which is significant for the forestry industry; Emphasis on co-processing of bio-oils with petroleum crude oil; Progress of the Borregaard / LignoTech and Rayonier Joint Venture; Progress of the Biobutanol plant start up by Green Biologics at Little Falls, MN; Update on the existing commercial "Waste to Ethanol" plant by Enerkem; and Joint Venture of member Leaf Resources and Claeris.

On Wednesday morning, you will have an opportunity to meet with a group of House Representatives interested in the progress of the bio-industry and the leadership of the forestry industry. Representative Mark Pocan will host the meeting at his office for BDC members to meet other members of the Paper Caucus and Biofuels Caucus.

On Tuesday night, at the BDC banquet, we are proud to have Steve Davies, Director Public Affairs, at NatureWorks, LLC to speak. NatureWorks is the first company to offer a family of commercially available, naturally advanced low-carbon-footprint Ingeo™ lactides and biopolymers derived from local resources with performance and economics that compete with oil-based intermediates, plastics, and fibers.

We look forward to seeing you all there this fall. (Source: BDC, Aug., 2016) Contact: BDC,

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