Biofuels Digest is perhaps the greatest testament to the power of biofuels to change the world. While they still occupy only a small amount of the energy source makeup in America, they have inspired Floridian Jim Lane to create a daily digest newsletter which has over 75,000 readers and an Asian branch. Even more impressive, it’s become an authority in the industry, with rankings like “The 30 Most Transformative Technologies) and the “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” attracting major attention.BD is in the process of coming up with a new ranking, the “Top 100 People in Bioenergy,” as decided by reader votes. The ballots are open to registered subscribers for the next week, after which the Digest‘s editorial board will contribute their own votes to the ballot. (more…)
On October 14, the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative will host “Fueling Wisconsin’s Future: 2010 Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit.” The best news? If you’re a student, you can register to attend for free (and get a free breakfast, lunch, and evening reception out of it). Other attendees will pay 25 before October 1 and 35 from October 2 to October 14.The day-long event should serve as a great primer on current trends in the bioenergy industry, and will also make a great introduction for those new to the science. Doug Cameron of Alberti Advisors (a financing and advisory firm that assists new agricultural companies) will be speaking at 8:30 a.m. The rest of the day consists of workshops and presentations illustrating different aspects of bioenergy, concluding with a keynote address by Greg Hartgraves of POET. POET produces over 1.6 billion gallons of ethanol per year while educating the market about new technologies.