Advanced Biofuels Markets Opens With Major Industry News Announcement

Beta Renewables and Novozymes to form strategic partnership in the cellulosic biofuel market
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Oct. 31, 2012 - PRLog -- (October 30, 2012) SAN FRANCISCO – Today in San Francisco, California as 50 top CEOs and more than 400 stakeholders in the dynamic biofuels industry gathered at the 3rd Annual Advanced Biofuels Markets Congress and Exhibition (, Beta Renewables and Novozymes announced a strategic partnership ( making Novozymes the preferred enzyme supplier for Beta Renewables’ current and future cellulosic biofuel projects.

“There’s no better venue for biofuels industry leaders to share news important to their companies and their industry,” said Claire Poole, Head of Biofuels at Green Power Conferences and co-organizer of Advanced Biofuels Markets. “Already the conference center is abuzz with discussion about the announcement, as well as hundreds of other discussions. With two more days yet to come, who knows what other statements and announcements will be made?”

The opening keynote of the conference featured James C. Collins, President of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, who noted that today the global biofuel market is about $2 billion but DuPont expects it to grow to $100 billion by 2020.

The day was capped with the announcement of the Biofuels Digest 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy List, led by Solazyme (#1), KiOR (#2), LanzaTech (#3), Novozymes (#4), POET (#5), DuPont Industrial Biosciences (#6), Gevo (#7), Sapphire Energy (#8), Joule Unlimited (#9), and ZeaChem (#10) rounding out the top 10. The full list can be viewed here.

The annual event is a partnership between the leader in global biofuels conferences and business intelligence, Green Power Conferences, and the world’s most widely read biofuels daily, Biofuels Digest which ensures that the content will be fresh, the attendees will be senior level and the information and insights actionable.

Featured speakers include industry CEOs Patrick R. Gruber – Gevo, James C. Collins – DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Fred Cannon – KiOR, Guido Ghisolfi – Beta Renwables, Jonathan Wolfson – Solazyme,  William Roe - Coskata, Jim Macias – Fulcrum BioEnergy, Tom Van Aken – Avantium, Ed Dineen – LS9, Daphne Preuss – Chromatin, , John Nicols – Codexis, Jennifer Holmgren – LanzaTech, Jim Imbler – ZeaChem, Tom Buis – Growth Energy, and government representatives Sarah Bittleman – USDA, Valerie Reed – US DoE Biomass Program and Chris Tindal – US Navy.

More information on the conference, agenda, speakers and sponsors can be found at:, by following @wbmnews ( and using #ABM12 on Twitter, and by joining the Advanced Biofuels Markets LinkedIn Group.
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