As I was searching the net for recent posts on ethanol, I stumbled on the Biofuelwar blog where there is an announcement of the Second Annual Waste-to-Fuels Conference & Trade Show, sponsored by the Florida BioFuels Association, Inc.; the Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc.; and the American Recycler . This Waste-to-Fuels Conference and Trade Show will be held at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, in San Diego, California on May 17-19, 2009.

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Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

I have written a number of articles on the production of ethanol and biodiesel from sugarcane and jatropha respectively. I first learned about the production of ethanol from municipal solid waste from casualblogger, whose post transformed me into a regular visitor of the Fulcrum Bioenergy website. Now that I have discovered that there is a full annual conference dedicated to this interesting technology makes it even more interesting. The other good thing is that this development is gaining ground at a time when critics are arguing that the production of biodiesel and ethanol from plants is responsible for the rapid increase in food prices.

The tentative conference presentation topic areas include the following:

  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)-to-Fuels & Energy Recovery
  • BioMass-to-Fuels & Energy Recovery
  • Plastics-to-Fuels
  • Waste Oils and Grease-to-Fuels
  • Landfill Gasses-to-Energy
  • Agricultural Waste-to-Fuels & Energy Recovery

There is a  call for registrations, exhibitors and sponsors. Interested individuals are requested to contact Gene Jones at +1(800)441-7949 or by email at gene@swix.ws for further details.

If you really want to attend but your budget is tight, you can apply for a Stimulus Scholarship worth the $595 conference fee.