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Ind. Biomass Working Group Mtg 1/8/13 at Purdue on Biofuels for Aviation; Urge Solar and Wind Groups to Meet Again! January 3, 2013

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Dear IndianaDG Readers:

I pledge to share information about upcoming events and activities concerning renewable energy and distributed generation as best as I can. Please send me information about your events and activities including installations to share with our readers as well as via other social media such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

It will be easiest to cut and paste this information if I receive it in a Microsoft Word file as well as a PDF that I can post for readers to download.

I also want to encourage everyone to urge the Governor-elect Mike Pence and Lt. Governor-elect Sue Ellsperman to reactivate and invigorate both the Indiana Solar Energy Working Group and Indiana Wind Working Group activities. Personally, I attended the meetings of both these two working groups and found them very valuable, especially the networking activities before, during and after the meetings. Just a thought. Perhaps you might also have some ideas on how to improve the wind and solar working groups. Please share your thoughts with our readers.

Laura Ann Arnold

Session for Biofuels for the Aviation Industry

Hosted by the Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group

January 8, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Beck Agricultural Center, West Lafayette, IN

You are Invited to Register for the Session

“Biofuels for the Aviation Industry” 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Registration is Available Online

Click Here

Fee $25 per person

 “The Working Group encourages business to business interaction!” 
Complementary Business Display Space Available with Each Registration

Reserve your table with Chad Martin at martin95@purdue.edu or call (765) 496-3964

Please feel free to pass along to interested colleagues!

We would like to welcome you to participate in a session to be held January 8, 2013 beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Beck Agricultural Center

4540 U.S. 52 West

West Lafayette, IN 47906

For a map; Click here


11:30 a.m. Registration Open and Networking

Pre-registration encouraged online: https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?item_number=CW-ABE-1

12:00 p.m. Lunch Buffet

1:15 p.m.   Welcome and Introductions
1:30 p.m.

Dr. Maureen McCann, Professor, Director of the Purdue Energy Center
Presentation Title: Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels

2:10 p.m. Networking Break (Business Display Visits)

2:30 p.m.

Dr. Nate Mosier, Associate Professor, Ag and Biological Engineering

Presentation Title: Drop-in Biofuels Development

3:00 p.m.

Dr. David Stanley, P.I. NATEF and Professor, Aviation Technology

Presentation Title: Biofuels and the Aviation Industry

3:30 p.m.

Dr. Wallace Tyner, James and Lois Akerman Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics
Presentation Title: A Federal Biofuel Policy Update

4:00 p.m.

Melanie Thom, President and Senior Staff Scientist, Baere Aerospace

Presentation Title: If I Build an Alternative Biofuel, Will They Come?

4:30 Announcements for Biomass Energy in Indiana

The event is sponsored by Purdue University, Purdue Energy Center at Discovery Park, Indiana Office of Energy Development, Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, USDA Rural Development, and CenUSA Bioenergy project – supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Logansport Municipal Utilities RFP Released
Logansport Municipal Utilities (LMU) has put out to bid a Request for Proposal (RFP) to vendors for engaging with their electrical generating power plant repowering and expansion project.As part of this RFP process, LMU is issuing this notice to contractors and vendors to submit to LMU, their updated credentials and statements of capability. The information will be used to compile a list of regional contractors and vendors available to work as subcontractors on the power plant project.To recieve more information and a copy of the RFP, contact Paul Hartman at Logansport Municipal Utilities.   The requested material is to be submitted by February 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.New Renewable Energy Extension Publication Available Online “Incentives in Long-Term Biofuel Contracts”


Authors: Stephanie Rosch, Corinne Alexander, Wallace Tyner, and Steven Y. Wu, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.  Rasto Ivanic, Mendel Biotechnology. Joshua R. Yoder, Private Consultant.

Click Here to Download Publication


Mission Statement:

The Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group is a consortium of stakeholders from the industry, state and federal government, trade organizations, universities and citizenry working together to create a climate in the state of Indiana that would foster the growth of a viable renewable energy industry, protect our environment, provide energy security and green jobs in our communities. This will be done through educational programming and networking among stakeholders. 


Click Here for the Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group website



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