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United States: 1st German American Bioenergy Conference

Timeline: Mar 7, 2011
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The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US organizes the 1st German American Bioenergy Conference on March 8, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The goal of this conference is to identify present and future opportunities and challenges of the bioenergy market in the US and to promote a transatlantic exchange of knowledge, technology and experiences. Several German bioenergy companies will be in attendance to establish business contacts in the southern United States and share their experiences of the European bioenergy market.

This conference is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).

Biomass is the most important renewable energy source in the United States. With more than 14,000 MW installed capacity, this makes the US the largest producer of electricity from biomass worldwide. Eight percent of US electricity production is currently generated from renewable energy and 50 percent of that comes from biomass.

 

With the Obama administration pushing renewable energy usage and financial support from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the industry is expected to grow at an even faster pace in the upcoming years. By 2030, 20 percent of fuels and 25 percent of chemicals are predicted to use biomass as a resource. In addition, 40 percent of biomass-based electricity is expected to be generated from biogas. The US also plans to substitute 75 percent of its oil imports, mainly through biofuels. This results in great opportunities for ethanol and biodiesel producers.

 

German bioenergy companies provide advanced technologies and decades of experience in the areas of solid biomass, biogas and biofuels while supporting the German government in its ambitious 20-20-20 goal: a 20 percent increase in both energy efficiency and renewable energies by 2020.

The goal of this conference is to identify present and future opportunities and challenges of the bioenergy market in the US and to promote a transatlantic exchange of knowledge, technology and experiences. Several German bioenergy companies will be in attendance to establish business contacts in the southern United States and share their experiences of the European bioenergy market.

 This conference is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).

 

 


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