April 12, 2012

OPINION: Notes from the Advanced Biofuels Summit

Small musings from Sam Nejame on the recent Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference held in Washington D.C. last week. Sam Nejame is a management consultant to the biofuel and renewable chemical industries.

Despite ongoing political and economic challenges, the mood of attendees at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference last week in Washington DC was one of guarded optimism… with the largest outstanding issue (beyond financing) the continuing search for economically viable cellulosic sugars.

Things seen and heard or should have known in no particular order …
  • Waste Management says every Fortune 200 company has a “Zero Landfill” strategy. Good for recycling, good for groundwater. Not so good if you sell landfill space. Hence investments in Fulcrum BioEnergy among others.
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