The Bioenergy Fuels & Products Conference & Expo has announced eight keynote speakers for the event to be held February 28-29, 2012 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The event is hosted by Wood Bioenergy magazine, Panel World magazine and Georgia Research Institute.

Four keynote speakers will address the entire attendance body each morning of the event. Following the keynote sessions, the conference breaks into three simultaneous sessions in the Grand Ballroom North of the Omni Hotel. Approximately 60 speakers will participate overall. Also, approximately 65 equipment exhibitors will participate.

The keynote speakers, in alphabetical order, and their topics include:

Harold Arnold
Fram Renewable Fuels
• Industrial Wood Pellets: A Fragile Balance

Ross Harding
Energy Launch Partners
• The Case for Cellulose for Drop-In Fuels

Jim Imbler
President and CEO
• Wood: Growing Our Own Oil

Sam Kang
Chief Financial and Operational Officer
Georgia Biomass
• Georgia Biomass Pellets As Part of the European Fuel Mix

John Keppler
Chairman and CEO
Enviva LP
• International Markets for Wood Pellets and U.S. Market Growth

Jill Stuckey
Georgia Center of Innovation for Energy
• Biomass to Jobs: It’s Not the Southeast’s First Rodeo

Danny Vines
Aspen Power
• Biomass: What It Really Takes to Succeed

Steven Walker
President and CEO
New England Wood Pellet
• Hype Versus Reality In Wood Pellets Manufacturing

The entire Bioenergy Conference agenda will be released in the near future.

The Bioenergy Conference  is immediately followed by the Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo on March 1-2, 2012.

For exhibitor or conference information contact:
Fred Kurpiel, 678-642-1238; e-mail
Rich Donnell, 334-834-1170; e-mail
Dianne Sullivan, 334-834-1170; e-mail