A new wave of machinery and equipment companies have signed on as exhibitor sponsors for the 2012 Bioenergy Fuels & Products Conference & Expo to be held February 28-29 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The event is hosted by Wood Bioenergy and Panel World magazines, and Georgia Research Institute.

The recent surge brings the number of exhibitors to 66. The conference features more than 40 speakers who will address a range of issues and technologies in biomass power, wood pellets, biofuels and biomass raw materials and procurement.

Leading the way as the newest Gold sponsor is the team of TSI and Sigma Thermal. TSI designs and builds equipment and provides solutions for dryer islands including heat energy, drying and emission control. Sigma Thermal designs, engineers and supplies all of types of industrial fired heaters and heating systems.

Newest Silver sponsors include ArborGen and Biomass Engineering & Equipment. Through innovations in both conventional breeding and biotechnology, ArborGen develops high-value seedling products. Biomass Engineering & Equipment provides a range of equipment and services to the emerging wood-to-energy industries.

A whopping 15 companies have recently signed on as Bronze exhibitor sponsors. They include:

Applied Chemical Technology—provides biomass/renewable resources development with emphasis on biofuels and biochemicals technologies.

Baker-Rullman—manufactures custom and standard dehydration systems utilizing triple-pass rotary drum dryers for industrial, agricultural and municipal applications.

Basic Machinery Company—offers custom engineered and automated material handling equipment and systems and provides turnkey solutions.

Bliss Industries—manufactures hammermills, pellet mills, pellet coolers, crumblers and other products for the grain, feed, wood, oil and flour milling industries.

BM&M—offers a wide selection of screening products from standard machines, for which it holds technology patents, to fully customized screening applications.

Bruks Rockwood—combines a variety of services including engineering, design, project managment, manufacturing and contracting with complimentary product lines focusing on the materials handling and the environmental areas and offering turnkey package or specific equipment and service.

CECO Environmental—provides innovative, custom-engineered clean air solutions and equipment through its 12 subsidiaries.

CPM—provides engineering, equipment and solutions through its pellet mills, hammermills, roller mills, cracking mills, flaking mills, coolers and lump breakers.

Fecon is a manufacturer of forestry mulchers, forestry track carriers and biomass harvesting equipment.

GW Systems—is a long-time provider of custom-engineered design-build material handling and processing systems.

Hallco Industries—customizes moving deck slat conveyor systems for the wood, earth, waste, recycling, agricultural and document shredding industries.

McGill AirClean—supplies products for air pollution control, airflow, noise control, and pressure processing applications.

Peninsula Equipment—is a sales, rental and service company serving the contracting, construction and aggregate processing industries and offers a complete line of crushing, grinding and screening products.

Processes Unlimited—provides full-service planning, engineering, design, project management and safety services.

West Salem Machinery—is a manufacturer of wood fiber processing machinery and wood recycling systems including a broad range of screening and size reduction machinery.

Also, The Conti Group has signed on as an Expo Sponsor. The Conti Group serves a diversified customer base with a wide range of construction, engineering and project management services through its family of companies.

The expo portion of the event is nearly a sellout.

Visit the Agenda section to view the full conference agenda.