BBI International launches Biorefining magazine and conference

By BBI International
Posted September 17, 2010, at 9:18 a.m. CST

BBI International, a leader in globally recognized bioenergy events and trade magazines, has launched a new magazine and international conference. Biorefining magazine and the aligned International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show will provide a new communications avenue for the emergent global industry of advanced biofuel and biobased chemical production.

"With this dedicated biorefining publication and corresponding event, we're producing highly focused, vertically integrated editorial content and conference programming," says Ron Kotrba, editor of Biorefining. "Starting in October, Biomass Magazine will be rebranded as Biomass Power & Thermal to illustrate the three-year-old publication's exclusive editorial focus on the biobased electricity and heat generation sectors. At the same time, the editors of Biorefining will focus on advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals. This strategy will allow us to serve our readers even more effectively."

Biorefining provides in-depth coverage of advanced biomass refining-technology scale-up, project finance, policy and markets-with a core focus on the industrial, refining and agribusiness alliances defining the industry. The publication is tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing and deploying advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals. Monthly, the magazine will reach more than 5,000 readers including producers, future producers and developers of advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals; investors; owners and managers of existing industrial facilities; petroleum refining executives; agricultural processing leaders; waste management executives; government and military officials; municipal decision makers; researchers and other professionals in the biorefining sector. The inaugural issue will be mailed to 15,000 industry professionals. The contents of that issue, along with daily industry news coverage, can now be viewed online at

"We're at the forefront of the next generation of biorefining, and our readers, advertisers, attendees, and exhibitors are excited about the direction we're taking to better serve them," says Joe Bryan, CEO of BBI International. "They face unique challenges and opportunities with biobased chemicals and advanced biofuels, and we're glad to play a role as a vital information and market intelligence conduit for key stakeholders in this industry."

The International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show will be held November 16-18, 2010, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Penn. It will feature more than 50 speakers within more than a dozen panels. More information can be found online at

About BBI International
BBI International produces globally recognized bioenergy events and trade magazines. In addition to the International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show, BBI owns and operates the International Biomass Conference & Expo and its allied regional events, as well as the largest, longest-running ethanol conference in the world-the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW). The company publishes Biorefining magazine, Biomass Power & Thermal magazine, Ethanol Producer Magazine, and Biodiesel Magazine, as well as a number of ancillary products including maps, directories, e-newsletters and other web-based industry resources.