The Council projects that Algeria could easily import 100 to 200 metric tons of DDGS annually in the near future. USGC promotes co-products such as DDGS and CGF in addition to U.S. sorghum and corn in the North African region.
WIREC 2008 Gathers International Leaders
Keynote speakers for the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC) hosted by the U.S. Government, March 4 to 6, 2008, will include international leaders throughout the field of renewable energy.
“WIREC participants will be privy to a world-class group of speakers and presenters during the three day ministerial-level meeting,” Ambassador Reno Harnish, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for oceans, environment and science, says.
Among the confirmed speakers are Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden Maud Olofsson, and Lady Mayor of Bonn Baerbel Dieckmann, who serves as president of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change.
SAFEWAY USES BIODIESEL THROUGHOUT FLEET
Demonstrating biodiesel’s growing role in corporate sustainability, Safeway Inc. is fueling its entire U.S. truck fleet with cleaner-burning biodiesel. The decision was made to further the company’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative. The company will use B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% diesel, in its fleet of more than 1,000 trucks. Blends of up to 20% can be used in any diesel engine with no modification neccessary.
“Using biodiesel to power our transportation fleet will prevent millions of pounds of carbon emissions from being released into the environment. Our biodiesel program is just one of many initiatives underway that will make a positive impact on the environment,” says Chairman, President and CEO Steve Burd.
Safeway is known as a leader in corporate environmentalism and is dedicated to use solar power, alternative fuels and construction strategies in conjunction with education to reduce carbon emissions.
GENENCOR TO BUILD CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Genencor, a biotechnology company that develops and manufactures industrial enzymes, plans to construct a 20,000-sq.-ft. Applications and Training Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Upon approval, construction is scheduled to be complete between the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009 at the company’s 80-acre manufacturing site.
The center will include a fully equipped laboratory for analysis and testing, and some of the industry’s top technicians and scientists. It also will provide extensive training facilities for customers and staff to build technical knowledge.