BBI International Announces Comprehensive Conference Greening Program

    SALIDA, Colo., March 16 /CNW/ -- BBI International (BBI), a leading
global biofuels and biomass service company, has entered into a partnership
with The Spitfire Agency to implement a comprehensive conference greening
program.  BBI will focus on the 4 R's of sustainability (Rethink, Reduce,
Reuse and Recycle) to substantially reduce waste, replace non earth-friendly
items with environmentally sound ones, and strive for carbon-neutral status.
    BBI is the largest conference and event producer in their industry,
including the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo and the International Fuel
Ethanol Workshop & Expo.  The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo was the
first conference that The Spitfire Agency, the National Biodiesel Board, and
BBI collaborated to successfully green.
    Despite the positive economic impacts of the conference and event
planning industry, there are also negative effects on the environment.  In
addition to consuming a tremendous amount of energy and water, conferences and
events also produce copious amounts of waste and emissions.  "Our mission is
to improve the overall environmental and economic impacts of our events while
leaving the softest footprint possible.  The example that we set conveys the
importance of environmental stewardship to thousands of our attendees," states
Angela Damman, Vice President, BBI Conference & Event Planning.
    "BBI's conferences have become an important model for the conference and
event planning industry as they walk the talk in their everyday operations and
during the on-site production of their conferences," says Sarah Haynes, CEO of
The Spitfire Agency.  "BBI is the first organization of their kind to create a
full-scale program for near zero-waste conferences."

    BBI International is a leader in the biofuels and biomass industry,
providing client-based services in three divisions: Project Development,
Conference & Event Planning, and Media.  BBI International operates over 11
conferences annually worldwide, offers consulting services for ethanol,
biodiesel, and biomass projects, and publishes Ethanol Producer Magazine and
Biodiesel Magazine.  For more information, visit

    The Spitfire Agency is a full service production, promotion and marketing
agency dedicated to non profits, responsible businesses, and other cause
related ventures.  Spitfire's mission is to educate the public, alter consumer
behavior, and 'redefine cool'.  Other zero-waste Spitfire events include Julia
Butterfly's We The Planet concerts, Woody Harrelson's SOL Tour, and the Indigo
Girl's Honor the Earth Tours.  For more information please visit

    Upcoming Conferences:

    Ethanol 2007 Australia, April 2007
    Biomass Workshop '07, May 2007
    23rd Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, June 2007
    Going Green 100/Sustainable Living Series, August 2007
    International Distillers Grains Conference, September 2007
    Biofuels Workshop & Trade Show - Western Region, October 2007
    Biofuels Workshop & Trade Show - Eastern Region, November 2007
    4th Annual Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit, December 2007
    5th Annual National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, February 2008
    13th Annual National Ethanol Conference, February 2008
    24th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, June 2008


For further information:

For further information: Dave Blazer of BBI International, 
+1-719-207-7020, or fax, +1-719-207-7021, Web Site:        

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