New Legislation Includes Incentives for Biomass, Waste-to-Energy

    Stakeholders Meet at EBW Expo & Conference in Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH and PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - The Economic Stimulus Bill
HR1424, more commonly referred to as "The Bailout", brought with it incentives
for renewable energy production that will have a positive impact on the
deployment of biomass and waste-to-energy conversion technologies. At the
second international "Energy from Biomass and Waste" (EBW) Exposition &
Conference on October 14-16, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, professionals
from the power production and waste management business will meet to discuss
policy, market trends and new projects.
    The bill provides authorization of US$2 billion of new Clean Renewable
Energy Bonds (CREBs) for facilities producing electricity from resources
including all types of biomass, landfill gas, and trash combustion. It further
extends the biodiesel Production Tax Credit (PTC) for three years, expanding
the field to include non-vegetable oil diesel producers, and includes a
continuation of E85 station and fossil-free alcohol PTCs. For cellulosic
ethanol facilities that are placed into operation before January 1, 2013 the
bill provides a 50 percent cost write off.
    At the EBW Expo over 70 local and international organizations will be
present to exhibit their products and services, highlighting the latest in
sustainable energy production and safe waste handling. Conference topics are
set to cover techniques, investment and finance, policy and regulation, and
work development. EBW is hosted by Germany-based Freesen & Partner GmbH in
conjunction with Pittsburgh's Steel City Biofuels. Over 1,000 delegates are
expected to attend.

    EBW 2008 is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the
Pennsylvania State University, the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund,
and Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Freesen & Partner GmbH, Dr.
Ines Freesen, Tel.: +49-2802-948484-0, Email:; Steel City
Biofuels, Nathaniel Doyno, Tel.: +1-412-241-9322, Email:

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