Blume Distillation LLC, the leading provider of appropriate scale alcohol fuel (bioethanol) production equipment, announced today its participation in the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), Regional Technology Forum, taking place June 4 – 6 in Panama City, Panama.
As part of ECPA, the United States Department of Agriculture, supported by an agreement with the U.S. Department of State, is convening the “Regional Policy and Technology Forum” to focus on utilizing agricultural biomass as a renewable energy source in the Western Hemisphere. According to Daniel Lapidus, International Agricultural Development Specialist, US Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Service, “the Forum brings together technical experts, public and private stakeholders from the U.S. and partner countries through-out Latin America.”
The Forum builds on ongoing technical collaboration and demonstration projects implemented since 2011. “This is a unique opportunity to analyze polices and review technologies that have proven useful to sustainably employ agricultural biomass as a source for renewable energy,” Lapidus added.
The rising cost of fossil fuels, combined with their environmental impact, continues to focus global attention on the need for a fundamental transformation of liquid fuel production. Alcohol fuel (bioethanol) helps satisfy the growing worldwide energy demand while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is becoming a core resource under review by governmental and private enterprise interests globally.
Biofuel and Permaculture expert David Blume, founder and CTO of Blume Distillation, will be presenting a talk on Appropriate-scale Biological Waste-to-Fuel Solutions at the ECPA Forum. Focusing on the production of alcohol fuel from localized non-food resources, Blume will explain the process and technology at the core of an integrated bioremediation system and its economic and environmental benefits supported by data from a current pilot project.
According to Blume, “We are engaged in a number of waste-to-fuel projects in the US, Latin America, the Caribbean, and other emerging markets. We are designing solutions for projects that require appropriate-scale biological waste remediation. Our systems incorporate unique technology and proven processes that utilize waste resources – such as are available from shrimp/fish farms, livestock or even municipalities – to produce renewable, pollution-free alcohol fuel. Additionally, our solutions generate high-value coproducts including organic fertilizers and high-protein animal feed.”
“We are proud to be a technology partner of the United Nations’ Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and work with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) the USDA and ECPA to help solve one of the most pressing economic, social and environmental challenges of our time; the need for localized, renewable and clean energy,” Blume added.