Business and government leaders will announce a new venture known as the
for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) at a 9 a.m. news conference today on the West Steps of the state Capitol.
The joint venture will develop new biofuels and biorefining techniques and assist in a streamlined transfer of these advances to the public. Partners in the venture include the new Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Dow Chemical, Shell and small businesses such as Blue Sun Biodiesel, Green Fuel Technologies, Range Fuels, Solix Biofuels, PureVision Technology, Copernican Energy and Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises.
Collaboratory partners include the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, the Colorado School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Leaders speaking at the event will include:
Stan Bull, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter
Jeanette Alberg on behalf of U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard
Al Weimer, CU-Boulder
R.E. “Rick” Zalesky, Chevron Technology Ventures
Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips
Charles (“Charlie”) Kresge, Dow Chemical Co.
Paul Hamilton, Shell Global Solutions
Ken Reardon, CSU
Dorgan, Colorado Al Darzins, NREL
School of Mines
Will Medlin, CU-Boulder