LONDON--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2012) - World Biofuels Markets 2012 (, Europe's largest congress and exhibition focused on biofuels, announced the shortlist of award winners for the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Awards ( The awards, designed to recognise innovation in the development of truly sustainable and renewable fuels, will be presented on day two (Wednesday 14th March) of the 7th annual World Biofuels Markets.

The awards span ten categories including biofuels leadership, technology, adoption, bioethanol, biodiesel, feedstock innovation, innovation in aviation, biopower generation, and bio-based chemicals. The unique "Green Shoots Award" is voted on by others in the biofuels industry to recognise peers showing great promise and growth potential. Voting is now open at:

"We had thousands of nominations from around the world and across the entire biofuels value chain, accordingly the shortlist represents the industry's finest," said Nadim Chaudhry, Chief Executive Officer of Green Power Conferences, organiser of the awards and conference. "These companies have shown the determination and innovation needed to create and implement changes to the status quo to meet growing global energy demands while protecting our environment."

Shortlist companies by category include:

Green Shoots Award Biofuels Adoption Award Innovation in Aviation
Bio Architecture Lab City of Stockholm Lufthansa
Sunho Biodiesel Corp Scania SkyNRG
Renmatix Finnair Boeing
Biofuels Leadership Award Sustainable Bioethanol Award Sustainable Biopower Generation Facility
VERBIO CleanStar Mozambique PlanET Biogas Solutions
Novozymes North America CropEnergies AgPower Group
Solayzme Abengoa Envergent Technologies
Sustainable Biodiesel Award Sustainable Feedstock Innovation
Vale Carbon Diversion America Latina
Neste Oil EcoEra
TCE GoFour Dupont Stover Harvest Collection Project
Leader in Bio-based Chemical Industry Sustainable Biofuels Technology Award
Solvay Institute of New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University
Kiverdi Primus Green Energy
Cathay Industrial Biotec LS9

The 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Awards are being judged by an elite panel of independent industry experts including Suzanne Hunt, Senior Advisor, Carbon War Room, Rob Vierhout, Secretary General, ePURE, Plinio Nastari, President, Datagro, Jim Lane, Editor, Biofuels Digest, Dr. Geng Anli, President, BioEnergy Society of Singapore and Lola Uña Cárdenas, Chief Representative in the EU, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association.

The final awards will be presented as part of the World Biofuels Markets, taking place March 13-15, 2012 at the Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The event is expected to draw more than 1,500 attendees from 80 countries and boasts 260 expert speakers covering key topics such as Aviation, Sustainability, Finance & Investment, Biofuels from Waste, and Advanced Biofuels. Co-located with the World Biofuels Markets Congress and Exhibition will be the Bio-Based Chemicals and Biopower Generation conferences featuring the leading companies and technologies within these growing sectors.
More information on the awards, conference agenda, and registration is available at You can also follow World Biofuels Markets on Twitter @wbmnews, or join the LinkedIn World Biofuels Market NEWS group, to receive updates and information.

About Green Power Conferences
Green Power Conferences is the market leader in renewable energy conferences. Since 2003, over 15,000 delegates have attended more than 300 conferences, exhibitions, workshops and training courses providing strategic business intelligence to the renewable energy and sustainability industries. Green Power's expertise lies in producing high quality, interactive events that provide ample networking opportunities for delegates, sponsors and partners. More information and a full list of current conferences is available at:

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