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Ethanol Deathwatch: Let's Have a Conference!

Oh biofuels, how far you’ve come. From a ho-hum fuel additive to the next best hope for getting off petroleum and the inspiration for a place called Biotown USA to…the subject of a conference on bankruptcies and acquisitions. As biofuel maker POET’s spokesperson, Nathan Schock, put it on Twitter this afternoon: “Ouch.”

The organizers for the 2009 Ethanol Bankruptcies & Acquisitions Conference are still searching for an advisory board, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and attendees, according to the event web site. But hey, for just $1,050, you can join the fun in Houston, Texas, for two days of presentations on turnarounds, plant valuations, “the new buyers,” and perhaps most importantly for those once employed by companies like Pacific Ethanol (s PEIX), Nova Biosource, VeraSun (s vse), Panda Ethanol, Renewable Agricultural Energy and Changing World Technologies, enjoy what conference organizers are calling “significant opportunities for networking.”

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