SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blume Distillation LLC, a leading provider of appropriate-scale biorefinery alcohol fuel systems, announced today its support for and participation in the American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit. Blume Distillation CEO David Blume joins a stellar assemblage of speakers including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and many other industry and thought leaders for the three-day, open-to-the-public Summit, taking place August 10–13, 2014, in Aspen, Colorado.
“Blume Distillation provides some of the most exciting developments in biofuels addressing carbon issues. Company founder David Blume has designed a solution to reduce carbon and increase economic and environmental benefits on a local scale that is unparalleled, and we look forward to presenting this technology at the AREDAY Summit.”
Promoted by the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), the 2014 Summit focuses on the “Great Transition” the U.S. and the world are undertaking to move from toxic fossil fuel usage to clean and abundant renewable energy solutions. Blume will be featured in a panel discussion Wednesday, August 13 at 1:30pm titled Driving Away From Fossil Fuels. The discussion will be moderated by General Wesley Clark and will include Morgan Williams, Lawrence Bloom and film producer Peter Byck.
According to Chip Comins, Chair and CEO of AREI, “Blume Distillation provides some of the most exciting developments in biofuels addressing carbon issues. Company founder David Blume has designed a solution to reduce carbon and increase economic and environmental benefits on a local scale that is unparalleled, and we look forward to presenting this technology at the AREDAY Summit.”
The AREDAY Summit attracts hundreds of distinguished scientists, educators, international business leaders, financial experts, student activists, renewable energy authorities, technology innovators and representatives of the non-governmental organization (NGO) environmental movement. This year’s program features a luncheon honoring former president Carter and his years of tireless work on behalf of renewable energy programs. Carter also participates in an armchair conversation with AREI president Sally Ranney. Both events take place on Tuesday, August 12.
David Blume, founder and CEO of Blume Distillation, says that former President Carter is “an unrivaled champion of renewable energy adoption. He initiated the 50-cent-a-gallon Crude Oil Windfall Profit Tax Act (P.L. 96-223) that literally launched the alcohol and biofuel development revolution of the ’80s. AREDAY provides an ideal forum to pay tribute to the Carter vision and to present our solutions for using local waste and surplus carbohydrate-, starch- and sugar-rich resources to help meet the growing worldwide energy demand while immediately reducing toxic greenhouse gas emissions. 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. We are delighted to be participating in and supporting this event.”
About AREI and AREDAY
The American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization based in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley. Focused on fostering actionable solutions around climate change, its programs emphasize the “Five E’s” — Energy, Environment, Economy, Education and Employment. For information, visit the AREI website. AREI’s 2014 American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit agenda offers attendees the opportunity to engage with clean energy world leaders from the public and private sectors, including the fields of finance, investment, solar, wind, biofuels, geothermal and leading-edge energy technologies. AREDAY includes a multi-day speaker series, film festival and other events. For information, visit the AREDAY website.
About Blume Distillation LLC
Blume Distillation LLC is a leading provider of world-class, appropriate-scale biorefinery/distillation solutions to produce alcohol fuel from a diversity of available waste and surplus resources. The company is a technology partner of the United Nations’ Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and works with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA), the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Department of Energy’s Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (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. For information visit BlumeDistillation.com.