08/04/2015 CARBON-NEUTRAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BENEFITS OF NUMBITRAX SOUTH AFRICAN BIOETHANOL PROJECT
DAVID BLUME DETAILS CARBON-NEUTRAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BENEFITS OF NUMBITRAX SOUTH AFRICAN BIOETHANOL PROJECT USING LOCAL FOOD WASTE AND SURPLUS RESOURCES FOR CLEAN FUEL SOLUTIONS AT AMERICAN RENEWABLE ENERGY DAY 2015 SUMMIT (AREDAY)
Santa Cruz, CA — August 4, 2015. 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 will be featured in a special armchair discussion with Jim Farrell, Managing Director of CC3IC where they will detail Blume Distillation’s equipment sale and the solutions it will provide for its new rural South African, Numbitrax LLC project. Blume is part of a stellar assemblage of speakers including former Australian Prime Minister Hon. Kevin Rudd, UN Vice Chair, Timothy Wirth, Trammel S. Crow, the Crow Family Foundation, Gen. Wesley Clark, Co-Chair Growth Energy and many other industry and thought leaders. Blume’s “armchair” interview will take place Tuesday, August 11 at 1:00pm at the AREDAY open-to-the-public Summit taking place August 10–14, 2015, in Snowmass, Colorado.
Promoted by the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), and held in collaboration with the internationally recognized resort of Snowmass Village near Aspen, Colorado, the12th Annual Summit addresses global climate change challenges, ideas and solutions that will help shape the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 21) in Paris this December. "Racing Climate Change is the theme of this year's AREDAY Summit,” said Chip Commins Chair and CEP of AREI. “We have assembled thought leaders and change agents from a myriad of sectors who are all driven by the urgency of creating and implementing climate change solutions and practices that will support President Obama’s call to action addressing climate change. There are a multitude of critical issues driving us toward a tipping point that clearly require urgent action and increased momentum. Having very innovative companies with in-place technology such as Blume Distillation helps us demonstrate that there are proven solutions that we can implement right now to help bring carbon neutral balance to our energy needs globally.”
“Blume is a young company, but we are making important strides in helping address life-critical issues globally,” said David Blume, founder and CEO of Blume Distillation. “At AREDAY we look forward to detailing the benefits and the positive impacts of our new South African Biorefinery waste-to-energy project. We are working with Numbitrax, to create new non-exportable jobs, to repurpose waste stream resources, and to replace expensive and toxic biomass and fossil fuel use for indoor cooking and heating, transportation, farm machinery, irrigation pumps and electricity generation with low-cost, locally produced alcohol fuel (bioethanol) and high-return coproducts including highly beneficial organic soil amendments.”
The AREDAY Summit is a unique forum where political, business and thought leaders come together to focus on climate change and carbon sequestration issues and solutions. “Blume Distillation enables the use of localized sources of waste and surplus carbohydrate-, starch- and sugar-rich resources in the US and around the world to help meet growing energy demand without any increased greenhouse gas emissions.” said Jim Farrell, Managing Director of CC3IC and AREDAY Board member. “They have a very practical and shovel-ready solution to rising energy demands and the associated environmental impacts globally. I look forward to discussing their innovative appropriate-scale bioethanol solution and its ability to expedite the transformation of liquid fuel production toward a sustainable future with Mr. Blume in our armchair conversation at AREDAY.”
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 2015 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.
About Blume Distillation LLC
Blume Distillation LLC is a leading provider of world-class, appropriate-scale biorefinery/distillation solutions to produce alcohol fuel (bioethanol) 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.