GRAND FORKS, ND -- (Marketwire) -- 01/12/12 -- BBI International and NEAtech announced this week a joint venture to develop a new international consulting service called BBI Consulting Services. Utilizing existing resources, the service will allow BBI International and NEAtech to deliver additional expertise to customers who are conceptualizing, developing or refining their bioenergy projects.
By combining their experience and BBI International's broadcast spectrum, the new venture will have the ability to offer a breadth of bioenergy consulting to thousands of companies and organizations worldwide, as well as state and federal departments in the United States.
Leading the consulting group are two experienced bioenergy consultants, Dr. Rafael Nieves and Mark Yancey of NEAtech.
Dr. Rafael Nieves has worked in the bioenergy sector for over 28 years. He has extensive experience nationally and internationally managing bioenergy projects in the U.S., Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Australia, Philippines, Ghana, Armenia, Indonesia and the Ukraine.
Mark Yancey has 35 years of experience in the fields of bioenergy and environmental engineering including extensive experience in project development and economic analysis for first and second generation biofuels facilities. Mark's expertise is in the development of bioenergy projects including development of business strategies and financial, market and technical analyses of projects and renewable energy opportunities.
Regarding the announcement, Joe Bryan, President and Chief Executive Officer of BBI International, stated: 'We are excited about offering a consulting service to our customers. This venture is the first step in helping companies associated with BBI International gain valuable insight on their current and future projects.'
'This venture will allow us to combine our expertise with BBI's knowledge and resources,' said Dr. Rafael Nieves, CEO of NEAtech. 'It is a win-win for NEAtech, BBI International and the customers we will be able to serve.'
BBI International originally started as a bioenergy consulting firm in 1995 and has since grown into a successful media and events company focused on growing the bioenergy industry. Having already helped hundreds of companies plan and execute successful projects, this new joint venture with NEAtech will reintroduce BBI International's consulting service to thousands of new businesses worldwide.
For more information regarding BBI Consulting Services or if you would like to inquire about how they can help your project visit www.bbiinternational.com.
About BBI International:
Founded in 1995, BBI International produces globally recognized bioenergy events and trade magazines. In addition to the International Biomass Conference & Expo and its allied regional events, BBI owns and operates the largest, longest-running ethanol conference in the world -- the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) -- and the International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show. The company publishes Biomass Power & Thermal, Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biorefining Magazine, and Biodiesel Magazine, as well as a number of ancillary products including maps, directories, e-newsletters and other web-based industry resources.
Founded in 2009, NEAtech is a technology-based engineering and consulting firm specializing in advanced biofuels, biomass energy, and biotechnology projects. NEAtech assists its clients in the development of renewable energy and biotechnology projects worldwide. The principals and associates of the company have long-established reputations within the biomass, biofuels and bioenergy sectors. The company's founding principals were previously the senior managers of BBI International's Engineering and Consulting Division.