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BFJ.com Podcast with Sam Nejame, Founder of Promotum on Issues Related to Carbon Sequestration for Biofuels Plants

Date Posted: January 26, 2010


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The Environmental Protection Agency will be requiring biofuels producers to report carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

BioFuels Journal spoke with Sam Nejame, technology-based management consultant and founder of Promotum of Boston, MA on the issue related to CO2 and biofuels.

Highlights From the Podcast

• U.S. is moving toward cap and trade system for greenhouse gases. Facilities emitting large quantities of CO2 must report to the EPA.

• EPA has temporarily delayed ruling for ethanol plants.

• One idea is to literally bury liquefied CO2 into the ground.

• Cost are $100 a ton and billions of tons per year are involved.

• Injecting CO2 into the ground could be dangerous and involves unknowns.

• Phasing out coal plants would cut CO2 emissions dramatically.

• People can utilize CO2 to grow algae, grow biomass and recycle those into fuel.

Biography

Sam Nejame, is technology-based management consultant with Promotum of Boston, MA.

For more than 20 years he has helped Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and universities adapt to changing technology and markets.

Among his engagements, Mr. Nejame managed technology due diligence for a $4 billion acquisition in the chemicals/polymer industry.

Prior to founding Promotum in 1996, he worked for CTMain / Parsons Corporation, where he managed environmental engineering and process design projects for clients like GE, Pfizer, UTC/Pratt & Whitney and the US Department of Defense.

Mr. Nejame has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

For more information, call Nejame at 617-576-9084.

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