Cablegate: Cote D'ivoire Nomination for Attendee of Usda Global
DE RUEHAB #0683 1781004
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 271004Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY ABIDJAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 3191
UNCLAS ABIDJAN 000683
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID KHIV TBIO PREL
SUBJECT: COTE D'IVOIRE NOMINATION FOR ATTENDEE OF USDA GLOBAL
CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURE-BASED BIOFUELS
REF: USDA FAS 684655
Embassy Abidjan recommends Mr. Souleymane Coulibaly to attend the
USDA Biofuels Conference on August 20 - 27, 2007 in Minnesota. Mr.
Coulibaly is a chemical engineer and currently the Chairman of
SENBCI, the wood exporter's union in Cote d'Ivoire.
Mr. Coulibaly's focus is on agriculture and wood product
conservation and processing. He is the premier expert on the
Development of Ethanol/Gel Fuel as Cooking Energy in the West
African Economic Monetary Union. He was invited by the African
Union and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization to
participate in the first high-level workshop on biofuels held in
Africa, in Addis Ababa, on May 17-18, 2007.