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10th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference

May 10-11, 2011

Beau Rivage Resort Hotel
Biloxi, MS

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Advocates for biomass utilization and renewable energy development from across the state and region will gather in Biloxi, Mississippi on May 10-11, 2011, to learn, promote and network. The theme of the conference "A Decade of Promoting Biomass and Renewable Energy," will celebrate the 10 year history of the Southern Bioproducts and Renewable Energy Conference. Since 2001, researchers, project developers, policy makers and renewable energy advocates from all backgrounds have come together on an annual basis to help lay the critical pathway the state and southern region must take to advance a new energy future that is clean, vibrant and more secure.

The 10th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference, hosted by the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council, will feature a new pre-conference introductory technical course on biomass fueled combined heat and power (CHP) technologies and systems. The Southeast Clean Energy Application Center is partnering with the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council to offer this special introductory course for attendees to gain knowledge in recognizing, quantifying, and evaluating biomass CHP opportunities. Biomass CHP is an important tool in industry to help control energy costs while utilizing a local energy feedstock resource.

The Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council started with a small group of leaders and has now grown to include members from the agriculture, forestry, environmental, academia, business, and government sectors. This year's conference will continue cooperative efforts among Mississippi leaders to bring a new energy economy to life. The conference will also will challenge participants to work tirelessly to develop a long-range plan to grow a vibrant industry sector in Mississippi focused on the utilization of our home-grown biomass resources and renewable energy technologies.

Other conference activities include a student research poster competition, with cash prizes. In addition, the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council will award its sixth Undergraduate Biomass Studies Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 towards a student’s tuition. Interested students may obtain a scholarship application form from the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council website (ms-biomass.org/documents/scholarship.pdf). Applications are due by April 15.

Join us May 10-11, at the Beau Rivage Resort Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi, to examine ways in which the strengths and resources of Mississippi and the Southern United States can contribute to the development and implementation of various bioproduct and renewable energy technologies. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are also available.

Who should attend: Agricultural, forestry, environmental, academia, business and labor leaders; corporate, state and national government partners; and all other renewable energy champions.

Conference Registration Fees: Before April 22
MBREC Members: $175.00
Non-members: $195.00
Students: $30.00
Pre-Conference Biomass CHP Technical Course: $40.00

Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 22
To reserve a hotel room at the special $99.00 room rate, please contact the Beau Rivage directly by calling Phone (888)-383-7037. In order to receive the group rate, callers should identify their affiliation with the 10th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference.

For more information: For additional conference information, contact Tamme Bufkin, 601-408-8508, tbufkin@megagate.com, or Lydia Allison, 662325-0479, lallison@bagley.msstate.edu.

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Online registration and a downloadable registration form are available.