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8th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference

May 20-21, 2009

Jackson Hilton Hotel and Conference Center

Advocates for biomass utilization and renewable energy development from across the state and region will gather in Jackson, Mississippi on May 20-21, 2009, to learn, plan and network. The theme of the conference "Stimulating Mississippi’s Economy Through Renewable Energy", will be the rallying cry for researchers, project developers, and policy makers who will explore the critical pathway the State and Southern Region must take to advance a new energy future that is cleaner, vibrant and more secure.

The 8th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference, hosted by the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council, will also mark the eleventh anniversary of an organization that started with a small group of leaders and has now grown to a council of more than 50 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 in 2009 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.