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12th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference

September 17-18, 2013

Tunica, MS

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As part of the 12th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference, the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council presented the first ever Sustainable Energy VISER (Visionary Leader) awards. These awards are presented to those individuals and groups who have made a large contribution to sustainable energy during the past year. Recipients for 2013 are Representative Angela Cockerham, the Mississippi Development Authority's Energy and Natural Resources Division, and the Mississippi Public Service Commission. From left to right: Dr. Randy Rousseau, Ms. Katherine Collier (Counsel for the Mississippi Public Service Commission), Commissioner Brandon Presley, and Dr. Sumesh Arora.

Advocates for biomass utilization and renewable energy development from across the state and region will gather in Tunica, Mississippi on September 17-18, 2013, to learn, promote and network. This is the 12th year for the Southern Bioproducts and Renewable Energy Conference and promises to be an informative meeting. 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 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 grow the burgeoning energy economy. 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.

Join us September 17-18, at the Harrah's Casino in Tunica, 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:
MBREC Members: $219.00
Non-members: $249.00
Students: $50.00

Harrah's Tunica is the largest casino resort between Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Our sprawling resort destination, located just 20 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee, is a true example of Southern hospitality! Visit the Harrah's Tunica website to book a room.

For more information: For additional conference information, contact Joseph Linton, 601-960-3623, , or Lydia Allison, 662-325-0479, .

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Online registration and a downloadable registration form are available.