Energy conference to discuss sustainability paths


August 6, 2012

The inaugural Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference in Jackson will offer education and networking opportunities for suppliers, producers, consumers, researchers, and students.
Taking place Aug. 8 and 9 at the downtown Marriott Hotel, the public event is co-sponsored by MSU's Sustainable Energy Research Center, along with the Ridgeland-based Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council. Registration is $249.

A pre-conference workshop will take place Aug. 7 at the Mississippi Technology Alliance offices in Ridgeland. This program, called the Renewable Energy Venture Development Academy, will provide comprehensive training on methodologies for screening, developing and or coaching innovation-based renewable energy ventures. The course will provide an overview of energy market drivers, as well as the rigorous process of developing a technology-based venture.
Complete details on conference and workshop registration and the meeting schedule are available by clicking here.

Presentations will be organized into five clusters, with each focus area hearing speakers from academia, industry and government. Current technology, commercialization progress, and government policies and priorities for funding will be highlighted.
The meeting also will help demonstrate the importance of integrating agricultural practices, chemical processing, fuel standards, energy policy, and environmental regulations on the production of biofuels and bioproducts.

For more information about the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council, see www.ms-biomass.org. For more about Mississippi State University, see www.msstate.edu.