Folks, I am relatively new subscriber to this list-serve and very impressed with the exchange of information. I have to thank Dr. Wilkie of making me aware of this list-serve and getting me signed up for it. I would like to inform you about a conference I have been heavily involved with in putting together that is coming up in three weeks. It is particularly attractive for students since the early registration is only $20 ($40 after that) and there are cash prizes (total $650) for the research poster competition. There is no hard deadline for the student posters, but would appreciate it if you could let me know a couple of days ahead of time if you plan on attending so we can get a better headcount. Conference details are available at http://ms-biomass.org/conference/2007/index.htm but the highlights are listed below including the very unique, interactive Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs Workshop. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Director of Strategic Biomass Initiative
Mississippi Technology Alliance
134 Market Ridge Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157
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REGISTER NOW and BOOK YOUR ROOM BY
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007
(Save $60 by registering early!)
For Hotel: Call 1-866-44-PEARL, use code SBPC47 for conference rate of $65/night
REGISTER ONLINE AT: WWW.MS-BIOMASS.ORG
6TH Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference
April 16 - 18, 2007
Pearl River Resort - Golden Moon Casino & Hotel,
Choctaw (near Philadelphia), Mississippi
Ø RENEWABLE ENERGY ENTREPRENEURS WORKSHOP
Interact with three commercialization experts to learn the Do's and Don'ts of business startups and operation.
Featuring Dr. Randy Goldsmith (Mississippi Technology Alliance), Dr. Steve Bares (Memphis BioWorks Foundation) and Mr. Cliff Kenwood (Rebirth Capital, LLC).
Ø HEAR SUCCESS STORIES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
· How can you get financing for renewable energy projects?
· What legislation will help you?
· Learn the latest on the 2007 Farm Bill energy section.
· Almost 40 speakers!
· Featuring speakers from the private sector and universities as well as US Department of Energy, USEPA, USDA, Southern States Energy Board, Environmental Law Policy Center, Southern Growth Policies Board and the Governor's Ethanol Coalition
Ø LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: Dr. David Bransby
Ø BREAKOUT SESSION TOPICS
Solar, Distributed Energy, Energy Efficiency, Buildings, Emergency Power, Biofuels, Biomass Opportunities & Risks
Ø SEE several SOLAR and FLEX-FUEL vehicles ON DISPLAY including one that runs on wood chips!
Ø STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION
$650 in cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners
Ø AWESOME NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR:
o Renewable energy professionals
o University researchers and students
o Legislators and policy makers
o Economic developers
o Farmers & foresters
o Companies with related products
o Interested public
Ulta-green conference sponsors: Mississippi Technology Alliance, United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development, United States Department of Energy, Mississippi Development Authority, Frazier Barnes and Associates, Southridge Ethanol, Ceva Green Development, Silverado Green Fuels, Ergon, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Green Sponsors: SmartSynch Meters, The Area Development Partnership, Phelps Dunbar LLP, Mississippi Farm Bureau, Relion Fuel Cells, Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions, Alcorn University Small Farm Development Center, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippi Forestry Commission, Mississippi State University Industrial Outreach Service, Mueller Company
Conference Supporters: Southern States Energy Board, Southern Growth Polices Board, Biobased Information System, Sustainable Energy Research Center, Mississippi Department of Agriculture, Renasant Center for Ideas, Mississippi Academy of Science, Southern Alliance for the Utilization of Biomass Resources, 25x'25 Initiative: America's Energy Future, Mississippi Solar Energy Society, Memphis Bioworks Foundation
Conference Organizers: Mississippi Biomass Council, Mississippi Technology Alliance and MSU Industrial Outreach Service.
Agenda & Online registration at: WWW.MS-BIOMASS.ORG
Contact : LAUREN MICHAUD (601)960-3655; [log in to unmask]