Welcome to Biomass-South 2008 Regional Conference

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A southern regional conference that will:

  • Promote interstate and regional collaboration by providing a forum and networking time among varied biomass interests - industry, investors, researchers, agencies, eco-developers, venture capitalists, policy makers, NGOs, feedstock producers, and others.

  • Provide a snapshot of current opportunities, technology, infrastructural  needs, research, policy initiatives and incentives for biopower, biofuels and bioproducts in the South.

Resulting in:

  • Development of a south-wide Biomass Roadmap to provide guidance for stakeholders in: biomass use, resource management, and business development.
  • Building a viable biofuels, biopower and bioproducts industry in the South through research, funding, policy development and incentives.
  • Forging new partnerships to promote sustainable development of these new industries in the South.
  • A greater understanding of issues which must be addressed to assure broad acceptance of these industries.

Conference News:

September 19, 2008: Advanced registration for the conference ends at 12:00 pm today. Persons wishing to attend the conference should plan to register on site at the Raleigh Convention Center. On-site registration fees apply: $175 full conference, $105 September 21 only, and $75.00 September 22 only.

September 8, 2008 - Piedmont Biofuels announces expansion of its tour to include tour their mobile crush and biodiesel processor.

September 3, 2008 - Rave reviews for Raleigh Convention Center and adjacent hotels hosting Biomass-South2008 conference.

Forbes names top five biomass-producing states, By Suzanne H. Schmidt. Forbes magazine has named North Dakota, Iowa, Mississippi, Georgia and North Carolina as the top five U.S. states for producing biomass feedstocks.

August 18, 2008 - Congressman Bob Etheridge, US House of Representatives 2nd District of North Carolina will address the conference on September 22, 2008.

July 29, 2008 - Society of American Foresters accredits the conference with 12 contact hours of Category 1-CF Continuing Forestry Education Credits.

July 29, 2008 - "Renewable Electricity Policies to Grow the Biomass Market" is a forest landowner breakfast that has been added to the agenda for Tuesday, September 22, 2008. The breakfast will take place at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel's Capital Room, 6:45 am to 7:55 am.

July 25, 2008 - Three technical tours are added to the agenda for Sunday, September 21, 2008.

July 18, 2008 - Registrations begin for conference participants, exhibitors and sponsors.

July 16, 2008 - Dr. Dana Christensen will serve as conference keynote speaker on Monday, September 22.

July 14, 2008 - Dr. Rich Vetter, PhD, PAS, ACAN, President of Agri-Bio Systems will be the guest luncheon speaker on September 23.

July 1, 2008 - US Department of Energy through the National Association of State Energy Officials, and Southern States Energy Board commit essential funding to support the Biomass-South2008 conference in Raleigh, NC.









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Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program
Campus Box 8008
Raleigh, NC 27695-8008
Phone: 919-515-9563
Fax: 919-515-6883