MISSISSIPPI MANUFACTURERS, agricultural producers and economic developers can learn ways to reduce dependence on fossil fuels during an April 30 to May 1 conference in Starkville, Miss.

Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Biomass Council are sponsoring the Mississippi Alternative Fuels Conference, which includes a tour of a local paper mill. Registration fees are $140 for the conference and tour, $95 for the conference and $45 for the tour.

Conference topics include biomass-derived fuels, production of bio-diesel, wood combustion and the ethanol industry followed by case study sessions.

Contact Ann Sansing at 662-325-2160 or asansing@ext.msstate.edu for registration and more information.