The fifth annual Southern Bio-Products Conference, sponsored by the Mississippi Biomass Council, will be held April 3-4 at the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino in Choctaw, Miss.

The conference focuses on using biomass resources for generating renewable energy and biofuels and other higher value-added chemicals.

The conference agenda will include speakers from the American Forest and Paper Association — Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance, the Clean Fuels Development Coalition, and other nationally recognized organizations.

Breakout sessions will include presentations on biofuels and bioenergy, biochemicals, biomass feedstocks and bio-products.

A student poster competition will be held again this year and cash prized will be awarded to the top three posters.

A networking reception and luncheon are part of the two-day conference. Exhibitor and sponsor opportunities are currently available.

Hotel rooms should be reserved by March 17 to obtain the special conference rate of $65 per night.

For more information, visit the Mississippi Biomass Council's Web site at http://ms-biomass.org or contact Lauren Michaud at (601) 960-3655 or lmichaud@technologyalliance.ms.