Mississippi State University (MSU) will be holding a Biofuels Conference on August 14 and 15 at McCool Hall on the campus of MSU. The conference will be presented by MSU’s Department of Chemical Engineering, Industrial Outreach Service, and the Sustainable Energy Research Center.
On day 1 (August 14, 2008) of the conference, international experts in the biofuels area will provide information on feedstock availability and cost, as well as the challenges that need to be overcome to sustainably convert these feedstocks into biofuels. At the end of the day, the audience should have the tools to understand the rate of progress of the biofuels industry, and the need to integrate the agriculture, transportation, and chemical sectors to displace large quantities of petroleum from the market. On Day 2 (August 15, 2008), the conference will highlight the state and regional efforts to increase the availability of biofuels. State leaders will inform on specific projects and strategies to reduce petroleum dependency in the region and assist on the establishment and operation of biofuels industries.