Published on 01/29/03

Biofuels, biomass symposiums at UGA Feb. 18-20

Fossil fuels are old stuff. The thinking now is on converting renewable resources into usable fuels and energy. And back-to-back symposiums at the University of Georgia Feb. 18-20 show how serious the biofuel thinking has become.

The 2003 Georgia BioFuels Symposium Feb. 18-19 will focus on technologies suitable in Georgia for converting biomass into fuels for steam, electrical generation and transportation.

Then, on Feb. 20, the Georgia Industrial Technology Partnership Symposium and Workshop will explore forest products and the agriculture-biomass industry.

The people in the afternoon sessions Feb. 20 will be able to help guide the direction and focus of research and development efforts that will affect these industries for years.

The programs aren't just about saving the environment. They're about saving and making money, too. Entrepreneurs, businesses, technology developers -- anyone interested in renewable energy resources can benefit from either or both of these programs.

Both will be at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens, Ga.

Learn more about either at the Georgia Center Web site ( conferences.html). Or register on-line or get a registration form there. Or call 1-800-884-1381 or (706) 542-2134 to register by phone.

Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.