| Message from Brent Brasher, Chair of the MBREC Board of Directors|
|Earlier this year, I was humbly honored to be asked and it is my pleasure to serve as chairman of the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council for 2012. We face exciting times and opportunities not only in our organization, but also in our industry. With a desired vision to carry our organization to a new level, we entered in a management contract for day-to-day activities with the Mississippi Technology Alliance. This partnership will allow our members additional value to their membership. |
We have a diverse group of members - from individuals to large companies, biomass to bio-based to renewable energy. As we go through transgressions of our industry, it is the board's focus that our organization is represented by such stakeholders and that we are adapting to the rapid changes in the collective markets that represent our membership. If you are not a member, we welcome you to join our organization. The Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council is your voice!
Visit http://ms-biomass.org to learn more.
Chair, MBREC Board of Directors
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| Event News|
The Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council is serving as a sponsoring organization for the 2012 Southern Section Air & Waste Management Association annual meeting, held September 11-14 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Click here
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