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Ethanol, Biodiesel Talks Fuel Ohio Conference

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Written Tuesday, November 19, 2002  

Written November 19, 2002

Ethanol, biodiesel talks fuel Ohio conference

Those in Ohio or Michigan interested in using an alternative fuel source can learn more about the issues, policies and opportunities that lie ahead for biofuels in the region through a biofuel conference.

The Ohio/Michigan Biofuels Conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg, Ohio. The goal of the event is to provide information for promotion, production, education and use of biofuels in Ohio and Michigan.

Topics to be covered include regulatory issues for biofuel use in fleets, alternative feedstocks for ethanol production, feedstocks for biodiesel, impact on policy decisions on agriculture, transportation and energy industries, a short- and long-term look at energy supplies, potential for biofuels production and potential markets for biofuels in the region and around the country.

Early bird registration is $95, if completed by Wednesday (11/20). Registration after that day is $120. Space is limited and registration is strongly encouraged.

For additional registration and conference information, log onto http://www.bbiethanol.com or contact Greg LaBarge, Ohio State University Fulton County Extension agent, at (419) 337-9210 or by e-mail at labarge.1@osu.edu.

Conference sponsors include the Ohio Corn Growers Association, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, Ohio Soybean Council, Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Ohio Farm Bureau, Michigan Farm Bureau, Ohio State University Extension, Michigan State University Extension, Archer Daniels Midland, World Energy Alternatives, Delta-T Corp., Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Toledo Regional Growth Partnership, Zeeland Farm Soya and American Coalition for Ethanol.

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