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Bioenergy conference set for Tifton

The latest information about alternative fuels and the current and future industry projects will be discussed at the third annual Southeast Bioenergy Conference Aug. 12-13 in Tifton.

The keynote speaker will be Ron Fagen, president and CEO of Fagen Inc.

Gale Buchanan, a U.S. Department of Agriculture under secretary and a former dean of UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will provide an update on the country’s future energy needs. Jose Luis Oliverio, vice president of Dedini Industries de Base, will talk about the Brazilian biofuel market and why it has been successful.

Gov. Sonny Perdue, state Sen. Ross Tolleson and U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss also are scheduled to attend.

Registration is $175 before July 31, and $225 after. Admission is free for college students. Additional information is available at (229) 386-7274 or