Bio-Energy Panel at Willamette University

The Oregon Environmental Council 2004-05 Forum for Business and the Environment presents Bio-Energy: A Boost for Oregon's Economy Wednesday, March 2, at the Montag Center at Willamette University from 7 to 9 a.m. Participants must register by Feb. 25.

To register, send a check for $25 ($20 for OEC members and employees of nonprofit and governmental agencies) to the Oregon Environmental Council, 222 NW Davis Street, Suite 309, Portland, OR 97209-1405 or register by phone with Visa or MasterCard by contacting Cheryl at (503) 222-1963 ext.100 or email:

A complimentary full breakfast will be provided. Seating is limited.

Ralph Groschen, senior marketing specialist with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, will discuss Minnesota's multi-million dollar biofuels industry. Tomas Endicott, SeQuential Biofuels, will discuss Oregon's potential for biodiesel production.

Dr. Jim Bowyer, University of Minnesota Department of Bio-based Products, will address electricity production from biomass and Minnesota policies and incentives. Glenn Montgomery, sustainable business liaison for the Oregon Economic & Community Development Department, will share the action plan from a recent renewable energy cluster analysis that focused on the biomass and biofuels industries.

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University is an event sponsor.