Grand Opening July 19 of Biomass/Biofuels Research and Demonstration Field


by News Bureau on Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2012

Media Advisory


Grand opening of the Biomass/Biofuels Research and Demonstration Field


• Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University

• Mark Hitt, manager of the International Marketing Program, Missouri Department of Agriculture

• Chris Evans, director of Missouri Delta Ag Bioworks

• Dr. Michael Aide, chair of the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Agriculture and professor of agriculture


10:30 a.m. July 19


Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston, 2401 N. Main, Agriculture Lab, Room 109



Crops will be grown in the demonstration field that can be converted into fuel sources or alternatives to chemicals in many products. Establishment of a Biomass/Biofuels Research and Demonstration Field is a commitment to finding new biomass-based economic development opportunities in the Missouri Bootheel and to partner with the private sector to advance the necessary technologies that could ultimately transform this region into the most sustained and productive agriculture region in North America.