The purpose of the Strategic Biomass Solutions (SBS) program is to drive innovation in the area of renewable energy technology by connecting entrepreneurs, investors, and economic developers. Strategic Biomass Solutions offers numerous resources to renewable energy stakeholders, such as studies and analysis for startup businesses and information via the Renewable Energy Venture Development Academy. SBS also manages the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council, an organization that serves as the voice of sustainable industries in Mississippi. Overall, SBS exists to serve the needs of renewable energy ventures in order to drive technology to market.

If you would like to work with Strategic Biomass Solutions to develop your project, please take a few minutes to fill out our simple intake survey.

Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Report

This 2012 report was compiled in order to highlight the state of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state of Mississippi. Different technologies are discussed, along with the economic impact renewable energy/energy efficiency projects have had and will continue to have on the state.

Click here to learn more about the report.

Featured Headlines

Gates, Khosla Continue Investment in KiOR

October 12: KiOR recently announced the execution of $100 million in committed equity finance to support the company’s recently announced expansion of production capacity in Columbus, Mississippi. Click here to read more. Click here for more news stories.

SBS Director Dr. Sumesh Arora Receives Sustainable Works Award

The Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute of Mississippi recently presented Dr. Sumesh Arora, director of Strategic Biomass Solutions and vice president of Innovate Mississippi, with its 2013 Sustainable Works! award. This award recognizes individuals and organizations making progress on issues related to sustainability in Mississippi.

Innovate, Manufacture, Compete: A Clean Energy Action Plan

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently released a report concerning the clean energy sector in the U.S. Information for this report was gathered from five roundtable discussions held across the nation. Innovate Mississippi had the honor of hosting one such meeting in Jackson, Mississippi. Click here to download the report.

E-Newsletter Archive

The Strategic Biomass Solution e-newsletter is a monthly publication featuring commentary from Dr. Sumesh Arora, interview with renewable energy and energy efficiency stakeholders and news related to a variety of areas in clean energy and technology, including funding opportunities, market news, policies, and more. Click here to access the SBS e-Newsletter Archive.

Renewable Energy Venture Development Academy

The Renewable Energy Venture Development Academy provides entrepreneurs, investors and economic developers with the tools to screen and develop renewable energy based ventures.

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 Strategic Biomass Solutions is partially funded by the

United States Department of Energy

The vision of the Strategic Biomass Solutions is to foster viable commercial enterprises based on Mississippi’s natural biomass resources and further the development of near-term technologies.