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Our Awards

In October 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy, under the auspices of the Regional Biomass Energy Program, established the Bioenergy Awards Program to recognize and honor individuals, teams or organizations that have exemplified the highest professional standards while advancing the use of biomass energy technologies. The awards recognize outstanding contributions in all aspects of the biomass industry.

For the Southeastern region, the award was presented to the Common Purpose Institute led by Mr. Steve Segrest.

United States Department of Energy
Biomass Energy Program
Common Purpose Institute
Superior achievement in establishing, promoting, and implementing projects that demonstrate the efficient use of biomass energy resources and technologies.

Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Bioenergy 2002 Conference
September, 2002
Boise, Idaho

In December 2004, The U.S. Department of Energy and the Energy Information Agency recognized the carbon sequestration achievements at our energy crop treefarm in Lakeland, Florida.

The United States Department of Energy
The Energy Information Administration
hereby recognize
Common Purpose Institute

for demonstrating a commitment to voluntary approaches to environmental protection through actions taken to capture emissions of greenhouse gases, as documented on Form EIA-1605.

Spencer Abraham -- Secretary of Energy
Guy Caruso, Administrator -- Energy Information Agency

December 2004