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May 05, 2004 is a public and industry research partnership in which the Common Purpose Institute, the University of Florida, energy companies, and others are studying ways to grow and harvest fast-growing trees as a renewable energy fuel source for electric utilities in the southeastern United States. The Web site details a Florida project that uses biomass energy "bridge crops" for renewable energy and to restore native habitats on damaged, mined lands. The site contains project- and state-specific information as well as general biomass energy information and resources.