In this article in the Des Moines Register, BEI’s Robert C. Brown writes, “Biofuels is getting renewed attention in the press these days, although in a manner that leaves experts in the field nonplussed. News headlines regularly announce that ‘biofuels are worse than gasoline.’ How can this be? We signed up to develop biofuels for … Continue reading Des Moines Register | Biofuels are worse than gasoline? Creative accounting leads to claim
Category: In the News
Summaries of BEI mentions in news and media sites.
This article by Washington Post reporter Darryl Fears discusses the potential of wild prairie in the Midwest, highlighting the efforts of Lisa Schulte-Moore, a professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University, . Read the article.
Iowa State University is working towards a “greener” way of farming with help from the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF). Students there are at the forefront of cutting edge biomass research, in hopes of creating a world with less waste and more profit. (A feature aired on KWQC-TV)
Brent Willett, executive director of Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor, notes that fifty thousand jobs are projected to be created nationally in the biorenewable chemicals industry within the next five years, according to “Bio-Based Chemicals: The Iowa Opportunity”, a new report commissioned by the Cultivation Corridor with support from the Iowa Biotechnology Association. The paper argues a significant segment … Continue reading Business Record | Iowa’s Next Economic Frontier
The Ames Tribune reports on a bill in the Iowa legislature aimed at creating a $10 million tax credit to entice companies to expand their renewable chemical manufacturing and advanced bio-refining operations in the state. The article cites a study, “Biobased Chemicals: The Iowa Opportunity,” co-authored by BEI deputy director Jill Euken, that examines the potential of … Continue reading Ames Tribune | Chemical Tax Credits Could Create New Jobs in Story County