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
Category: In the News
Summaries of BEI mentions in news and media sites.
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
Des Moines Register business reporter Donnelle Eller provides an overview of several Iowa reseachers working to transform the nation’s energy landscape. The article features BEI students Marty Haverly and Joe Polin as well as comments from BEI director Robert C. Brown. Read the article on the Des Moines Register Website
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announces that BEI Director Robert C. Brown will be presented with the 2015 Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science. This award recognizes Dr. Brown as a leader whose career has shaped the agenda of thermochemical biomass conversion, made substantial technical contributions, and mentored many young scientists and engineers … Continue reading Robert Brown to Receive Don Klass Award at tcbiomass2015
“We’re five months away from the first in the nation Iowa caucuses. As the Caucus approaches, candidates and pundits will undoubtedly discuss America’s need to become energy independent. The good news is that America has a blueprint for becoming energy independent through renewable energy sources, and that blueprint is right here in Iowa.” Iowa Governor … Continue reading The Gazette | Iowa has the Blueprint for Energy Independence