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Maintaining Iowa's leadership in the bioeconomy

Iowa's bioeconomy

Several Iowa State economists discussed the current state of Iowa’s corn ethanol complex along with long-term prospects during a webcast Nov. 13. Iowa State is inviting state, industry, government and university leaders to a special summit Nov. 28 to develop policy and investment recommendations that would maintain Iowa’s leadership in the bioeconomy.

ISU Extension connects Iowans and businesses willing to take leadership in the bioeconomy with industry and funding resources that can respond to their needs for research and expertise. The demand for corn-based ethanol, biodiesel and cellulosic-based biofuels, and the opportunities for biobased products most likely will change the economic, cultural and social landscape of Iowa for years to come. Learn more about ISU Extension’s work with the bioeconomy, and check what’s going on with biorenewables at Iowa State.

This article appeared in November 2006 -- From Jack Payne Newsletter