January/February 2008 | Trade and Industry Development

January/February 2008


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

Alternative Fuels and Bioconvergence…Hot Topics 

We are extremely excited about adding Alternative Fuels to the list of topics we cover.  Not a day goes by that we don’t hear something on the subject…and for good reason.  With the price of gas on the rise, anyone driving a car can understand why the BioFuels industry is among the hottest industries in the U.S.  BioFuels development is popular nationwide, therefore industry executives should think strategically about expansions.  In our Feature article on Alternative Fuels, Justin Sabrsula not only covers important site selection factors, but also the origins of the biofuels industry and trends that are shaping the industry.

In this issue

Engineering an Industry

BY: Ed Hegland

It isn’t that surprising that two Presidential candidates as divergent as Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain both made biodiesel a part of their campaigns. They appeared at biodiesel sites on the same day in the same state. Visiting the Ames, Iowa-based headquarters of REG, Inc., and an REG plant in Newton,the senators extolled the virtues of biodiesel. more....