Trade & Industry Development Magazine

January/February 2008

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.

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In this issue...

With the price of a barrel of oil approaching $100, and gasoline over $3 per gallon, anyone driving a car to work or to go shopping can see why the biofuels industry, with its promises of cheaper, more environmentally friendly, homegrown fuels, is among the hottest industries in the United States. Biofuels development is popular not only among Iowa corn farmers, but also among California venture capital firms and economic development organizations nationwide. more...