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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Assemble the right ingredients. Apply the right stimulus. And watch for signs of life. This procedure may sound odd. It may even sound like something concocted by an alchemist. Who else would try to coax inert materials into something alive, something dynamic and self-sustaining?   As it happens, the wizard’s dream didn’t die with the last wizard. Today, the cause has been taken up by more reputable characters – biochemists, entrepreneurs, and public and private institutions interested in building the biotechnology industry. more...