Business Sphere, Vol. 19, no.1

(2007) Business Sphere, Vol. 19, no.1. Iowa Economic Development Authority

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Abstract

Ethanol, the clean-burning, high octane fuel distilled from Iowa’s corn fields, has the potential to free the U.S. from its foreign oil dependence. Transforming corn into ethanol, however, takes energy, usually in the form of natural gas or coal. Ames-based Frontline BioEnergy is developing biomass-to-energy conversion methods that reduce an ethanol plant’s consumption of fossil fuels, making ethanol an even greener product. As Iowa’s ethanol industry continues to grow, developing energy from biomass could result in huge savings for the state’s production facilities.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: Business, Businesses, Companies, Economic Development
Subjects: Business and industry > Trade and commerce
Business and industry > Manufacturing
Business and industry > Economic development
Business and industry
ID Code: 9323
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2010 18:52
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2010 18:52
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/9323

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