The Biobased Industry Center (BIC) leverages the intellectual resources of interdisciplinary research and educational programs to address critical business, infrastructure, supply chain, and policy issues facing the growing biobased economy.
Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference and Iowa NSF EPSCoR Consider Energy Policy Future
Bruce Babcock, Biobased Industry Center director, recently supported and co-sponsored the Eighth Annual Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference, held April 1-2, 2015, at U.C. Berkeley, CA. Babcock saw the conference as an opportunity to ensure bioeconomy research in Iowa continues even after the Iowa NSF EPSCoR grant is complete. Learn more
BIC’s Babcock Remarks on Future of Cellulosic Biofuels
Remarks by Bruce Babcock, Biobased Industry Center director, lead the article, “Save $270M! (and Make Biofuels Feedstocks, er, Feasible, er, Now),” published in Biofuels Digest. “The future of cellulosic biofuels in the United States hinges on whether three under-construction plants are successful,” Babcock said. Read the entire article in Biofuels Digest
BIC’s Babcock Answers Drought Questions on The Colbert Report
Bruce Babcock, director of the Biobased Industry Center and an agricultural economist at Iowa State University, recently appeared on The Colbert Report to answer questions on how the drought will affect the price of foods around the country. The Colbert Report is a satirical late night television program with a large following. Watch the video