Jim Lane, Editor and Publisher, Biofuels Digest takes notes at press conference held by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack after his speech at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Secretary Vilsack spoke of the economic benefits to rural America, reduced foreign oil consumption and job production. The theme of the conference was, âGo Big, Stay Strong.â As advanced biofuels move from the lab and compete for commercialization, stakeholders are strongly investing while balancing the need to stay in an uncertain policy and financial environment. The conference explained: How to navigate the path to expansion â without becoming overextended. Understanding how policy and finance mechanisms are evolving. How feedstock and end-user markets are emerging and who to partner with, when and how. USDA Photo by Bob Nichols.
May 20, 2014
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