Senate Ag Committee examines biofuel’s future

The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee gathers testimony Tuesday in Sioux City, Iowa, on the future of biofuels. In a news release, Committee Chairman Iowa Senator Tom Harkin says the hearing is to examine prospects for expanding production, the outlook for developing advanced biofuels, emerging biomass feedstock production, and sustainability issues.

The witness list includes Steve Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer, KL Energy Corporation, Rapid City, South Dakota; Bill Couser, Couser Cattle Company, Nevada, Iowa; Ed Olthoff, Cedar Falls Utilities, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Anna Rath, Director of Business Development, Ceres, Thousand Oaks, California; John Sheehan, Scientific Program Coordinator for Biofuels and the Global Environment, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota; Mark Stowers, Vice President for Research and Development, POET, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Committee meets Tuesday from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa.

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