2015 Biofuels Tour Special Edition: Day 4
September 17, 2015 - Issue #212View Full Issue
Thursday, August 20
On the final day of the tour, attendees visited Iowa State University‘s (ISU) Biocentury Research Facility and Sorenson Farm in Boone, Iowa.
At ISU’s Biocentury Research Facility, tour participants learned about the newest techniques and experiments going on in the world of biomass production and processing, and received a presentation from ISU Professor Dr. Robert Brown on his book, “Why Are We Producing Biofuels?” that examines the question and takes an indepth look at the energy market.
At ISU’s Sorenson Farm, attendees toured several demonstration plots of corn and soybeans, as well as dedicated energy crops like giant miscanthus, sweet sorghum, and others, to discuss the potential these other crops provide to the biofuels world, and what ISU researchers have discovered when working with these non-traditional crops.