Forum at Purdue Focuses on Biomass Efficiency

Dec 15, 2011

The Midwest is poised to bring in billions of additional dollars by developing renewable energy alternatives.

That’s the assessment of Steve Brick with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

He discussed biomass and its impact during a presentation at Purdue, Wednesday.

Brick says residuals, such as corn stover, can help inject some extra money into the region’s economy.

He says scientists are getting closer to developing technology allowing for more cost efficient practices of converting biomass into energy.

He says these options likely will never replace traditional fossil resources but believes there will be more of a balance in the future.