Senate Ag Committee Sets Hearing on Biofuels

Several aspects of biofuels will be explored.

Published on: Aug 31, 2009
The Senate Ag Committee will hold a field hearing in Sioux City, Iowa Tuesday to explore the future of biofuels in America. Areas of interest include: the prospects for expanding production and use, the outlook for developing and commercializing advanced biofuels, emerging biomass feedstock production and processing, and associated sustainability issues. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin will gavel the hearing to order at 1:00 p.m. at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City.

The 150 minute hearing will feature testimony from Steve Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer, KL Energy Corporation, Rapid City, S.D.; Bill Couser, Couser Cattle Company, Nevada, Iowa; Ed Olthoff, Cedar Falls Utilities, Cedar Falls, Iowa: Anna Rath, Director of Business Development, Ceres, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; John Sheehan, Scientific Program Coordinator for Biofuels and the Global Environment, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota; and Mark Stowers, Vice President for Research and Development, POET, Sioux Falls, S.D.