The Bioeconomy’s Role in COVID-19 Recovery and Climate Solutions


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Rural areas have been hard hit by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis. While farms struggle to remain financially solvent, the tremendous benefits of the bioeconomy are at risk. This briefing will provide an overview of the health, climate, and economic advantages of bio-based products and the challenges currently facing the industry. Patty Judge, former Iowa Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Agriculture for Iowa, will offer a perspective on the bioeconomy and rural America’s road to recovery from COVID-19. Stefan Unnasch, Managing Director of Lifecycle Associates, will discuss the role of biofuels in greenhouse gas reduction strategies and how biofuels can improve air quality compared to fossil alternatives.

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