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Bioeconomy Could Add Greatly To Rural Economy

March 31, 2011

A SAFER & Southern Growth Commentary...

by Charity Pennock, Program Manager, Southern Growth Policies Board

One of the South’s opportunities for job creation and renewed economic growth is through the development of the region’s bioeconomy. The bioeconomy is the creation of power, fuels, and products from biomass—organic material derived from plants, trees, and animals. The opportunity for rural communities lies across the bioeconomy supply chain from the growth and distributi on of biomass to the manufacturing of biomass-based products.

 

Much of the wealth created from the bioeconomy is related to the planting, growing, harvesting, and distributi on of biomass feedstocks.