The Raw Product, The Infrastructure and the Expertise
Iowa is the leading producer of corn, pork, eggs and soybeans. Each of these commodities has spawned innovation and industries outside of their agricultural roots. Processed in Iowa into hundreds of different products, researchers at our universities are finding even more uses for them. That research, an existing processing infrastructure and the agricultural products are all ready and waiting in Iowa.
producer of corn
producer of ethanol and biodiesel
lower electricity rates than the national average
No Other State Supports the Biochemical Industry This Strongly
The USDA called Iowa's Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit the strongest state incentive for the bio-based chemical industry.
Ethanol & Biodiesel Facilities In Operation
Source: Biotechnology Innovation Organization, 2016
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