The spoon that stirs the coffee

The global populist rise is a bigger global shift than 9/11.  Economic development must reinvent itself or wither away. Brent Willett You’ve probably thought to yourself at some point that it seems like the world gets more complicated every time you open the newspaper.  You’re not wrong; science, it turns out, agrees with you.  In […]


John Swart Named Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leader of the Year

Ted Crosbie Also Honored Posthumously for Contributions to State And Industry DES MOINES – March 22nd, 2017 – Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) Executive Director Joe Hrdlicka and Cultivation Corridor Executive Director Brent Willett announced Dr. John Swart, founder and CEO of Exemplar Genetics, as the Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leadership Award recipient at this year’s […]

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REG surpasses two billion gallons in biomass-based diesel production, announces other milestones

Ames-based Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) has reached a number of milestones including selling more than two billion gallons cumulatively of biomass-based diesel. It took the company just 33 months to reach their second billion sales milestone after marking the company’s first billion gallons of cumulative biomass-based diesel sales after nearly an 18-year span. REG […]