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May 21, 8:30 - 9:30 am

Creating Opportunities in the Bioeconomy for Northwest Ohio

Learn how CIFT is teaming up with the Texas-based ATIP Foundation, USDA Rural Development Agency and renewable energy experts to convert Northwest Ohio’s food, agricultural, and municipal waste streams from ‘trash into treasure’, using new technologies and a Geographic Information System (GIS) database of biomass inventory in the region.

The CIFT team will present a virtual progress report at the May 21, 2020 Ag Breakfast Forum and discuss how they are developing this GIS system for biomass feedstock suppliers and service providers in the region, while marketing the region’s biomass resources to cutting- edge companies interested in expanding into the region. One of only three USDA-funded pilot bio-economy studies in the country, their work has the potential to create a sustainable, scalable and replicable platform for regional economic development. This would benefit the agricultural industry as well as public and private entities and local communities within the region.


CIFT: Rebecca Singer, CEO

ATIP Foundation: Wes Jurey, CEO; Rick Brenner, Director; and Todd Campbell, Bioenergy Consultant, Of Counsel to the ATIP Foundation 

Tony Logan, Renewable Energy Consultant, Columbus


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This is a virtual event and is free to attend, but registration required for link.