Leaders in North Carolina came to the realization in 2006 that they had given little attention to capturing the relatively new biofuels sector, and with it, opportunities that played to North Carolina’s strengths in agriculture, forestry and manufacturing.
North Carolina’s Strategic Plan for Biofuels Leadership, issued in April 2007, envisioned a potential leadership role for North Carolina—and the South—in the biofuels arena. The North Carolina Biofuels Center was created shortly thereafter to fulfill this function.
View and download the case study here.
Latest Developments: Due to the North Carolina General Assembly’s elimination of its funding in the 2013-14 state budget, the Biofuels Center of North Carolina ceased operations on 31 October 2013.
All business related to biofuels should be directed to the following organizations:
• North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, 919-707-3000
• North Carolina Department of Commerce, 919-733-4151