Jacob Traverse, Technology Development Director for the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, says the bioenergy market has the ability to create jobs.

Bioenergy is field of technology that derives energy from biological sources.

Speaking during a panel discussion at N.C. State University’s State Energy Conference, Traverse said the state is particularly well-positioned in the bioenergy market because of the role agriculture plays in the state’s economy. Add to that the boom North Carolina has seen in life sciences, and Traverse says the state has the potential to take on California and Massachusetts as hubs in that space.

(TBJ 4/22/2015)