Economic Analysis

Independent Research Shows the Opportunity Created by Trestle's Fuel Pathways


Trestle's fuel pathways are enabling new biomass supply industries in the Midwest.  This represents a big economic opportunity for America's farm communities.

Just how big an opportunity?  A new series of independent economic analyses begins to answer the question by quantifying the potential benefits for Iowa and Nebraska, two leaders in ethanol production.


Economic Analysis Reports

The research reports below were issued by Regional Strategic Ltd., an independent economic consultancy that's based in Iowa and specializes in evaluating agricultural systems and related industries.


Research Assumptions and Methods Report

Iowa Impacts Report

Nebraska Impacts Report

What does it mean?

The Highlights Report and Opportunity Summaries below provide an overview of the research and what it could mean for several hypothetical projects.

The Opportunity Summaries are for illustration only.  They do not indicate projects currently in development or any commercial relationships with identified stakeholders.


Highlights Report

Opportunity Summary for Hastings, NE

Opportunity Summary for Grand Island, NE

Opportunity Summary for Lancaster County, NE

Opportunity Summary for Otoe County, NE

Opportunity Summary for Wapello County, IA

Opportunity Summary for Woodbury County, IA

Opportunity Summary for Muscatine, IA

Opportunity Summary for the University of Iowa

Opportunity Summary for Iowa State University