** NEW WEBSITE ON-LINE NOW! **
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) proudly announces the launch of
THE CARBOHYDRATE ECONOMY CLEARINGHOUSE
Providing up-to-date information on industrial uses of plant matter.
>From biobased paints, inks and chemicals to biofuels and renewable
construction materials, the Carbohydrate Economy Clearinghouse will provide
one-stop shopping for the information on the latest developments in this new
A visit to our site at http://www.carbohydrateeconomy.org/ will bring you:
• Information on hundreds of plant matter-derived products and the
companies who manufacture them.
• ILSR's reports and technical fact sheets on the carbohydrate
economy in our Library of resources. Find out about the
industrial uses for biobased chemicals, the state of the
industrial hemp industry, why ethanol may be increasing its
market share, or how local communities can benefit by converting
agricultural residues into paper, absorbents, or building
• The latest Headlines on the emerging plant matter-based
industrial economy. From new products and companies, to changes
in public policy, the Clearinghouse will be tracking it!
• Links to other internet resources, reports, books, and related
organizations involved in the industrial uses of plant matter.
• Information on upcoming conferences, workshops, or meetings that
focus on promoting plant matter-derived materials.
CHECK OUT THE SITE AND GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK
A NEW INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY IS EMERGING!
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance is a nonprofit research and
organization that provides technical assistance and information on
environmentally sound economic development strategies. Since 1974, ILSR has
worked with citizen groups, governments and private businesses in developing
policies that extract the maximum value from local resources. The
Clearinghouse is the on-line outreach component of ILSR's Carbohydrate
Michelle Carstensen, Research Associate
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
1313 Fifth Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414