John Crespi, professor and director of CARD, was named to a panel created by Gov. Kim Reynolds to study carbon sequestration and the opportunities it presents for further economic development in Iowa. Reynolds will serve as the leader of the Carbon Sequestration Task Force that her office said fulfills a recommendation made by an Economic Recovery Advisory Board she previously appointed. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will serve as vice chairman of the task force.
“Iowa is a recognized leader in renewable fuel and food production, and this is another opportunity to lead and be innovative, invest in Iowa agriculture and facilitate new sources of revenue for our agriculture and energy sectors,” said Reynolds.
She said she expected the “stakeholders” she named to the panel will assist in formulating policy recommendations ahead of the 2022 legislative session.