Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Scientists develop open-source software to analyze economics of biofuels, bioproducts

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment) Perennial grasses can be converted into everything from ethanol to bioplastics, but it's unclear which bioproducts hold the greatest potential.BioSTEAM, a new open-source simulation software package in Python developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, gives scientists, engineers, biotechnology companies, and funding agencies a fast, flexible tool to analyze the economics of producing different biofuels and bioproducts -- in a matter of seconds.