"A Fiber of Hope: Missouri Plant Wants To Make Ethanol in a New Way"

"This country’s battle to curb oil imports is being plotted in high-tech laboratories and elite universities hunting for breakthroughs in alternative fuels. But the frontlines in the effort to bring such fuels to market can be found in places like a working-class neighborhood in this river town, not far from where Pony Express riders saddled up to journey west."

Source: Kansas City Star, 04/12/2011

"Rush to Use Crops as Fuel Raises Food Prices and Hunger Fears"

"Each year, an ever larger portion of the world’s crops — cassava and corn, sugar and palm oil — is being diverted for biofuels as developed countries pass laws mandating greater use of nonfossil fuels and as emerging powerhouses like China seek new sources of energy to keep their cars and industries running."

Source: NY Times, 04/07/2011


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