Prospects look good for sustainable ethanol industry

|  April 06, 2009 |

The appointment of alternative energy insider Steven Koonin to the position of Undersecretary of of Science at the Department of Energy bodes well for the development of a viable ethanol industry. One of the more serious criticisms of the ethanol industry in the past was that it was corn-based, which greatly inflated the price of food around the world. A sustainable ethanol industry now in favor at the DOE would emphasize the use of cellulosic ethanol from waste products and non-food sources.

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