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Prospects look good for sustainable ethanol industry

Posted By Tom Jackson On April 6, 2009 @ 10:36 am In Construction News,Contractor's Dream Package | No Comments

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 [1]. 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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[1] development of a viable ethanol industry: http://www.industryweek.com/articles/sustainable_ethanol_industry_rapidly_forming_in_u-s-_18847.aspx

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