TITLE

Cellulosic: 'The New Magic Word.'

AUTHOR(S)
Chavers, Mikel
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
State News (Council of State Governments);Oct2008, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the move by some U.S. states to develop cellulosic ethanol, a new kind of biofuel. Corn is the main crop used to produce ethanol, which is one of the factors contributing to rising food costs, according to Wallace Tyner, a Purdue University economist who authored a Farm Foundation report stating the linkage between agriculture and energy. The move by several states to plant and develop switchgrass-derived cellulosic ethanol reportedly hopes to alleviate the food shortage, stimulate the economy and curb dependence on foreign oil. INSET: The Switch from Corn to Grass.
ACCESSION #
34803731

 

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