Benefits of beefed-up biofuels sector

Strain, Mike
March 2013
Delta Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/12/2013, p1
The article discusses Louisiana's opportunity to be a U.S. leader in advanced biofuels. It cites the grant received by the Louisiana State University (LSU) that paves the way for the LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute to open a pilot plant that would produce biofuels and biochemicals from agricultural crops and by products. It also notes the state's potential to produce 813.5 million gallons of advanced biofuels each year and its need to develop a comprehensive national energy strategy.


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