biofuels to displace oil consumption and
reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
has declared that by 2010, America's annual
fuel consumption must include 100 million
gallons of advanced biofuels. By 2022,
21 billion gallons of fuel must come from
sources other than food crops. Archer
Daniels Midland has partnered with Deere
and Monsanto to turn cornfield waste (the
parts of the plants not eaten) into fuel.
With support from GM, Warrenville (Ill.)-based
renewable energy firm Coskata is working
on a system to break down cellulosic biomassas
well as certain kinds of trashand
convert it to biofuel.