Chu: Energy Dept.'s focus is on next-generation biofuels

11/29/2010 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

The Department of Energy is focused on bringing advanced biofuels to market, rather than first-generation biofuels such as corn ethanol, Secretary Steven Chu said. "Corn-based ethanol is a good way of getting it going, realizing that Americans can drive their vehicles from using agriculture-based fuels, but we are primarily focused on developing the new technologies that can supersede ethanol made from starches and sugars," he said.

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