Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Florida farmers grow alternative fuel source (Austin, TX)
Posted: July 7, 2008 02:58 PM CDT

HENDRY COUNTY, Florida (NBC) -- With soaring gas prices, people are searching for alternative fuels.

Some Florida farmers believe they've found the perfect eco-friendly, gas saving solution.

"We wanted to find a solution to a problem in the U.S. with the rising demand of fuel worldwide, we wanted to create our own fuel," said Mark Dalton with my Dream Fuel LLC.

The answer to that solution could be within the sun-baked fields of Hendry County.

Jatropha is considered the newest and greatest source of biofuel.

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