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

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Heavyweights to Lobby for More Biofuel

The Washington Post
Local Briefing
Friday, July 25, 2008; Page D04


A group of the world's biggest agribusiness companies announced it will use lobbyists on Capitol Hill and national ads to build the case for fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel, even as grain prices climb worldwide.

The biofuels industry has blossomed under federal mandates requiring the United States to increase alternative fuel usage by 2009. The mandates are under attack from groups who blame the new industry for rising food prices that have sparked riots and hoarding in several countries.

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