Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Carbon Cloud Over a Green Fuel

By Mark Clayton
The Christian Science Monitor

"Late last year in Goldfield, Iowa, a refinery began pumping out a stream of ethanol, which supporters call the clean, renewable fuel of the future.

There's just one twist: The plant is burning 300 tons of coal a day to turn corn into ethanol - the first US plant of its kind to use coal instead of cleaner natural gas."

Copyright © 2006 The Christian Science Monitor.


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