Report: Corn, Soybeans? Not So Much, Scientists Bullish On Other Biofuel Supplies

Their band is scientist rock, and their prognosis on soybean-derived biodiesel and corn-sourced ethanol isn't good. Besides saying it'll all wash away, which we don't believe anymore, scientists say that switchgrass actually is a great ethanol source that can perform much better than corn-based ethanol in an energy-in/energy-out comparision, as it can be grown on more arid land without fertilization. The one thing we don't get is that the report mentions that growing switchgrass won't affect food supplies. But wait, aren't we already paying farmers to grow corn that we're not going to eat? Meanwhile, we've got our recruits and our green mohair suits, so please show ID at the door.

Forget Fueling Cars On Corn or Soybeans [CNET]

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