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NEWS UPDATE April 12, 2012

Don’t Call It A Comeback: Ethanol Is Bigger Than Ever

Dustin Dwyer, FORBES  •    •  Posted April 12, 2012

“Ten years ago, we were using about eight times as much corn to feed livestock and poultry as we were to make ethanol,” says University of Missouri agricultural economist Ron Plain. “And now we’re using more corn to make ethanol. So it’s a dramatic change.” Five years ago, the federal government projected that in 2012, ethanol production would reach 11.2 billion gallons, and it would use up 30 percent of the nation’s corn supply. The actual numbers last year were 13.9 billion gallons, and 40 percent of the corn supply. [ read more … ]

Pentagon rolls out vehicle, renewable power initiatives

Annie Snider, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted April 12, 2012

The Defense Department is rolling out a trio of energy initiatives today that Obama administration officials say will cut fuel use on the battlefield, save lives and make domestic bases more secure — all while saving money. [ read more … ]

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