China looks beyond grain for ethanol production
The National Development and Reform Commission would like to see a movement away from corn especially, which accounted for 76 percent of the raw material used for ethanol produced last year, towards crops such as cassava, a drought-tolerant root vegetable also known as tapioca, sweet sorghum and agriculture residues to produce ethanol. China has set a goal of producing six million tons of clean-burning fuels such as ethanol by 2010.
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