Here is a posting that hits on two very controversial subjects: global warming and ethanol as a fuel alternative. Good stuff! In an effort to reach the goal set forth under the Kyoto Protocol, Japan wishes to increase their ethanol production using domestic sourced biomass, such as wood-waste and local grown grains. A recent report by several ministries in the Japanese government puts forth a movement to wean the country off foreign sources of oil and imported ethanol, mostly from Brazil. Another goal as stated in the report is to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions impacting global climate change. In an effort to meet these goals, the report recommends reducing government taxes on ethanol.
[Source: Green Options]