It's not just coal-to-liquid under fire in China but grain ethanol as well
"The rapid development of grain-based ethanol biofuels has resulted in commodity price pressures in non-developed nations," the state-owned Beijing Youth Daily paper said, according to Forbes. The reason is that China's grains should be used to feed the people, not to make energy. Cellulosic ethanol is A-OK, though.
The Beijing Youth Daily says that domestic ethanol production in China was 1.54 million tons in 2006, 850,000 tons of that from corn.
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