In just over a month, the Oklahoma
Governor's Conference on Biofuels
kicks off in Norman, OK. Representatives of the USDA, the
Force, ConocoPhilips, various local governments in Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, among others, will be speaking. The biggest name on the list, though, is James Woolsey, former director of the CIA and now a strong proponent of
(maybe you saw him briefly in "
Who Killed The Electric Car?
"). Woolsey will speak on his new favorite topic, "the relationship between national security, dependence on foreign oil and the development of alternative transportation fuels". Promotional material for the conference says that farmers and ranchers "will be the cornerstone of the emerging
industry" and this conference is designed to tell them when they'll be able to sell a "dedicated energy crop". Organizers say Oklahoma is poised to be a leader in switchgrass ethanol production.
[Source: Grow OK]