His vision is not unique. Schaff presented the idea to the state after reading about a related program in Utah, which has since led to a national movement called FreeWays to Fuel. The program seeks ways to convert underutilized state land, estimated to be about 10 million acres across the nation, into biofuel crop sites. Last summer, North Carolina planted the biofuel crops on unused land. WIthin a year's time, Minnesota, Michigan, Virginia and Tennessee will join in on the action as well.
[Source: The Columbus Dispatch | Image: RuTemple – C.C. License 2.0]