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When I hear the name Vinod Khosla three things immediately come to mind - lots and lots of money, Sun Microsystems and ethanol. If you're not familiar with Mr. Khosla, the first thing you need to grasp is that he's one of Silicon Valley's most influential people. In 1982, he co-founded Sun Microsystems. In 1986, he became a partner at one of the Valley's largest venture capital firms. And in 2004, he went off on his own to start Khosla Ventures. So why do we keep talking about him on AutoblogGre

By 2008, a new company called Cilion will be operating eight ethanol production plants each capable of producing 55 million gallons of ethanol. The interesting aspect is that these plants will be built from identical, modular plans. The first three will be built in California. Cilion was formed by Western Milling, a large grain milling company in California, and Khosla Ventures, a venture assistance and capital firm. There isn't a lot of information on the modular plants in the press release, bu