A few days ago, agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) let the rest of the world know what the company's future in bioenergy will look like. When ADM talks biofuels, it's sensible it to pay attention. This is one of the world's largest processors of soybeans, corn and wheat, after all, and if they're going to expand biofuel production, it impacts a lot of us. Patricia Woertz, CEO and President, said ADM is considering expanding its origination presence in palm in Indonesia, sugar in Bra
Energy companies like Chevron cannot throw enough money at ethanol research these days. It certainly wasn't always like this. In 1999, a Chevron exec, Patricia Woertz, who was then head of refining, said it was "time to stop mixing agricultural policy with fuels policy." Today, Woertz has seen the light, and it is a corn-powered green.