January 23, 2007

Straw and wood chips in line as sources of clean energy
Published: Saturday, 20 January, 2007, 10:07 AM Doha Time
NEW YORK: Biotech and energy companies are racing to glean ultra-clean fuel from untapped sources like straw and wood chips, betting policies to tackle climate change and rising food prices will make it competitive with oil.
Heartened by last year’s record crude prices and rising awareness of global warming, many governments and deep-pocketed venture capitalists believe in the fuel – cellulosic ethanol.