TITLE

Bush's ethanol push looks doomed to failure

AUTHOR(S)
Kamalick, Joe; Gibson, Jane
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;1/29/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 51, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the plan of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to push for ethanol and use of biofuels. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the corn-based ethanol trade group, has expressed only cautious optimism over a new administrative pitch for its product. The institute said that shifting so much of the U.S. corn harvest to ethanol production would create food shortages in the developing world and drive up prices worldwide for corn and other critical food grains.
ACCESSION #
23977805

 

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