GM Jumps Into Biofuels

Moresco, Justin
January 2008
Red Herring;1/13/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the partnership formed by U.S.-based General Motors with biofuel startup Coskata in an effort to take a more aggressive position in renewable fuels. The move comes after the signing of the Energy Bill that calls for a sharp rise in the country's use of biofuels. The country produces about 7 billion gallons of mostly corn-based ethanol per year, and analysts believe the industry must give way to new biofuel technology for long-term sustainability and growth.


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