The Year in Energy
Date: Thursday, December 27, 2007 @ 23:07:45 MST
Topic: General

Advanced biofuels, more-efficient vehicles, and solar power top the most notable energy stories of 2007.

By Kevin Bullis/ Technology Review

The Rise of Biofuels
Corn ethanol production has grown so fast, driving up corn prices and driving down the price of ethanol, that some producers are having trouble breaking even. But an energy bill signed into law last week that requires greater use of biofuels will provide new incentives for both production of biofuels and research into new technologies. Reaching the ambitious goals set by the law will require new technologies for transforming biomass into fuel.


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