Canadian Dreams of Ethanol Distilled from Grass

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Brian Foody, CEO of Iogen

Brian Foody, CEO of Iogen, is working to make ethanol an efficient and affordable fuel. Unlike most of the ethanol that's sold in North America, Foody's fuel is made from straw, not corn. Kathleen Schalch, NPR hide caption

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It's been a dream for many years: Distill clean-burning ethanol from grass, the cheapest vegetation. It's not just a dream anymore. An entrepreneur in Canada has a small factory operating already. He claims that he's ready to blanket the continent with such factories.

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