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Is Biofuel a Viable Alternative to Gasoline?

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Is Biofuel a Viable Alternative to Gasoline?

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Is Biofuel a Viable Alternative to Gasoline?

Is Biofuel a Viable Alternative to Gasoline?

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Advocates of biofuel technology, which includes ethanol, butanol and biodiesel, say energy derived from biomass is cleaner than gasoline. Could biomass-derived fuels serve as a major component of the U.S. energy economy?

Guests:

Dan Kammen, co-director, Berkeley Institute of the Environment; professor, Energy And Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley

Mitch Mandich, CEO of Range Fuels

Jim McMillan , manager, Biorefining Process R&D Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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