The increasing cost of food and speculation that biofuel production methods may not be as sustainable as originally thought has created a biofuel backlash in the press. An Oregonian article published earlier this week stated that it is likely that the demand for ethanol has a limited effect on food prices.
Oregon officials continue to stand by biofuels as a renewable source of energy, and look to innovation, local feedstocks other than corn, and non-food crops to produce them.
Read this article from the Oregonian to learn more about Oregon’s commitment to biofuels. [Read full article]