October 7, 2008

DuPont to Research Truly Alternative Fuels at $140 Million Switchgrass Ethanol Plant, an Industrial Info News Alert

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- While corn-fed fuel-ethanol plants seem to be springing up right and left in the U.S., DuPont (NYSE:DD) (Wilmington, Delaware) has a unique research-driven perspective on both the upstream and downstream sectors of the alternative fuels market. In order to avoid the fuel-food competition, DuPont is focusing on nongrain energy crops, such as switchgrass, for fuel production. In downstream research, DuPont is currently teamed up with BP (NYSE:BP) (London) to research the microbial manufacturing of butanol in preference to ethanol.

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