WASHINGTON--Gulf Ethanol Corp. has indicated that it will no longer use food-based crops to produce biofuels.
Instead, the company will use feedstock such as sorghum, switchgrass and other non-food biomass. "We won't burn your food," President J.T. Cloud said. "The answer to rising fuel prices is not to run away from alternative energy production. It is to move rapidly toward the use of non-food feedstocks that are abundant and cheap."