Making the case for biofuels during hard times

Anyone who has glanced at a newspaper headline or listened to the news in recent months understands just how bad the recession has become. In spite of a sputtering economy, the fundamental advantages that biofuels have over traditional petroleum fuels haven’t changed. They are still largely renewable, locally-produced fuels that reduce Minnesota’s dependence on oil from other parts of the world. Using biofuels can significantly reduce ozone and particulate air pollution, as well as provide sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.The Free Speech Zone offers a space for contributions from readers, without editing by the TC Daily Planet. This is an open forum for articles that otherwise might not find a place for publication, including news articles, opinion columns, announcements and even a few press releases. Continue Reading