STEPPING UP ON NON-FOOD-BASED BIOFUELS: “DuPont Co. has joined a state initiative to build the first pilot-scale biorefinery in the U.S. that would take corncobs and switchgrass grown on Tennessee farms and convert the biomass into ethanol for fuel. The announcement today by Gov. Phil Bredesen and DuPont officials marks a change in development partners for the University of Tennessee-managed cellulosic ethanol project.”

Corn-based ethanol is idiotic. This isn’t. Plus, Joe Lieberman is pushing a FlexFuel plan that’s a sort of lite version of Bob Zubrin’s.