MSU Researchers Search for Cheaper Ethanol

Ethanol use in Michigan rose from 20 million gallons in 1999 to 120 million gallons by 2002

Published: 04-Dec-2003

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State University researchers are conducting research on alternative fuels they say would help boost revenue for farmers while cutting energy costs.

They are searching for cheaper ways to produce ethanol, a corn-based fuel.

"We'd like to produce an alternative energy that is cheap and safe and protects the environment," Mariam Sticklen, a professor of plant engineering, told The State News.

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