The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has started working toward new sources of energy that can be grown in the state.
The General Assembly created the biofuels center last year and gave $5 million to start the project. The group held its first meeting last week and is adding research staff from across the biofuels industry.
Officials with the center said North Carolina imports about 5.6 billion gallons of petroleum-based liquid fuels into the state each year. The center has one goal: to ensure that a decade from now, 10 percent of the liquid fuels sold in North Carolina are grown and produced in the state.
Biofuels center president John Ganzi said that North Carolina is well-position to develop biofuels because it is a leader in biotechnology and agriculture.
Your tax dollars hard at work...argh!!!