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The search for new means and materials for making ethanol

Alternative energy is hitting the headlines. Last year, former Vice President Al Gore scored a surprise hit with his climate-change documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Currently, drivers are steeling themselves against gasoline prices that could shoot well past $3 per gallon. The war in Iraq continues to draw attention to the United States' dependence on imported oil and has prompted calls for a shift toward domestic sources of fuel.

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