With crude oil sitting comfortably in the $65-$70-per-barrel range for some time now, the chatter surrounding alternative fuels has cranked up to something closer to a rumpus, or perhaps even a hullabaloo. (Whichever one's louder.) Here are some of the past week's noteworthy events:
Corn champ stalking sugarcane star?
Reports late last week suggested that leading corn ethanol producer Archer Daniels Midland
Instead of blubbering about the price of oil ...
... why don't we use that extra animal fat we've got lying around? That seems to be the thinking behind Tyson Foods'
Separating the wheat from the chaff
Grain purveyor Associated British Foods is also getting into the act, launching a wheat-ethanol plant with BP