Just when you thought you'd never get to eat corn again, as ethanol production and food shortages push corn prices to the moon, along comes science to remind us that the first solution is seldom the best.
Fools may appreciate the irony inherent in the news that DuPont
The 50/50 joint venture seeks to produce a technology package to render cellulosic ethanol commercially viable. DuPont and Genencor are not the only runners in this race. General Motors
The next generation in alternative fuels appears to be growing closer, with DuPont/Genencor targeting commercial production in 2012 and GM/Coskata eyeing 2011. As the race rounds a new bend, it's still unclear who will emerge victorious, but Fools at the finish line can now begin to identify the frontrunners.