http://www.wral.com/business/local_tech_wire/biotech/story/2272047 North Carolina opens center for alternative fuel development. North Carolina's CBS affiliate WRAL-TV <http://links.mkt700.com/ctt?kn=67&m=766152&r=MTMzOTM1MzU0NAS2&b=0&j=NDI 5MjE2MDQS1&mt=2&rj=NDI5MjE2MDQS1> (1/9) reports that the new Biofuels Center of North Carolina, which was launched with "$5 million provided by the North Carolina General Assembly, opened the doors of its offices on Monday" in Oxford "to help the state generate alternative fuels." The center's mission, according to its president, John Ganzi, is "to identify what he called 'next-generation crops' that can be turned into fuel." The center will also "implement a strategic plan developed by a statewide taskforce of private and public sector partners" to "produce 10 percent of the state's fuel needs from biofuels" through the next decade. Kathleen W. Pagan Senior Planner (352) 374-5249 http://growth-management.alachua.fl.us/ P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail .-*** Message Scanned by Alachua County McAfee Webshield Appliance ***-.