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Dear BEST members,

This article from Care2.com explains how advances in technology have 
proven tobacco plants, alcohol waste products, and seaweed as 3 
potential methods for producing biofuels. Tobacco sells have declined 
and scientists in a California lab believe this new use of the plant 
will enhance our health. Tobacco was chosen for many benefits including: 
it is grown in over 100 countries and its large leaves can store lots of 
fuel. To continue, the alcohol byproducts of whiskey produce biobutanol, 
which potentially produces 30% more energy than bioethanol. Scientists 
at Edinburg Napier University say the butanol produced could eventually 
be pumped right into existing automobile engines. Lastly, seaweed can be 
used as an effective biofuel because it can yield 1,500 gallons of 
ethanol per acre. There would be no need to find arable land because 
seaweed grows in the sea of course.

http://www.care2.com/causes/tobacco-alcohol-and-seaweed-3-innovative-methods-for-producing-biofuels.html

Tobacco, Alcohol And…Seaweed? 3 Innovative Methods For Producing 
Biofuels
Care2, Inc.
June 13, 2012

Sincerely,
Leslie Johnson
BioEnergy and Sustainability School Intern