IL Governor Argues Against New Ethanol Research Center

Cindy Zimmerman

IL gov Looking at the headline you would think Governor Rod Blagojevich is against new ethanol research. Not so. According to the AP story, he is against the government wasting money, building a new center when they can just upgrade the current National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center in Edwardsville instead. The new center is proposed to research cellulosic ethanol, however, so the current center might have to change it’s name. The three-year-old research center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was built in part with $14 million in federal money. According to the article, revamping the center could cost as little as $8 million and be accomplished in six months.
Wow – what a concept! The government not wasting money.

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Government