The state of Alabama is focusing on alternative fuels.
Alabama Agriculture Industries Commissioner Ron Sparks has announced the formation of the Center for Alternative Fuels.
“Hardly a week goes by that we don’t get calls to provide guidance to interested parties on how to build biodiesel or ethanol plants, or where to purchase alternative fuels. They want to know about licenses, permits, and various rules and regulations. I get requests from various sectors of agriculture wanting to know what crops should be planted for use in bio-fuel production,” said Sparks. “I am announcing today the establishment of a Center for Alternative Fuels at the Department of Agriculture and Industries. The Center will be a kind of one-stop-shop for information on what it takes to get into the business, where consumers can find it, and how Alabama farmers can support it with crops. In addition, the Center will serve as an economic development resource for recruiting producers of alternative fuel.”