GM Exec Promotes Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

LutzThe vice chairman of General Motors says converting automobiles to ethanol is “entirely realistic.”

Forbes reports
that GM’s Bob Lutz spoke at an automotive conference in Louisville on Monday and said that instead of being satisfied with incremental change, the country should make it a priority to replace fossil fuel with renewable energy in “huge chunks.”

Lutz said that ethanol could become a major energy component within a few years if energy policy becomes the top national priority – similar to the “Manhattan Project” in which scientists designed and assembled the first atomic weapons.

“I think a timeframe like five years looks entirely realistic,” Lutz said.

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