Washington, DC, October 17, 2003 — U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Garman will be the featured guest on this week's national radio broadcast of the Ethanol Minute.

Mr. Garman discusses the DOE effort to convert biomaterials into high octane, clean burning ethanol as well as a wide range of biobased products, chemicals, and power.

As part of a national education and outreach campaign called Ethanol Across America, the Ethanol Minute is a weekly radio broadcast airing on more than 400 stations across the country featuring various experts and authorities on ethanol blended fuels.

"The Bush Administration is excited about a national energy future that taps the potential to produce transportation fuels, like ethanol, from biomass resources," said Garman. "These are fuel sources we can harvest year after year from fast growing trees, grasses, aquatic plants, agriculture and forestry residues, and even municipal and industrial wastes."

The Ethanol Minute provides brief informational messages on various aspects of ethanol use such as benefits to national security, rural development, emissions reductions, economic stimulation, biobased products related to ethanol production, and performance. The series to date has featured U.S. Senators Ben Nelson and Conrad Burns, co-chairs of the Ethanol Across America campaign; Indy Race Driver Paul Dana; American Lung Association of Minnesota representative Tim Gerlach; the American Petroleum Institute; and several others. Future broadcast subjects include ethanol in aviation; ethanol from biomass and waste resources; and the role of ethanol in reducing national defense costs.

"Adding to our growing base of grain-derived ethanol by converting a range of other feedstocks provides an opportunity for ethanol to be produced anywhere in America," said Director of the Ethanol Across America campaign Douglas Durante. "The potential for fuel, chemicals and power from biomass is nearly unlimited."

Ethanol Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan education campaign of the Clean Fuels Foundation and is sponsored by industry, government, and private interests. U.S. Senators Ben Nelson and Conrad Burns serve as co-chairmen of the EAA Advisory Committee. For more information, log on to

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