Cells in bending trees make good biofuels

Since 2007, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been looking for ways to make cost-effective biofuels from nonfood "cellulosic" plant fibers.

Wood-based biofuels get boost by USDA

The U.S. biofuels industry has mostly been centered in Midwestern agricultural states.