Missouri’s senior United State Senator returns to the State Capitol to address state lawmakers. In a speech to members of the Missouri House, Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) spoke of the need for Missouri and the rest of the country to get away from the reliance on foreign oil.
Bond says ethanol and biodiesel plants are improving farmers’ returns and offering a cleaner environment. But he says we must move beyond the stage we are at now, by looking to cellulosic ethanol which is made out of switchgrass and chips.
Bond also embraces clean coal technology, saying the United States has a 250 year supply of coal, but it is difficult to burn that coal. He says we must develop the technology to liquify that coal and take most of the pollutants out of it.