Read the www.visayandailystar online news yesterday, and I was disappointed that the senate "killed" the Biofuels Act (with a strong lobby from Chevron-Texaco Philippines). When I went to the Philippines last month on an emergency, the rumor that was going around was that a powerful lobby group against the Biofuels Act was claiming that you need energy in order to produce biofuel such as ethanol or biodiesel. Duh! If this claim is true, this is the lamest excuse. You need energy to produce petroleum products, too! My friends and I were discussing the benefits of biofuels. Take the case of ethanol from sugarcane. If you want more ethanol, simply increase the land area of sugarcane to be planted. Bagasse from sugarcane would be used as fuel to process sugarcane juice into ethanol. Same with coconut. As a result, I'll be sending an email to my brother and our office in the Philippines instructing them to completely STOP using Chevron-Texaco products in our farms. http://www.visayandailystar.com/2006/June/16/topstory5.htm Wanna kill these ads? We can help!