N.M. aims for biofuels leadership

By | February 09, 2010
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and the state's congressional delegation launched an initiative in December to make New Mexico a leader in the biofuels industry. Approximately 50 experts representing industry, science, education, agriculture, nonprofit and government attended the first meeting entitled, "Toward a New Mexico State Plan for Biofuels Leadership." The goal of the meeting was to create a roadmap that capitalizes on New Mexico's human and natural resources. By focusing on the state's unique combination of climate and natural resources, scientific expertise, business infrastructure and economic policies, Richardson said, "we are perfectly positioned to lead the country in the development and distribution of third generation biofuels."