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Medford pair creating way to use husks for ethanol

Foresee product on market by 2012

MIT grads and engineers Michael Raab (left), president, and Jeremy Johnson, vice president of Agrivida Inc., research way to inject high-potency proteins in corn to allow the husks and leaves to be converted to ethanol. MIT grads and engineers Michael Raab (left), president, and Jeremy Johnson, vice president of Agrivida Inc., research way to inject high-potency proteins in corn to allow the husks and leaves to be converted to ethanol. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By Davis Bushnell
Globe Correspondent / May 15, 2008

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Renewable energy is a hot topic these days, given soaring gasoline prices and discussions of how production of ethanol, now primarily a home-grown, cornstarch product, can be boosted to reduce the nation's reliance on imported oil. (Full article: 692 words)

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