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DUPONT DuPont scientist Max Li develops new biofuels in his state-of-the art fermentation lab at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information, please contact DuPont at (302) 774-4805. (Larry Lettera/Wagner Photos/via Newscast)

Obama administration commits to biofuels

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ST. PAUL -- Obama administration officials say the Navy is on its way to rescue America's biofuels industry.

The federal agriculture, energy and Navy departments Tuesday announced they will spend up to $510 million in the next three years to build new or rebuild existing facilities to make fuel from what now is considered plant waste, such as corn stalks, grass, wood chips and corn cobs.

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