A Toast to Ethanol Profitability

Gary Cooper Energy, Florida, General

In this photo released from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, UF Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources Jimmy Cheek (left), UF Distinguished Professor of Microbiology Lonnie Ingram (center) and Verenium Vice President for Business Development Tim Eves (right) raise a toast to celebrate the first payment from Verenium to UF for use of cellulosic ethanol technology developed by Ingram — Thursday, July 19, 2007.

The check, representing the beginning of profitability of this technology, was presented at the second annual Farm to Fuel Summit held in St. Petersburg this week. (AP photo/University of Florida/IFAS/Thomas Wright)

During the Summit, Cindy interviewed Professor Ingram about the technology he developed and what it can mean for the future of cellulosic ethanol.

Report (5:00 mp3)