ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley plans to take a walking tour
of a sugar cane test site in Atmore to learn about how the plants
can be turned into an alternative fuel source.
Amyris Bio technologies Chief Executive John Melo will also be on
the tour Tuesday.
Four types of sugar cane were recently planted on a 100 acre
site near the Holman Correctional Facility.
Amryris Bio technologies will build a biofuel demonstration plant
in south Alabama using the cane as feed stock if the plant can be
grown in Alabama.