FRANKLINTON, N.C., Feb 22 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush toured a laboratory working to convert wood chips to ethanol on Thursday, touting his plan to boost U.S. use of the home-grown fuel fivefold over 10 years. In his State of the Union speech in January, Bush floated a plan to raise U.S. biofuels production five times current levels by 2017 to help reduce reliance on Middle East oil. Bush's plan bets heavily on advances in making ethanol from cellulosic sources like wood chips ...
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