biofuel en Researchers work to expand Northeast's biofuel industry <p>Solar and wind power have gotten a lot of the attention as promising alternative power sources. But energy extracted from plants, known as biofuels, is also the subject of ongoing research. Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 29774 at Researchers work to expand Northeast's biofuel industry Sen. Gillibrand promotes new biofuel <p>U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in central New York Thursday to discuss a new kind of&nbsp; renewable energy fuel.</p><p>About 20 farmers, supporters and members of the press met on a farm in Mexico, New York, with Senator Gillibrand, who was promoting a new source of New York grown energy -- shrub willow.<br /><br />&quot;One of the things that really makes sense for our country is being independent of Middle Eastern oil. And one of the best way to do that is through biofuels,&quot; said the senator from New York.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:48:33 +0000 Adam Wolfe 22122 at