China to offer support for non-food biofuels

China is going to support growers of non-food derived biofuels. The Ministry of Finance will pay farmers a 3,000 yuan (about $405) subsidy for each hectare of forest products for biofuels, such as ethanol and bio-diesel, and 2,700 yuan for each hectare of crops for biofuels, according to Xinhuanet.

China has set a target of an annual production capacity of 2 million tons of ethanol by 2010 and 10 million tons by 2020.

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