Tapioca shortage may hit china’s biofuels

According to a report on reuters, China is facing a tapioca shortage which may hit the country’s bioethanol business.
This looks like demand has outstripped supply, in December 2006 ust over a year ago the Chinese government saw the biofuel potential of non-food crops and Chinese people were being exhorted to plant non-food crops, including cassava (from which tapioca comes) to provide a bedrock for biofuels production. I guess, like everywhere else appealing to peoples patriotic duty is less effective than appealing to thier wallets.

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