IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) unveils renewable energy plan.

The $1.2 billion proposal would invest $225 million over the next five to ten years to build up to 20 ethanol plants, “five soy biodiesel plants and four facilities that would make ethanol from plant waste like corn husks.” In addition, biofuels would be used to met half the state’s demand for gasoline by 2017.