A local company in the biofuels industry has scored a bit role in the national debate over domestic ethanol subsidies versus importing foreign oil.
Novozymes, the Franklinton science company that makes the enzymes used in biofuel production, is featured in a new documentary entitled Freedom, which advocates for green fuel development as a way to break the nation's dependency on fossil fuels.
The 90-minute documentary will be showing tonight at no cost at the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh at 7 p.m. The film's producers and Novozymes executives will be on hand to answer questions and discuss policy.
Ethanol and other biofuels have been a flash point for controversy in recent years as members of Congress have waged rhetorical campaigns to end subsidies and other support for ethanol and biodiesel.