In light of the current economic environment, it's scary to think of the economic burdens our children and grandchildren will bear because of the choices we make today. But what about environmentally? As the world's population rapidly expands, so does the number of carbon footprints. And unless we take action now, the consequences can be dangerous.

There are choices we can make now to increase the chance that future generations will be able to experience the earth and atmosphere as we've seen it. One such change is ramping up alternative and renewable fuel operations.

Sugarcane-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gases by up to 90 percent, as compared to gasoline. And unless you've been riding a bicycle for the last year and a half, you know gasoline prices are all over the place, and are slowly rising again, just in time for summer travel.

According to, if ethanol were completely removed from the fuel supply, the price at the pump would increase by 15 percent to 30 percent. So based on the environmental and monetary facts alone, sugarcane ethanol seems like a perfect fit for a nation struggling to gain its independence from foreign oil supply and to improve the health of the planet.

Stratos Renewables Corp. (SRNW.OB) is betting its money on sugarcane-based ethanol as an integral part of our nation's future. Brazil has already taken the lead, replacing about half of its gasoline supply with sugarcane ethanol, driving down gasoline prices and harmful emissions.

Stratos is jumping into the market with plans to produce up to 90 million gallons of sugarcane ethanol annually. The company has chosen Peru's fertile soil as its landing spot, and is in the works now to relocate and expand its mill and distillery along the coastal region of the country.

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