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Bush to Visit Franklin County Plant

Posted February 16, 2007 12:40 p.m. EST
Updated February 18, 2007 4:31 p.m. EST

— President Bush will visit North Carolina this week to discuss his energy initiatives to cut U.S. gas consumption, the White House said Friday.

Bush will visit a biotech plant Thursday in Franklinton, said White House spokeswoman Jeanie Mamo. The company, Novozymes, produces enzymes to help turn matter such as corn into ethanol fuel, among other things.

Bush will speak about his energy initiatives to reduce gasoline use by 20 percent in the next ten years, Mamo said. He will also take part in a tour and a panel discussion.