I haven't been shy in bashing the E85 programs here in the US as a dangerous and foolish misadventure promoted by the farm industry. Corn and sugar-based ethanol is expensive, wasteful, and environmentally dangerous. However, the promise of cellulosic ethanol is exciting--turning any kind of plant matter into fuel--and it may be much closer due to some exciting development work by General Motors.
Turing our waste into fuel? That's the right road to energy independence.