William F. Weld was quoted on November 7 by the Dow Jones Newswires in an article regarding ethanol companies' hope that Barack Obama's administration will provide financial assistance to an ethanol industry suffering from the financial crisis. Obama's platform calls for phasing 60 billion gallons of advanced biofuels in to the fuel supply by 2030 and for the establishment of a low-carbon fuel standard. The low-carbon fuel standard, however, could disadvantage corn-based ethanol if a movement to consider the effects of diverting food to fuel gains momentum. "As long as it's not corn. If it's corn-based ethanol, there's an issue about food supply and food prices, and I think Sen. Obama might be sensitive to that issue, so I would expect him to lean to the side of cellulosic ethanol," said Mr. Weld.