Grass Makes Better Ethanol than Corn

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Scientific American is reporting that Midwestern farms are proving that switchgrass might be the right crop for producing ethanol to replace gasoline.

Farmers in Nebraska and the Dakotas brought the U.S. closer to becoming a biofuel economy, planting huge tracts of land for the first time with switchgrass—a native North American perennial grass (Panicum virgatum) that often grows on the borders of cropland naturally—and proving that it can deliver more than five times more energy than it takes to grow it.

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One thought on “Grass Makes Better Ethanol than Corn”

  1. Finally a solution to the absolute insane concept of using Corn, a staple of humanity’s diet (and not the richest part) and making it’s freaking cost skyrocket!

    I can live with grass prices going up… maybe I’ll be able to sell my freaking lawn when I cut it!

    Good find Andy, have a biological cookie!

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