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  •  Even grasses can be used... (1+ / 0-)
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    When I googled this to check my memory of an old science article I read, I was stunned at the number of results.  Just a glance at the search results turned up scientific trials on at least five different types of grass with serious potential for biofuel use....on the first page.  Another three grass species on the second page.  700,000 results, including this one:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/...

    Grass Biofuels 'cut CO2 by 94%'

    Producing biofuels from a fast-growing grass delivers vast savings of carbon dioxide emissions compared with petrol, a large-scale study has suggested.

    A team of US researchers also found that switchgrass-derived ethanol produced 540% more energy than was required to manufacture the fuel.

    One acre (0.4 hectares) of the grassland could, on average, deliver 320 gallons of bioethanol, they added....

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    by rbird on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 04:22:53 AM PDT

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    •  That's awesome! (0+ / 0-)

      I really believe biofuels are the future. And it can't get here fast enough.

      "Is there anybody listening? Is there anyone who sees what's going on? Read between the lines, criticize the words they're selling. Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet." --Geoff Tate, Queensryche

      by DarthMeow504 on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 06:08:27 PM PDT

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