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Monday, March 10, 2008

Switchgrass Production Costs

With all of the interest in cellulosic ethanol, switchgrass production will be the focus of many who are looking to capture part of the opportunity.

Scientists Determine Farm Costs of Producing Switchgrass for Ethanol

By Jan Suszkiw
March 6, 2008

Following up on a net-energy study published in the January Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) scientists today reports the on-farm economic costs of producing switchgrass for cellulosic ethanol.

In their PNAS energy-analysis paper, the team...(complete article here).

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