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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Switchgrass Ethanol Project in Oklahoma

Growing crops for cellulosic ethanol doesn't address the issue of competing uses for land, however, it does move us closer to energy independence.

Farming for cellulosic ethanol gets started

Switchgrass planted, idea is to avoid fuel vs. food competition

GUYMON, Okla. (AP) - Work has started on the planting of a 1,000-acre switchgrass field in the Oklahoma Panhandle that researchers plan to use in the production of cellulosic ethanol.

The field is being touted as the world's largest for switchgrass, a drought-resistant perennial plant that grows even on marginal lands. Scientists at...(complete article here).

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