Cellulosic Ethanol Advances

On January 8, 2008, Scientific American published this article:

which describes the outcome of a study done on switchgrass culture by the Department of Energy.  The results of the study were encouraging, demonstrating that switchgrass is capable of delivering as much as 540% of the energy required to grow, harvest and refine it into ethanol.  This compares with about 25% for corn.


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