Researchers Studying Switchgrass as Potential Ethanol Crop

Streeter, North Dakota [Associated Press] Researchers hope a 15-acre parcel of switchgrass here may help spur a new industry in North Dakota. North Dakota State University’s Central Grasslands Research Extension Center is one of 10 sites where the U.S. Energy Department is testing switchgrass production. … Ken Vogel, a U.S. Agriculture Department researcher from Lincoln, Neb., visited the Streeter site in late June, and he’s excited about the prospect of switchgrass as a new bioenergy crop.
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