Saturday, September 10, 2005

Another Biomass Story

... this time from the University of Illinois, where researcher Steve Long says field trials of Miscanthus have proven very promising:
"If about 8 percent of the land area (of the state) was given over to this grass, and assuming only half of those yields were obtained, we would obtain enough dry matter to generate the total electricity used by of the state if Illinois, which includes the city of Chicago," he told a science conference.
I dunno -- Pimentel probably has something negative to say about this (he always does), but it's worth a look, anyway. More with pretty pictures at the BBC.