Sunday, March 23, 2008

Grass for Biofuel

Researchers find out that plants native to grassland can give a better energy return as biofuel than corn and soybeans do. Biofuel production from grassland plants would also result in lower emissions of CO2 (carbon dioxide) and reduced pollution from agricultural chemicals.
Researchers found that results from perennial grassland plants. These species don’t need regular treatments, irrigation, or fertilization and could be grown on abandoned land. However, grassland plants aren't yet used in biofuels.
The production and combustion of both corn ethanol and soybean biodiesel increase carbon dioxide emissions, although less so than those of an equivalent amount of gasoline and petrodiesel.
As you may know, nowadays people over the world are searching for new energy sources. Researchers are trying to find out and optimize the all possible things to enhance the need for environment friendly fuel. In this case, planting of degraded lands would prevent competition with food crops.

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