Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Oklahoma Plants Switchgrass for Fuel

Oklahoma State University's Oklahoma Bioenergy Center just secured 1,100 acres of land to plant switchgrass and sorghum for cellulosic ethanol. The ethanol will be made at a plant in Kansas, operational in 2010. The switchgrass and sorghum will be planted in the next several weeks. Oklahoma's Secretary of Energy David Fleishacker had this to say about the project:

Rising food costs recently resulted in a pushback against renewable fuels. However, cellulosic ethanol from sources like switchgrass and sorghum are non-competitive with food sources for animals and humans and remove cellulosic ethanol from this discussion.

via Renewable Energy Access and AutoblogGreen

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