Burning Elephant Grass In Europe

This BBC News story describes plans in Europe to grow tall grasses such as Miscanthus (sometimes called, but not quite the same as, Elephant Grass) as a bio-energy crop. 

Rather than turning into ethanol or bio-diesel to fuel vehicle transport, a process that may not yield any net energy, the BBC report suggests simply burning the materials to generate electricity. A significant percentage of Europe's electric needs (up to 9% from the article) could be met this way. Yields in areas with better climatic conditions would be even more favorable.

Created: 2005-09-07 04:35:09 by Arthur Smith
Modified: 2005-09-07 04:35:56 by Arthur Smith