As Biofuel, Miscanthus Uses Less Land Than Corn

August 2008
Hay & Forage Grower (Penton Media, Inc.);Aug2008, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p35
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The article focuses on the study led by crop scientist Stephen Long on the use of miscanthus as a biofuel source. Long said that on the use of miscanthus, the amount of biomass generated each year would allow to produce about two and a half times the amount of ethanol can produce per acre of corn. He adds that one reason why miscanthus yields more biomass than corn is that miscanthus produces green leaves about six weeks earlier in the growing season.


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