Sure enough, nestled in the swaying Kansas prairie grass
was a huge rack: one of such magnitude my brain couldn't accept what my eyes were telling it.
Since President Bush mentioned it in his State of the Union address two years ago, nearly everyone has heard about switchgrass--a native, perennial prairie grass
that has the potential to produce two to three times as many gallons of ethanol per acre as corn, with a fraction of the inputs.
Most are the color of prairie grass
in the fall with white manes and tails bisected by a predominant black stripe starting in the forelock, passing down the middle of the mane, down the back and feathering out at the end of the tail.
While that's a good start, Latin American governments must also offer incentives and create agencies to encourage the production of fuel made from corn, prairie grass
, sugarcane and vegetable oils such as sunflower, palm, and rapeseed.
In front of him, miles of silky prairie grass
rippled in the breeze.
Another potential source being looked at is switchgrass, a native prairie grass
that doesn't need much fertilizer, is drought resistant and grows well in our climate, according to Nathaniel Greene, a senior policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Iowa State University (ISU) student newspaper the Iowa State Daily recently reported that ISU researchers are currently studying biomass-to-energy methods that could potentially process prairie grass
into hydrogen fuel.
Several recent demonstration projects have tested the use of switchgrass, a perennial prairie grass
native to North America, in electric generating stations.
Individual planted prairie grass
and forb species showed varying establishment successes (Table 2).
and how its citizens came to terms with the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man brutalized and left to die in a lonely field of prairie grass
Indeed, the waist-high prairie grass
may prove to be an especially effective bio-fuel, given that it has already shown several advantages over its competition.