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switchgrass

see panicumvirgatum.
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Five feedstock crops planted were: maize hybrid AGRA 33GT, glyphosate-tolerant, 98 days to maturity; sweet sorghum, 'Dale' variety (MAFES foundation seed stock, Mississippi State University, MS, USA); miscanthus, 'Illinois' clone (New Energy Farms, Tifton, GA, USA); switch grass, 'Shawnee' ecotype (Ernst Conservation Seeds, Meadville, PA, USA); a prairie mix, bio-diverse polyculture mix for biomass production and wildlife habitat (Ernst Conservation Seeds) (Table 1).
Other native, warm-season grasses were detected exclusively on restored sites (big bluestem 15%, little bluestem 16%, switch grass 60%, eastern gamma grass 8%, and side-oats grama 46%).
drummondii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), glade panic (Panicum flexile), switch grass (P.
Switch grass biomass production in the Midwest USA: Harvest and nitrogen management, Agron.
weedy materials, energy crops such as Miscanthus, switch grass, and biotech industrial wastes derived from enzymes manufacturing industries have gained increased attention for ethanol production.
But it's not unusual for pellets made of bark or switch grass to contain a whopping 4 percent or 5 percent ash.
That in theory would lead to tremendous efficiencies and things such as switch grass and even wood could then be used to make fuel.
These potential second generation biofuels derived from non food crops such as algae, babassu, switch grass and other feedstocks require very small landmass and less fertilizer and water.
And if we can shift to cellulosic ethanol using things like switch grass and wood chips and other non-foods, then I think it can be a terrific benefit.
According to Automotive News, Mascoma produces fuel from several different forms of plant matter such as wood chips, switch grass and farm waste.