A native prairie grass shows promise as a substitute for corn in the production of fuel ethanol—an additive to stretch fossil-fuel resources for transportation. University of Tennessee researchers have produced a video on the science and prospects of switchgrass ethanol that is available in a 26-minute version and an abbreviated form. For those who don't have the computer bandwidth to handle video well, there's also a text-only format.
Go to: www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/
fueling_america.html for the long video,
www.scivee.tv/node/4813 for the short video,
scripts/partners_20.doc for the text only version.
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