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Burn Grass, Not Gas (or Corn)

When it comes to your automobile, we've said it before: Don't burn gas, use grass, but use the RIGHT KIND of grass (and DON'T rely on corn as a biofuel, because this is mainly a ploy by our government to get rid of acres of subsidized corn).

A weed called switchgrass makes the best biofuel. BBC News reports that "switchgrass-derived ethanol produced 540% more energy than was required to manufacture the fuel." What is this extraordinary plant and where do we find it? It turns out it?s growing wild on the prairies of the United States.

In BBC News, Roger Harrabin reports that scientists worry that using farmland to grow biofuel would take needed farms out of the food production business, driving up food prices. But BBC News quotes environmentalist Ken Vogel as saying, "In contrast to most European countries, the US has quite a bit of land that is being held outside of (food) production at the moment." While burning biofuels still releases carbon dioxide, growing the plants themselves absorbs about the same amount of CO2 from the atmosphere. Some biofuels barely cut emissions at all, while others can lead to rainforest destruction.

Art credit: grimp-savvy.com

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