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Not farming is better for carbon emissions than corn-ethanol

Tree Hugger has one of those articles which show that doing nothing produces fewer carbon emissions than growing corn for ethanol. Well Duh.Let’s turn this on its head. If we stopped using oil-powered vehicles then we would not need to use any gasoline. Yhat sounds plain silly.  The fact is we have a need to travel, […]

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A more sustainable switchgrass?

Natural US prairie looks like being a more potent biofuel source than switchgrass, according to researchers in the Midwest, quoted on Treehugger.com. The researchers are based at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, the Treehugger reports says: in addition to producing more than twice the biomass than single-species planting (not less than 238% more than switchgrass), multiple-species […]

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