Perennial grasses add ethanol yield, mitigate carbon for corn acres

July 13, 2011 |

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne have found that growing perennial grasses on the least productive farmland now used for corn ethanol production in the U.S. would result in higher overall corn yields, more ethanol output per acre and better groundwater quality while slashing carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions.

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