The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Tall fescue, orchard grass, and canary reed grass

June 8, 2014 |

Fescue and orchard grass studies for biofuels are rare, so we couldn’t be happier to link back to this one from  researchers at the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, who are analyzing grasses that can be grown on marginal land but are also suitable for biofuel production. The GrassMargins project is analyzing tall fescue, cock’s foot (also known as orchard grass) and canary reed grass, all native to Europe. For Ireland, the main challenge is waterlogged soil or soil prone to flooding while in other parts of Europe the key will be finding grasses that can be grown successfully in salty soils or cooler temperatures.

The report is here.


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