Can Termites Save the World

To: "Baus" <>
Subject: Can Termites Save the World
From: "Graham Turner" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 13:05:11 +1000

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"Corn and sugar cane can already be converted into ethanol which can be used in cars. But it takes a lot of energy and land to grow, harvest, and convert these foods into fuel. Chu and company have a different idea. Instead of using expensive crops which don't give you much bang for your buck they want to distill ethanol from agricultural wastes, things like wood chips and a fast growing, tropical grass called Miscanthus. Chu calls miscanthus a miracle weed. On one experimental field 2500 gallons of ethanol were distilled from a single acre. That's nearly three times what you get from corn."


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