switch grass

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grass of western America used for hay

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Hodkinson et Renvoize; Hodkinson and Renvoize 2001) and switch grass improves soil physical properties, maintains biomass productivity, reduces risks of erosion and runoff, increases soil water retention, improves aggregate stability and sequesters SOC (Arshad and Martin 2002; Barthes and Roose 2002; Ghosh et al.
The requirement for cellulosic biofuel, which is made from sources like wood chips and switch grass, has been reduced repeatedly by EPA, as financial and technological hurdles have delayed large-scale production of the fuel.
Mixes of native seeds included warm-season grasses such as big bluestem, Indian grass, little bluestem, and switch grass. Sites experienced varying degrees of grazing.
As the sun came up on the second day of the hunt, Nick had tucked himself into a small piece of timber that had a picked cornfield on one side and tall switch grass on the other side.
Locally abundant grasses include broomsedges (especially Andropogon virginicus), switch grass (Panicum virgatum), Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), and little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium).
"We are also looking at warm weather grasses like switch grass and comparing it to traditional grass to see if they can be pelletized for direct combustion."
PepsiCo's "green" bottle is said to be 100% recyclable and is made from bio-based raw materials, including switch grass, pine bark and corn husks.
The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials.
Source materials currently being studied in laboratory pyrolyzers include switch grass, wood mass, waste plants and municipal waste.
(1999) who evaluated changes in biomass of switch grass at different growth stages and observed that tiller density increased with advancing plant age.
The current productivity of biomass energy crops, such as switch grass and Miscanthus, is quite high showing 5.6 and 15 tones harvestable biomass / acres, which in turn can produce 557 and 1500 gal ethanol / year, respectively (11) (www.eere.gov/afdc/ethanol/ feedstocks).
Cellulosic ethanol can be made from switch grass, corn stover, forest waste, fast-growing trees, wood chips and other plant material.
These are biofuels that are derived from non-food biomass such as agricultural and forest waste, or energy crops such as miscanthus and switch grass.
* Many plants identified as preferred choices for second generation agrofuels already cause serious environmental harm as invasive species, such as miscanthus, switch grass, or reed canary grass.
Disadvantage: Increased use of biomass would require more land for energy crops, e.g., hybrid poplars, willows, and switch grass, perhaps displacing food crops and wild lands.