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Better Biogas in Grass

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: September 2009 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:30

In 1900, America used 80 million acres of grassland to feed the 30 million or so horses and mules pulling America’s wagons, buggies, and carriages. You could say those 80 million acres delivered the horsepower.

Inlay2_small In 1900, America used 80 million acres of grassland to feed the 30 million or so horses and mules pulling America’s wagons, buggies, and carriages.  You could say those 80 million acres delivered the horsepower. nd soon, that might be the case once again. But this time, the grass will end up as ethanol in our fuel tanks, not in some horse’s mouth...

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In 1900, America used 80 million acres of grassland to feed the 30 million or so horses and mules pulling America’s wagons, buggies, and carriages.  You could say those 80 million acres delivered the horsepower. nd soon, that might be the case once again. But this time, the grass will end up as ethanol in our fuel tanks, not in some horse’s mouth...

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