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University of Iowa Uses Home Grown Fuel 

10-16-2017 16:52

Summary

The University of Iowa has partnered with Iowa State University to plant test crops of the perennial grass Miscanthus X Giganteus to be used as fuel for UI Power Plant boilers.  The renewable fuel will be grown locally and will reduce the UI’s dependence coal.  The crop also requires little or no fertilizer input once established and creates a barrier on the farm field that reduces fertilizer runoff, which improves local water quality.

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Benjamin Fish, University of Iowa


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Benjamin Fish, University of Iowa