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.
Benjamin Fish, University of Iowa
1800 West Park Drive, Suite 350
Westborough, MA 01581 USA
Phone +1 (508) 366-9339
Fax +1 (508) 366-0019
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