Monday, December 15, 2008
Is kudzu the new black? If Agro*Gas Industries has their way, it could be. A plant in Tennessee, started up this past summer, converts the wily invasive vine into ethanol, or..."Kudzunol." It takes about 10-15 pounds of kudzu to make a gallon of ethanol. Now, what happens when they start to run out of kudzu? Read more over at the Chemically Green blog, where they've got some serious, hard-core coverage of the issue.
Update: Here's a link to the NBC Nightly News report that spawned this post.
(Thanks to Mimi G. for sending in a tip about this story.)
Labels: biofuel, kudzu, plants, Tennessee, vines
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