Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Friday, November 12, 2010

Grass could turn toxic waste into energy

ABC Science (Australia)
Friday, 29 October 2010
Carl Holm

A team of Australian and Chinese scientists claims to have pioneered a method to decontaminate polluted land and provide an ecologically renewable energy resource in the process.

They say the secret lies in a relative of the sugar-cane plant, known as giant Napier grass.

The project is a collaboration between the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Hong Kong-based HLM Asia Group and Shaoguan University in China's Guangdong Province.

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