Nebraska Public Radio: Miscanthus Is a Growing Energy Crop

052714 Miscanthus PromoFrom Nebraska Public Radio (May 27, 2014)

Miscanthus, a relative of sugar cane that looks like bamboo, could be the Midwest’s next energy crop. It has already caught on in Europe where it is burned as biomass. But in a region dominated by corn and soybeans, it has yet to fully catch on.

Travis Hedrick with REPREVE RENEWABLES said,  “This year in our 2014 trailblazer program, we’ve propagated over 1,000 acres in North Carolina, Mississippi, Iowa and Wisconsin.”  

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