The Virtues of Switchgrass as an Alternative Fuel

The Virtues of Switchgrass as an Alternative Fuel

With rising gas prices and global temperatures, corn-based ethanol seemed to promise a bright energy future. Now, as corn's dark side becomes ever clearer, switchgrass offers a better alternative as well as a first step to restoring the prairie that once blanketed this country's heartland. 

By Tom Yulsman/Photography by Andy Anderson
Published: September-October 2007
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Tom Yulsman

Type: Author | From: Audubon Magazine