Study asks, can bio-fuel crops be grown in Lubbock? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/8/10

Study asks, can bio-fuel crops be grown in Lubbock?

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By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A new study done in Lubbock and other parts of Texas will look at growing crops for use as bio-fuels.  The Texas Ag Extension in Lubbock and five other cities will do the study that looks at costs and environmental impact.  The lead research Gerald Smith says growing conditions vary greatly across Texas.  For example he says Longview gets about 46 inches of rain every year while in Lubbock the average is less than 19.  

The idea is grow crops with most cellulose while keeping costs down.  It's the cellulose in plants such as switch grass or sorghum that can be turned into ethanol. 

(CLICK HERE) to see the news release from Texas Agrilife Extension.

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