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  • n. Any of several perennial grasses, of genus Miscanthus, native to subtropical and tropical regions of Africa and southern Asia, which is cultivated as an ornamental plant and is being used as a source of biomass for the production of biofuel.


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  • These will be next-generation biofuels made from high-energy grasses such as miscanthus and from agricultural wastes.

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  • As a result, OPG is starting to determine the costs and benefits of converting the coal plants to burn natural gas or biofuels, such as miscanthus grass, a giant grass that grows more than head-high. - Home Page

  • Agricultural sources include crops like canola, grasses such as miscanthus and residues such as straws, poultry litter and dairy and piggery effluent.

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  • They say only untreated wood fuels and crops such as miscanthus will be burnt, which will produce water and steam and not noxious gases.

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  • And some scientists remain hopeful that fast-growing perennial grasses such as miscanthus can convert sunlight into energy efficiently enough to overcome the land-use dilemmas - someday.

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  • The Department of Energy and Climate Change said that round three of the scheme would be open to small and medium sized businesses seeking to develop wood chips from short rotation coppice plantations or energy crops such as miscanthus, switch grass and rye grass.


  • Fuels include both waste biomass (wood from industry, green waste) as well as fuels made from dedicated energy crops, such as miscanthus or short rotation willow.


  • But future generations of biofuel, made from agricultural waste such as straw, fast-growing perennials such as willow or miscanthus grass, or even algae grown in tanks, could avoid many of the problems by not competing directly with food.

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  • Fennel and miscanthus, verbena and teasel make good hibernacula for beneficial insects and their seed keeps the birds going in the cold periods as well as providing winter interest.

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  • I'm a get-a-cutting-from-the-neighbor kinda girl so, for me to go out and buy a big, new crossvine (bignonia capreolata) AND a big grassy thing called miscanthus adagio, well, you know I'm celebrating for sure.

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