Monday, 10 December 2012

Grid getting by on Grass?

'Residents of St. Croix, the largest of the US Virgin Islands, will soon see their electricity coming from a novel source - towering fields of grass. 1,000 acres on the wetter west side of the Caribbean island have already been sown with Giant King Grass, a proprietary variety of tall-growing elephant grass that will be harvested to feed an anaerobic digester. The digester will produce bio-gas that will, in turn, power a 6MW turbine.'

Read more at new post on Hot House Islands:

Virgin Islands break Ground on Power-from-Grass Project

 

 

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