Burning switchgrass provides cleaner air by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. It's a renewable energy source that also preserves the soil.At this point, they're still testing the new facility, but the project looks promising...
Using switchgrass could also have an effect on the local economy.
"Hopefully it can be a viable crop. It can be an alternative crop versus corn or soybeans and be a crop that can be produced on marginal land. It's harvested usually in fall and winter months," said Doug Goben with Chariton Valley Resource Conservation and Development.
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