Ohio farmers to get U.S. funds to plant type of Asian grass that converts to fuel

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Ohio farmers to get U.S. funds to plant type of Asian grass that converts to fuel

Akron Beacon Journal – Federal officials on Wednesday approved a plan for eligible farmers in Northeast Ohio to grow an Asian grass as a biomass fuel.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack approved plans to grow the grass, miscanthus giganteus, in Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull and Lake counties plus three adjoining Pennsylvania counties.

The grass will be harvested and converted into fuel pellets, a clean-burning renewable fuel, at an existing facility in Conneaut by Aloterra Energy LLC.

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