Scientists at Aberystwyth University are looking at ways of growing so-called "energy grasses".
Dr Iain Donnison said: "The announcement of this initiative by the BBSRC represents an important milestone in the development of biofuels in the UK, and the involvement of Aberystwyth University recognises the importance of the work that is being done here.
"Bioenergy crops are essentially biological solar panels and batteries. For example Miscanthus captures sunlight and stores it in a form which can be readily harvested and used as a fuel without using prime agricultural land.
"This project will build the underpinning crop science necessary to increase bioenergy yield and thereby reduce our dependence on fossil fuel.
at Wednesday, January 28, 2009, Biofuel Project Uses Tall Grass, Jan 2009
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