A new scientific discovery has been made that might be able to cut corn right out of the ethanol manufacturing process. Researchers found that when duckweed (the tiny green floating seeds) are grown on hog wastewater from farms, it produces 6 times more starch per acre than corn! DuckWeed Waste Water Ethanol

A new scientific discovery has been made that might be able to cut corn right out of the ethanol manufacturing process. Researchers found that when duckweed (the tiny green floating seeds) are grown on hog wastewater from farms, it produces 6 times more starch per acre than corn! Anyone who pays attention to the ethanol industry knows that corn-ethanol plants are being criticized for using so much energy to make the biofuel, but this new discovery could not only make producing ethanol more energy efficient, but also keep the hog wastewater from polluting the ground. It’s a strange combination, but so far it seems to be working.

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