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  • Hybrid grass may prove to be valuable fuel source

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      Emily A. Heaton, a doctoral student of Stephen P. Long, a professor of crop sciences and of plant biology, stands next to one of three Miscanthus plots at the intersection of South First Street and Airport Road in Savoy. Giant Miscanthus, a hybrid grass that can grow 13 feet high, drops its slender leaves in the winter, leaving behind tall bamboo-like stems that can be harvested in early spring and burned for fuel.

      Photo by Kwame Ross

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