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04/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Grass: A Renewable Energy Source?

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy have concluded experiments on a type of grass that they say could eventually lead to new sources of renewable energy.

In a study published Feb. 11 in the journal Nature, researchers from the department's Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, which is managed in part by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, sequenced a form of wild grass in order to derive a genome specifically adapted for biomass and biofuel production.

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