I am forwarding your request to Dr. Bill Anderson, scientist in USDA-ARS at Tifton who may help answer your question.
Ravindra (Ravi) Malik, Ph.D.
Director Assessment and
Natural Sciences Department
Albany State University
Albany, GA 31705, USA
Ph. (229) 430-4813; Other Extensions: 4811, 4823
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From: Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Society [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Prince,Candice M
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:12 PM
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Subject: Question on Cogongrass
My name is Candice Prince, and I am an intern with Dr. Wilkie's BioEnergy Summer School. I am very interested in using cogongrass to make biofuel, particularly via anaerobic digestion. It is one of the top ten worst weeds in the world, and poses a huge problem in the southeastern United States. It produces a lot of biomass, and my thought is that it might be beneficial to remove it from the natural areas it invades and anaerobically digest it to make biogas. I have managed to find one article (here:
showing cogongrass has potential as a feedstock for bioethanol, but have been unable to find any other sources in the literature. I was wondering if the BEST community might have any thoughts on using cogongrass to produce biofuel, or know of any research being done?
Thank you for your time,