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Using grass for electricity

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Science Middle School

Burning Grass for Alternative Electricity

Energy experts are thinking about ways to replace coal that’s burned in American power stations. One alternative is to burn plants because they can produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions. This is called biomass power. This public radio story looks at a movement in the Midwest that uses millions of acres of grass for biomass power.

Life Science Environment Ecosystems Physical Science Earth and Space Science

Story Length: 3:33

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