Source: Seedquest and Ceres, Inc.

A survey conducted by energy developer Ceres, Inc. reports that growers are ready and willing to produce biomass for biopower and advanced biofuels, and have land they would dedicate to such use.

The company survey of U.S. growers showed that 71 percent of respondents were very interested or interested in growing dedicated energy crops. Moreover, 77 percent said they had under-utilized land on which to establish energy grasses like switchgrass, sorghum and miscanthus.

Agricultural producers said the ability to diversify their current operations was the most appealing benefit of energy grasses. They were also keen on making better use of their marginal land and spending less time, money and resources on crop management.

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