Green Energy

Scientists reveal the use of grass as hydrogen source

Keeping our yard clean has not only an economic value, but it also has an environmental value, since the final disposal of this waste is not the best in most cases and may result in penalties for such inappropriate behaviour. Some alternatives have been proposed for its use as raw material for composting; a process by which after a couple of months humus is produced ( a natural fertilizer).
Nowadays, thanks to the innovative initiative from some British scientists together with scientists from the Queen’s University Belfast, a new use of the garden grass has been discovered. They argue that this biological matrix is the best to be used as a hydrogen source since ” it does not release toxic or green house gases when it is burnt”. This research, which certainly needs more years of study, has suggested that with the use of fescue grass as a source of cellulose, considerable amounts of nitrogen can be obtained (see link for more information).
Overtime, technological advanced together with the need to replace the use of fossil fuels will boost the necessity of further research of this type, then it is not surprising that sooner than ever, we may provide the future hydrogen cars with the grass from our garden!.

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