Fill 'er Up, with Grassoline The University of Tennessee is exploring the possibilities of switchgrass as a source of ethanol. The goal is to produce "grassoline" by 2009.

Fill 'er Up, with Grassoline

Fill 'er Up, with Grassoline

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The University of Tennessee, in cooperation with the state government and some businesses, is exploring the possibilities of switchgrass as a source of ethanol.

The goal is to produce "grassoline" by 2009, and to develop an economic model to support it.