Rye “Grassohol” Project Funded in Wales
SCIENTISTS in Wales are working on a ground-breaking £1m scheme to turn grass into fuel. The Assembly Government- backed “grassohol” project aims to develop a commercially viable way to make ethanol which is used as an alternative to petrol. The project, which has been funded by the UK government, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, is led by the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University.
It will investigate ways of creating ethanol from rye grass – the most common kind in Britain which is normally used for grazing or silage. READ MORE