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"Frieday" Fact: Agave = Massive Biomass

December 17, 2010

Looking for a new fuel source? While most know that the Agave plant is good at lighting a fire in your belly you might not know that soon it also might be lighting up your lamp or starting your car.
Next stop for the versatile Agave?
According to researchers the versatile Agave plant is an excellent producer of biomass and potentially bio-fuel. Biomass magazine reports that one hectare can produce 5,000 gallons of distilled ethanol. It's also "reliable, abundant, cheap, easy to handle." So the Agave plant is not only good for your soul but may be good for the planet as well. Something to think about when your sipping your next shot of Reposado.


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