Interesting story arising from the BA Festival of Science gig in Dublin. Irish Times science writer Dick Ahlstrom notes that Elephant Grass (Miscanthus giganteus), which made a dramatic entry into Irish gardens in the 1970s, could provide an important source of Biomass energy. Indeed Prof Steve Long, of the University of Illinois argues that by putting 10% of Republic’s arable land under Elephant grass, it could produce as much as 30% of the country’s energy needs! We wonder if this story will raise its head at tomorrow night’s Leviathan gig at Crawdaddy in Dublin.
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