WSU center at Prosser
researches possible biofuels
A Washington State University research facility at Prosser is helping find which plants have the greatest potential for biofuels.
Researches have been testing mustard seed, soybeans, rapeseed, wheat residue and switchgrass.
The goal is a non-food crop to give farmers a new market and to create a non-petroleum source of fuel.
Researchers also are testing how different levels of sun and water affect cellulose and protein levels that determine the amount of energy in a biofuel.