23 Jul '11, 4pm

Some Michigan airports, such as @DTWeetin are beginning to grow their own fuel

According to Biodiesel Magazine , Detroit Metro and Willow Run airports each use more than 1 million gallons of fuel per day. Airport owner Wayne County is working with Michigan State University (Go Green) on a project to grow airport fuel on the premises with bioenergy crops . The two airports have 1,700 acres suitable for planting, according to the magazine, and canola and mustard seed will be used. The project, funded with a $476,000 state grant, will run through February 2012. That's hardly enough time to make the airport self-sufficient. Will this work at all? It's being done at other Michigan airports. More crops also could help offset carbon emissions from air travel, although the production of biofuels can have a negative energy balance , depending on production methods. The AgriEnergy Technology Demonstration project will be done on only 3 acres at Detroit Metro ,...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/some-michigan-air...

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Some Michigan Airports Are Growing Their Own Fuel

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According to Biodiesel Magazine , Detroit Metro and Willow Run airports each use more than 1 million gallons of fuel per d...

Some Michigan Airports Are Growing Their Own Fuel

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