Energy crops may soak up methane water

Read the full post at Biopact.

Earlier we reported about several studies, tests and projects dealing with the bioremediation of brownfields and mining sites using biofuel crops. Such energy crops can be planted on polluted sites to prevent erosion, remove pollutants from the soil, stop the spread of small toxic particles through the air and to clean up ground water. After having done their work, the crops can be harvested and used as a feedstock for biofuels.

Now a company in northern Wyoming is conducting tests to see if growing hybrid poplar trees might be a good way to use water produced from coal-bed methane wells. The study of the process known as “phytoremediation” is being conducted by water resource management group CBM Associates and methane producer Windsor Energy Group.

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