SUNY Canton researchers looking into grasses for renewable energy
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 8:22 am

CANTON -- Researchers at SUNY Canton aided a Cornell crop and soil sciences professor with his research into using locally grown grass as a renewable energy source.

Jerry Cherney is looking at making the crop into pellets or briquettes to be burned for heat.

The Canton lab did emissions testing with high-efficiency bioenergy heating appliances using the grass product.

Cherney also looked at the best way to grow the grass and produce the final product, along with which types of grass can best be used as a heat source.

Cherney is to present his research in June in Lake Placid.