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Mark Schaff has an idea. He thinks that the interstate in his home of Etna Township in Licking County, OH should not be lined with grass that grows there wildly now. Instead, he wants something more useful. Schaff has urged state transportation officials to rip out the green stretches of turf that line the medians and plant biofuel crops like safflower, dwarf sunflower and canola instead. In addition to saving the state money on mowing expenses, Schaff points out that the crops could be sold to

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire are growing five varieties of sunflowers to see which is best for biodiesel production. They are testing different varieties of sunflowers that grow to different sizes and dry at different rates after dying off. Then the seeds can be harvested and turned into sunseed oil, which will be cycled through a mobile biodiesel manufacturing station.

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