"We'll also fund additional research in cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol, not just from corn, but from wood chips and stalks, or switch grass."
- GW Bush, State of the Union Address, 31.1.06
And there you have it. GWB's follow-up to his 2005 asbestos moment.
More on the Great Switchgrass Debate from the Kansas City Star, Agriculture Online, Grist, the Motley Fool. Here's a study from Auburn University adopted by the US Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network. And yes, you can buy some from the Digging Dog Mail Nursery of Albion, California.
Panicum virgatum indeed!