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Gassy grass tapped for gas

Pilot project tests use of renewable energy

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The government has come up with the idea of producing electricity from the same grass that elephants eat as part of its commitment to increase use of renewable energy. 

Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal said the first production of electricity from grass-based biogas will begin by 2015, with 7,000 megawatts generated within a decade.

"Cultivation is similar to growing sugar cane in the ground. It grows very fast and gives out a lot of gas," he said.

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