At the completion of this lesson you will be able to:

•Define the term biofuel.

•Explain why biofuels are important.

•Discuss differences in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation biofuels.

•Describe importance and current status of perennial grasses as biofuel feedstock

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Copyright 2011

Development of this lesson was supported in part by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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