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Biofuel-focused teen earns Outstanding Farm Youth of the Month

(NTV News)

A Central City teen hopes to unlock a better biofuel.

NTV News met Tyler Ferris recently at a science fair in Central City.

Many in agriculture think switchgrass could be the future of ethanol - it takes less fertilizer and other inputs than corn.

A crop like switchgrass for biofuel would require a lot less inputs, it's a lot cheaper to grow. However, there's still large steps that need to be taken to production cellulosic ethanol at the commercial level to where it would be profitable to producers.

Tyler's going to be working with a local agronomist this summer, and hopes to do more research in the future.

NTV's Grow honors Tyler as the Outstanding Farm Youth of the Month.

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