U Of L Plants Hemp For Second Year

posted by Will Clark - 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The University of Louisville is trying to see if hemp will keep the lights on....literally.

Researchers with the Conn Center for Renewable Energy are hoping a test plot of hemp leads them to a fuel source that could replace petroleum-based products.

The school has partnered with the UK College of Agriculture to plant a test plot of hemp on the Belknap Campus for the second year.

The school is hoping to get about 1,000 plants out of a 40 foot square area just south of Eastern Parkway.

Hemp is similar to the cannabis plant responsible for marijuana but does not have any of the intoxicating properties.

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