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.