Something found in many Kentucky fields is now being tried as fuel for electricity.
The University of Kentucky, and East Kentucky Power Cooperative, are working together in a pilot project to grow switchgrass for energy purposes.
Several farmers grew switchgrass last year, which was then harvested, processed, and mixed with coal, before being shipped to a power plant in Maysville to be used as a test fuel.
East Kentucky Power officials say they want to learn how the switchgrass affects their operations, and how it affects emissions that go out of their stacks.
Switchgrass is a warm-season grass native to Kentucky.