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    Missouri Hockey Puck

    Jim Parks

    by Jim Parks

    This script is very close to my heart because it was the pilot for the entire Today's Green Minute series. It tells the story of how the University of Missouri has developed a hockey puck-like object, made from corn (of which Missouri has an abundance) that can hold an enormous amount of methane. A methane-propelled car would be an obvious application, and if the methane it stores comes from a landfill, the hockey puck brings about an environmental triple play: 1. cars burn cleaner, 2. old corncobs are used productively, and 3. methane can be burned instead of petroleum.