Energy farms are becoming more prevalent around the world. Basically, they are created with the intent to help economies become less dependent on fossil fuels and more welcoming of bio fuels. And to advance the development of bio fuels, the industry needs food stocks to produce the fuels. This is where the energy farms come into play. They grow crops that can be harvested for the production of agro-fuels.
One such energy farm is Destiny, in Florida, which recently announced that it would become an eco-city spotlighting sustainable farming practices. Having already planted several hectares of sorghum, a type of grass, they plan to also plant algae and jatrophai in an attempt to manufacture bio fuels from non-food materials. Because the sorghum uses less water than corn and can thrive in less fertile soil, it may come to rival corn when making ethanol.