Concerns about energy prices climb as the temperature drops. Staying warm will cost more money this year.

A new grant from the United States Department of Agriculture will pay for a project intended to help that.

Farmers and researchers, as well as scientists from Iowa State and Penn State are working on it together.

Local 4’s Linsey Tobin reports the goal is to convert agricultural crops and waste into high quality renewable energy. Watch the full report in the video above.