Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Report Asks: Biofuel Crop or Invasive Weed?

Public News Service - FL
April 5, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Biofuels are hot new crops around the nation, but a new report urges caution before plowing to seed the fields.

The National Wildlife Federation notes that bioenergy is an important piece of clean, local energy production. However, the report says, crops should be carefully selected and monitored because in many cases they can become noxious weeds if they escape the fields.

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