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

Friday, August 17, 2012

Researchers Investigate Marginal Land for Biomass

Farm Futures
Compiled by staff
Published: Aug 15, 2012

Non-food biomass production coupled with processing plants could create sustainable infrastructure for fuel conversion.

This summer's drought has "stirred the pot" in the fuel vs. food debate, but researchers at the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry are collaborating with the U.S. Dept. of Energy to study how second generation biofuels—those from non-fuel crops grown on marginal land—could become profitable and sustainable.

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