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Title: The American farm: Harnessing the sun to fuel the world

The American farm: Harnessing the sun to fuel the world This NREL publication forecasts the future in energy crops. Tomorrow`s farm will produce crops like corn, soybeans, rapeseed, sunflowers for food and fuel. Farmers will harvest switchgrass and then sell it for feed or to make ethanol. Aspects of planting trees that are beneficial to the environment such as filtering run-off water are discussed. Economic issues of energy crop growth are presented. The harvesting of trees for pulp, paper, and energy and corn for electricity, fuels, and chemicals are both emphasized. Tree harvesting research from breeding programs to high-tech harvesting techniques is presented.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:10145284
Report Number(s):NREL/SP--420-5877
ON: DE94000217; BR: WM1020000; TRN: 94:010931
DOE Contract Number:AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Mar 1994
Research Org:National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BIOMASS; WOOD; WOOD FUELS; PLANT GROWTH; TREES; GRAMINEAE; PLANNING; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; WATER POLLUTION CONTROL 090700; 090800; 093000; 540320; RESOURCES; PRODUCTION; ECONOMIC, INDUSTRIAL, AND BUSINESS ASPECTS; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT