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Title: Introducing perennial biomass crops into agricultural landscapes to address water quality challenges and provide other environmental services: Integrating perennial bioenergy crops into agricultural landscapes

Abstract

The world is faced with a difficult multiple challenge of meeting nutritional, energy, and other basic needs, under a limited land and water budget, of between 9 and 10 billion people in the next three decades, mitigating impacts of climate change, and making agricultural production resilient. More productivity is expected from agricultural lands, but intensification of production could further impact the integrity of our finite surface water and groundwater resources. Integrating perennial bioenergy crops in agricultural lands could provide biomass for biofuel and potential improvements on the sustainability of commodity crop production. This article provides an overview of ways in which research has shown that perennial bioenergy grasses and short rotation woody crops can be incorporated into agricultural production systems with reduced indirect land use change, while increasing water quality benefits. Current challenges and opportunities as well as future directions are also highlighted.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont IL USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1426215
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Energy and Environment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 2; Related Information: (C) 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-8396
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Cacho, J. F., Negri, M. C., Zumpf, C. R., and Campbell, P. Introducing perennial biomass crops into agricultural landscapes to address water quality challenges and provide other environmental services: Integrating perennial bioenergy crops into agricultural landscapes. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/wene.275.
Cacho, J. F., Negri, M. C., Zumpf, C. R., & Campbell, P. Introducing perennial biomass crops into agricultural landscapes to address water quality challenges and provide other environmental services: Integrating perennial bioenergy crops into agricultural landscapes. United States. doi:10.1002/wene.275.
Cacho, J. F., Negri, M. C., Zumpf, C. R., and Campbell, P. Wed . "Introducing perennial biomass crops into agricultural landscapes to address water quality challenges and provide other environmental services: Integrating perennial bioenergy crops into agricultural landscapes". United States. doi:10.1002/wene.275.
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author = {Cacho, J. F. and Negri, M. C. and Zumpf, C. R. and Campbell, P.},
abstractNote = {The world is faced with a difficult multiple challenge of meeting nutritional, energy, and other basic needs, under a limited land and water budget, of between 9 and 10 billion people in the next three decades, mitigating impacts of climate change, and making agricultural production resilient. More productivity is expected from agricultural lands, but intensification of production could further impact the integrity of our finite surface water and groundwater resources. Integrating perennial bioenergy crops in agricultural lands could provide biomass for biofuel and potential improvements on the sustainability of commodity crop production. This article provides an overview of ways in which research has shown that perennial bioenergy grasses and short rotation woody crops can be incorporated into agricultural production systems with reduced indirect land use change, while increasing water quality benefits. Current challenges and opportunities as well as future directions are also highlighted.},
doi = {10.1002/wene.275},
journal = {Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Energy and Environment},
issn = {2041-8396},
number = 2,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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