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Title: Cellulosic biofuel contributions to a sustainable energy future: Choices and outcomes

Abstract

Cellulosic crops are projected to provide a large fraction of transportation energy needs by mid-century. However, the anticipated land requirements are substantial, which creates a potential for environmental harm if trade-offs are not sufficiently well understood to create appropriately prescriptive policy. Recent empirical findings show that cellulosic bioenergy concerns related to climate mitigation, biodiversity, reactive nitrogen loss, and crop water use can be addressed with appropriate crop, placement, and management choices. In particular, growing native perennial species on marginal lands not currently farmed provides substantial potential for climate mitigation and other benefits.

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Science
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Journal Name: Science Journal Volume: 356 Journal Issue: 6345; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
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United States
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Robertson, G. Philip, Hamilton, Stephen K., Barham, Bradford L., Dale, Bruce E., Izaurralde, R. Cesar, Jackson, Randall D., Landis, Douglas A., Swinton, Scott M., Thelen, Kurt D., and Tiedje, James M. Cellulosic biofuel contributions to a sustainable energy future: Choices and outcomes. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1126/science.aal2324.
Robertson, G. Philip, Hamilton, Stephen K., Barham, Bradford L., Dale, Bruce E., Izaurralde, R. Cesar, Jackson, Randall D., Landis, Douglas A., Swinton, Scott M., Thelen, Kurt D., & Tiedje, James M. Cellulosic biofuel contributions to a sustainable energy future: Choices and outcomes. United States. doi:10.1126/science.aal2324.
Robertson, G. Philip, Hamilton, Stephen K., Barham, Bradford L., Dale, Bruce E., Izaurralde, R. Cesar, Jackson, Randall D., Landis, Douglas A., Swinton, Scott M., Thelen, Kurt D., and Tiedje, James M. Thu . "Cellulosic biofuel contributions to a sustainable energy future: Choices and outcomes". United States. doi:10.1126/science.aal2324.
@article{osti_1434382,
title = {Cellulosic biofuel contributions to a sustainable energy future: Choices and outcomes},
author = {Robertson, G. Philip and Hamilton, Stephen K. and Barham, Bradford L. and Dale, Bruce E. and Izaurralde, R. Cesar and Jackson, Randall D. and Landis, Douglas A. and Swinton, Scott M. and Thelen, Kurt D. and Tiedje, James M.},
abstractNote = {Cellulosic crops are projected to provide a large fraction of transportation energy needs by mid-century. However, the anticipated land requirements are substantial, which creates a potential for environmental harm if trade-offs are not sufficiently well understood to create appropriately prescriptive policy. Recent empirical findings show that cellulosic bioenergy concerns related to climate mitigation, biodiversity, reactive nitrogen loss, and crop water use can be addressed with appropriate crop, placement, and management choices. In particular, growing native perennial species on marginal lands not currently farmed provides substantial potential for climate mitigation and other benefits.},
doi = {10.1126/science.aal2324},
journal = {Science},
number = 6345,
volume = 356,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
}

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