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Title: Carbon budgets of potential tropical perennial grass cropping scenarios for bioenergy feedstock production

Abstract

The environmental costs of fossil fuel consumption are globally recognized, opening many pathways for the development of regional portfolio solutions for sustainable replacement fuel and energy options. The purpose of this study was to create a baseline carbon (C) budget of a conventionally managed sugarcane ( Saccharum officinarum) production system on Maui, Hawaii, and compare it to three different future energy cropping scenarios: (1) conventional sugarcane with a 50% deficit irrigation (sugarcane 50%), (2) ratoon harvested napiergrass ( Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) with 100% irrigation (napier 100%), and (3) ratoon harvested napiergrass with a 50% deficit irrigation (napier 50%)

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI (United States)
  2. Texas A & M AgriLife Research, Temple, TX (United States)
  3. USDA, Temple, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Hawaii System, Honolulu, HI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1504921
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG36-08GO88037
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Carbon Balance and Management
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1750-0680
Publisher:
BioMed Central, Ltd. (BMC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; Global warming potential; Greenhouse gas index; Napiergrass; Ratoon crop; Sugarcane

Citation Formats

Pawlowski, Meghan, Meki, Manyowa N., Kiniry, James R., and Crow, Susan E. Carbon budgets of potential tropical perennial grass cropping scenarios for bioenergy feedstock production. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1186/s13021-018-0102-8.
Pawlowski, Meghan, Meki, Manyowa N., Kiniry, James R., & Crow, Susan E. Carbon budgets of potential tropical perennial grass cropping scenarios for bioenergy feedstock production. United States. doi:10.1186/s13021-018-0102-8.
Pawlowski, Meghan, Meki, Manyowa N., Kiniry, James R., and Crow, Susan E. Mon . "Carbon budgets of potential tropical perennial grass cropping scenarios for bioenergy feedstock production". United States. doi:10.1186/s13021-018-0102-8. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1504921.
@article{osti_1504921,
title = {Carbon budgets of potential tropical perennial grass cropping scenarios for bioenergy feedstock production},
author = {Pawlowski, Meghan and Meki, Manyowa N. and Kiniry, James R. and Crow, Susan E.},
abstractNote = {The environmental costs of fossil fuel consumption are globally recognized, opening many pathways for the development of regional portfolio solutions for sustainable replacement fuel and energy options. The purpose of this study was to create a baseline carbon (C) budget of a conventionally managed sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) production system on Maui, Hawaii, and compare it to three different future energy cropping scenarios: (1) conventional sugarcane with a 50% deficit irrigation (sugarcane 50%), (2) ratoon harvested napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) with 100% irrigation (napier 100%), and (3) ratoon harvested napiergrass with a 50% deficit irrigation (napier 50%)},
doi = {10.1186/s13021-018-0102-8},
journal = {Carbon Balance and Management},
number = 1,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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