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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from bioenergy crops

Author
item ADLER, PAUL

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 20, 2007
Publication Date: September 4, 2007
Citation: Adler, P.R. 2007. Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from bioenergy crops [abstract]. CrossOver 2007 - Bioenergy: From Fields to Wheels. p. 29.

Interpretive Summary: An interpretive summary is not required.

Technical Abstract: Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from bioenergy crops Bioenergy cropping systems could help offset greenhouse gas emissions from energy use, but quantifying that offset is complex. We conducted a life cycle assessment of a range of bioenergy cropping systems to determine the impact on net greenhouse gas emissions. The findings were compared with the life cycle emissions of gasoline and diesel. When compared to these fossil fuels, ethanol and biodiesel from corn rotations reduced gas emissions by 40%; reed canarygrass reduced emissions by 85%; and switchgrass and hybrid poplar reduced emissions by more than 115%.

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