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Title: Crop residue considerations for sustainable bioenergy feedstock supplies

item Karlen, Douglas
item Johnson, Jane

Submitted to: BioEnergy Research
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/12/2014
Publication Date: 2/7/2014
Citation: Karlen, D.L., Johnson, J.M. 2014. Crop residue considerations for sustainable bioenergy feedstock supplies. BioEnergy Research. 7:465-467.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The anticipated 2014 launch of three full-scale corn stover bioenergy conversion facilities is a strong U.S. market signal that cellulosic feedstock supplies must increase dramatically to supply the required biomass in a sustainable manner. This overview highlights research conducted by the USDA-ARS Renewable Energy Assessment Project (now known as the Resilient Economic Agricultural Practices) team as part of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Sun Grant Regional Feedstock Partnership Corn Stover team. Stover and grain yield, soil organic carbon, soil aggregation, greenhouse gas, energy content of the stover, and several other factors affecting the fledgling bioenergy industry are addressed in this special issue of the journal.