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Greenhouse gas emissions from cultivation of energy crops – is it important?

Carter, Mette S. and Ambus, Per (2009) Greenhouse gas emissions from cultivation of energy crops – is it important? ICROFS news, November 2009, 4, pp. 2-3.

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Summary

Replacing fossil fuel-derived energy with biomass-derived energy is commonly emphasized as a means to reduce CO2 emissions. However, our study highlights the risk of large greenhouse gas emissions when wastes from bioenergy production are recycled as fertilizer for energy crops. Crop management affects the magnitude of these emissions, which in some cases negate a considerable fraction of the global warming savings associated with biofuels.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:biofuel; greenhouse gas; rye; maize; nitrous oxide
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > BIOCONCENS - Biomass and bio-energy production in organic agriculture
Denmark > DTU, RISØ - Risø National Laboratory
Deposited By: Carter, Mette Sustmann
ID Code:16880
Deposited On:19 Mar 2010 13:52
Last Modified:30 Aug 2011 11:08
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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