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Marginal Lands Are Prime Fuel Source for Alternative Energy

Posted Jan 16 2013 1:00pm

Bales of cellulosic biomass.

Marginal lands--those unsuited for food crops--can serve as prime real estate for meeting the nation's alternative energy production goals.

In the current issue of the journal Nature, scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) and other institutions show that marginal lands are a huge untapped resource for growing mixed-species cellulosic biomass.

These lands could annually produce up to 5.5 billion gallons of ethanol in the Midwest ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=126498&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


This is an NSF News item.

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