Tag: perennial grasses

83M hectares of abandoned cropland could produce biofuels

83M hectares of abandoned cropland could produce biofuels

January 25, 2021 |

In Norway, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology are studying a way to put less pressure on food production and plant and animal life – growing perennial grasses on abandoned cropland for biofuels – and calculating the extent of areas available for this type of grass cultivation. “We can grow perennial grasses […]

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Norwegian researchers find perennial grasses can help offset climate change impacts

Norwegian researchers find perennial grasses can help offset climate change impacts

January 19, 2021 |

In Norway, growing perennial grasses on abandoned cropland has the potential to counteract some of the negative impacts of climate change by switching to more biofuels, according to a Norwegian University of Science and Technology research group. Researchers consider increased use of biofuels to be an important part of the solution to achieve reduced CO2 […]

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Perennial grasses add ethanol yield, mitigate carbon for corn acres

Perennial grasses add ethanol yield, mitigate carbon for corn acres

July 13, 2011 |

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne have found that growing perennial grasses on the least productive farmland now used for corn ethanol production in the U.S. would result in higher overall corn yields, more ethanol output per acre and better groundwater quality while slashing carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions.

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