Last update: 22.12.2009
UK: Energy crops good for carbon savings says research
Source : biofuelreview.com
The UK could reduce its carbon emmissions, and benefit wildlife, by growing short rotation coppice (SRC) willow and miscanthus grass as energy crops according to researchers from the UK Research Councils’ Rural Economy and Land Use Programme. Dr Angela Karp at Rothamsted Research led an interdisciplinary team from the universities of East Anglia and Exeter, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, in a major research project to identify the effects of increasing the amount of land used to grow these new crops. Their calculations suggest that planting biomass crops to generate electricity does lead to net savings in greenhouse gases, compared with current emissions.
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22 September 2009 |
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