Reference Type: Electronic Resource
Title: Potential environmental impacts of bioenergy crop production.
Primary Authors: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Published: 1993, Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress : For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Washington, DC
Abstract: Bioenergy crops are receiving increasing attention as a potentially low cost and large scale renewable source of energy. This report reviews how such crops could potentially affect soil quality and soil erosion, water quality, air quality, habitat for a variety of species, and the global environment. From this analysis, it examines how research and development agendas for energy crops might be expanded to better understand these impacts and to reduce potential negative environmental impacts and enhance the positive.
Ag Matters Catalog ID: 179