Using crop residue for cellulosic ethanol hurts future yields

04/6/2010 | Discovery

Kansas State University's Humberto Blanco-Canqui argues that using crop residue, such as stalks and leaves, to create cellulosic ethanol is bad for the soil, as such residue helps trap carbon and keeps soil healthy. Blanco-Canqui says that growing dedicated crops such as switch grass for manufacturing cellulosic ethanol would avoid these problems.

View Full Article in:

Discovery

Published in Brief: