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Marginal Lands Are Prime Fuel Source for Alternative Energy
January 16, 2013
Marginal lands--those unsuited for food crops--can serve as prime real estate for meeting the nation's alternative energy production goals. In a study published in Nature, a team of researchers led by Michigan State University shows that marginal lands represent a huge, untapped resource for growing mixed species cellulosic biomass--plants grown specifically for fuel production, which could annually produce up to 5.5 billion gallons of ethanol in the Midwest alone.
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