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Study Casts Doubt on Climate Benefit of Biofuels from Corn Residue

Published: April 21, 2014.
By University of Nebraska-Lincoln
http://www.unl.edu

Lincoln, Neb., April 20, 2014 -- Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change. The findings by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln team of researchers cast doubt on whether corn residue can be used to meet federal mandates to ramp up ethanol production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


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