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Cellulosic Advantage Disputed
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Apr 21, 2014 02:40 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change contends that using residue from corn crops to produce cellulosic ethanol could release more greenhouse gases than gasoline.

The study concludes that carbon dioxide emissions increase and soil organic carbon decreases when large volumes of corn stover are converted to ethanol. Such analysis also adds another layer of debate in the ongoing conflict over the merits of biofuels compared to fossil fuels.

Yet, the study also suggests some of the carbon problems could be reduced by better conservation practices on farms that sell corn stover for cellulosic ...

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