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Bioenergy from “surplus” land: environmental and socio-economic implications
The increasing demand for biomass for the production of bioenergy is generating land-use conflicts. These conflicts might be solved through spatial segregation of food/feed and energy producing areasExpand
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Morphological and physiological traits for higher biomass production in perennial rhizomatous grasses grown on marginal land
A widespread criticism of growing energy crops is that they displace much needed food crops and cause upward pressure on food prices. One solution is the use of marginal land that is unfavourable forExpand
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The Effect of Elevated Levels of Carbon Dioxide on Potato Crops
SUMMARY Experiments, which have investigated the effect of elevated concentrations of atmospheric CO2 on the physiology, growth and yield of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), are reviewed. These studiesExpand
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Physical and chemical properties of pellets from energy crops and cereal straws
The physical and chemical properties of biomass pellets based on wood, willow, miscanthus, wheat, barley and rape straws were each tested using European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) standardExpand
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Bundle Sheath Leakiness and Light Limitation during C4 Leaf and Canopy CO2 Uptake1[W][OA]
Perennial species with the C4 pathway hold promise for biomass-based energy sources. We have explored the extent that CO2 uptake of such species may be limited by light in a temperate climate. OneExpand
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The effect of harvest date and harvest method on the combustion characteristics of Miscanthus × giganteus
Miscanthus × giganteus is an energy crop with many attributes that make it a potential biofuel feedstock. This study examined the chemical composition of M. × giganteus stems cut at different datesExpand
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The effects of elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide and ozone on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) yield
Abstract Potatoes ( Solanum tuberosum L. cv. ‘Bintje’) were grown in open top chambers at a site in the south-east of Ireland and exposed to ambient and elevated concentrations of CO 2 in combinationExpand
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A proposed framework for determining the environmental impact of replacing agricultural grassland with Miscanthus in Ireland
Energy crops offer an opportunity to substantially increase bioenergy resources which can replace rapidly depleting fossil fuel reserves and mitigate the effect of climate change. Energy crops areExpand
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Are the benefits of yield responses to nitrogen fertilizer application in the bioenergy crop Miscanthus × giganteus offset by increased soil emissions of nitrous oxide?
A field trial was carried out on a 15 year old Miscanthus stand, subject to nitrogen fertilizer treatments of 0, 63 and 125 kg‐N ha−1, measuring N2O emissions, as well as annual crop yield over aExpand
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