Assessing county-level water footprints of different cellulosic-biofuel feedstock pathways.

@article{Chiu2012AssessingCW,
  title={Assessing county-level water footprints of different cellulosic-biofuel feedstock pathways.},
  author={Yi-Wen Chiu and May Wu},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 16},
  pages={9155-62}
}
While agricultural residue is considered as a near-term feedstock option for cellulosic biofuels, its sustainability must be evaluated by taking water into account. This study aims to analyze the county-level water footprint for four biofuel pathways in the United States, including bioethanol generated from corn grain, stover, wheat straw, and biodiesel from soybean. The county-level blue water footprint of ethanol from corn grain, stover, and wheat straw shows extremely wide variances with a… CONTINUE READING