Indirect emissions from biofuels: how important?

  title={Indirect emissions from biofuels: how important?},
  author={J M Melillo and John M. Reilly and David W. Kicklighter and Angelo Costa Gurgel and Timothy W. Cronin and Sergey Paltsev and Benjamin S. Felzer and Xiaodong Wang and Andrei P. Sokolov and Charles Schlosser},
  volume={326 5958},
A global biofuels program will lead to intense pressures on land supply and can increase greenhouse gas emissions from land-use changes. Using linked economic and terrestrial biogeochemistry models, we examined direct and indirect effects of possible land-use changes from an expanded global cellulosic bioenergy program on greenhouse gas emissions over the 21st century. Our model predicts that indirect land use will be responsible for substantially more carbon loss (up to twice as much) than… CONTINUE READING