The Potential of C4 Perennial Grasses for Developing a Global BIOHEAT Industry

  title={The Potential of C4 Perennial Grasses for Developing a Global BIOHEAT Industry},
  author={Roger A. Samson and Sudhagar Mani and Robert Michael Boddey and Shahab Sokhansanj and Diego M. Quesada and Segundo Urquiaga and Veronica Massena Reis and Claudia Ho Lem},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences},
  pages={461 - 495}
Unprecedented opportunities for biofuel development are occurring as a result of rising fossil fuel prices, the need to reduce greenhouse gases, and growing energy security concerns. An estimated 250 million hectares (ha) of farmland could be utilized globally to develop a bioenergy industry if efficient and economical perennial biomass crops and bioenergy conversion systems are employed. In temperate zones, C4 or warm-season grass research and development efforts have found switchgrass… Expand
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