The Resource Water implications of biofuels production in the United States, Committee on Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Water implications of biofuels production in the United States, Committee on Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Water implications of biofuels production in the United States
Title
Water implications of biofuels production in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
National interests in greater energy independence, concurrent with favorable market forces, have driven increased production of corn-based ethanol in the United States and research into the next generation of biofuels. The trend is changing the national agricultural landscape and has raised concerns about potential impacts on the nation's water resources. To help illuminate these issues, the National Research Council held a colloquium on July 12, 2007 in Washington, DC. This report, based in part on discussions at the colloquium, concludes that if projected future increases in use of corn for ethanol production do occur, the increase in harm to water quality could be considerable from the increases in fertilizer use, pesticide use, and soil erosion associated with growing crops such as corn. Water supply problems could also develop, both from the water needed to grow biofuels crops and water used at ethanol processing plants, especially in regions where water supplies are already overdrawn. The production of "cellulosic ethanol," derived from fibrous material such as wheat straw, native grasses, and forest trimmings is expected to have less water quality impact but cannot yet be produced on a commerical scale. To move toward a goal of reducing water impacts of biofuels, a policy bridge will likely be needed to encourage growth of new technologies, best agricultural practies, and the development of traditional and cellulosic crops that require less water and fertilizer and are optimized for fuel production
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
333.91/23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
S494.5.E5
LC item number
W38 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Water implications of biofuels production in the United States, Committee on Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
FrontMatter; Acknowledgments; Contents; Summary; 1 About Biomass, Biofuels, and Water; 2 Crop Water Availability and Use; 3 Water Quality; 4 Agricultural Practices and Technologies to Reduce Water Impacts; 5 Water Issues of Biofuel Production Plants; 6 Policy Options; Appendixes; Appendix A: Agenda for the Colloquium on Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States; Appendix B: Water Science and Technology Board; Appendix C: Biographical Sketches for Committee on Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States
Control code
ocn648335456
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 76 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309113625
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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.b24302223
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)648335456
  • pebcs0309113628

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