Renewable energy in the United States: Is there enough land?
Author: Converse, Alvin
Source: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Volume 137, Number 1, December 2007 , pp. 611-624(14)
Publisher: Humana Press
Abstract:A review of studies of biomass potential in the United States finds a wide variation in the estimates. A number of specific policy-relevant questions about the potential of biofuels in the United States are answered. A recently published global analysis of the potential conflict between land needed for bioenergy and land needed for food is extended to the situation in the United States. A renewable energy supply scenario, capable of meeting the 2001 US energy demand, indicates that there is enough land to support a renewable energy system but that the utilization of biomass would be limited by its land requirement.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, 03755, Hanover, NH, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: December 1, 2007