Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Center for Biorenewable Chemicals, Agronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-28-2020

Journal or Book Title

Agronomy

Volume

10

Issue

11

First Page

1658

Research Focus Area(s)

Land and Water Resources Engineering

DOI

10.3390/agronomy10111658

Abstract

Bioenergy cropping systems afford the prospect to provide a more socially and ecologically sustainable bioeconomy. By creating opportunities to diversify agroecosystems, bioenergy crops can be used to fulfill multiple functions in addition to providing more environmentally benign fuels. Bioenergy crops can be assembled into cropping systems that provide both food and energy and which also provide cleaner water, improved soil quality, increased carbon sequestration, and increased biological diversity. In so doing, they improve the resilience of agroecosystems and reduce risks associated with climate change. Beyond the farmgate, bioenergy crops can improve the economic prospects of rural communities by creating new jobs and providing opportunities for local investment.

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This article is published as Moore, Kenneth J., Catherine Louise Kling, and D. Raj Raman. "A Midwest USA Perspective on Von Cossel et al.’s Prospects of Bioenergy Cropping Systems for a More Social-Ecologically Sound Bioeconomy." Agronomy 10, no .11 (2020): 1658. DOI: 10.3390/agronomy10111658. Posted with permission.

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en

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