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Stanford study: Bioenergy potential of reviving abandoned agricultural land
Date:6/25/2008

y come into focus when considering the recent growth in the global energy system. With worldwide energy demand increasing by several percent a year, the potential energy content of this sustainable biomass - which in total would amount to about 8 percent of the world's current energy demand - could be offset in only three or four years of continued growth in global energy consumption.

"Hopefully this kind of energy can be one of many pieces of a puzzle that leads us to the energy system that is going to be non-fossil based," Field said.

"Our real bottom line is that we would like this to be the first step toward a map of sustainable biomass energy, but we also want to raise the caution that it would be unwise to think about a future that was developed primarily with bio-energy replacing fossil energy, because there just isn't enough potential for sustainable bio-energy."


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Contact: Louis Bergeron
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Stanford University
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