publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Renewable Energy from Willow Biomass Crops: Life Cycle Energy, Environmental and Economic Performance

Timothy Volk;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2005 Journal: Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, volume 24, pages 385-406 (issn: 0735-2689, eissn: 1549-7836, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Short-rotation woody crops (SRWC) along with other woody biomass feedstocks will play a significant role in a more secure and sustainable energy future for the United States and around the world. In temperate regions, shrub willows are being developed as a SRWC because of their potential for high biomass production in short time periods, ease of vegetative propagation, broad genetic base, and ability to resprout after multiple harvests. Understanding and working with willow's biology is important for the agricultural and economic success of the system. The energy, environmental, and economic performance of willow biomass production and conversion to electricity ...
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free text keywords: Plant Science
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