Biofuel Crops and Greenhouse Gases

A. Hastings*, J. Yeluripati, J. Hillier, P. Smith

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Abstract

The sustainability of biofuels has to be judged based upon the net energy they contribute to society and the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) they emit compared to their energy equivalent in fossil fuel. In addition, they also have to be judged by their efficient use of resources such as land and water as these are competed for in the production of food, fiber, and timber or for ecosystem services. This chapter explores these metrics by the life-cycle analysis (LCA) of bioenergy produced from annual and perennial feedstocks and includes GHG emission from land-use change. These land-use-change emissions will include the change in carbon stocks in standing vegetation and soils as well as trace gas emissions of CH4 due to water table changes and N2O emissions from the use of fertilizers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiofuel Crop Sustainability
EditorsBharat P. Singh
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages383-405
Number of pages23
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781118635643, 9781118635728
ISBN (Print)9780470963043, 9781118635797
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2013

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Biofuels
energy crops
greenhouse gases
land use change
Gases
gas emissions
life cycle assessment
energy
fossil fuels
bioenergy
greenhouse gas emissions
feedstocks
biofuels
nitrous oxide
carbon sinks
ecosystem services
Fossil Fuels
methane
water table
dietary fiber

Keywords

  • Biofuel crops
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG)
  • Land-use change
  • Life-cycle analysis (LCA)
  • Soil emissions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Hastings, A., Yeluripati, J., Hillier, J., & Smith, P. (2013). Biofuel Crops and Greenhouse Gases. In B. P. Singh (Ed.), Biofuel Crop Sustainability (1 ed., pp. 383-405). [12] John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118635797.ch12

Biofuel Crops and Greenhouse Gases. / Hastings, A.; Yeluripati, J.; Hillier, J.; Smith, P.

Biofuel Crop Sustainability. ed. / Bharat P. Singh. 1. ed. John Wiley and Sons, 2013. p. 383-405 12.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Hastings, A, Yeluripati, J, Hillier, J & Smith, P 2013, Biofuel Crops and Greenhouse Gases. in BP Singh (ed.), Biofuel Crop Sustainability. 1 edn, 12, John Wiley and Sons, pp. 383-405. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118635797.ch12
Hastings A, Yeluripati J, Hillier J, Smith P. Biofuel Crops and Greenhouse Gases. In Singh BP, editor, Biofuel Crop Sustainability. 1 ed. John Wiley and Sons. 2013. p. 383-405. 12 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118635797.ch12
Hastings, A. ; Yeluripati, J. ; Hillier, J. ; Smith, P. / Biofuel Crops and Greenhouse Gases. Biofuel Crop Sustainability. editor / Bharat P. Singh. 1. ed. John Wiley and Sons, 2013. pp. 383-405
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