Abstract

We provide insights from a five year National Science Foundation project focused on the development of spatially explicit maps of sustainable, regional "hot spots" for the large scale deployment of perennial bioenergy crops (e.g., miscanthus and switchgrass) in the United States. With environmental and economic sustainability as principal constraints, our approach integrates climate, land surface, ecosystem, and economic models. We identify "hot spots" (high suitability areas) where there is evidence of atmospheric cooling without a corresponding deterioration of water resources (e.g., significant soil moisture reduction) and simulate biomass yields on marginal lands that become inputs to our economic optimization model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-388
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume125
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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Crops
Economics
Soil moisture
Water resources
Ecosystems
Deterioration
Sustainable development
Biomass
Cooling

Keywords

  • Bioenergy
  • biofuels
  • hydro-climate
  • land cover change
  • land use
  • numerical modeling
  • sustainable land management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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Sustainable Land Management for Bioenergy Crops. / Uludere Aragon, Nazli; Wagner, Melissa; Wang, Meng; Broadbent, Ashley; Parker, Nathan; Georgescu, Matei.

In: Energy Procedia, Vol. 125, 2017, p. 379-388.

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Uludere Aragon, Nazli ; Wagner, Melissa ; Wang, Meng ; Broadbent, Ashley ; Parker, Nathan ; Georgescu, Matei. / Sustainable Land Management for Bioenergy Crops. In: Energy Procedia. 2017 ; Vol. 125. pp. 379-388.
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