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Could Some Midwest Land Support New Biofuel Refineries? : NPR

http://www.npr.org/2013/01/16/169538570/could-some-midwest-land-support-new-biofuel-refineries

by Richard Harris  January 16, 2013 4:04 PM  All Things Considered 4 min 43 sec

Vegetation like the kind growing here at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station could one day be used to feed small biofuel refineries spread throughout the Midwest.

J.E.Doll/Michigan State University

Millions of acres of marginal farmland in the Midwest — land that isn’t in good enough condition to grow crops — could be used to produce liquid fuels made from plant material, according to a study in Nature. And those biofuels could, in theory, provide about 25 percent of the advanced biofuels required by a 2007 federal law.

But there are many ifs and buts about this study — and, in fact, about the future of advanced biofuels. ….(more).

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