Biofuels from plant biomass

In New Zealand 70% of the country’s electricity generation is already renewable. Plant biomass can be used for multiple forms of bioenergy, and there is a very large potential supply, depending on which global assessment is most accurate in terms of land area that could be available for biomass production. The most suitable plant species must be identified before the potential biomass production in a particular region can be quantified. This in turn depends on the degree of climatic adaptation by those species. A review article by Kerckhoffs and Renquist identified the most suitable crop species and assessed their production potential for use within the climatic range present in New Zealand.



Agronomy for Sustainable Development

images_french-flagFrench version / Version française

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research on the interactions between cropping systems and other activities in the context of sustainable development. It is one of the seven official journals of the French Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and is published on their behalf by Springer Science+Business Media.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 3.57, ranking it 4th out of 78 journals in the category “Agronomy”.

A blog…what for ?

This blog highlights some articles published in the journal, and allows readers to discuss on these articles.

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