RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 68554085 LA English UL http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10145284-Usus5Y/native/ T1 The American farm : Harnessing the sun to fuel the world. A1 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.), United States., Department of Energy., United States., Department of Energy., Office of Scientific and Technical Information., PB United States. Dept. of Energy ; Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy PP Washington, D.C.; Oak Ridge, Tenn. YR 1994 AB This NREL publication forecasts the future in energy crops. Tomorrow's farm will produce crops like corn, soybeans, rapeseed, sunflowers for food and fuel. Farmers will harvest switchgrass and then sell it for feed or to make ethanol. Aspects of planting trees that are beneficial to the environment such as filtering run-off water are discussed. Economic issues of energy crop growth are presented. The harvesting of trees for pulp, paper, and energy and corn for electricity, fuels, and chemicals are both emphasized. Tree harvesting research from breeding programs to high-tech harvesting techniques is presented.