|材料类型：||文献, 政府刊物, 国家级的政府刊物, 互联网资源|
|所有的著者/提供者：||National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.); United States. Department of Energy.; United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information.|
|注意：||Published through the Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information.
|描述：||22 pages : digital, PDF file|
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.