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Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States

National interests in greater energy independence, concurrent with favorable market forces, have driven increased production of corn-based ethanol in the United States and research into the next generation of biofuels. The trend is changing the national agricultural landscape and has raised concerns about potential impacts on the nation?s water resources. This report examines some of the key issues and identifies opportunities for shaping policies that help to protect water resources.

Author
Schnoor, Jerald
Publication Year
Bioenergy Category
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Contact Person
Jerald L. Schnoor
Contact Organization
University of Iowa, Iowa City