Publication
Title
The challenge of lignocellulosic bioenergy in a water-limited world
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Abstract
It is hoped that lignocellulosic sources will provide energy security, offset carbon dioxide enrichment of the atmosphere, and stimulate the development of new economic sectors. However, little is known about the productivity and sustainability of plant cell-wall energy industries. In this study, we used 16 global circulation models to project the global distribution of relative water availability in the coming decades and summarized the available data on the water-use efficiency of tree- and grass-based bioenergy systems. The data on bioenergy water use were extremely limited. Productivity was strongly correlated with water-use efficiency, with C4 grasses having a distinct advantage in this regard. Our analysis of agro climatic drivers of bioenergy productivity suggests that relative water availability will be one of the most important climatic changes to consider in the design of bioenergy systems.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Bioscience / American Institute of Biological Sciences. - Washington, D.C.
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2013
ISSN
0006-3568
Volume/pages
63:2(2013), p. 102-117
ISI
000322048000006
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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System analysis of a bio-energy plantation: full greenhouse gas balance and energy accounting. (POPFULL)
ICOS Flanders: Ecosystem Infrastructure for Integrated Carbon Observing System.
CLIMSAVE: Climate change integrated assessment methodology for cross-sectoral adaptation and vulnerability in Europe
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 01.08.2013
Last edited 19.08.2017
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