BIOEN3: Water Resources: Issues & Opportunities in Bioenergy Generation

Part of the Bioenergy & Sustainability Series

This module addresses anticipated impacts on water quality and quantity from bioenergy crop production and processing. Topics addressed include concerns with landscape conversion (from CRP or fallow land to intensive crop production), downstream impairment of water bodies, best management practices for bioenergy crop production, and water conservation in ethanol processing.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2007-51130-03909. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.