Plentiful Southern Biomass an Answer to Energy Needs?

[Delta Farm Press] In the face of increasing world energy demands, could the abundance of woody biomass in the South provide some relief? William Batchelor certainly believes so.

“A bit over a third of the world’s population is beginning to be unlocked in terms of diet,” said the head of the Mississippi State University Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at the LSU AgCenter-sponsored AgOutlook 2008 Conference in Monroe, La., on Feb. 26. “We’re beginning to reach a breaking point between food and energy on our agricultural lands.”

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