[permaculture] Harvesting of prairie biomass for energy?
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lfl at intrex.net
Thu Jan 25 21:15:05 EST 2007
Rael Bassan <rael at ...> writes:
> In a recent [Permaculture Forum (Upper Midwest)] post there was some
> concern about the proposed harvesting of prairie biomass for energy,
> suggested by the Minnesota studies of David Tillman's group. According to
> their analysis, using a prairie plant mixture of up to 14 species "comes
> out 6 to 16 times better than corn grain ethanol or biodeisel [sic] ."
Doesn't hrvesting prairie plants for conversion to ethanol result in serious
organic matter and accompanying soil microflora depetion in those soils?
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