© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Edited By: Steve Long
Impact Factor: 4.714
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 2/78 (Agronomy); 8/81 (Energy & Fuels)
Online ISSN: 1757-1707
Associated Title(s): Global Change Biology
GCB Bioenergy Podcasts
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Issue 5:6 Round Up
In GCB-Bioenergy's November Issue Round Up Podcast, we explore three featured articles. The first article looks at how climate change will affect switchgrass, the second article explores the environmental impacts of planting this grass on a large scale, and the last article examines management techniques for bioenergy crop growth and how some of these techniques can help reduce environmental impacts.
Issue 5:5 Round Up
In GCB-Bioenergy's September Issue Round Up Podcast, we explore three featured articles. The first article aims at increasing the use of bioenergy in China, the world’s second largest energy consumer. And in our last article, we look into how researchers are trying to domesticate a bioenergy crop, Miscanthus, so that it can be more productive.
Issue 5:4 Round Up
In GCB-Bioenergy's first Issue Round Up Podcast, we explore three featured articles from our July issue. The first article deals with the 'carbon neutrality' of burning biomass. In it, the author concludes that assuming burning biomass is carbon neutral leads to incorrect green house gas accounts. The second article focuses on how the mass planting of bioenergy crops will affect the atmosphere . Our third article however, focuses on one bioenergy crop in particular: Miscanthus. The article looks into how productive Miscanthus would be in the U.S., and it also addresses the environmental impact of planting the crop.
The Ethics of Biofuels
Professor Joyce Tait, Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party on Biofuels, and Scientific Adviser to the Innogen Centre at Edinburgh University, discusses the Council’s proposed development of a comprehensive ethical standard for biofuels. Professor Tait is interviewed by Jody Endres, a senior attorney at the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois.
Switchgrass improves Soil Quality
Marty Schmer and Mark Liebig talk about how switchgrass managed for bioenergy production can improve soil quality in the Great Plains of the United States.
Bioenergy analyst, Sarah Davis, discusses the potential for Agave, which is unique feedstock because of its ability to survive in poor soil and without water between rainfalls, to be used as a sustainable biofuel feedstock.