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Estimation of un-used land potential for biofuels development in (the) People's Republic of China
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2009 (English)In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 86, S77-S85 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper presents the current status of biofuel development and estimates the potential of un-used land for biofuel development. The potential of crops including cassava, sweet potato, sweet sorghum, sugarcane, sugar beet and Jerusalem artichoke were assessed and discussed for different regions considering the geographical conditions and features of agricultural production. If reserved land resources are explored together with substitute planting implemented and unit area yield improved, potential production of bio-ethanol fuel will be 22 million tons in 2020. The study also recommends the use of winter idle lands for rapeseed plantation for biofuel production. The potential for production of biodiesel by rapeseed and cottonseed can reach to 3.59 million tons.

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2009. Vol. 86, S77-S85 p.
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Biofuel, Energy crop, Land use, (the) People's Republic of China, Rural, development, Bioenergy, biodiesel, energy, ethanol, fuel
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18897DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2009.06.007ISI: 000271170300009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-67949114083OAI: diva2:336944
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2011-01-24Bibliographically approved

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