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Production of biofuel from forests will increase greenhouse emissions

2011 November 1

Scientists from the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, along with other institutions in Germany and France, concluded that an emphasis on bioenergy would increase carbon dioxide emissions from West Coast forests at least 14 percent, if the efficiency of such operations is optimal. The study appears in Nature Climate Change and was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.

You can read more about the study and findings from Oregon State University.

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