A new study has found that converting annual crops to perennial bioenergy crops can induce a cooling effect on the areas where they are cultivated.
- The researchers simulated the biophysical climate impact of a range of future bioenergy crop cultivation scenarios. Eucalyptus, poplar, willow, miscanthus and switchgrass were the bioenergy crops used in the study.
- The study also demonstrated the importance of the crop type choice, the original land use type upon which bioenergy crops are expanded, the total cultivation area and its spatial distribution patterns.
- Crops from which Biofuels are produced or manufactured are called Biofuel crops or Bioenergy Crops. “Energy crops” is a term used to describe biofuel crops.
- Wheat, corn, main edible oilseeds/edible oils, sugarcane, and other crops are among them.
- Biofuels have a number of advantages over fossil fuels, including the ability to burn cleaner and emit fewer pollutants and greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, into the sky.
- They’re also environmentally friendly, and energy corporations frequently mix Biofuels with gasoline.