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Biofuel production on the margins

An analysis shows that fuel made from wild, herbaceous vegetation grown on land currently unsuitable for cultivating field crops could contribute substantially to the United States' targets for biofuel production. See Letter p.514

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Figure 1: Wild biofuel crops.

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Butterbach-Bahl, K., Kiese, R. Biofuel production on the margins. Nature 493, 483–484 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11853

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