TITLE

Biological Solar Energy Conversion and U.S. Energy Policy

AUTHOR(S)
Pimentel, David; Nafus, Donald; Vergara, Walter; Papaj, Dan; Jaconetta, Linda; Wulfe, Marty; Olsvig, Linda; Frech, Kerry; Loye, Mark; Mendoza, Ellen
PUB. DATE
June 1978
SOURCE
BioScience;Jun1978, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p376
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the feasibility of using biological solar energy or biomass as an energy resource for the U.S. and the country's energy policy. The discussion centers on the potential of biomass as a source of energy, the role of both agriculture and forestry in solar energy conversion, the potential of energy farming, and the environmental and social constraints in biological solar energy conversion. Solar energy conversion by agriculture and forestry is stated to be an important factor in the U.S. energy policy. The potential for biomass energy conversion from wastes and energy farming is stated to be limited. It is noted that greater gains in biological solar energy conversion are possible through agriculture and forestry than through energy farming.
ACCESSION #
28050669

 

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