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  • Replacing corn with perennial grasses improves carbon footprint of biofuels

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      Illinois plant biology professor Evan DeLucia and his colleagues wanted to know how converting land to biofuels crops would affect soil carbon.

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      Harvesting corn leaves and stems for use in biofuel production reduces carbon in the soil, the researchers found.

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      Converting agricultural land to perennial grasses, such as Miscanthus, has a beneficial effect on soil carbon.

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