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Ackom, Emmanuel, Mathilde Brix Pedersen, and John M. Christensen. 2011. Bioenergy: The potential for rural development and poverty alleviation: Summary for policy-makers. GNESD-SPM-BET. [PDF]

Ahn, H.K., M.C. Smith, S.L. Kondrad, and J.W. White. 2010. "Evaluation of Biogas Production Potential by Dry Anaerobic Digestion of Switchgrass-Animal Manure Mixtures." Applied Biochemistry Biotechnology 160:965-975. [related paper by Ahn & Smith (PDF)] [abstract]

Beane, Abbie. 2013. "Solid Waste District Pilots Dry Fermentation Digester. Small-scale anaerobic digester on Monterey Peninsula is processing 5,000 tons/year of source separated organics. Power is sold to an adjacent wastewater treatment plant." BioCycle 54(11):32. 

Becker, K., V. Wulfmeyer, T. Berger, J. Gebel, and W. Munch. 2013. "Carbon farming in hot, dry coastal areas: an option for climate change mitigation." Earth System Dynamics 4:237-251. [PDF] [news story in ScienceDaily] [news story with good graphic] [releted discussions]

Boddiger, David. 2007. "Boosting Biofuel Crops Could Threaten Food Security." Lancet 370:923-924.

Buchholz, Thomas and Charles D. Canham. 2011. Forest Biomass and Bioenergy: Opportunities and Constraints in the Northeastern United States. Report, 17 February, Carey Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York. [PDF]  [news story in Science Daily]

Clarens, Andres F., Eleazer P. Resurreccion, Mark A. White, and and Lisa M. Colosi. 2010. "Environmental Life Cycle Comparison of Algae to other Bioenergy Feedstocks." Environmental Science and Technology 44(5):1813-1819.

Cocchi, Maurizio (ed.). 2011. Global Wood Pellet Industry Market and Trade Study. IEA Bioenergy, Task 40: Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade. [PDF]

Creutzig, Felix, N.H. Ravindranath, Göran Berndes, Simon Bolwig, Ryan Bright, Francesco Cherubini, Helena Chum, Esteve Corbera, Mark Delucchi, Andre Faaij, Joseph Fargione, Helmut Haberl, Garvin Heath, Oswaldo Lucon, Richard Plevin, Alexander Popp, Carmenza Robledo-Abad, Steven Rose, Pete Smith, Anders Stromman, Sangwon Suh, and Omar Masera. 2014. "Bioenergy and climate change mitigation: an assessment." GCB Bioenergy 4 July. [PDF]  

Culhane, T.H. n.d. Biogas Digester. What is a biogas digester and how to build it? Module for a decentral autonomous energy supply. Tamera, SolarVillage, Valerio Marazzi - ARCò. [PDF]

Dias de Oliviera, Marcelo E., Burton E. Vaughan, and Edward J. Rykiel Jr. 2005. "Ethanol as Fuel: Energy, Carbon Dioxide Balances, and Ecological Footprint." BioScience 55(7):593-602. [PDF] [related presentation (PDF)] [news article]

Doornbosch, Richard and Ronald Steenblik. 2007. "Biofuels: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease?" Roundtable on Sustainable Development, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris.

Fearnside, Philip M. 2009. "Potential benefits and impacts of biofuel production in the Brazilian Amazon." Pages  29-36 in E. J. Garen and J. Mateo-Vega (eds.), Biocombustibles y Bosques Neotropicales: Tendencias, Implicaciones, y Alternativas Emergentes / Biofuels and  Neotropical Forests: Trends, Implications, and Emerging Alternatives. Proceedings of the ELTI/PRORENA Conference, 5 December, 2008, Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI) /Proyecto de Reforestación con Especies Nativas (PRORENA), Proceedings Vol. 3, No. 1. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Panama City. 

Flavin, Christopher. 2008a. "Time to Move to a Second Generation of Biofuels." Eye on the Earth 13 February, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.C.

Flesch, Thomas K., Raymond L. Desjardins, and Devon Worth. 2011. "Fugitive Methane Emissions from an Agricultural Biodigester." Biomass and Bioenergy 35:3927-3935. [PDF]

Forest Guild Biomass Working Group. 2010. Forest Biomass Retention and Harvesting Guidelines for the Northeast. Forest Guild Biomass Working Group, Santa Fe, NM. [PDF]

Forest Products Laboratory. 2004. "Wood Biomass for Energy." TechLine WOE.1, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin. [PDF]

Fox, Andrea. 2011. "Students' Biodigesters Close the Loop." Biocycle 52(4):48-50. [PDF]

Gammon, Robert. 2009. "Compost or Biogas? In the era of global warming, it may make less sense to compost food waste than to turn it into renewable energy." East Bay Express 15 April.

Goldemberg, José, Suani Teixeira Coelho, and Patricia Guardabassi. 2008. "The sustainability of ethanol production from sugarcane." Energy Policy 36:2086-2097. [PDF]

Goldemberg, José. 2007. "Ethanol for a sustainable energy future." Science 315(5813):808-810. [PDF

Graham, R.L., R. Nelson, J. Sheehan, R.D. Perlack, and L.L. Wright. 2007. "Current and Potential U.S. Corn Stover Supplies." Agronomy Journal 99:1-11. [abstract]

Hecht, Alan D., Denice Shaw, Randy Bruins, Virginia Dale, Keith Kline, and Alice Chen. 2008. "Good Policy Follows Good Science: Using Criteria and Indicators for Assessing Sustainable Biofuel Production." Ecotoxicology 18(1):1-4. [abstract] [PDF]

Heller, Martin C., Gregory A. Keoleian, and Timothy A. Volk. 2003. "Life Cycle Assessment of a Willow Bioenergy Cropping System." Biomass Bioenergy 25:147-165. [PDF]

Hill, Jason, Stephen Polasky, Erik Nelson, David Tilman, Hong Huo, Lindsay Ludwig, James Neumann, Haochi Zheng, and Diego Bonta. "Climate Change and Health Costs of Air Emissions from Biofuels and Gasoline." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(6):2077-2082.

Hojnacki, Angela, Luyao Li, Nancy Kim, Claire Markgraf, and Drew Pierson. 2011. "Biodigester Global Case Studies." Report 14 December, D-Lab Waste. [PDF]

Holt-Giménez, Eric and Annie Shattuck. 2008. "Agrofuels and Food Sovereignty: Another Agrarian Transition is Possible." Presented at the workshop Food Sovereignty: Theory, Praxis, and Power, St. Andrews College, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 17-18 November. [PDF]

Holt-Giménez, Eric and Annie Shattuck. 2009. "The Agrofuels Transition: Restructuring Places and Spaces in the Global Food System." Bulletin of Science Technology Society 29:180-188. [abstract]

Holt-Giménez, Eric. 2007. "Biofuels: Myths of the Agro-fuels Transition." Food First Backgrounder, Institute for Food and Development Policy, Food First, Oakland. [Spanish version] [related news article] [related video]

Jensen, Mette and Anne Holst Andersen. 2013. "Biofuels: a contested response to climate change." Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 9(1):42-56. 16 January. 

Koenig, Brooke. 2014. "Feedstock Seasonality Impact on Biogas Production. First graduate student to work on-site at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh dry fermentation digester describes feedstock variations and biogas production trends." BioCycle 55(2):43. 

Krich, Ken, Don Augenstein, J.P. Batmale, John Benemann, Brad Rutledge, and Dara Salour. 2005. "Production of Biogas by Anaerobic Digestion." Pages 29-46 in K. Krich et al., Biomethane from Dairy Waste: A Sourcebook for the Production and Use of Renewable Natural Gas in California. Western United Dairymen, Modesto, California.  

Krich, Ken, Don Augenstein, J.P. Batmale, John Benemann, Brad Rutledge, and Dara Salour. 2005. Biomethane from Dairy Waste: A Sourcebook for the Production and Use of Renewable Natural Gas in California. Western United Dairymen, Modesto.

Lapola, David M., Ruediger Schaldach, Joseph Alcamo, Alberte Bondeau, Jennifer Koch, Christina Koelking, and Joerg A. Priess. 2010. "Indirect land-use changes can overcome carbon savings from biofuels in Brazil." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(8):3388-3393. [PDF]

Lautenbach, Sven, Martin Volk, Michael Strauch, Gerald Whittaker, and Ralf Seppelt. 2013. "Optimization-based trade-off analysis of biodiesel crop production for managing an agricultural catchment." Environmental Modelling & Software 48:98-112.

Li, Yebo, Stephen Y. Park, and Jiying Zhu. 2011. "Solid-state Anaerobic Digestion for Methane Production from Organic Waste." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 15(1):821-826.

Liska, Adam J., Haishun S. Yang, Virgil R. Bremer, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Daniel T. Walters, Galen E. Erickson, and Kenneth G. Cassman. 2009. "Improvements in Life Cycle Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Ethanol." Journal of Industrial Ecology 13(1):58-74. [PDF] [see comments]

Lokey, Elizabeth. 2009. Renewable Energy Project Development under the Clean Development Mechanism: A Guide for Latin America. Earthscan, Sterling, Virginia. [review by Mary Finley-Brook

Lynd, Lee R., Eric Larson, Nathanael Greene, Mark Laser, John Sheehan, Bruce E. Dale, Samuel McLaughlin, and Michael Wang. 2009. "The Role of Biomass in America's Energy Future: Framing the Analysis." Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining 3(2):113-123. [abstract]

McLaughlin, S., J. Bouton, D. Bransby, B. Conger, W. Ocumpaugh, D. Parrish, C. Taliaferro, K. Vogel, and S. Wullschleger. 1999. "Developing Switchgrass as a Bioenergy Crop." Pages 282-299 in J. Janick (ed.), Perspectives on New Crops and New Uses. ASHS Press, Alexandria.

Moore, Steven, Vincent Durant, and Warren E. Mabee. 2013. "Determining appropriate feed-in tariff rates to promote biomass-to-electricity generation in Eastern Ontario, Canada." Energy Policy 7 September.

MSU Today. 2013. "New MSU Anaerobic Digester to Supply Power for South Campus Buildings." MSU Today 13 August. Michigan State University, East Lansing. 

Nguyen, Vo Chau Ngan. 2011. "Small-scale anaerobic digesters in Vietnam–development and challenges." Journal of Vietnamese Environment 1(1):12-18. [PDF]

Podmirseg, S. M., Seewald, M. S., Knapp, B. A., Bouzid, O., Biderre-Petit, C., Peyret, P., & Insam, H. 2013. “Wood ash amendment to biogas reactors as an alternative to landfilling? A preliminary study on changes in process chemistry and biology.” Waste Management & Research, 31(8): 829-842. [abstract]

Reijnders, L., Mark A.J. Huijbregts, and M.A.J. Huijbregts. 2009. Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. [Chapter 2: "Energy Balance: Cumulative Fossil Fuel Demand and Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency of Transport Biofuels" (PDF)]

Richter, Daniel, Dylan H. Jenkins, John T. Karakash, Josiah Knight, Lew R. McCreery, Kasimir P. Nemestothy. 2009. "Wood Energy in America." Science 323(5920):1432-1433. [PDF]

Rombold, John. 1996. "A Bibliography on Carbon Sequestration and Biomass Estimation." Forest Carbon Monitoring Program Working Paper 96/03, Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

Rudorff, Bernardo Friedrich Theodor, Daniel Alves Aguiar, Wagner Fernando Silva, Luciana Miura Sugawara, Marcos Adami, and Mauricio Alves Moreira. 2010. "Studies on the Rapid Expansion of Sugarcane for Ethanol Production in São Paulo State (Brazil) Using Landsat Data." Remote Sensing 2(4):1057-1076.

Russelle, Michael P., R. Vance Morey, John M. Baker, Paul M. Porter, and Hans-Joachim G. Jung. 2007. "Comment on 'Carbon-Negative Biofuels from Low-Input High-Diversity Grassland Biomass'." Science 316(5831):1567. [article by Tilman et al. (PDF)] [response from Tilman et al.]

Spatari, Sabrina, Yimin Zhang, and Heather L. MacLean. 2005. "Life Cycle Assessment of Switchgrass- and Corn Stover-Derived Ethanol-Fueled Automobiles." Environmental Science and Technology 39(24):9750-9758.

USEPA. 2012. "Case Study Primer for Participant Discussion: Biodigesters and Biogas." Technology Market Summit, EPA, 14 May, Report #190S12005. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

von Blottnitz, Harro and Mary Ann Curran. 2007. "A Review of Assessments Conducted on Bio-ethanol as a Transportation Fuel from a Net Energy, Greenhouse Gas, and Environmental Life Cycle Perspective." Journal of Cleaner Production 15:607-619. [PDF]

Weiland, Peter. 2010. Biogas production: Current state and perspectives. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 85(4):849-860. [abstract]

Wilhelm, W.W., J.M.F.  Johnson, D.L. Karlen, and D.T. Lightle. 2007. "Corn Stover to Sustain Soil Organic Carbon further Constrains Biomass Supply." Agronomy Journal 99:1665-1667. [PDF]

Worldwatch Institute. 2006. American Energy: The Renewable Path to Energy Security. Worldwatch Institute & Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

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