Cultivation of bioenergy crops is predicted to increase to between 27 and 120 million acres by 2022 in order to meet the renewable energy needs of the U.S. and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard. These crops may be used for production of ethanol, biodiesel or heat through combustion. Ideally, these renewable energy sources would neither compete with food production nor require land with high natural values or agricultural productivity. While early progress on meeting the Standard was based on corn and soybeans, there is increasing concern about the conversion of vast areas from food to fuel crop cultivation.
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