Forage Resources as Feedstocks for the Biofuel Industry in North Dakota.

M. Berti, R. Nudell, R. Anfinrud, D. Samarappuli & B. Johnson
The need to generate a large and sustainable supply of biomass to make biofuels from lignocellulose materials will require identification and development of crops grown for the emerging biofuel industry. The objective of this research was to screen and evaluate the biomass and ethanol yield potential and the inputs necessary to produce several commonly grown annual and perennial forages in North Dakota. Several experiments including several crops, and management practices were conducted in 2009 and...