Pankaj Lal,1 Pralhad Burli,1 and Janaki Alavalapati2
1Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, USA
2 Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
In recent years, bioenergy—energy produced using plants, trees, and other organic matter—has aroused interest, given its potential to bolster a country’s energy security, manufacturing, job creation, and the possibility of reducing environmental impacts through greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions (Childs and Bradley 2007). Forest and agricultural ...