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Airport grassland biofuel potential

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  • Rose Bridger
    Airports in the US own an area of grasslands larger that the State of Rhode Island. A study supported by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 5 4:35 AM
      Airports in the US own an area of grasslands larger that the State of Rhode Island. A study supported by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) highlights this grassland as suitable for alternative energy production, predominantly solar and biofuel crops, to provide a new source of airport revenue. Wind energy is only feasible at the larges airports, where turbines could be placed at a sufficient distance from air operations. Certain biofuel crops, including strains of grasses, would repel wildlife which attracts birds, reducing the risk of collisions with aircraft.

      http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/nwrc/publications/12pubs/devault123.pdf
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