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Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How Green is Corn?

Caption: Harvesting corn leaves and stems for use in biofuel production reduces carbon in the soil, the researchers found. The more material harvested, the less carbon in the soil.

Credit: Photo by Don Hamerman

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Related news release: Replacing corn with perennial grasses improves carbon footprint of biofuels

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