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Biomass

Biomass power relies on plant-based energy to generate electricity or heat through technologies such as direct-firing, cofiring, gasification, pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion. This form of power requires water and land area to grow biomass crops and generate power, which impacts surrounding ecosystems and land-use options.

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Coupling Aquaculture with Forest Plantations for Food, Energy, and Water Resiliency

Coupling freshwater aquaculture and forest bioenergy markets can improve food, energy, and water resiliency by enhancing ecosystem services through fertilization,…

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Science of the Total Environment

Date:

15 November 2016

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Energy-Water Nexus Crosscut

The Energy-Water Nexus Crosscut Team (originally called the Water-Energy Tech Team) was formed in late 2012 to address these issues.…

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U.S. Department of Energy

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Opportunities for Renewable Energy in the Australian Water Sector

This study has evaluated the opportunities, barriers and current trends for renewable energy use in order to identify priority areas…

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Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

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1 November 2015

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Path Choice of Developing Bio-energy while Keeping Food Security ---a General Equilibrium Model

This paper focused on a discussion whether developing bio-energy will threaten food security in China. It constructed a general equilibrium…

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Energy Procedia

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1 May 2017

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U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)-Key Issues: Energy-Water Nexus

This website provides resources on water and energy. Water is needed for energy development and generation, and energy is required…

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U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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Water-Energy Nexus: Solutions To Meet A Growing Demand

Water and energy are vital to the prosperity of the United States. This report describes the intimate but easily overlooked…

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American Geophysical Union (AGU)

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6 September 2012

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Water–Energy Nexus: a Case of Biogas Production from Energy Crops Evaluated by Water Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Methods

This study analyzes the production of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of energy crops, and the authors address concerns about…

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Journal of Cleaner Production (Volume 101)

Date:

15 August 2015

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Water–Energy Nexus: a Case of Biogas Production from Energy Crops Evaluated by Water Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Methods

This study analyzes the production of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of energy crops, and the authors address concerns about…

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Journal of Cleaner Production (Volume 101)

Date:

15 August 2015

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Food Waste to Energy: How Six Water Resource Recovery Facilities are Boosting Biogas Production and the Bottom Line

This report presents the co-digestion practices, performance, and the experiences of six such water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). The report…

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United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Date:

1 September 2014

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Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships

This publication illustrates an encouraging variety both in terms of bioenergy systems and geographical distribution, and they all show how…

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IEA Bioenergy & Global Bioenergy Partnership

Date:

1 February 2016

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The Water-Land-Food Nexus of First-Generation Biofuels

This report provides a global assessment of biofuel crop production, reconstruct global patterns of biofuel crop/oil trade and determines the…

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Scientific Reports

Date:

3 March 2016

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The Food-Energy-Water Nexus

This is an overview of the food-energy-water nexus from Dr. Noureddin Driouech (UC Berkeley). Understanding the complex relationship between water,…

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University of California Berkeley