Energy From Crops: How Much Potential Does Biomass Have?
August 11, 2013
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Our studio guest is Prof. Bernhard Schink, of the University of Konstanz.
He is the co-author of a study carried out for the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. It evaluates the chances and limitations of bioenergy.
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