Grassland birds hold stock in the future of biofuels

(Photo: FDC Enterprises)

Birds stand to gain valuable grassland habitat if the appetite to balance conservation and biofuel production continues gaining support in scientific circles.

But developing a business case for biofuel production that meets the needs of the birds with the current national renewable standards isn’t easy.

A recent study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison looked at how conserving grasslands for birds could also serve the economic needs for biofuels.»