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BioCORN 2011

What Biofuel Crops emission of Ozone pRecursors iNtensive (BioCORN)

When Intensive I: 14 - 28 July, Intensive II: 15 - 31 August 2011

Where Ft. Collins, CO

How Various ground-based instruments.

Who Investigators in this project include researchers from NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division and the University of Colorado.


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This project is designed to study the emissions of biofuel crops. Specifically, it will examine these science questions:

  • What are the dominant VOCs from biofuel crops: corn, poplars, switchgrass, and Miscanthus?
  • What are the likely oxidation products?
  • What is the total aerosol and ozone forming potential?
  • What biofuel plant species and/or cultivars have the lowest VOC/SVOC emissions?

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