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2012 to 2016

Sugarcane crops in Brazil grow with less nitrogen fertilizers than other biofuel crops, resulting into lower levels of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas. However, there is lack of real measurements of GHG emissions associated with the production ethanol. In addition, there is a lack of knowledge of the main players of fundamental biogeochemical processes, the soil biota, which can control fluxes of GHG.

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Microbiomes, Global environmental change

Funding

FAPESP/BIOEN (Bioenergy) - Program Nuffic neso BRAZIL/CAPES (Netherlands/Brazil)

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