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Researchers Outline Consensus Position on “Beneficial Biofuels”

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Eleven researchers outlines what they believe to be the consensus position on what the biofuel industry needs to focus on to become more sustainable. They point out that biofuels are a great opportunity to lower GHG emissions, but that they must be done in a sustainable way.

They point out that biofuels should only be supported if they positively impact energy security, greenhouse-gas emissions, biodiversity, and the sustainability of the food supply. They suggest that the biofuels industry focus on perennial plants grown on degraded agricultural lands, crop residues, sustainably harvested wood and forest residues, double crops and mixed cropping systems, and municipal and industrial wastes.

Sunday, July 19 2009
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