TITLE

The biofuels promise: updated thinking

AUTHOR(S)
O'Neill, Graeme
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Ecos;Oct/Nov2006, Issue 133, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Blog Entry
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the importance of biofuels, an obvious alternative given the recent surge in fossil fuel prices and more emphasis on environmental impacts. According to sources, the expansion of the nascent biofuels industry in Australia will deliver a cleaner, healthier and renewable source of automotive fuel. However, the biodiesel industry is considered as vulnerable as the ethanol industry to the impact of the weather and climate on agriculture in the country. Moreover, Paul Higgins, a principal of Canberra-based futurology company Emergent Futures, states that the expansion of the biofuels industry will cause direct competition with the food and fiber industries for scarce arable land and water. In addition, biodiesel would also increase emissions of fine particulate matter. INSET: Biofuels Taskforce findings.
ACCESSION #
23464323

 

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