4. Experts agree: If done right, biofuels bring benefits

August 2009
Food & Environment Electronic Digest;2009, p4
The article discusses the environmental benefits offered by biofuels. According to world experts, biofules are of great benefits to the environment if they produced from renewable sources such as crop residues and municipal waste. It also mentions that biofuels can reduce the greenhouse-gas emission, local environment, and social benefits.


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