TITLE

Don't blame biofuels for high food prices

PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;9/17/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 10, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article comments on how the population growth and the increased wealth of nations will impact the further development and use of biofuel. The changing patterns of demand are probably the most significant. Worldwide moves to utilize agricultural land for the production of fuels warrant several questions.
ACCESSION #
27078500

 

Related Articles

  • Urge minister to back Energy Bill amendment. Riley, Jonathan // Farmers Weekly;2/6/2004, Vol. 140 Issue 6, p14 

    Calls for a lobbying campaign or support among British farmers on the amendment to the Energy Bill that would spark the fuel crops market. Opportunity presented by biofuels for farmers; Provisions of the amendment.

  • New moves to boost biomass generation. Milne, Roger // Utility Week;10/22/2004, Vol. 22 Issue 14, p10 

    Reports on the moves of the British government in October 2004 to start wider use of energy crops for energy production and heat use. Information on the task force to stimulate biomass supply and demand; Announcement of an infrastructure scheme.

  • Bioenergy: not a new sports drink, but a way to tackle climate change. Smith, Pete // Biologist;Feb2006, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p23 

    The article focuses on bioenergy as a way to tackle climate change. Plants known as energy crops include oil crops, starch crops, sugar crops, cellulose crops and solid energy crops. The article discusses the conversion of biomass into energy. Some of the technologies are described, such as...

  • Environmental aspects of biofuels in road transportation. Chauhan, Sippy Kalra; Gangopadhyay, S.; Singh, Nahar // Environmental Chemistry Letters;Dec2009, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p289 

    Energy is a vital and growing need for human activities such as transport, agriculture and industry. The transport and agriculture sectors are major consumers of fossil fuel. However, availability of fossil fuels is limited. The use of fossil fuels is of increasing environmental concerns because...

  • Green burn. Cunningham, Justin // Professional Engineering;1/24/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p22 

    The article discusses the complexities of acquiring alternative fuels for Great Britain's energy industry. The government's aim to produce 10% of electricity from renewable sources by 2010 will require an important contribution from biomass projects. However, biomass is already being co-fired...

  • SUPPORT TO BIOENERGY AND ITS IMPACT ON COMPETITIVENESS OF LATVIAN AGRIBUSINESS. Krievina, Agnese; Melece, Ligita // Economic Science for Rural Development Conference Proceedings;2014, Issue 34, p40 

    The paper deals with the analysis of bioenergy support instruments in Latvia, with an objective to evaluate the direct impact of the bioenergy support on energy costs and the overall competitive position of Latvian agribusiness. In Latvia, the generation support for electricity from biomass is...

  • Energy costs may drop with on-farm systems. Brandon, Hembree // Southwest Farm Press;5/5/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p15 

    This article reports that higher real energy prices, combined with a desire to reduce the U.S. dependence on foreign oil and a concern about rural energy security, may provide incentives for agriculture to move toward integrated farming systems that supply at least part of their own energy...

  • Compton suppression instrumental neutron activation analysis performance in determining trace- and minor-element contents in foodstuff. Freitas, M. C.; Pacheco, A. M. G.; Bacchi, M. A.; Dionísio, I.; Landsberger, S.; Braisted, J.; Fernandes, E. A. N. // Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry;Apr2008, Vol. 276 Issue 1, p149 

    In 2003–2004, several food items were purchased from large commercial outlets in Coimbra, Portugal. Such items included meats (chicken, pork, beef), eggs, rice, beans and vegetables (tomato, carrot, potato, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce). Elemental analysis was carried out through INAA at...

  • Oklahoma Bioenergy Center seeking answers to reducing use of foreign oil. SMITH, RON // Western Farm Press;12/20/2008, Vol. 30 Issue 27, Special section p8 

    The article focuses on the Oklahoma State University Biobased Products and Energy Center's research to reduce the use of foreign oil in the state. The researchers from several disciplines discussed the role of agriculture in the U.S. goal of less energy dependence at the Oklahoma South Central...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics