Can global biofuels take the heat?
- Biofuels rush. Chivers, Danny // New Internationalist;Dec2012, Issue 458, p11
The article discusses opposition to an initiative from the European Union (EU) to increase its use of biofuels made from crops such as rapeseed, wheat, and soya, as campaigners state that manufacturing fuel from food crops has increased food prices and land acquisition disputes.
- Fuel Prices Changing Consumers' Shopping Choices. Merrefield, David // SN: Supermarket News;6/11/2007, Vol. 55 Issue 24, p12
The author reflects on high gasoline prices as the 2007 summer begins and how it affects consumers' shopping choices in the U.S. He explains that to some extent, the blame for both increased fuel and food prices is being placed at the feet of biofuels, such as ethanol. Two strange effects of the...
- EU backs deal to limit use of food-based biofuels. // Energy Today (Hungary);5/29/2014, p3
The article reports that leaders of the European Union (EU) are supporting a proposal to limit biofuel production from food crops to 5 percent due to concerns that food-based biofuels lead to higher food prices and causes environmental issues.
- CLIMATE CONTROL. Jozefowicz, Chris // Current Science;3/2/2007, Vol. 92 Issue 12, p10
The article presents information on the proposition about the pollution of the atmosphere by Nobel Prize winning chemist Paul Crutzen.
- Efficient Conversion of Waste Wooden Chopsticks into Biofuel. Asada, Chikako; Kita, Azusa; Asakawa, Ai; Sasaki, Chizuru; Nakamura, Yoshitoshi // Proceedings of the International Conference on Waste Technology ;2011, p1232
In the recent years, biofuel, i.e. ethanol, hydrocarbon, and methane, etc., has been attracted as alternative energy of fossil materials such as oil, coal, and natural gas. To convert waste wooden chopsticks, un-utilized lignocellulosic biomass, into ethanol efficiently, the steam explosion was...
- "There should be more urgency on developing next-generation biof uels and synthetic hydrocarbons". Bickerstaffe, Simon // Automotive Engineer;Jun2012, preceding p4
The author discusses the development of biofuels and synthetic hydrocarbons. He notes that in terms of legislation, legislators must enforce reductions in tailpipe emissions. He mentions that electric vehicles are becoming attractive solutions because sub-100grams/kilometer and zero-emission...
- Food or Fuel? Choices and Conflicts. Elam, Thomas E. // Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm & Resource Issues;2008 3rd Quarter, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p12
This article argues in favor of a re-examination of the biofuels policies in the U.S. Particular focus is given to food cost increases that may be a heavy price for the relatively small energy gains. A description is provided on how energy markets cause major changes in agricultural markets. The...
- Untitled. Busuttil, Lucy // Farmers Weekly;10/24/2008, p2
The article reveals that the British Department for Transport appears to be backing out of its promise to increase its use of biofuels in transport to 5% by 2010. A consultation has been launched about postponing the deadline to 2013/14. Guy Gagen, the National Farmers' Union's chief combinable...
- Our Alcohol Problem. Bryce, Robert // Texas Observer: A Journal of Free Voices;2/6/2009, Vol. 101 Issue 2, p16
The article examines the controversy surrounding corn ethanol in the United States in the wake of escalating food prices and queries about its environmental effect. The country diverts around one-third of its entire corn crop, around 4.1 billion bushels annually, into ethanol distilleries....