TITLE

Seize opportunities fast or they might slip away

AUTHOR(S)
Shirley, Andrew; Crowhurst, Richard
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;11/23/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 21, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the biofuel industry in Great Britain. He states that while many people were aware of the role of sustainable biofuels, they were either unaware of activity in Great Britain of they felt biofuels present few opportunities for British farmers. He argues that looking at some of the problems of feedstock security facing producers in the U.S. and Europe, one can see the potential effects of a lack of feedstock on the biofuels industry in Great Britain.
ACCESSION #
28101479

 

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