Biofuels 2.0

Paul, Helena
February 2009
Ecologist;Feb2009, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p14
The article discusses a generation of prospective biofuels that can be grown on marginal land and therefore will not compete with food crops. Agrofuels were initially seen as an opportunity to address climate change and regenerate the agriculture trade; however, throughout their production they generated questions about their ability to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions as well as their impact on food prices. With the idea of creating these crops on marginal lands, questions arise about how these areas are defined and designated. Jonathan Davies of the World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism discusses how this practice could impact social balances within Africa.


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