The Folly of Biofuels

February 2011
CO2 Science;2/9/2011, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p2
The article discusses research on the potential benefits, costs, and trade-offs associated with biofuels agriculture to inform bioenergy policy. It references a study by B. A. Bryan and colleagues published in an issue of "Global Change Biology Bioenergy." The study assessed more specifically the different climate change and carbon subsidy scenarios in an 11.9 million hectare region in southern Australia. The researchers found that biofuels agriculture was more profitable over an extensive area of the most productive arable land.


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