Monday, February 11, 2008

Climate Change - The True Cost of Biofuels: Science Snapshot

Major findings of The Nature Conservancy/University of Minnesota study on land clearing and the biofuel “carbon debt” include:

  • Converting rainforests, peatlands, savannas, or grasslands to produce biofuels in Brazil, Southeast Asia, and the United States creates a ‘biofuel carbon debt’ by releasing 17 to 420 times more carbon dioxide than the fossil fuels they replace.
Climate Change - The True Cost of Biofuels: Science Snapshot

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2 comments:

yogijp said...

http://news.google.com/news?btcid=61b92abfe68dfa17

yogijp said...

Biofuels and carbon capture can cut CO2 levels
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/feb/12/climatechange