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2008-06-30 12:03:07

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/da2d0c/biofuels_greenho) has announced the addition of the "Biofuels & Greenhouse Gas Emissions" report to their offering. Biofuel is any fuel that is derived from biomass - recently living organisms or their metabolic byproducts, such as manure from cows. It is a renewable energy source, unlike other natural resources such as petroleum, coal, and nuclear fuels. Agricultural products specifically grown for use as...

2008-06-14 06:00:13

By Anonymous BIOFUELS Biofuels widely are considered one of the most promising sources of renewable energy by policymakers and environmentalists alike. However, unless principles and standards for production are developed and implemented, certain biofuels will cause severe environmental impacts and reduce biodiversity-the very opposite of what is desired, according to a study published by the Society for Conservation Biology, Bothell, Wash., which qualitatively contrasts major potential...

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2008-06-02 11:50:00

The U.N. will lead a climate talk Monday in Germany where they will meet with experts to forge a new global warming pact during a time when critics are partly blaming higher food and energy prices on climate change measures.The meeting looks to find an acceptable climate deal to be enforced after the first round of the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. This will be the second of eight meetings.Scientists say greenhouse gas such as carbon dioxide could cause catastrophic climate change. The Bonn...

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2008-03-04 12:20:07

Latin American nations could become important suppliers of ethanol for world markets in coming decades, according to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory study released recently. The report, "Biofuel Feedstock Assessment for Selected Countries," presents findings from research conducted in support of a larger study of "Worldwide Potential to Produce Biofuels with a focus on U.S. Imports" by the Department of Energy. The ORNL study highlights the importance of Brazil's dynamic sugarcane industry...

2008-02-07 16:02:26

More evidence is piling up that biofuels may not be the boon to energy resources that they've been touted to be. In recent years, studies have pointed out several potential problems with using biofuels, such as ethanol, as energy sources. Some research has indicated it may take more energy to make the ethanol than it would ultimately provide as a fuel. Some types of ethanol when burned may not cut down on the release of greenhouse gases as much as was hoped. And devoting more land to...

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2008-02-08 01:05:00

Biofuels, or so-called "green" fuels, are under currently under speculation as two new studies show that they may actually be counteractive if the full emissions costs of production are taken into account.Biofuels are plant-based, and their production requires a massive amount of natural land to be converted into land for crops worldwide. These studies took this into account and noted that the destruction of natural ecosystems not only releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere when they...

2007-11-09 12:00:34

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c74071) has announced the addition of The Biofuels Market Outlook: Market Drivers, Growth Opportunities and Regulatory Change to their offering. Over 80 per cent of the world's primary energy supply is currently derived from fossil fuels. Concerns around energy security, climate change and rising oil prices are driving the search for cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternatives. However, it is only recently that...

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2007-04-26 05:27:57

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- It's the new climate change dilemma: finding alternatives for oil and gas without doing more harm than good. In the rush to develop biofuels, forests are burned in Asia to clear land for palm oil, and swaths of the Amazon are stripped of diverse vegetation for soya and sugar plantations for ethanol. On Friday, a Dutch committee will unveil stringent criteria for growing biofuels in ways that don't damage the environment or release more greenhouse gases than they...

2006-01-05 06:45:00

OXFORD -- Waste products make a better biofuel than traditional British crops such as rapeseed and grain because of the energy it takes to grow them, a former chairman of Shell Trading and Transport said on Thursday. "The attractive thing about waste is that it represents a problem," Lord Oxburgh told reporters at the annual Oxford Farming Conference. He said rapeseed and grain required fertiliser inputs, effectively negating much of the savings they might otherwise provide when changed into...

2005-11-17 07:52:48

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler, the world's fifth-biggest carmaker, pledged on Thursday to help promote the use of biofuels by developing engines that can run on higher mixtures of the alternative energy sources. "DaimlerChrysler is committed to creating the technologies that will ensure vehicles can run on fuels with up to 10 percent admixtures of biodiesel or bioethanol," it said after meetings with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). "Until now, it has been...


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