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Deforestation and Food Demand
2012-06-26 05:21:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Informed decisions on land use will be the key to not only carbon emissions control, but to keeping food affordable, a new MIT study said. Using an “integrated global system model,” a team of researchers led by John Reilly analyzed the effects of deforestation and land-use choices on both agriculture and carbon capture. “With a larger and wealthier population, both energy and food demand will grow,” said Reilly, the co-director of...

2012-06-08 13:44:33

Two scientists are challenging the currently accepted norms of biofuel production. A commentary published today in GCB Bioenergy reveals that calculations of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions from bioenergy production are neglecting crucial information that has led to the overestimation of the benefits of biofuels compared to fossil fuels. The critique extends to the Life Cycle Analysis models of bioenergy production. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a technique used to measure and compile all...

2012-05-02 20:08:30

An article in F1000 Biology Reports published today argues that recent advances in knowledge mean that plant-derived biofuels could meet about 30% of the global demand for liquid transportation fuels, drastically reducing the amounts of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels, without having an impact on food production. It is widely accepted that one of the causes of detrimental climate change is the emission of greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide,...

Climate Change Biggest Factor In Corn Price Increases
2012-04-24 03:58:56

Jason Farmer for RedOrbit.com A new study suggests that climate change could cause US corn prices to more than quadruple in years of peak volatility, environmental scientists said on Sunday. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, suggests that frequent heat waves will cause the sharp price spikes unless farmers develop more heat-tolerant corn varieties or gradually move corn production from the United States into Canada. A study of the factors that drive up prices...

2012-03-15 12:00:00

Award Honors DuPont Industrial Biosciences Work to Advance the Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 DuPont has won the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Award in the Sustainable Feedstock Innovation Category for its Stover Harvest Collection Project. This is a comprehensive research and scale-up project for DuPont Industrial Biosciences that significantly advances the cellulosic ethanol industry toward commercialization and advances DuPont´s efforts to...


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