Inefficient bio fuels

The Independent reports on a recent reports by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria and others on the inefficiency of first generation biofuels.

An acre of maize can produce just over 1,000 litres of ethanol a year, and an acre of soybeans just 227 litres.

The article features on possible solution: algae. It’s clear that it is essential to move towards biofuels that do not compete for space (required for food production or simply required to keep ecosystems intact) and do not rely on fertilisers.

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