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Solar panels better than biofuel, says new study: While biofuels may right now make up much of our answer to the...

Solar panels better than biofuel, says new study: While biofuels may right now make up much of our answer to the...

While biofuels may right now make up much of our answer to the demand for renewable transport fuel, both here in Europe and in the US, that could soon change. According to new research from the University of California-Santa Barbara, photovoltaic panels are a much more efficient method of producing clean, renewable fuel compared to biofuel. The new research, published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal confirms just how much more efficient harnessing the sun’s power directly is than letting plants do the work. The university’s Environmental Science & Management Professor, Roland Geyer who lead the research says: “PV is orders of magnitude more efficient than biofuels pathways in terms of land use – 30, 50, even 200 times more efficient – depending on the specific crop and local conditions,” says Geyer. “You get the same amount of energy using much less land,...

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