14 Sep '13, 10pm

#peakoil Robert Rapier: What Happened to Advanced Biofuels: Last week, The Economist posed the following quest...

#peakoil Robert Rapier: What Happened to Advanced Biofuels: Last week, The Economist posed the following quest...

Robert Rapier: What Happened to Advanced Biofuels Last week, The Economist posed the following question: “What happened to biofuels? ” The biofuels in question are so-called second generation biofuels that are produced from trees, grasses, algae, — in general, feedstocks that don’t also have a use as food. The appeal is obvious to anyone concerned about the world’s dependence on petroleum, and further worried that a major shift to biofuels will cause food prices to rise. So let’s address that question. Entrepreneurs Revive a Century-Old Idea About a decade ago, a number of entrepreneurs began to use their political influence to convince the US government that the only things keeping the US from running our cars on advanced biofuels was lack of government support, and interference from oil companies. These advocates eventually won over enough political support that state an...

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What happened to biofuels? Do they have a future?

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