Thursday, February 10, 2011

New life cycle assessment report highlights challenges of biofuels

Advanced biofuels have the potential to be clean-burning, carbon-neutral and renewable, but important social, economic and environmental issues must be addressed. “These challenges include constraints imposed by economics and markets, resource limitations, health risks, climate forcing, nutrient cycle disruption, water demand, and land use,” says Berkeley Lab's Thomas McKone. “Responding to these challenges effectively requires a life-cycle perspective.” More>