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Taking Measure of Biofuel Limits


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This article raises some very important issues. But it does not estimate what percentage of the current energy of fossil fuel use could be replaced by biofuels. One number I recall is that one year of petroleum consumption equals 400 years of total biomass production for planet Earth. So biofuels will be a drop-in-the-bucket, even if the global population and economy sink to much lower levels.
Foster Morrison 9/26/2009

posted by Foster Morrison
September 26, 2009

 

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