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Global economic and environmental aspects of biofuels

Author: David Pimentel
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2012.
Series: Advances in agroecology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Pimentel
ISBN: 9781439834633 1439834636
OCLC Number: 462926078
Description: xvii, 435 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Biofuels cause malnutrition in the world / David Pimentel --
Biofuel and the world population problem / Mario Giampietro and Sandra G.F. Bukkens --
Energy cropping in marginal land : viable option or fairy tale? / Sandra Fahd, Salvatore Mellino, and Sergio Ulgiati --
Can switchgrass deliver the ethanol needed to power U.S. transportation? / Tad W. Patzek --
Biofuels, climate change, and human population / Edwin Kessler --
Uncertain prospects for sustainable energy in the United Kingdom / Andrew R.B. Ferguson --
Net energy balance and carbon footprint of biofuel from corn and sugarcane / Claudinei Andreoli, David Pimentel, and Simone Pereira de Souza --
Water, food, and biofuels / Claudinei Andreoli and David Pimentel --
The potential of Onondaga County to feed its own population and that of Syracuse, New York : past, present, and future / Stephen B. Balogh .. [et al.] --
Energy production from corn, cellulosic, and algae biomass / David Pimentel [and others] --
Biofuels and world food and society issues / Philip McMichael --
The potential of algae and jatropha as biofuel sources / Robert Rapier --
Crop residues for biofuel and increased soil erosion hazards / Rattan Lal --
Biofuels, foods, livestock, and the environment / David Pimentel.
Series Title: Advances in agroecology.
Responsibility: editor, David Pimentel.

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