Better Plants for Biofuels

One of the major concerns associated with the expansion in the development of biofuels is that it uses up the ever diminishing reserves of land available for food production potentially pushing up food prices – or does it? An article in F1000 Biology Reports ( published today argues that recent advances in knowledge mean that plant-derived biofuels could meet about 30% of the global demand for liquid transportation fuels, drastically reducing the amounts of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels, without having an impact on food production. It is widely accepted that one of the causes… continue reading

May 3, 2012