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Global economic and environmental aspects of biofuels by David Pimentel

By David Pimentel

Content material: Biofuels reason malnutrition on this planet / David Pimentel -- Biofuel and the area inhabitants challenge / Mario Giampietro and Sandra G.F. Bukkens -- strength cropping in marginal land : plausible alternative or fairy story? / Sandra Fahd, Salvatore Mellino, and Sergio Ulgiati -- Can switchgrass bring the ethanol had to strength U.S. transportation? / Tad W. Patzek -- Biofuels, weather switch, and human inhabitants / Edwin Kessler -- doubtful clients for sustainable power within the uk / Andrew R.B. Ferguson -- internet strength stability and carbon footprint of biofuel from corn and sugarcane / Claudinei Andreoli, David Pimentel, and Simone Pereira de Souza -- Water, nutrients, and biofuels / Claudinei Andreoli and David Pimentel -- the opportunity of Onondaga County to feed its personal inhabitants and that of Syracuse, long island : earlier, current, and destiny / Stephen B. Balogh .. [et al.] -- power creation from corn, cellulosic, and algae biomass / David Pimentel ... [et al.] -- Biofuels and international foodstuff and society concerns / Philip McMichael -- the potential for algae and jatropha as biofuel resources / Robert Rapier -- Crop residues for biofuel and elevated soil erosion risks / Rattan Lal -- Biofuels, meals, farm animals, and the surroundings / David Pimentel

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6, when the output/input ratio falls below the threshold of 2:1, the internal consumption may become intolerably high, making the exploitation of the primary energy source very undesirable. This is why it is essential to consider these conceptual differences when dealing with the energetics of biofuels. , ethanol or biodiesel) to society. 5b). 7. 7 show the poor quality of corn as a primary energy source when used to produce liquid energy carriers. In this example, taken from Giampietro et al. 1 GJ/ha Only 1/4th!

3 The effect of changes in the quality of the diet....................... 3 The energetics of agro-biofuel production........................................... 1 Debunking a systemic error in the appraisal of agrobiofuels.......................................................................................... 4 Quantifying future competition for grains: Food for people versus fuel for cars................................................................................... 1 Assumptions about grain consumption for food in 2030......

They indicate local requirements of a flow of specialized vectors of energy used to fulfill specific tasks. Examples of the latter are the consumption of liquid fuels for transportation, the electricity consumed in a house, and the steam used in an industrial plant. 3 The chicken-or-egg paradox in the exploitation of primary energy sources The unrivaled success of reductionism in science has led to the blind adoption of linear analysis in the appraisal of virtually any process of production. Such linear analysis is typically represented by a default input/output system of accounting in which the efficiency of the process is captured by a simple number: the ratio between the output and the input flows.

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