Thursday, November 29, 2007


Biofuel Feedstock: Where Will We Get It?

Just as I pointed out in the previous post, proponents of the large-scale biofuel industry are overlooking a looming problem that will crimp their plans: getting the feedstock. Biofuel producers have set their sights on corn stover and other crop residue, but farmers will naturally want to keep that on their fields, and even more so as chemical fertilizers increase in price. It’s a no-brainer, so why has it taken people so long to notice it? Fortunately, here is an article that addresses this very issue.

What’s more, farmers will be looking for even more organic inputs in the future, to replace too-expensive chemical fertilizers. This problem has yet to be recognized, even though it’s easy to see.

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