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Biofuel development continues at the algae pond at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

EarthTalk: Progress in Biofuels Development

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How far along are we at developing algae-based and other higher yield sources of biofuels?    — Jason McCabe, Tullahoma, TN A few years ago biofuels were all the rage. Environmental advocates to national security hawks alike were extolling the…

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UN Warns That Non Food Biofuel Crops Could Cause $1.4 Trillion In Damages Every Year

Biofuels are controversial enough as they are but now the United Nations says that non-food crops used for the creation of the fuel are risking billions of dollars in damages to general agriculture. A scientific report warns that should invasive species really ‘take off’, potential damages could easily reach $1.4 trillion annually.